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  • Aug 16 '09

    There is no easiest job in the or.

  • Oct 12 '08

    The point of the procedure is to show the woman that the fetus is already cute and baby-like and that she is committing infanticide.

  • Oct 12 '08

    If you say that you would have asked to speak to the office manager because of a little thing like that, you need to step back, take a deep breath, and realize that you've been a nurse for WAY too long and have become a "healthcare snob". I agree, I do it too sometimes, but, seriously, it doesn't take four years of college to draw blood.
    I'm the one who first said something about talking to the office manager. Not because it wasn't a nurse drawing my blood, not at all. I've met some wonderful MAs and and CNAs. The biggest reason I would have balked at this person is that she couldn't seem to figure out which lie to use in describing herself, so how do I know that she really does know how to perform venipunctures?

  • Oct 12 '08

    This is the truth:
    Some of these RN's wouldn't be able to function, nor provide GOOD patient care if it wasn't for the LPNs. It's amazing how RNs think they OWN the nursing practice, when the majority of them can not even provide patient care properly. Some don't remember how to put in foleys, how to put on a brief, or the basics of transfering a patient.. this is the basics of nursing!!!! I think some of these RNs need to go back to the old days when there wasn't such a thing as LPNs or STNA's when RNs had to do EVERYTHING and not delegate their work! Alot of them would sink instead of swim!


    I AM in school by the way, I am pursuing my RN so then I can do everything an RN can do, imagine that!!!!!!!! And I can promise that I will never degrade the LPNs I may work with in the future. I know how hard they work, and for no appreciation.

    As for this assessment issue, ever heard of signing your name and writing a nurses note stating "Agree with LPN assessment" or... "Upon further assessment found...." That's what alot of facilities do around here. Never had an issue!!

    And for the record... LPN'S ARE NURSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't ever insult LPNs in that regard again! We are nurses, whether you think so or not! We are licensed by the same Board of Nursing you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    L.P.N. = LICENSED PRACTICAL ***NURSE***

  • Oct 12 '08

    Okay... this is a touchy subject.
    There are so many things that LPN's can NOT do. Where I work, I as a LOWLY LPN, yes, an LPN.. do assessments everyday. Please tell me what is so hard about it? Why would it be a task that can be RN only? Give me a break! If something seems out of the ordinary I go to the ALMIGHTY RN and tell her of my findings, and then I write a lovely little nurses note stating my unusal findings and that the charge RN has been notified. Then she as the wonderful RN can go and assess further. LPNs are fully capable of doing assessments, or data collecting, whatever.. it's the same thing.
    Sorry... I needed to vent a little. But this kind of stuff has kept me motivated to get through school and get that RN. Where I work meds, vitals and assesments are the only things I have that make me even feel like a nurse! I feel like I have to tell some people that I work with that LPN stands for Licensed Practical NURSE... We are nurses, but we are utilized more so as nursing aides, at least on my floor!

  • Oct 31 '07

    As others have mentioned; my only concern would security. I would make sure they have a good system in place to ensure patient and employee safety.

  • Oct 31 '07

    Quote from stevielynn
    I think you need to pay attention to the uneasy feeling. Probe it, talk with others about it, make sure before you take a job, any job.

    People who have made up their minds on either side could be characterized as "closed minded". Pro-life and pro-choice. I wouldn't toss rock at glass houses.

    I also wouldn't make a blanket statement that women don't have any emotional repercussions or do have them. Women (I know, I say this all the time) are not MONOLITHS. We are individuals who experience life in different ways. I do know many women who have had abortions and struggle and I have a good friend from college who has no qualms at all. Please don't stereotype.

    This is your choice - educate yourself and then make the decision that is right for you.

    steph
    Excellent advice.

    I think the OP should examine her own feelings, and pay attention to that uneasy doubt. Just as Hospice nurses have to examine their feelings of death and dying, the abortion clinic nurse must examine her own feelings....how she/he feels personally on the inside without influence of others feelings.

    We need to own our feelings, without allowing others space in our heads telling us how we are "supposed" to feel, regardless if it is a popular or majority feeling.

  • Oct 31 '07

    To the OP:

    I apologize that so many members on this board are using their own beliefs to give you advice on your current situation. Figure out if this is a position you want to accept or not. It is up to YOU, and no one else. If we all dicated our choices in life (both professional and non-professional) by convictions and values not of our own, then we would live in a very scary place.

    I commend you for standing up for what you believe in, and good luck to whatever you choose!

    To those who insisted on telling the OP that this is a bad idea because YOU feel abortion is wrong... I say shame on you! As a medical professional, it is not our place to impose our own belief system. I would hope that if a patient came to you asking about whether or not to abort her baby, you would not spout of your ideas on abortion; but instead give objective information rather than your own subjective feelings. The same should be true when someone is seeking help on these nursing boards.

