armyicurn, BSN 4,641 Views
HI, got questions? Just ask. :)
Are any of those patients currently reading all these stories? If so, could the real slim shady please stand up?
Putting aside the misuse of "stigma" (did you maybe mean "status"?), as long as you can become an RN via an associate's degree (or even a baccalaureate degree, for that matter) nurses will never get the respect physicians do. I'm not saying I think that's a bad thing (personally, I have no problem with the idea of nursing as a blue collar occupation), it's just how the world works.
Once had a patient whose family member downloaded and read the entire user manual for the Drager Evita ventilator. He then fully adopted the role of the expert in vent management, making recommendations on different modes of ventilation, adjusting settings, etc.
And some of us wonder why nursing gets so much crap. Way to go Childers.
Make sure you use your please and thank you.
Epi 1mg please!
I work on a critical care unit nights. We generally have 3 to 4 patients with once in a great while 5 if staffing is short. If we are titrating drips then we try to keep it at a 3:1 ratio
Smoking is nasty!
Start looking for another job. But before you leave, ask the interviewer why are they not honoring their word???
Let them refuse. I hope it keeps going for a bit so I can apply for that dream job
We have video cams in the med room. Why? Diversion is a big issue is some departments. I recently had to be a chairperson for someone that came under investigation. Some med rooms are located in areas of little to no traffic (after work hours) like the GI lab and Cath lab.
Those cameras do a good job recording and give you a lot of detail. Where they fall short, is when when the controlled substance is taken away from the field of view of those cameras.
We do nothing! Let it linger so the annoying family leaves.
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