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Your first priority is to get treatment. From there, why not ease into it with gen eds at a local school? You're 19- you have plenty of time.
Missed your previous post. Performing LPN duties? Hold the job title and get paid as an LPN or get a job elsewhere. As an LPN. Stop allowing your employer to use you.
...our nurses dont do much other than some paperwork here and there.
I personally would be delighted with my picture fading away. It's the magnetic strip I'd miss . . . Does your badge have a magnetic strip for accessing private areas? If that's not working, your badge should be replaced. If you're just unhappy with the way it looks, cough up the 20 bucks and get a new one.
"I was told that they feel that I may do better at a unit with less patient acuity" You still have a job, management is trying to find a better fit for you. You just need a little more time to succeed, management know this.
It is a POSITIVE move on your managers part. S/he realizes you have great potential, and they want to keep you on. Thank your manager, ask if you can shadow on these units, in order to make the best decision . I would also ask, where is the greatest need and where does management feel you are the best fit .
Deep breaths, you have excellent support. Let us know how it's going.
You've done it FIVE times... in other words, hardly at all.
If your classmates are proclaiming comfort and competence after a similarly scant number of sticks, they are either deluding themselves or lying to you.
It probably took me 25-50 attempts to feel marginally competent, another hundred or so to feel competent, and a few hundred more to be an expert.
Give yourself a break; you'll get there, you just need practice.
Seems like MSF is trading the opportunity to get 1 million doses free for the ability to get unlimited doses at a highly discounted price. They'd also be securing the discount for other NGOs and governments. Seems legit to me. MSF has also already negotiated low ($3/dose) prices from GSK, the other vaccine manufacturer, so rejecting Pfizer isn't hurting their ability to secure the product.
I think it's also preventing Pfizer from taking a tax write-off, which is good. I don't imagine they can deduct price-discounted product sales the same way they can a donation, but I'm not an accountant.
Hi! I am a day late, but nevertheless I've had a never ending week of overtime, frustration, and morale boosters along the way.
Yesterday was the end of Emergency Nurses Week; I was grateful for the wonderful activities and was the first time as a nurse I was able to enjoy a week for the specialty I am committed to be in.
I also struggled with frustrations of being in contact negotiations; I know there is a way to get the upper hand to address the issues that we nurses face, and I am in support for that clause.
So what I learned this week:
-I relearned how to use a Bair Hugger; I also learned that in Level I Trauma hospitals with burn units, you can call a Burn Level to help focus the appropriate personnel to the level of care needed.
-I learned that re strategizing to advocate for patient safety can be a motivating force for change.
-I learned that the student can become the teacher quicker with errors and be an advocate for change; to mentor new nurses as a newbie myself and see the mentorship that I want to pass on to generation of nurses for years to come is a humbling and exciting process, even as I learn from them as well.
That's it for this week-what have YOU learned?
What is the general consensus about adding GPA to resume? Yay or nay?
OP: be aware that unlike an Education major, you cannot just transfer into the nursing program. Entry to nearly all programs is highly competitive, and requires successful completion of pre-requisite science courses at an absolute bare minimum. Most university programs accept only a small percentage of overly qualified applicants.
So the company must have a registered nurse on call at all times, to legally cover everyone else's position.
They are making YOU do it 24/7.
I can hear the laughing from here.... and they are laughing all the way to the bank.
I had to look up some stuff...I've been a nurse for a long time (25 years) and have always worked (and still do) around pts. My pts have cdif, VRE, MRSA, you name it as they are all immunocompromised. I do run errands after work frequently and yes I wear scrubs. I do not even change my shoes - however we have never worn shoes in our household so they are left outside anyway.
How Gross is Your Shopping Cart? From Fox news: A study of 85 random shopping carts conducted by Dr. Charles P. Gerba found that 50 percent carried E. coli, while 72 percent contained coliform bacteria. "The exceptionally high level of coliform bacteria suggests that fecal material may be involved in cart contamination," the report further stated.In other words, your cart most likely harbors bathroom germs.
According to Donna Duberg, an assistant professor of clinical laboratory science at Saint Louis University, these pathogens find their way into our carriages through a number of avenues. "Certainly children can be a source of the germs," she explains, as toddlers often ride in carts when accompanying their parents, but Duberg doesn't downplay the role of the consumers either. "We may bring in germs with our hands," she adds.
70% of Chicago Shopping Carts Have E Coli from the Chicago Tribune: A microbiology professor who has tested shopping carts in major markets, including Chicago, says they're dirtier than public restrooms, diaper-changing tables, chair armrests and playground equipment, among other things.
I work in psych. I doubt my scrubs are covered in public hazard pathogens. After work, if I need to stop at the store, I stop at the store. Sorry to anyone that gets nauseated at the sight of me in scrubs, but it's really a non-issue to me.
Yeah I stop to do stuff on the way home all the time. Unless they were visibly soiled I never worry about it.
You are mistaken. How many prostitutes carry all kinds of disease do you think go to Wal-mart? Or IV drug users for that matter? I think my clean scrubs where I may have titrated a couple of drips that day are much, much cleaner.
What about people who pick their nose then get a cart?? But you are worried about scrubs that don't touch it??
If you have a job that doesn't get cooties on your scrubs, it doesn't bother me. They are no dirtier than the clothes of other people in the store. However, if you've been working with germs all day and probably have some on you, please don't spread them throughout the produce section of your local supermarket -- or anywhere else for that matter.
Pack a small bag and put it in your car. You can change in your locker room, lounge, etc.
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