  • Oct 31 '07

    I think you need to pay attention to the uneasy feeling. Probe it, talk with others about it, make sure before you take a job, any job.

    People who have made up their minds on either side could be characterized as "closed minded". Pro-life and pro-choice. I wouldn't toss rocks at glass houses.

    I also wouldn't make a blanket statement that women don't have any emotional repercussions or do have them. Women (I know, I say this all the time) are not MONOLITHS. We are individuals who experience life in different ways. I do know many women who have had abortions and struggle and I have a good friend from college who has no qualms at all. Please don't stereotype.

    This is your choice - educate yourself and then make the decision that is right for you.

    steph

  • Oct 30 '07

    Quote from jb2u
    that is a lot of "thanks," but putting it into perspective there are over 240,000 members and 2,000 - 3,000 members on at any given time. we also have members that get upset when they respond to a post not realizing that it is an old thread.



    we are aware of this and actually tried to make it so only recent similar threads could show up. however, we had to go back at least two years. again, we also have members that do not like responding to old threads by mistake.



    actually, as staff, we do have to read all post to insure that they follow the terms of service. this is why i stand by my previous post. if you are not staff and are not just trying to help, then it is better to move on than to tell someone to "do a search." also, there are some threads that, as staff, we are happy to see go away. yes, we can make threads go away, but we prefer that people just follow tos so that we do not have to close/move threads. sometimes, we grit are teeth and watch as "dangerous" threads move ever so close to that thin line between right and wrong. after a few days of no post, we are happy to see a thread "die down" so that we do not have to be the "meanies" that we are thought to be, and then out of nowhere someone decides to post! this time it sends the thread in a downward spiral and is closed. believe me when i say, not me, but many of the other staff with more experience can call it when a post is going to "go bad" before even one person responds. so, yes, there are certain threads that no staff member wants to see. we take no joy in shutting down threads or pm'ing members about tos violations. we want to enjoy allnurses just like everyone else here. in fact we started out as members!!! i can not tell you how many times/hours i've spent googleing something (which the member could have done) to get an answer to their question. i do it because i enjoy helping people, but when i see two threads up that someone is asking the same question, it does get a little old.

    to disagree. while the same 'ole same 'old pop up.... if it is a while later there may be more value to add, insight to be gained or a vent that cures the blues for a member because that issue is pressing. why deny a member that simply because you've been there done that, it 's been exhausted... well to that member, its real time and happening and they can gain insight from past posts as well as new postings. perhaps the bordom is the issue, not the poster??? if the same issues are popping up, they obviously warrant a discussion with the newbies, no matter how boring for the mods, who've been there and done that!

    just my humble op. let people speak, you signed up to mod, not to censure due to boredum. this should be a discussion for the members who follow the rules:trout:

  • Oct 28 '07

    I think a lot of us can tell when a thread is going to go bad before anyone responds ..... it's the same threads that have been posted before, then closed down, and posted again .....

    over and over and over and over .........

  • Oct 28 '07

    Quote from mercyteapot
    That's why I never post about anything except sugar and spice and everything nice.:spin:
    That's how I am with pts. But thank goodness we have a place like allnurses where we can let the "bad" stuff out.

    I know that being able to vent, comisserate, discuss controversial topics, and know that I'm not alone in my experiences helps me to be able to remain in nursing.

  • Oct 28 '07

    Quote from jlsRN
    I think it shows that many people have noticed the same thing and maybe felt the sting of critisism over this. It happened to me at another forum, and It made me felt like an outsider and unwelcomed. I think it was just a highly accurate statement that resonated with many.
    i have to agree with this.
    when there are that many thanks/responses, it has indeed struck a chord.

    not all mods/admins do this however.
    but rather than provide a link and close down the thread, why not provide the link, and leave the thread open?
    this way, if the op still has more questions/concerns, they have a place to do this.
    otherwise, it does come across as abrupt, abrasive and absolute.
    i'm glad this was brought up.

    leslie

  • Oct 28 '07

    Quote from delee99
    Just a note, at the bottom of the Page there is a Box that states Similar threads.... alot of them are old.... and yes I have posted to those not realizing that the thread was old.... most of the time I just Lurk.... But if I do have to Vent about my day I go to my journal.... There I can vent.... It just feels good to Type it out...sometimes.
    Yes! Allnurses finds old threads and pulls them up for us. I figure, so what if it's old? Posters can express themselves, and readers might learn something.

  • Oct 28 '07

    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I thought non-nice things were against the TOS?
    That's why I never post about anything except sugar and spice and everything nice.:spin:


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