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Since you are a nursing instructor, this sounds like the perfect opportunity to introduce your student to EBSCO and CINAHL in order to do some proper research and critical appraisal of some articles in order to see what is current evidence based practice. Current EBP should drive practice, although, it’s nice to socialize with fellow nurses on AllNurses...
1. Mathematically Challenged Family. The notice over the phone that you called to get access into the ICU says "Two Visitors at a time" for a reason. Do you REALLY a think I won't notice TEN of you at the patients bedside? I can't see the vent, nor the patient because I can only see You all.
2. Bondage Averse Family.
Yes, I really DO need you to STOP taking Dad's wrist restraints off because this is the Second time that he's needed to be re-intubated because he pulled his ETT out, and don't even get me started on how many OG's I've had to reinsert because of you.....
3. Sedation Vacation Family.
Please, for the love of God ~ stop trying to get my patient to wake up. As I've explained numerous times, I am trying to Sedate you loved one. The fact that you are shaking him and yelling in his ear is only going to hasten kidney failure from the ever-increasing doses of sedation that I'm having to give him because of you.
This may help answer some of your questions: CDC - Safe Patient Handling and Movement (SPHM) - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic
Preventing Back Injuries in Health Care Settings | NIOSH Science Blog | Blogs | CDC
To put it simply, it is usually not one single episode of heavy lifting. If you’ve ever heard the story about holding a glass of water, it is very relevant: "[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][COLOR=#292f34]A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything." It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!”[/COLOR][/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][COLOR=#292f34]Reference : [/COLOR][/FONT]https://www.reddit.com/r/GetMotivated/comments/19bn9s/how_heavy_is_your_glass_of_water/
Usually, a candidate has a resume that shows a progression of accomplishments, and the doctoral program that was attended is but one piece of a larger picture. I’ve sat in on many hiring committee’s, and I’ve not seen any nurses that only have a doctorate and no other history.
If you’re trying to capture a plumb position, a degree from a pedigreed school might capture attention, but only for so long, as the rest of the candidates attributes will either confirm or deny any preconceived notions that a hiring committee member may have about the candidate during the interview.
To answer your question: Not in a considerable way.
I certainly don't mind a scenario where I could just come in and get paid a lot of money to help with ADL's.
The problem always lies within the fact that you cannot Un-Know what you Know.
It has always been difficult for me to just do the CNA duties. I always wound up working my buns off because if I saw an issue, and the other nurse could not, or would not, address it, I was ethically bound to take care of it.
Pain issues, wounds, treatments..... Couldn't just say "I'm in the CNA slot today; Not my circus, not my monkeys".
If the Nurse could be free to just do ADL's, and leave it at that, my goodness, I would take that assignment!
I'm sorry that you've been experiencing that attitude from people around you in school.
I'm sure that you amount to more than what meets the eye, and it's hard to defend yourself when the person to whom you are trying to defend yourself to holds so much power to 'make or break' you in nursing.
Don't give up asking questions in class. This is one way that you can learn and get clarification.
Chances are that if you're wondering about something, there are at least two or three other people who are wondering about the same thing.
Hang in there.
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