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    vivere likes this.

    I have not been a nurse for very long but I have been in healthcare for about 11years. I understand the frustration of comeing in everyday with new rules and the time limits that you have. All you can do is your best for the time that you are there. You know that you have to do the charting whenever there is a change or whenever you medicate or do a treatment. It sounds as if you are going through what everyone I know is going through. The real question to ask yourself is have you stopped careing? I don't care how much a nurse or aide gets paid it will never be enough for what they do...the good ones anyway. If your pay meets your needs for your bills and you have breathing room I wouldn't let someone run you off. So again ask yourself do you still care about what you do and who you do it for. Hope that this helps good luck

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    I have not been a nurse long but have been around the health profesion long enough to know dont mix personal with work, but i have a problem. I work where my husbands exwife works and although we are on different shifts i have had enough. she is a nurses assistant and i am a lpn. They share custody of their girls and i am so tired of hearing how bad she says the girls are and how bad of a dad he is. I have had many people come to me and aske are they girls really as bad as she says they are and my reply in always no. i lost it this week when i was asked this again and i replied only when with her she dont lay down rules and stick to them. I also told a story about how the girls were in her care and flooded the kitchen from a second story bath room before she woke up from being out drinking the night before. I know that i should have not said it and i should have just walked away but enough is enough what can i do? I am tired of her running her mouth about my husband and the girls. Until this point her and i have always gotten along I try to respect her and not talk about my relationship with my husband at work and the person that i blew off to was off the clock and is a friend or so i thought what do i do now?

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    we all make mistakes as a general rule never give what you dont pop. I would guess that the nurse with you looked and knew it was the right pill but don't do it again, if you don't take it out yourself don't give it, hand it back to the nurse training you and tell them you are not comfortable with that or throw it in the trash and get your own remember to check three times

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    racing-mom4 likes this.

    I dont know about you , but I was asked in an interview to give what my best and worst moments as a nurse had been....I thought for a minute or two cause I really wanted to be honest, and my reply was as follows:

    The worst was the night I had to tell a fellow nurse that I worked with that her dad had pasted. We called to let her know she needed to comein, I looked up the hall and saw her walking up she stopped dead in her tracks I started towards her she said he's gone it's he. All I could do was shake my head in response and put my arms around her, I felt her knees go out and it took everything in me to hold her up and get her to the room. As she stood there she just said I am going to be sick and ran to the bathroom. I followed her, I held her head from the toliet I sat with her on the floor crying and hugging,I did not say all the things a nurse says because she already knew it. She kept repeating why did I leave? We walked and we talked, and I told her that we share something now it just happen to be that on the same day 20 yrs earlier my granddad died. I found my best fried that night and came to understand something from my childhood. My dad was a firefighter and I never could grasp the whole brother hood thing always there for each other on or off duty...But now it made sense to me..You are always the closest with those who know what you go through on a daily basis, they understand you and you understand them you are truly sisters and brother's...So this was also the best moment so far in my career, it will take a lot to top it. How about you?

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    lrosed1991 likes this.

    My instructors always would say memory memory memory, I would read for hours in school and found that the best way for me to remember was to find something to relate it to. To give you a laugh...I always hard a hard time trying to convert kilos to lbs and one night was watching the news there had been a local drug bust and they were talking about how many kilos it was and the news caster refered to a kilo being equal to 2.2 lbs....I know your are LOL right now but it helped me to remember from that point on. Just have to find what works for you...Good luck

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    trippinwitchu likes this.

    I have been in this field about 2 years now, and what can i say been there done that. I went to my don one day and said i think i have made one of the biggest mistakes of my life i dont think that this is for me I did not even get an orientation i got one night with another nurse and that was it, thankfully i had been a stna for awhile before. so i was not blind to what goes on in health care. my don told me that it will really take a good nurse about 2 years to build their confidience and she was right for personal reason i stayed with in LTCF that is just where i belong and i am comfortable i no longer spend half the night 2nd guessing myself when i get home and i am not affraid to ask questions when in doubt. you just need to find your nitch thats all. good luck

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    bossynurse101 likes this.

