Latest Comments by Been there,done that

Latest Comments by Been there,done that

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    Adele_Michal7 likes this.

    I make money for the man... because he makes me.

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    I doubt "the rest of my fellow students felt fullfilled and excited ". The first day of clinicals is a daunting experience. I remember during my entire first clinical rotation.. I felt like it was Halloween and I was dress up as a nurse. It was surrealistic.
    Start talking this out with your fellow students and instructor. I think at the end of this rotation, you may feel differently.

  • 5

    Your coworkers should be following policy/procedure on reporting errors. Speak with the DON to determine if any errors are correctly addressed.

    As a new nurse, you may be interpreting redirection as rudeness. The patient may have had anxiety, group therapy may have been the treatment. Would it be better to throw a Valium at them.. and let them out of cognitive therapy?

    Sit back and observe.

  • 0

    Quote from elkpark
    What possible difference does it make what the cake says, as long as it tastes good??
    Thinking rzyzzy meant who knows what the cake could be laced with.

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    joanna73 likes this.

    There are alternatives to a full run or workout. A ten minute cardio blast can be fit in.

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    chare likes this.

    You have been offered the job opportunity you have been seeking. Resign from your current positions per protocol.
    You are a PROFESSIONAL. We are not "scared I will get yelled at and stuff". The facilities have no choice but to accept your resignation.. you have nothing to say but "thank you for the opportunity , I am moving on.

  • 3

    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    After six years in med surg, I started working in behavioral health and find it very "easy". It's a small, locked, well-staffed voluntary unit. The majority of patients are schizophrenic and come from board and care facilities. I have no straight psych experience, but the med/surg experience definitely seemed to be a selling point. I tried to get a psych position right out of school, but everyone wanted at least a year of med/surg.
    I also just started, so I reserve the right to change my mind about the "easy" part at a later time. It probably helps that I have an affinity for the population.
    Yes , my 2 year stint in psych was far from easy. Completely depends on the facility and the assigned RN duties. It COULD be cushy and it could be another circle of hell.

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    rn2k16 likes this.

    Would relocation be a hardship for you? The hospital opportunity sounds pretty good if you can swing the move.

    Ask yourself WHY the SNF is hiring a new grad.. it's because more experienced nurses won't accept the role. You are spot on that the recruiter just wants the finder's fee and could care LESS about your career goals and license.

    As an agency nurse, I tried a few SNF shifts. Even with many years of experience... I could barely keep us with the med passes for 30 residents. You will be pushing pills and overseeing CNA's... responsible for the residents and the assistant's care.

    Best of luck whatever you choose.. let us know how it turned out.

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    NurseSpeedy, Windyhill, magnolia44, and 45 others like this.

    Too bad she quit the day job, not gonna make it as a cake decorator.

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    NightNerd and loriangel14 like this.

    Many nurses deal with personal issues and the stress of nursing. Nursing is rarely a "joy".

    You need to separate work and outside issues. If you cannot, seek professional advice.

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    I knew the syllabus and the objectives. Used rote memorization to achieve the objectives.

    Keep your mouth closed and your eyes open.

    You can do this

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    lnvitale, NightNerd, kalycat, and 4 others like this.

    You have the golden one year of experience. What "skills" are dwindling? Starting IV's and inserting Foleys are tasks.
    You have licensure to teach, monitor and observe patients. Think outside the box.

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    ICUman, NightNerd, and elkpark like this.

    Nurses have responsibilities, not duties. Everything we do requires observational and judgement skills. Sometimes, it is contraindicated to brush a patient's teeth. Consider the amount of expertise it takes to make THAT judgement.
    I found my time as a psych nurse was invaluable. I learned how to observe human behavior and had to use all my skills to properly treat the psych patient. Nothing like hands on!

    Best of luck with your journey.

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    Quote from Wuzzie
    You sort of left off the qualifier she expressed at the end of the sentence. This is her complete sentence: " The family is fairly present and every time I come in the room, they always ask me what the medications are, which can become annoying after a while since they are always the same but expected as they are concerned." We all have dealt with patients/families that have annoying but understandable behaviors. Finding them annoying, in and of itself, isn't us making it about us it's just a normal reaction. How we respond to it makes the difference. I'm having a hard time seeing where, in her interaction with the family when she was caught off guard, she made it about her. It sounds to me like she was simply being honest about the medication without giving false hope but also without publicly calling them out on their denial either. Lying to patients and families isn't giving them emotional support and certainly will destroy the trust relationship when the lie comes out. It certainly sounds to me like she was supportive in a very difficult situation. As for advocating for the patient. We really don't know that that wasn't already done or at least in the works and it isn't germane to the discussion about lying to patients. I'm interested in hearing why you feel the OP made it about them because I just don't see it.
    The "qualifier' of expected does NOT change the fact that OP is "annoyed".

    A nurse that is ANNOYED with questions, whether or not they feel that gave the right answer... is making the issue about them.

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    What did you expect? You are working for the man. You get a pittance "raise" to keep on doing so.