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I've hung blankets over windows to block the sun. And I'd think occasionally taping the eyes closed would be a good idea.
Just make sure on PICC lines to try a dressing change before using the super expensive Cathflo. Sometimes there's just a tiny kink under the dressing that's the actual "clog." I've actually had orders for the Cathflo, and before using it, changed the dressing and was able to save myself a bunch of time and the hospital a bunch of money.
If you're A&O before you get a bed alarm, it will take only about an hour after the bed alarm before you're no longer A&O. That loud alarm every single time you adjust your position? I'd prefer a broken hip to living with the alarm.
I have to say that I think this is another area where "customer satisfaction" shouldn't be such a huge factor in evaluation. Educators are much like as a floor nurse, where often I have to tell people things they just do not want to hear, and do things they just do not want done. Sometimes I'm going to make people very unhapppy and very unsatisfied for their own good. Educators often have to do similar. Some of the nursing instructors that I just hated were the ones that looking back made me a much better nurse. I'd have probably given them a poor eval if I'd gotten one for them, and it would have been a shame since in the end, I actually learned more from them than from ones that I liked. School, much like the hospital, isn't a trip to the spa. It's not all about making one feel good. And it's time that schools, like hospitals, spend more time focusing on their purpose instead of "customer satisfaction."
You know for a fact that if anyone wanted to torture you for information, that all they need to do is stick you in a room with a beeping IV pump that you couldn't turn off.
Sorry about your sides! But you know what I'm talking about... sometimes "code brown" just isn't enough to describe the situation you're dealing with! This was one of those "flowing off the side of the bed like Niagara Falls" type of events!
He picked her up on discharge and demanded the medical directors name and number, screaming he wasnt going to pay the bill and that he was going to get us all fired.
Just tell me vitals stable. I don't want to know every dose of insulin in the las 24 hors and what they had for snacks, especially if they are going home this morning.
I do want to know who has crazy spouses.
I'm starting to think "Johnny1414" is really someone else from these forums that got drunk and thought it would be funny to say absurd things.
You record the ventilator alarm and set it as your text alert, just to watch your friends that are nurses reactions when not at work.
Especially if they're already anesthetized. Most people who are awake (in my experience) ask about the red band and what it's for.
I'm sorry, but why would a JW patient consent to be type/crossed/screened if they knew they were going to refuse transfusion?
I have been a nurse for long enough now to know that for me personally, black and white are rare shades in the world of nursing.
I love when they request another nurse. Someone else gets the distinct privilege of dealing with their crazy butt instead of me. Life becomes good again.
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