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    I'm getting my left foot fixed in December and was wondering how long other nurses were off work and if they returned to light duty first?

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    Quote from JeanineLPN1984
    On another note she is his mother and as long as she doesn't interfere with his care, you may want to include her with some non nursing tasks of her son. She will feel important and needed and leave you to do your work. Hope this helps and good luck.:wink2:

    This is another thing which really upsets me that I didn't share. She told a RT that I let her put in a NGT in the patient/her son, because he didn't want me to insert it and that he had pointed to her, indicating that he wanted her to put it in and that I let her. She also told the RT that after she put it in, I listened with the stethoscope to confirm placement and that she put it in the right place. WTH?!?!? Where does she come up with this stuff? I found out about this at the end of the shift on Tues, am off today Wed, and back to work on Thurs. You better believe that I will be confronting her about this when I see her and telling my manager.

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    The woman claiming that she is a LVN is my patient's mother. Her son is in ICU and when she comes to visit him, she is telling staff that she is a LVN. She does not work at my hospital or is employed at my facility. Someone asked her what school she went to and when we looked it up, the school doesn't even have a LVN program.

    There is also a respiratory therapist that knows of the mother outside of work and she tells us that she is really a sitter for patients. We told the RT that she was telling people that she was a LVN and she burst out laughing and said that woman is nothing more than a sitter.

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    Thanks! Just wanted to make sure before I tell my manager.

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    There is a patient's family member that is telling people that she is a LVN but I find out that she is nothing more than a sitter. This is against the law, right?

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    foxyhill21, are you thinking about leaving Villas at Coronado? How do you like it there? I looked at it and I like everything about it except for the traffic getting in and getting out.

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    Hi veggiegarden! I actually looked at Archstone Brompton! I could have got a really good deal there for a crazy amount of sq. footage. I'm still looking around at a couple of other places but thank you so for the scoop on Archstone Brompton. I will definitely keep that information in mind. It's nice to know what a place is really like because some of those leasing agents are almost as bad as car salesmen!

    redefinition, I hope you like your new place!

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    I'm looking right now and have having a hard time finding one. Which apartment do you stay at and is it a place that you would recommend? Why or why not?

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    Quote from LearningRN
    Anyone know of a hospital in texas that is nurse friendly and will have shifts from 11A-11P. I have trouble sleeping at night and I have heard that such shifts exist. Please let me know if there is a place, and if there is, may i please have the number and the person that I should contact. Thanks everyone...

    Usually, the only place that has shifts like that is in the ER.

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    I haven't myself but I was wondering what the reasoning was for the write-ups.

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    Are you sure St. Luke's is only offering Med/Surg? I work ICU here and we are short! Talk to Cheryl Bothe. I don't know her number off the top of my head but she works in Nurse Recruitment.

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    Shirley, since you love UTMB and Galvestion, do you plan on working there when you graduate? Just wondering! I had clinicals there for two classes and also worked there for 6 or 7 months and was not impressed. I am a 2004 graduate from the program you are in now so I lived in Galveston for almost 2 years and as you can see from my first post, I do not like Galveston!

    I honestly just *never* felt safe there and carried mace around with me whenever I left the dorm. I hate that you can't even go to Subway, Walgreen's, Wendy's or take a stroll on the seawall or the beach without being harassed in some way. That has happened to me at all those locations and then some! Galveston is a good place to visit during a mini vacation but I could not recommend it as a good place to actually live in. Our project in Community was a real eye opener with the data we got about the city and don't get me started on the nursing program there!

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    Galveston is yucky. You don't want to go there. Take a look at Clear Lake. It's really nice there and I had clinicals at their hospital and liked it.

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    Sounds like you may have polycystic ovaries or PCOS.

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    I'm in critical care also. My orientation was just under 12 weeks. The amount of time spent on orientation depended on you at my hospital. In the beginning before I actually started on the unit, I had hospital orientation for almost 2 weeks! Once I finally got on the unit, I had a unit orientation seek and find type thing and started off with one easy patient. Then it was two easy patients, then one hard and one easy, then two critical patients.

    It's overwhelming because you have all this information that you need to familiarize with like the flowsheet, drawing up labs, what to do when such and such happens, who do you call-the resident? attending? primary service?, how long can drips or IV tubing hang?, putting in orders in the computer, and even just remembering your co-workers names! I found that it took several times for me to register information and usually, I am quick to pick up on things.

    I had a wonderful preceptor and I am so glad that I had her because some nurses that I was with in nursing school were just awful.


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