armyicurn, BSN 4,643 Views
HI, got questions? Just ask. :)
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.
Even if it was a joke, IT IS UNPROFESSIONAL!!!
how in hell is nursing ever going to get the respect and stigma like doctors get??? They keep their crap in their inner circle but in nursing is the opposite.
Our med rooms are videotaped 24/7. Too many issues in the past. The video is keep for 30 days and then is erased/gone.
And some of us wonder why nursing gets so much crap. Way to go Childers.
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.
Make sure you use your please and thank you.
Epi 1mg please!
call security, your manager, the director and call a meeting NOW. Hell no, no touching. Arrrrgh
My hospital has a very strict cell phone policy but there are always folks who think it doesn't apply to them. One CNA dropped hers into a poopy diaper while talking to her sister. The other one was fired for snapping pics of a celebrity. Well, they TOLD YOU NO CELL PHONES. What part of that did you not understand?
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
Follow policy like others already said before me. I wear mine. It is a huge Apple 6+. I am all over the hospital and if my colleagues need to call me (for work related), they do it. My Verizon signal is all over the building.
I also use my iPhone as a step tracker. I also have Lexicomp loaded and other apps that I use while at work. If I have to pull it while I am with a pt, I tell them that I am looking up their meds for interactions and so on. I've never had a pt say anything against me using my phone for professional use.
Stay OFF the drugs! In MHO, weed just numbs the brain but it does not take the pain away for ever.
Is there a 2014 survey data results article? I'd like to see it.
Smoking is nasty!
Provigil. Get your provider to give you this.
Like the pp said, its also most likely poor self esteem. I know this Doctor in my hospital that won't make eye contact when talking to you. He walks right in and he's like: can I see my patients charts? In a demanding way. But its most likely insecurity on his part. He can't probably handle having a conversation with some fine ass nurses like the ones on my floor and when he talks to his patients we can tell how uncomfortable and fake he sounds. He sort of talks to his patients the way you talk to a 4 year old when they get a boo boo. I guess a Social skills class is not included in the Medical school curriculum.
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