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Joined Feb 12, '04 - from 'GA, US'. wooh is a RN & Critter Mama. Posts: 4,988 (74% Liked) Likes: 20,657

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  • 4:11 am

    Quote from francoml
    I just wish I had the same opportunities to have those wage increases on my floor. ... When I made the comment about just passing meds I was just coming off a shift on medsurg when that was all that I did. ... I have had over 150 hours of critical care class only to make $22/hr !
    First, want to make med/surg pay at your hospital? Transfer.
    Only passed meds? Probably because they gave the inexperienced float nurse a cushy assignment.
    And if you were paid while you were sitting in all those classes? What are you bitter about. You got paid for training that will make you marketable, and got to sit on your ass in class making $22/hr while your fellow nurses were busting their butts on the floor to earn only $3/hr more.

    Quit whining. You could have it worse. You could be one of the many nurses who graduated when you did and are unemployed. Or could be the patient that you're making all those "life altering" decisions on. (Silly me, on the floor, my decisions are all just what I'm going to eat for lunch or when I'm going to take a pee break.)

  • Aug 27

    Quote from TazziRN
    I've also had people who I know speak English refuse to and insist on a Spanish interpreter.
    Just because they speak English doesn't mean they're fluent in medical English, and doesn't mean that they are comfortable counting on their English skills in a stressful situation. When I'm scared and stressed, my English skills get limited, and it's my first language! If it was my second language, I'd hate to think that I might say something wrong inadvertently that could make a huge difference in my or my family member's care. I'd much rather they insist on a Spanish interpreter than give me information that's wrong because they used the wrong words.

    I want to learn Spanish. I'm trying. I speak enough that I've had new coworkers think I'm fluent. (Amazing how overhearing "My name is wooh, I'll be your nurse for the day, everything ok? Questions? I speak a little Spanish, so you speak English?" with decent pronunciation will fool people!) I can do ok on rounds with settled patients, but when I ask if they have questions, I'll get the LL or interpreter. But for admits and discharges, I want to make absolutely sure everything is understood on both sides, so I always get the LL out on those, and preferably the interpreter (I really feel face to face is so much better.)

    It would be great if they learned English before they came to the hospital. But I get lots of scared moms, and when your at home with the kids all day, you get limited practice. It's HARD to learn another language. Lack of practice is the big thing holding me back. I learn new phrases, but by the time it comes to use them, it's already floated out of my brain. These are folks that just want a better life for themselves and their kids. Yeah, there's a few rude ones, but by far, my Hispanic patients always tend to be so wonderful. They want to learn, they're grateful for the care. They're not the ones on the call light complaining that their waffles for breakfast weren't freshly prepared from scratch instead of frozen. Learning spanish is the least I can do for people that actually appreciate my care!

  • Aug 25

    Doing peds, I would really appreciate if patients' parents/parents' significant others/people that parents just met in the lobby/etc. could find a form of stress relief other than having sex in patient rooms. And if they're going to do it, could they please stop hitting call lights while doing so. Especially the emergency lights that a staff member MUST GO IN THE ROOM TO TURN OFF.
    I really don't care who you have sex with. But I don't go to the bank/store/wherever and have sex in your workplace, please stop having sex in mine.

  • Aug 11

    Quote from thelema13
    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.
    Bahaha! Like he was planning to pay the bill anyway....

  • Aug 11

    Here's the thing about Grady, if you're going into the hospital as a patient that wants to be pampered, not the place to go.
    If you want to get better after whatever horrible trauma has befallen you, only place to go.

  • Aug 10

    I knew a student that showed up. Early. On 9/12/01. Her brother was missing and last expected to be at WTC.
    Do you have to be THAT committed? Probably not. But when you're compared to students that don't think THAT is an excuse? Three tardies is hard to explain away as "favoritism."

  • Jul 29

    Quote from thelema13
    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.
    Bahaha! Like he was planning to pay the bill anyway....

  • Jul 28

    Everyone that wants to close visitation, will YOU leave your family member alone in the hospital?

    The answer isn't blanket rules forbidding visitation during whatever hours. It's allowing staff to kick out disruptive visitors. And management standing behind them when they do.

