Latest Comments by onetiredmomma

Latest Comments by onetiredmomma

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Joined Sep 19, '08. Posts: 301 (50% Liked) Likes: 424

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    What is the common feeling about using k-pad use after insertion of PICCs? I have gotten different opinions from different PICC nurses. One says it helps prevent vein spasms another says it isn't important.

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    When I find myself in that place I ask for help (if that is what is bringing my coping down), take deep breaths and while doing so say a prayer asking God for help and thanking Him for help He has already provided (usually this prayer is while punching the daylight out of the keys on the med pyxis!) I agree with getting away for a few minutes and that includes getting off the unit for my lunch break so I can recharge!

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    Fiona59, TnRN43, HouTx, and 1 other like this.

    I can understand a student being nervous but I can't understand students not able to do vitals when they start clinicals. I would be looking for an instructor to help with this! When I have a student the first thing I ask after report is what they will be doing for their pt that day. I need to know if they are doing basic care and or meds. If they aren't doing meds they usually have looked up that pt meds so I take them with me when I give them. Having students is hard but I know they appreciate anything we can teach them.

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    Maybe allheart.com...

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    LexRaven likes this.

    Make sure you have her full attention...stand next to her. When you are finished with your question/ statement and don't get a response, ask her if she heard you. (sometimes with all the chaos going on in our nurses' station I truly don't hear people when they say my name). I would guess you have tried these things but short of screaming her name its all I could come up with! Good luck!

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    "I know what I know, and I know what I don't know"... a very profound statement because there are many that won't admit what they don't know!. I too wish you well. I apologize on the behalf of nursing that you were treated this way. It makes me sick to hear this over and over and wish I could do something to stop the madness!Take with you both the good and the bad and vow to perpetuate only the good!

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    Once again, thank you for your words of wisdom! I so agree with you on every level.

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    Sun0408 and sauconyrunner like this.

    Most facilities won't let staff move to another unit until they have worked the unit they were hired on for at least 6 months to a year.

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    Our 6 yo grandson has been diagnosed with diabetes. Can someone recommend a book to help me help this family with their adjustment? My son-in-law also was dx at about the same age so it is not unexpected but still scary and I need to educate myself as well as help them. Thanks.

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    Since I do hope to retire ...someday. I'm not sure how long but I know people sue many years after an event and I got to wondering about keeping my liability insurance after I retire. I will ask my State Farm agent for sure but curious what opinions anyone here might have? Thanks

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    A hundred years ago...ok 1970 when I got my LPN and again in 1982 when I got my ADN this was a hot topic of discussion. I truly feel if SOMEONE would make a decision, set a date, provide some sort of "grandfather" clause nursing would be in a better place, nurses would make more $$ and would have better job opportunities all around. I blame this nondecision on that fact that nursing is female dominated and we as females used to be taught to accept and agree to whatever was told to us.

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    Esme12 likes this.

    Of course! That makes you human. After 43 years I still love being a bedside nurse...most of the time. It's shifts like you describe or when admin makes inane policies that make me wish I could retire to a tropical island somewhere! Remember: there is no heaven on earth....

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    Doesn't just happen in LTC...we had 3 pt with NGs this week and needed to replace one of the stay-guard nose things ( not sure of the name). Anyway, our floor had none and neither did the next 2 units I visited. A call to supply got the response "they are a low use item and I think we are out of them"/ Someone did finally find 2 and brought them to me...I thought about hiding the extra one in my locker but don't want to start doing that.

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    mindlor likes this.

    You can expect me to remember that students need skills and offer to let you do dressing changes, foleys and anyother treatment I think you will not get a lot of chances to do. You can expect that I do appreciate your help and will tell you so. I love students that are interested in learning...esp learning the difference between school teaching and the "real world".

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    My dream has always been to work somewhere that has an IV team...alas, as I get closer to retirement it is bound to be a dream unmet! It has to be hard to go from a big facility that has "everything" but I learned in a sm town hospital on night shift that did team nursing wo CNAs and I learned a ton from those coworkers! Your new coworker will learn soon enough as long as everyone is patient with her/ Where I work now I keep forgetting that the PICC nurse comes and changes central line dressings...that's a treat in itself!


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