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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. I haven't liked being a nurse, or my job, for a while. What has made it almost unbearable, is the disrespect from the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Its coming. This is the internet
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Oy. You sound like me a loooong time ago. I went straight into ICU as a new grad myself. Talk about a wake-up call: 18...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Join the crowd
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. That would not make me go hmmmmmm......THAT would make me go (hurl).
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Yearly bonus, what a cute idea. I wonder what that's like?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I agree an AAOx3 throwing stuff because he isn't getting his way is unacceptable behavior. At my facility, we have patients...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Sometimes these people are exactly the same way they have been their whole life. We have one right now, and he is, quite...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. For a "guide" you sound not very understanding and not very compassionate. Perhaps YOU should get a different job.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. "You don't have to rush like in acute care" simply rolled over me like a mack truck. You don't have to rush in LTC? The...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I agree the old 2 day all day test was more comprehensive to today's pass it at 75 questions. A person could just get...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. You know what? I may be old fashioned, but I think it is another sign that visiting policies, and society, have become way...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. In this case ,management doesn't care what you do for your coworkers. This is all about schmoozing the patients. Try...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Maybe if admin took their own advice and went above and beyond with staffing, I'd have more time to do my own aboving and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I'd want to be there for DQ Day :D Of COURSE you know that any time a patient is less than thrilled with something in the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I also find the A and B concept insulting. What happens when we've accomplished every single thing imaginable for our...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I feel every shift that doesn't end in me strangling a random administrator is a day I've gone above and beyond.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Agreed. Nursing itself can be very fulfilling if you enjoy people and wanting to make a difference. I also enjoy learning,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. No seriously OP, BIG UPS to you for having the courage. I've been voluntarily not working since March and DREADING going...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. While I really do agree with you in spirit that everyone has a right to his or her own opinion, I can't help but think how...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. BINGO! I can come across jaded here on these boards, and sometimes a little too blunt. Oh well, I can live with...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I resent it when individuals (often inexperienced nurses or those who have worked at...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. While I find it an odd first post, I also think the OP is SPOT ON when it comes to getting out of a profession she doesn't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. If I had to make a conjecture I'd estimate that about 20 percent of all people really love their jobs, about 20 percent of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I suggest contacting your local bar association, and ask be referres to an employment attorney. Usually this is that a very...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. 15 years or so ago I was doing some per diem for an agency. I happen to be a man. When I recieved copies of the companies...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I"m retired now but was a nurse when white was the only uniform color, dresses were the only uniform and caps were...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. I've been a nurse since: we wore caps, extra pair of white stockings in the locker, when gloves were used only for isolation...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. I forgot glass IV bottles, that we taped down the side with masking tape, of course that was after we did the math, on our...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I believe he meant I should google the word "relevant". But, you know, I'm old - I prefer Webster's to google ;)
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. Why did you feel the need to interject that tired topic? This thread is not about whether older nurses who are sloppy, bad...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. Remember the rumors about what the size of the envelope meant - pass or fail? Oy!
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. Back in my day, we took our boards in a big room with proctors and rows and rows of wooden desks in a huge room. The tests...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. You did your best to protect a helpless, suffering patient. Never regret that. Some battles are worth fight. "Ethics...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. Thank you all. I am looking into how to get involved on our ethics committee because I'd really like to help prevent future...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. You didn't fail your patient. You kicked butt and advocated for your patient. You cannot control the response of others but...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. The comment was inappropriate. But it had nothing to do with her job or place of work. I'm sure many will disagree with me....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. We're nurses. We notice when a patient isn't breathing and start CPR/initiate the code. We communicate critical information...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. I'll tell you what is demoralizing. I haven't had a raise in two years. I'm currently training my replacement who is earning...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. Ah, but some nights call for a different kind of can...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  41. There has been much focus on how hospitals are paid for services over the last several years. Patients are aware. It has...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. This is why I'm switching to straight nights in the next month. I have come to loathe human beings. If I have to work at...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. The feeling of wanting to go home, close the blinds, turn off the phone, and lock yourself in the closet with a can of tuna...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. I've been a nurse for almost a year, and I think burnout has hit me hard. I'm also finding certain aspects of the job...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. In the real world we try to match up what is individualized to the patient with the demand for perfect charting. My...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. No, because then the male nurse would think unpure thoughts as he is spooning jello into your mouth. And that could be...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. Well make darn sure you are not trapped in a car or a closed space with someone eating jello. It could get you all gelled up...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. Private video of me on Nurses' Night Out :) Do you think it'd be ok to put it on Facebook and caption it "I Hate My...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. I want one.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. So, if I sign a contract that requires me to work for a facility for 2 years, but I want out of it in ten days, do I have to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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