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  • May 23 '12

    once again, this is a perfect example of what is learned in nursing school is not always applied in the real world. in my humble opinion you didn't received a bad service at this given hospital, there may have been a couple of questionably techniques but all in all you survived and you're on your way to a full recovery. having said that, this is another lesson for you to learn from and applied to your own practice once you have your own patients...wishing you the best always & a speedy recovery....aloha~

  • May 22 '12

    Life is too short to worry about appearances. This thread reminded me of an e-mail I saw some time ago. I found it again. This is for the ladies:

    Stages of a Woman’s Life

    Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen

    Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella

    Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an "ugly duckling" ("Mom I can't go to school looking like this today!")

    Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she's going out anyway.

    Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she's going out anyway.

    Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too think, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but says, "At least I am clean", and goes out anyway.

    Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am what I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.

    Age 60: she looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.

    Age 70: She looks at herself and see wisdom, laughter, and ability and goes out and enjoys life.

    Age 80: Doesn't bother to look, just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world!

    Moral: Maybe we should all grab that purple hat a little earlier.

  • May 20 '12

    I'm not going to criticize the nurses in the ER nor am I going to make excuses for them. None of us were there to witness the nurse's interactions with the OP. The OP had some confusion going on, her recollection of the events may not reflect that happened. How many times have we had a confused patient accuse us of trying to poison them with their meds or call 911 because we're holding them against their will.

    Quote from Lindsey-Student
    A minute later I went to the bathroom and I forgot where I was. I was extremely dizzy and began to panic. I walked out into the hallway, walked up to a staff member and said “I need help, something is wrong with me, I don’t know where I am”
    As for rethinking nursing as a career choice, I have to agree with aznurse1's (albeit harsh) response.
    If you don't think you want to be a nurse based on this ONE event...then don't.
    If you've made it this far without figuring out that every nurse is different then I'm afraid you'll have a lot more disappointments down the road. It's just plain foolish to beg another adult to not change their career choice, especially a stranger on the internet.

    Being assaulted is very traumatic, even more so when it's at the hands of someone you know and trust. I hope all of your wounds heal quickly.

  • May 20 '12

    hi,

    In my hummble oppinion if the patient wants a backrub they can hire a massuse (sp)... Not my job nor do I have any desire to give any patient a back rub... In most cases the thought groses me out.

    Sorry to have such a negative attitude towards the subject, but I just feel its not a nurses job to do that and nor do I have time. I am an ER nurse so that would probably be more of an inpatient type of thing, but even if I worked on a floor I still wouldn't do that!

    Sweetooth

  • May 16 '12

    you know, when i was working and going through chemo, there were plenty of days i went in to work wearing no makeup. heck, i didn't even take the time to draw on my eyebrows. sometimes my scrubs were a little wrinkled; clean, but wrinkled. so, maybe i didn't look my best, but i did give my patients my best.

    we may not know our co-worker's personal circumstances. really, that doesn't even matter. what matters is that they are competent and do their job well. if a co-worker isn't wearing makeup, even though you think she'd look better with a touch of lip gloss and blush, who cares? is she good at what she does? does she have your back? make sure you know what's really important about your colleagues.

  • May 13 '12

    Quote from kellyski
    okay...off my soap box. I am a BSN student now...but obviously plan on being nurse ratchet when it comes to handing out pain meds. My patients probably won't like me much.
    Yikes. Hopefully you don't end up on a burn or oncology unit.

  • May 9 '12

    i have been asking questions on this site for what seems like forever, and i just wanted to thank everyone for their help and advice thus far because........ i just landed my dream job!!!! im finally going to be a nurse in the emergency room at a level i trauma center!! definitely a bit intimidating but i'm stoked and just wanted to thank you all for helping me get to this point! w00t:

  • May 9 '12

    Dude




    Note: I'm in the work is for work crowd.

  • May 7 '12

    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    I think the snooping nurse, the supervisor and the maintainence man all need to be shot. What idiots.

    The other two, meh, who cares. But for pete's sake, if you hear noise behind a locked door- unless someone is pleading for help, MYOB and come back on 10 minutes. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
    Or come back in 2 minutes. Some men don't last a full ten.... just saying.

  • May 6 '12

    I know it is pretty late to update this thread, but I noticed it in my inbox. First thanks to everyone who commented I really appreciate it. I did speak with our P.D., also our D.O.N I spoke with the pharmacy that gave me the heads up originally and a couple weeks after this post the pt was arrested and taken to jail, this was not her first attempt. Be well

  • May 6 '12

    I think the snooping nurse, the supervisor and the maintainence man all need to be shot. What idiots.

    The other two, meh, who cares. But for pete's sake, if you hear noise behind a locked door- unless someone is pleading for help, MYOB and come back on 10 minutes. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

  • May 6 '12

    Maybe the CCU nurse should be suspended for not knocking on the door with a sense of determination and needing a nursing supervisor to figure out the door was locked.

  • May 6 '12

    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Give her a high-five?
    that is funny!! You have made my night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 6 '12

    if the offgoing shift goes on and on about how sweet the patient is, how the family couldn't be sweeter, they're all just wonderful people -- you know you're in for a long, long shift with a patient who resembles the northernmost end of a south-bound mule and the family from the bowels of hell.

  • May 6 '12

    I mean when you put this into the perspective of a nurse straightening up a room after a messy family leaves, refill the ice in the mug, and what ever beverage the patient desires (and can have), reposition them to comfort, start an IV, get their fluids and antibiotic going, (after you've made sure that no labs are ordered first). Then you finish their admission paperwork, administer a few PRNs to give them comfort, get the worst of the vomit in the bathroom floor, and measure their urine in the specipan, and add it to the DAR on the door, and fetch an AccuCheck, get a 53mg/dL, get a snack. Then once you've made sure it's up, and all is safe, you help elderly Mrs. Doe find the ABC News (the only news show that will do), and then turn it up loud enough for her to hear over her whistling hearing aids, and realize your now 15 minutes behind schedule, . . . and you have only satisfied 1 out of 6 patients, (and ones coming from ER to a room you haven't got to set up yet (your aid got pulled to a 1:1), and the desk is paging you to take report on this 98 year old full code with c/o chest pain and 4 more Co-morbities;. . . . . .

    You realize asking someone else to multitask shouldn't make our jaws drop!!!

    Boston


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