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  • Oct 19

    Quote from TiredMD
    Bingo. If this wasn't the admitting physician, there was no reason to call that late. It's just completely inappropriate. This isn't a case of a "rude doctor", it's a rude nurse. Would the OP have called a family member that late to ask the same question? And I wonder, if a telemarketer had called the OP that late, if maybe they wouldn't have done a little yelling too?
    Yes, but the OP indicated that it was hospital policy that the call be made. The policy may be coocoo, but you still have to follow it, especially if you're new.

  • Sep 23

    Debt can be a lot like C-diff. Pretty easy to contract, hard to eradicate, painful and debilitating while you have it.

    Obviously, many young people who get out of school today have piles of debt. (The education establishment should have much to answer for, but that's a topic for another place or time.)

    Be as smartly frugal as you can and pay off the debt as fast as you can. Then avoid borrowing except in a dire emergency and put something into savings every paycheck.

    Don't leave money on the table. Take full advantage of your employer's 401 K match.

  • Aug 7

    Quote from robigayle
    Thank you so much for your support! I guess my next question is, if I'm fortunate enough to get my license back, will I be able to get a job? How willing are facilities to give you employment opportunities once they know of your back ground or that your license was revoked?
    I can't speak to having my license revoked, but my license endorsement to a second state was held up because of a 26 year old DUI stop. (Don't get me started on the ability of bureaucrats to lack any sense of reasonableness.) I had already been offered a job, one that I really wanted, and I was scared to death the delay would lose it for me.

    I've never hidden the fact that I was a practicing alcoholic for many years, and my experience is that people understand that people can and do overcome addictions. Perhaps because the employer knew about my hx, they were willing to hold the job for me for six weeks while the BON muddled along and sent me on wild goose chases for records that had been destroyed years before by the municipality where I was arrested.

    So, my advice is let an employer hear bad news from you, and not someone else.

  • Aug 1

    Quote from earle58
    i have learned not to predict death...seriously.
    we're all familiar with the s/s of imminent death, yet i've had too many pts that exhibited these s/s, only to bounce back for a bit.
    i've also had pts that didn't exhibit any s/s and just died.

    so whenever i'm feeling righteous and confident about the path a pt is taking, i immediately recall all those pts who proved me wrong.

    enjoy the calm.
    in the absence of distress/pain/suffering, it's really a beautiful process.

    leslie
    I'm with you. I hate being asked how long, etc. I've proven to myself that I have hardly a clue. When families ask--usually a few minutes after I tell them that I can't predict--I just suggest that if there are others who want to see the Pt while still alive, it would be a good idea to call them.

    Anybody have approaches they use?

  • Jan 20

    Quote from TiredMD
    Bingo. If this wasn't the admitting physician, there was no reason to call that late. It's just completely inappropriate. This isn't a case of a "rude doctor", it's a rude nurse. Would the OP have called a family member that late to ask the same question? And I wonder, if a telemarketer had called the OP that late, if maybe they wouldn't have done a little yelling too?
    Yes, but the OP indicated that it was hospital policy that the call be made. The policy may be coocoo, but you still have to follow it, especially if you're new.

  • Dec 31 '15

    You mean there's a difference between ER and Psych? :chuckle

    Seriously, while you many not be able to land jobs in both right out of school, I see no reason why you couldn't eventually work PT in both fields.

    The sticky part may be getting benefits from either employer, as part time often comes w/o.

    Of course, depending on your stamina, you would work FT in one and PT in the other.

  • Dec 24 '15

    Your inbox contains a memo from management that begins:

    To improve Client satisfaction..............................

  • Dec 24 '15

    When the family member in the room says, "I used to be a nurse."



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