nyteshade 10,713 Views
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No, this won't show up, as it is not a drug of abuse. Seroquel is however commonly given as off-label use for insomnia, so all these shaming nurses should be ashamed at their limited knowledge. In fact, while in diversion it is one of the limited meds you CAN take for insomnia. So, your instincts were correct.
You stated you had questions related to what the doctor would advise or consider. Best to ask the doctor. While the nurse might be well-versed in the situation, in the end, they can not read the mind of the doctor or speak for them.
What you are describing is not brutality, though it is uncomfortable to witness or be a part of. I do not enjoy restraining patients, injecting emergency psychiatric medications, or placing NGs (in any patient, let alone someone who is no longer their own medical decision maker); in fact I suspect that the vast majority of nurses absolutely hate these tasks. We do them for the benefit of our patients.
Would you suggest that it is more humane to allow a violent psychotic patient to run the streets? Where is the dignity in that? Should we allow someone who does not have the ability to understand their own care decisions to suffer because they cannot reason the risks and benefits of treatment?
What is your motive? I don't believe that you are a nurse (or any healthcare professional for that matter), and I don't think that your interests here are admirable.
I think most rational people would be able to tell the difference between inserting a feeding tube that is medically necessary and the police shooting a guy in his own backyard because they "thought his cell phone was a gun."
Your attempt to turn this into a race and religious issue rather than accepting your own culpability is quite concerning. Do you even realize the danger you put your patient in?
I always have a penis nearby.
No, you need a pen, in order to write notes on the sacred parchment (AKA paper towels).
Apparently nurses get too much attention or something.
Some respect please. Nobody pushes paper better than the ANA...
They've gone paperless.
I recommend these books. They are the best I've found so far and are very well laid out and easy to understand:
Signs and Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses (2-in-1 Reference for Nurses Series): 9781582553184: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
Assessment: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses (2-in-1 Reference for Nurses Series): 9781582553191: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
Pharmacology: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses (2-in-1 Reference for Nurses Series): 978158255327: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
Fluids & Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series(R)): 9781683129: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Easy (Incredibly Easy! Series(R)): 9781496359162: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
Your facility does not want to train you.They want to get you working ASAP. 1:8 is unsafe for an experienced nurse.
Demand your full orientation with weekly reports on your progress. You should have 12 weeks.
Best wishes, it's a jungle out here.
And OP, nursing does not lead to sonography, unless Canada is very, Very, VERY different from the US.
It's not as though nursing entails some sort of 24/7 life-saving burden that is our cross to bear, even off duty.
It is a job and it is most certainly not a calling. Do I lose points for that?
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