    I have always found that honesty is the best. Just be up front about it. There is a situation in my life that on certian days i am not able to do first shift and third shifts and i was honest about it and my boss does not even ask because she knows i cant, but she also knows that i am at her becken call all other days....good luck

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    azmimi likes this.

    So much to say so little skin on the fingers:typing.. I was one of those bad kids put my mom and dad through hell. Did alot of stupid things made alot of stupid choices. Woke up one day and realized that I was lucky to be alive. Was befriended by a young blonde nurse that showed me anything was possible. Then got pregnant and married at 17, well I was married he was not. I lost my marriage my kids and spun out of control for about 2 years. I became a state tested nurse aide and loved every minute of it. I fell one day locking up my back and found out that I had DDD, was told would be lucky to be an stna for another year. I decided that it was time to do what I had wanted to do it was time to make my girls and my family proud, and not to mention the plus of putting it in the ex mother in laws face. And it was the only way that I could continue to do what I loved helping people:heartbeat. And that is how I got here of course I shortened it but this was the jist of it.rdnrs:

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    mcknis likes this.

    I work 2 jobs and what is messed up about it is that, I graduated school and found a job in a really nice LTCF. After 14 months of being there it was time to find another job closer to home with the raising gas prices. I found a job 4 miles from home verses 21 and over a dollar more an hour. It killed me to leave the pt's that I had taken care of for so long, but I had to do it for me. I still work prn at the first place, they dont offer me alot of extra hours but its nice to go back to and see my pt's...I have found at my new full time job that there is less stress and less drama, and yes even more people that I have become very fond of. But the jist of all of this rambleing is that you will have to learn to balance your time and remember to give yourself a day off here and there not to long ago I stopped to look at the hours I had worked and I had worked like 20 days straight not to long after that I got a URI. My own fault thats is what happens burning candle at both ends.

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    1600 pt being real PIA (pain in ass) again. pt again request suppository,maybe could consult MD about Rx for dildo. Might solve more than one issue for this ass. Once again pt wife trying to play doctor by medicating pt for pain with her Vicoden. Told wifey dearest you wanna kill you husband take him home and do it, don't give me anymore damn paper work to do i have enough........... And that my friends is the tip of the ice burg that sank the titanic....LOL

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    This is one of those things that you need to look at your facilities p&p. Is there a standing order that has been over looked? Is there any notation from MD? Does pt have problems with output?

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    more info.. Yes the MAR does confirm that these nurses are not medicating..pt is in early 50's and is A&O x3 and is very verbal about their pain. pt has had full work ups both cardiac and pshycial pt has refused mental health consults. no medications help pt pain pt states "they calm me enough so that i can sleep through it" pt also states "nurse #### told me they dont help you, you dont need them just learn to deal with it." my fear is being new at this i was taught that pain is what the pt says it is, i do believe this and i am really wondering if these nurses have cross the pt rights line... that is my big concern here. I know that I do what I can to try to help this pt and make the pt comfortable.

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    Please help me..I am a still new to this profession and right now I am having a hard time..I have a pt that has chronic angina and complains on a daily and shiftly basis. There have been many test done and it is not cardiac. I have done some reading on somatoform pain and I believe that this could be my pt problem..However that is niether here nor there right now what my issue is, is that I am so fed up with going to work on a daily basis and this pt telling me that the other shift nurses are refusing to medicate for pain. What can I do? HELP

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    well if it were me if you know it was not there are you did not see it then all you can do is write a statment to protect yourself and for now on when you write your assesment note on anyone make sure you put in there something like skin free of redness or heels free of redness. if it was not there then it was not there. there are 3 shifts in a day they need to be talking to all the nurses and aides that cared for this person.



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