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By vivere

Joined Sep 14, '03 - from 'USA'. vivere is a critical care rn. She has '20+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU'. Posts: 46 (50% Liked) Likes: 47

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  1. I didn't say new grads don't know when they've done their best. I said they don't know when they've done a good job. They...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Try not to let it get to you. It's pretty old fashioned that you are even doing cardiac outputs on a patient :cheeky: In two...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. I was once told that I concentrate too hard. Huh? :facepalm: But later understood that I should have my eyes open and be...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. I am in the same exact situation as you and have found that a book called "Critical Care made Incredibly Easy" by Lippincott...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. I have a cardiology III and love it. I got it from medisave, they laser engraved my name on the bell very beautifully for...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. I also use the Cardiology III. Wonderful, but honestly, it won't matter. You won't be required to grade murmurs, listen for...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. I definitely understand your pain. Do you have an educator? Most residency programs do. If so, you should talk to her and...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. Yes we have an educator. And actually we switched to day shift so I have a new preceptor now and she's great! Thanks guys...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Being that ou have no prior nursing experience, it will take you a fairly long time before you are comfortable with...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. When I was doing my orientation on my icu, I also had a very hard time. Nurses on my units have 10+ or even 20+ yrs of...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Spring is here. The next article contest has begun. This time around we are NOT providing you with ideas to choose from....
    vivere
    Contest Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  12. I have told a patient that behavior is inappropriate and disrespectful to myself or my colleagues. I have also refused to...
    vivere
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. I had a patient who was questioning me and even though I attempted to answer her questions, she wasn't happy with my...
    vivere
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. I am a travel nurse who worked JMH for a year very recently, and as much as it is going to hurt me to say this....pay is...
    vivere
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  15. To the OP, really sorry you are having a hard time. I think the others who are urging you to "kill them with kindness"...
    vivere
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. PS---to the OP, now, i might get slammed here, but, what i've found sometimes helps, when i am new to a facility, is...
    vivere
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. You would think that, but I have been surprised in many many cases where family has asked for a food tray for themselves. ...
    vivere
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. We have 24/7 visiting . I especially enjoy when the pt is a walkie talkie getting IV abx, post op from a surgery they could...
    vivere
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Guess we should have read the fine print on that travel contract.
    vivere
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  20. The thing about being dumped by a mean, ugly girlfriend (I suppose it's similar for boyfriends) is that you are bound to...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. my gosh, is it me or do all the whackos end up in nsg?? viv, it sounds like a lot is going on with you. wishing you...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. patients and visitors do complain for some pretty dippy reasons sometimes. i'm so sorry about your situation. is there an...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. omg we work for the same woman!
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. better for you to be out of that job then sounds like the supervisor was a real witch!!!!!
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. don't let them get to you because they're not worth it. really, they aren't. as has been suggested above, be helpful to...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. unfortunately, patient satisfaction and patient perception is all that matters nowadays.... and some patients would still...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. people complain thats the short of it. But suspended ***! thats why auntie should of been made to leave if not regular...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. i've been known to give them the name and pager number of the nurse manager to let her deal with them. when they instituted...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. As I've grown older (and hopefully wiser), I've become more and more appreciative of the human animal. Each and every one of...
    vivere
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I think now is a good time to put feelers out with other facilities. You don't have to do anything rash, but yes, it's time...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. What you are hearing from your manager is much the same as we hear. The sheeeeeeeet rolls down hill so to speak. Our...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Gosh vivere, that sounds like a tough position you are in. Are you making good money as in don't have to work much to pay...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I have not been a nurse for very long but I have been in healthcare for about 11years. I understand the frustration of...
    vivere
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Those old nurses "MEN" I have no words for them. They are simply "HORRIBLE" some of then though..........
    vivere
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. Hey, no worries, what I see is someone who is committed to being an excellent nurse, but just had some tough circumstances...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  36. I just finished taking and passing the test in March. We got a group of 18 of us from the SICU and MICU (ended up with 10...
    vivere
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  37. Sorry you have to go through that. That person sounds like MOST of the people I work with. Whew...so it happens all over . ...
    vivere
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  38. If you do not have to deal with her - DONT! It is bullying and mobbing and it is a disgrace to the profession. Try to look...
    vivere
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  39. She sounds like a toxic influence on your unit. This is called 'mobbing' by the way, and the Joint Commission frowns on it....
    vivere
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  40. I hope I never "don't" either. When it gets to the point where you feel nothing at anytime...it's time to get out. I have...
    vivere
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  41. I have seen lots of people die and I think I will never not feel a sense of grief and loss at least on behalf of the...
    vivere
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  42. When they don't get to you occasionally, I think it's time to get out. I hope I never *don't* feel like this occasionally. I...
    vivere
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  43. I think it's good for us to feel "too much" occasionally. It keeps us from getting too jaded and callous. Knowing that it's...
    vivere
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  44. *hugs*
    vivere
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  45. Ok, I am probably going to get flamed by some of you but here goes... Have you actually had state surveyors ever grill...
    vivere
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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