Latest Comments by Animal3

Latest Comments by Animal3

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Joined Feb 2, '08. Posts: 112 (15% Liked) Likes: 28

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    I am in the process of doing research to find guidelines for NG tube placement in preemies but I am realizing there is really not much literature out there...How do you determine placement and does your unit use evidence based practice to support the way it is verified...thanks!

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    Mustlovepoodles....I am fine on time management but I do have a hard time saying no to non-urgent requests. I seriously think patients and families come up with the craziest requests and I have a hard time saying no or explaining to them that their being ridiculous in a polite manner. I do believe the reason breaks are not taken is due to management and the fact we are always being floated to other floors to help cover them.
    Lately I have been floated half way through my shift which as you can imagine makes the shift very difficult and stressful. I am starting to think I would fit in more in a clinic or a true per diem position.

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    Lol thanks Rnperdiem, I find that to be true as well. What did you move to after working the floor?

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    VivaLasViejas, hlfpnt, Joe V, and 1 other like this.

    I find it so funny that nurses preach self care blah blah but during a eight hour shift I can barely eat, sit down or let alone use the restroom. Why do we put up with this kind of work environment?! I love taking care of patients but this type of environment is burning me out and makes me want to leave the bedside for good. Anyone else feel like this?

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    I agree with the above. I was a corpsman and it is hard to gain a commission once enlisted they make you wait till it would be time to reenlist. I would work as an RN and finish online.

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    Why not use a condom cath?

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    I was rarely anxious in psych because the acuity was doable. I work on a ortho/neuro floor and we get a variety of medical patients. Because there is so many things that need to be done during the shift I feel like I am going to overlook something I shouldn't have or make a mistake. I also have anxiety due to my schedule. I am per diem and I have asked to not work nights due to the change in sleep and pregnancy but she doesn't listen to me and still continues to schedule on nights randomly when she needs coverage. For example I worked nights last night and I am expected to turn around tomorrow and work two day shifts in a row! So anxiety compounded by not feeling respected really makes me want to find something different before the baby gets here.

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    Medicine is not an option right now due to pregnancy. I swear it has gotten worse the farther along I become in my pregnancy. I just want to do everything perfect and I would never want to harm someone. I feel like some nurses who have been doing this the same amount of time as me are way more laid back and they don't seem to overthink things like I do. Sometimes I wonder if this was the correct career for me.

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    Joe V likes this.

    I have been a nurse for a year and some change. I started out in psych and recently switched to med-surg 5 months ago. I go home every shift and worry about every little detail of my shift. Is this normal and will it go away? I just feel like sometimes I can't step back to take in everything and that I am too task oriented. Any suggestions?

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    Just checked and it states I need 400 hrs in a 4 yr period. I am in NH BTW. Anyone know of any options from home that would be possible with a newborn?

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    I thought I had to work 400 hrs in a 2 year period?

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    I am 20 wks pregnant and I currently work Med-surg. Once the baby is here I want to stay at home but don't want my licence to become inactive. Is there anything I can do from home??

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    Hi, I have been a nurse for a little over a yr now and I am curious is it okTo give a patient their test results? I work med/surg and I had a pt ask about their repeat chest X-ray to see if their pneumonia was clearing and I read them the overall impression from the radiologist..being a new nurse I am laying here in bed agonizing over my busy day and wondering if this was ok to do? I told them it appeared slightly improved but the dr. Would talk with them further about it when they came in...what do you think was this ok? I feel like it gives them a piece of mind and the pt already had anxiety so I didn't want to add to it. Any thoughts???

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    Has anyone worked for this company? I am looking into part time work and I am interested in hearing from those who have work for them before.

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    tewdles, jadelpn, Grace Oz, and 3 others like this.

    My husband and I are both prior enlisted, He was a Infantry I was a non-combatant(corpsman). I have never once expected someone to say thanks to me, when people do I have no idea how to respond it makes me uncomfortable. Same goes for my husband who has actually seen action, he is the most quiet person you will ever meet and hates when people thank him. Not all military "expect" it but we also don't want to be disrespected because of our choice to serve. I have had so many people make horrible comments to me about my service.."Oh you weren't smart enough to make into college?""Was it either that or go to jail?" Unless you have worn a uniform you have no idea what your are talking about. All people deserve respect no matter what you do in life.
    And your comment about Police Officers not needing an education to join the force, this is incorrect many police officers hold degrees and some are even lawyers in my city.


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