  • Jul 22

    Quote from kids
    Would you want a nurse who had cause the death of a patient to care for your loved one?
    I'd much rather be cared for by a nurse that knows their own fallibility than with someone who thinks only a "bad" nurse could make a lethal error.

  • Jul 22

    Quote from old.timer

    nursing is notorious for taking care of others.
    we ignore our own.
    that must change.
    this is every nurse's nightmare come true.
    totally agree.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from Blondenurse83
    When I noticed the veins popping out of the arm of the statute of David in Italy and I was thinking, I could get an IV in him, no problem!
    Skin might be a little tough though...

  • Jul 20

    Quote from francoml
    I just wish I had the same opportunities to have those wage increases on my floor. ... When I made the comment about just passing meds I was just coming off a shift on medsurg when that was all that I did. ... I have had over 150 hours of critical care class only to make $22/hr !
    First, want to make med/surg pay at your hospital? Transfer.
    Only passed meds? Probably because they gave the inexperienced float nurse a cushy assignment.
    And if you were paid while you were sitting in all those classes? What are you bitter about. You got paid for training that will make you marketable, and got to sit on your ass in class making $22/hr while your fellow nurses were busting their butts on the floor to earn only $3/hr more.

    Quit whining. You could have it worse. You could be one of the many nurses who graduated when you did and are unemployed. Or could be the patient that you're making all those "life altering" decisions on. (Silly me, on the floor, my decisions are all just what I'm going to eat for lunch or when I'm going to take a pee break.)

  • Jul 19

    Quote from francoml
    I just wish I had the same opportunities to have those wage increases on my floor. ... When I made the comment about just passing meds I was just coming off a shift on medsurg when that was all that I did. ... I have had over 150 hours of critical care class only to make $22/hr !
    First, want to make med/surg pay at your hospital? Transfer.
    Only passed meds? Probably because they gave the inexperienced float nurse a cushy assignment.
    And if you were paid while you were sitting in all those classes? What are you bitter about. You got paid for training that will make you marketable, and got to sit on your ass in class making $22/hr while your fellow nurses were busting their butts on the floor to earn only $3/hr more.

    Quit whining. You could have it worse. You could be one of the many nurses who graduated when you did and are unemployed. Or could be the patient that you're making all those "life altering" decisions on. (Silly me, on the floor, my decisions are all just what I'm going to eat for lunch or when I'm going to take a pee break.)

  • Jul 19

    Quote from Esme12
    One day I heard a newer nurse happily chatting away in a room in the ICU and I heard her say....

    "Oh..... I just kill everything I touch".
    Quote from nursel56
    That reminds me of the time one of our family practice docs told a group of us "I'm not too good with living things."

    Apparently she was referring to a houseplant, but still ---- the hilarity of that statement completely escaped her!
    I've done that too. Talking with a patient's mom about houseplants. My mom can grow anything. My neighbor could go grow anything. And I can kill anything!! (Always a reassuring thing to hear from your child's nurse!)


    Quote from canesdukegirl
    So here I am, on the other side of the OR bed helping the anesthesia care provider transfer my pt to the OR bed from the stretcher. My pt was quite sedated from the 2mg of Versed that was given in pre-op and seemed to be confused as to how to scoot himself over to the OR bed. So I patted the OR bed and said, "Bend up your knees and scoot your (another word for a donkey) on over here toward me." Umm....that kinda slipped out!
    You developed a rapport with your patient, what more could a manager want?
    Long ago when I was a CNA, the nurse had gathered up reinforcements because we had to get a cath UA on one of our more ornery old ladies. And she was a big woman too, not so much obese as just big frame, strong lady. This woman had a mouth on her, saltiest language that to this day I have ever heard from a woman, and few men have matched her either. So we're about to start, and everyone is ready for a fight. Lady starts asking, "What are y'all trying to do?" So I take a chance and just say, "Show us your [the word that sometimes comes before "cat"]!" She says, "Oh, y'all want to see my *****? Well here!" and she spreads her legs and we're done in about 2 minutes without any trauma. The nurse says to me, "I can't believe you said that!" And all I could say was, "Well it worked!"

  • Jul 19

    Quote from Blondenurse83
    When I noticed the veins popping out of the arm of the statute of David in Italy and I was thinking, I could get an IV in him, no problem!
    Skin might be a little tough though...


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