Latest Comments by LaneyB

Latest Comments by LaneyB

LaneyB 5,011 Views

Joined Dec 9, '08. Posts: 295 (67% Liked) Likes: 679

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    It is the culture of the hospital unfortunately. I worked at one of the top hospitals in my state, and that type of behavior was not tolerated. On the rare occasion it occurred the perpetrator would be informed by both nurse management and the physician in charge that it was not acceptable. I really wish every place would have those safeguards in place. I have also worked in hospitals where physicians acting rude was the norm.

    I had a physician yell once, and the next time I saw him I just pulled him aside and told him he owed me an apology. He did apologize, and even though he continued to act like an insane jerk to other people he never did it to me again. I figure he didn't want to have to apologize again.

    I decide what I will accept from people, and I do not accept abuse in any form. I just state that in a matter-of-fact way, and I have never had it continue. I don't make a big deal, or let it bother me but I do put an immediate stop to it.

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    kmsussman, gonzo1, and Cricket183 like this.

    I am a bit worried that it might make her feel uncomfortable if you regularly need to go to her floor. If you were on a totally different floor, and didn't need to go to hers that would be different. But if she isn't interested and says no then she might feel odd when she sees you.

    If you decide to do it, then mention it in a very casual way. If you take the chance I think your plan is a decent one. Move very slowly and watch her reaction to make sure she doesn't seem uncomfortable.

    As far as rumors go, I started dating somebody in the building where I work (ended up getting married), and the rumor mill was insane. I would have said I didn't care what people say, but the reality of it was way worse than what I imagined. It got old fast to be the center of attention. And the intensity of the interest was FAR more than anticipated. I really wished I didn't have to deal with it at work, but I am happy I met him so it equals out.

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    2011RN likes this.

    Quote from PinayUSA

    What I like about Trump is the man is a real man, he says what is on his mind and doesn't try to be politically correct.
    So often not trying to be politically correct is really just an excuse for hatred and for bigoted speech. I am happy that I don't have those kinds of horrible thoughts in my mind, and also glad that my parents taught me better than to just blare out whatever I'm thinking. To me it's not just being politically correct - it's using basic manners that should have been learned in preschool.

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    chacha82 likes this.

    I would avoid becoming involved in this situation. She may have been fb friends with this student long before the situation happened, and may not even realize she is still friends with her. Also, other faculty may resent you monitoring their facebook pages and friends list. I can see why you feel the way you do, and I also get annoyed at these situations. But I would MYOB.

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    AspiringNurseMW likes this.

    I like being a nurse, but I wouldn't enjoy working in assisted living either. I know nurses who love the elderly, but would hate pediatrics. There are many areas of nursing I think I would enjoy, and many I wouldn't. Definitely not a red flag to me.

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    Wedlyne and Anderson11 like this.

    I am also not a morning person, and getting up early is always a challenge. I have done it for the past 10 years, and it really doesn't get easier. I set 2 alarms on my phone, one for 6:43 am and one for 6:44 am. I don't let myself snooze. I get up and immediately take my shower. Usually I feel a bit better after showering. By the time I get to work at 8 am I usually feel much more awake.

    On the weekends I try to keep a somewhat earlier schedule then I would naturally prefer. I try to be up by 9:30, or 10:30 if I stay up really late. Life would probably be easier if I stuck to an even earlier schedule on the weekends, but I so look forward to my two days of sleeping later.

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    NutmeggeRN, GasMan78, milesims, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from elkpark
    (What color scrubs you would be wearing is one of the considerations? Really?)
    That made me smile. It reminds me of my 20-year-old daughter.

    An hour drive each way is a long drive. I did that when I first started nursing, and it was exhausting. I would pick option one, although I would rather wear royal blue scrubs.

  • 0

    If there is an order you believe is wrong then you don't do it, but as someone else pointed out there is always another person you can ask. I had an order I was worried about from the intern, so I talked to the resident, fellow and finally the pharmacist to make sure it was safe. After talking to all three I felt fine carrying it out.

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    Teejaysmomma3 likes this.

    I am really impressed you are getting so much response with no experience. I think you should schedule an interview with any place you can and hear what they are offering before you decide. Med-surg would be an awesome foundation but I would still try to find out more information about all options before choosing.

  • 7

    I go on other internet forums too, and I think for people who don't go around posting all over the internet it can seem really weird and dangerous. And to be fair to the husband it CAN come back and bite you if you aren't careful.

  • 8

    I have never had the topic come up at work. I would probably admit I come on the forum but I wouldn't tell my username.

  • 0

    I just had jury duty and the judge did let people go who were self-employed. But they still had to report for the day and stay until the judge dismissed them.

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    noyesno, LeChien, and heron like this.

    Quote from staceydoodle429
    Have you imagined a world without most jobs, though? Garbage collectors, housekeepers, cab drivers, etc.
    I agree with this completely. There was a show that used to have the "get over yourself" award and unfortunately many nurses fall into this line of thinking lately.

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    anilos81, LadyFree28, joanna73, and 4 others like this.

    Quote from anilos81
    For me it definitely feels like my passion although I am a senior nursing students I have an actually entered the workforce yet. I can definitely tell the difference between the others in my class who feel it is just a job or a paycheck and those who feel very passionate about it. I can also tell the difference between those two in the hospital. As long as patients are kept safe and treated with the proper care it doesn't really matter which category you fall into the problem I see is when those who feel it is just a paycheck or a job to provide a substandard care.my hope is that I have able to remain passionate about nursing once I actually get a job!
    I am a little doubtful that you know what internally motivates people. I can tell you that patients and coworkers probably think I'm passionate about nursing, and for me it's a job. I like being a nurse, but it's not a passion for me. I am enthusiastic at work but I LOVE my time off.


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