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By Crispy Critter

Joined Jul 13, '08 - from 'My secret underground bunker'. Crispy Critter is a RN. She has '42' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ER I/CCU Cath lab LTC'. Posts: 47 (60% Liked) Likes: 77

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  1. I am not a home health nurse--I work in acute care. My opinion is that you couldn't get me into that type of environment...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. To RN-DC: I disagree with most of the comments to your question. I have done home health for several years in inner city an...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. First of all, you're not "Just" a CNA. Your job is every bit as important as the nurses, without you she can't do her job. ...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. And wouldn't your new job want to know they are hiring someone who honors their obligations? Give proper notice to your...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I always try to avoid burning bridges...you never know when you might need that bridge to cross at some time in the future....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I was with you until this statement. You can't possibly make that blanket statement. This depends greatly on management. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Why don't you call or send a letter to the individual who got you the interview and politely explain that this is BS.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Ah yes, I fondly remember my first spoonful of sugar. And penguins, lots and lots of penguins.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The overabundance of nursing schools pumping out new grads is not confined to nursing school. The universities as a whole...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. If nurses being on vacation or calling in sick puts a hospital or unit in a real bind it us a symptom of incompetent...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I doubt they would tell you the truth about that though! They would probably mention the amount of PTO you accrue, but now...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I accrue plenty of time off. However, we have about 70-80 RNs on my unit. Two people are allowed to take a week at a time....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. In America, the focus is on providing a "resort" type experience, with physical wellbeing secondary to the patient...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. The really aggravating part, is that if patients like this DO end up suffering from a health issue due to the lack of...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Reminds me of when I volunteered at an AIDS hospice (well it was a group home, but in the 90s we didn't call it a hospice...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Ineligible for rehire cannot be pulled for giving the standard 2 weeks notice. In fact, the question is hardly in use...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. Not acceptable? What are they going to do to you.... Pull our your fingernails? They are trying to wring another couple of...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  18. We will probably agree to disagree but as a float nurse and a charge nurse, this is not cool with me! Anyone being floated...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I ignore them. They won't help me when I'm in need so why should I help them?
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. The more accurate question for me is: Have I ever answered their call or called them back? :laugh:
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. I am old enough to remember when answering machines came out-- waaaaaay before cell phones. We took about fifteen minutes to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. You are not stupid and just because you made a med error does not mean you do not deserve your title. Everyone makes...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. It sounds fishy, but you don't know the whole story. Sometimes legal doesn't mean "right" and sometime illegal doesn't mean...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurse educators perpetuate the belief that there is a nursing shortage for their own job security. If potential nursing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. And funny how when they need a nurse to float, any background or experience will do!
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. You created an account to post this??? Ever heard of black humour?
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. I can answer that....especially if they are young. We are nothing but a bunch of nasty burned out old bats eating our...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. They are aware and simply don't care. They are able to justify it as your problem that you do not manage your time. My...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. 47 patients? That's not logistically possible let alone humanly possible. I'm sorry, not at all helpful. I'd like to see the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  30. I was a surveyor for a few months earlier this year. Surveyors are supposed to observe more than one med pass by more than...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  31. I will agree with everything but the 'servant' part. I am free born and not anyone's chattel. You can employ me but...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. In response to above:Just an observation. How is one supposed to "take a break" who will pay the bills? I would , and...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  33. Because money is what drives a facility. Because the bottom line is what is changing the profession to include scripts,...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  34. Well, we are being blamed for readmits with in 30 days( you must not have taught the pt properly). We're being blamed for...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  35. I will admit to the stinking thinking. Patients want to totally disregard their health and when they do it long enough and...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  36. I think there are so many things about nursing that have to be fixed. I got tired of bedside nursing after a year. I am so...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  37. It'll never change with a flooded new grad market and a system that is not slowing down on its production of new nurses...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  38. I can't get past being called stupid 5 times in one day.
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. If you are an hourly paid employee, this is an illegal pay practice.
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. The trend where I work is fewer CNAs, expecting the RNs to shoulder the extra work load. I've never opposed "helping" CNAs....
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  41. It doesn't sound to me like the OP has as much of a problem with cleaning a patient as the fact that having to spend so much...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  42. A lot of employers still don't like to hire women with young kids. They're seen as unreliable. If you want to quit and be...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I would not put in writing/resignation letter that you are quitting due to health reasons. You can verbally state this to...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Cardiac Infarction = plumbing Cardiac Arrest = electrical
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. Well mine would have to be the one Xmas day shift I worked when I was working in the hospital. I was in the process of...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I have been a nurse for 2 yrs only in a medsurge unit but once in a while I would contemplate on switching to adifferent job...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  47. Nursing is something I still love to do. However, the reasons these ladies give are all very valid reasons for leaving. I...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. I think people get burned out and tired of BS. Nurses are the people at the bottom of the hill standing with arms open. We...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  49. Other: The current "Customer Service" craze.
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  50. If forgot to add that after 30 plus years of eating a meal in 5 minutes or not eating for the 8 or 12 hr shift, it takes a...
    Crispy Critter
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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