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  • Sep 14 '16

    Geeze!!! One LVN stated that she got OJT. If many of you out there are honest, I'm sure that is part of the way you obtained your ICU skills also. When I was a brand new nurse, if it wasn't for the EXCELLENT cardiac LVNs (who had been there a few years) to steer me in the right direction, Lord only knows.
    I worked 14 years in a small community hospital ICU and many times it was only myself and an LPN working. The LPNs I worked with were professional, knew how to complete a good physical assessment and many were the times I wished I was working with one of them as opposed to the lazy butt RN that would get assigned to me at times.
    Current situation, no LPNs are allowed to work in the critical care areas...but then we have a PCA. (go-fig)
    Seems like sometimes we get all caught up in the number of letters after someone's name and forget that not all are the same, nor should they be all judged the same.
    God Bless Us Everyone

  • Aug 13 '16

    I worked in a 400 bed hospital. I busted by butt for these people, worked OT when they "needed" me. Gave inservices, did nursing grand rounds a couple times and a plethora of other things. I had always received excellent evaluations up to the year I "resigned" aka got canned. This process of booting me out occurred over a period of 18 months after I was involved in attempting to organize the RNs at that facility. Write ups for absolutely stupid things but they could get by with it. I had 9 years seniority as if that meant a darn thing. Would have been content to have finished my career there. If a facility wants to get rid of you, they can and will. Nit picking everything you do until they get enough to boot you out the door. This happened to me 25 years ago and it changed my whole perspective as far as loyalty, doing anything over and above my position and a plethora of other things.

  • Apr 5 '16

    Quote from fluffwad
    Had a woman who was 101. She rung her bell but then just looked at us. Eventually she said "Am I dead yet?".
    ROFL!!! That is good!!!!

    EKG electrodes sometimes come in little foil pouches...
    An elderly gentleman called out one day and my nurse manager (who was doing charge that day) answered the light. He handed her the little foil pouch that the electrodes came in and said it was for her....she opened it up and there were three small marble sized BMs in it! Nothing on his hands, nothing to idicate how they got in there. She and I lost it!!!! Personally, I couldn't think of a better gift for her!!