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By Crispy Critter

Joined Jul 13, '08 - from 'My secret underground bunker'. Crispy Critter is a RN. She has '41' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ER I/CCU Cath lab LTC'. Posts: 46 (59% Liked) Likes: 75

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  1. The trend where I work is fewer CNAs, expecting the RNs to shoulder the extra work load. I've never opposed "helping" CNAs....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. 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...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. 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...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I would not put in writing/resignation letter that you are quitting due to health reasons. You can verbally state this to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Cardiac Infarction = plumbing Cardiac Arrest = electrical
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. 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...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. 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...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 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: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 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: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Other: The current "Customer Service" craze.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. 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...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I had the pleasure of starting out in nursing when it was well-paid, the staffing and ratios weren't ever an issue, and all...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. All of that plus - years and years of missing out on holidays and weekends with your family.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. They do, at least once a year when State comes. Twice if corporate visits.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. All of the above along with horrible scheduling that gets old after so many years.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. For me it comes down to 3 big issues: Staffing, workload, and management. The sad thing is, even with mediocre pay, if these...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I spent 18 years at the bedside in a hospital setting on a variety of units. As a float pool nurse, I worked all of the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Going to work is the hardest part for me. Used to love it. No more.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I will likely be one of those individuals who will work in nursing past the age of 65 (God willing) and will die before I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses leave the profession for a myriad of reasons, including: 1. Overworked 2. Underpaid 3. Treated badly by patients...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Speaking as a disabled person (and I'm not even a spinal cord patient), I wonder if they have considered how hideously...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Additionally...knowing her medical needs, if your family was so worried about your cousin being able to participate, they...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. You say you were disinvited? In that case I would "do the right thing" and send them an explicit and full list of...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Wow. Your family does not seem to have a realistic grasp of how extensive your cousin's care is. How do they intend on...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. What do you mean you don't work for free? I thought nurses whole purpose in life was self sacrifice?! Hope the sarcasm...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  26. Oh, honey!!! Just say NO - loud and clear, and run far, far away! You are not the family's private nurse. Don't even...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  27. Your family members' expectations are very unrealistic. A family reunion is an event that should entail leisure time and...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  28. Because the family is 1. Ignorant 2. Perhaps (...maybe) feeling a little guilty but yet somehow 'icky' about the fact...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  29. Because it would benefit them the most. Taxes only come once a year, mowing a yard isn't that much work & I don't know if...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  30. Thank you for the great article. I am very grateful to those who work on holidays, no matter what their jobs are, but...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Sure, GrnTea, because the leftmedia is never guilty of the same crap.....
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    Forum: Nursing News
  32. There was a time when nurses had some respect from the patients; a time when no one in their right mind would consider...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. Because charting that is too wordy and overly detailed can potentially get the entire facility in trouble if the wrong...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. Suppositories are the only option for patients who are entirely rectums and not much else.
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  35. Now all you selfish people out there wanting informed consent and control over your own bodies, shame on you. Obviously you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I got the call on the EMS radio around 5 am. This is the usual time we get calls from EMS responding to nursing homes- The...
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    Article Forum: Emergency Nursing
  37. Oh my gosh, that brought me to tears. It is a heavy burden we often carry, to keep calm in the face of other's pain,...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  38. Take the NICU job... Work there for many years and have a wonderful career. 6 months at one job won't kill your resume. You...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  39. You are kidding! nurses can actually eat their young? wow! what a new and very interesting topic :sneaky:
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. Only you can answer that. If you never wanted to be a nurse ... and never found anything in nursing that interested you ......
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  41. Fiona guns don't make you 100% safe, just like a having a fire extinguisher doesn't guarantee you will never need the fire...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  42. "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  43. OOOH a sign! "Sign Sign everywhere a sign Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind Do this, don't do that, cant you...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  44. Personally, I am not interested in being a hero. I am interested in self preservation.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  45. I never said anything about bringing a gun to work with me personally, or even owning one. No one who becomes a shooting...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  46. Just a patient, but I wouldn't let a strangers rude comments get you down. YOU know the knowledge and skills you possess,...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  47. I called corporate once. Didn't have any repercussions at work as nobody knew I called. On the other hand, calling did no...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  48. Sounds like a place you wouldn't have wanted to stay for long, anyway. I just think everything happens for a reason. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. My idiot new nurse manager just had an "Ebola listening session". One of our pregnant nurses stated that no way would she...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  50. This is your takeaway from this thoughtful article? You have to question the writer's characterization of a deadly virus as...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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