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RN & Critter Mama; from US

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    KelRN215, MrChicagoRN, and RNKPCE like this.

    We don't, but those that work in the city rather than the suburbs get the joy of paying for parking. Strangely, I don't find that as bad as charging patients/visitors for parking. Which the bigger hospitals in even the suburban areas around here do. I guess I just feel like they already pay enough to be there to have to pay for parking too? But that's apparently how they pay for the parking decks. The company that builds them gets to charge for parking instead of the hospital having to pay to build them.

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    Quote from Lazydaisy
    My hospital used to give 'bucks' out for things. We had coins worth a buck to use in the cafeteria and buck ones that you could cash in for $20 gift cards once you got 5. But times got tight... Now each patient gets a letter from the hospital foundation that states if an employee did an exceptional job for them, they may donate money to the foundation in that person's name.
    It's a bit better than the hospital constantly hitting the staff up for donations. But not much.

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    friggasdistaff, LadyFree28, Karou, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Pointofcareanalyst
    The way I have set up my medical information, and advance directives (EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE ONE) No female healthcare professional shall be in view of me undressed, and “Implied Consent” is revoked the second it happens, which would create medical battery.

    And yes the advance directive is with me at all times, dead serious, at all times.
    One: You probably need to get that on a medic-alert bracelet. Because in a trauma, even if it's in your pocket, nobody is going to see that until after they've cut your clothes off and are looking at shocking or intubating you.
    Two: If you'd prefer death to a woman seeing your nether regions, then it's good you realize you're an "extreme case." But I think you need to consider that because of your feelings and past experience, your perceptions of interactions will also be a bit skewed. It's true for any of us that have raw nerves on a subject. You don't want staff to act crazy about your requests. You need to be the same way. I find when I'm making a bit "out there" request, being apologetic (even if not necessary) helps get the other person on my side. For example, when I make a weird diet request at a restaurant, I say up front, "I know this is weird, I'm sorry to be difficult, but can I get it [enter crazy order that evokes memories of Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally]?" Servers then want to get it right. (The local Chili's even has my usual order memorized and I don't even need to say all the crazy stuff anymore. Which probably means I eat there too much.) I guess this is a long way of saying, get future staff on your side rather than automatically assuming you'll be victimized, and you'll probably have more luck.

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    Glycerine82 likes this.

    Quote from Anoetos
    I had an 80 year old obese woman tell me I couldn't give her perineal care because I was a dude. I felt like telling her, 'Good plan, I probably wouldn't be able to control myself..".
    A billion years ago when I worked at a nursing home as a CNA, I had an awesome DON that happened to be male. We were short one day and he was working the floor with us lowly aides. Went to change and clean up one of my fave little old ladies and she told him, "Now I know you're used to doing this with cows and horses, but you're going to have to be gentle with me!" Off topic, but your comment reminded me of that nice memory.

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    sallyrnrrt and icuRNmaggie like this.

    Quote from Susie2310
    A separate issue is that on several occasions my family member has used their home CPAP and mask in the hospital. From our experience, I believe that further oversight and monitoring by the physician/RT of hospitalized patients who are using home CPAP's would be valuable for the patient.
    I'm not sure why hospital CPAP can't be used on a med/surg unit. It really doesn't require more monitoring than I'd be doing anyway except for responding to the occasional alarm.

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    Quote from roser13
    I'm glad to hear that - for next time. For now, well....... it's out there. Nothing we can do about it now...
    There are things that could be done. Stop promoting this press release. Stop actively defending it. But that would require acknowledgement that there was anything wrong with it. Which I don't think the powers that be are willing to do.

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    Quote from smartnurse1982
    For people saying it does not provide privacy,what makes you think the nursing home/ALF has more privacy?
    You can at least close a door.

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    macfar28 and roser13 like this.

    Quote from tnbutterfly
    I know many of you did not receive or open the email containing the survey. While I posted the link to the survey in an earlier post, I failed to include the contents of the email that contained the link to the survey.

    The intent of the survey was not to insult nursing professionals in any way by making you think what you do has ever been accurately portrayed by any TV show. Your responses here have made it very clear that the media does not do a good job in realistically depicting the vast and complicated roles of the nursing profession.

    I will post this in the previous post where I shared the survey link for the benefit of those reading through the thread for the first time in hopes that they read this part.
    Is there anything being said here that is being taken as "Perhaps next time we do a survey, we could do a better job," or is it all being taken as, "People here are too stubborn to realize what a wonderful survey it was!"?

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    xoemmylouox and LadyFree28 like this.

    Quote from leonard_huh
    couldn't agree more, always love those shifts, but there are some women who have there stuff together which makes things better. those disorganized chaotic ones god help them and those long shifts of blah blah blah.
    I've got a few male coworkers that have their stuff together. Don't mind working with them. Perhaps I should rethink my desire of not allowing men to be hired at all.

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    Quote from scaredsilly
    I applied for jobs that were a 90 minute drive from home. I applied at SNFs and LTCs. I even applied at a hospice and at a home hospice. I was willing to work anywhere just go get that coveted one year experience. Where I live, no one is new grad friendly! I got my dream job out of the blue and am more grateful for it than I can express, but some classmates of mine are still looking and a few who had better grades and more leadership skills than I have still have not gotten their first interview.

    Perhaps you weren't trying to be harsh, but it really is rough out there for new grad nurses. It is soul destroying to know that these people worked so hard and are waiting tables because no one thinks that their applications are even worth looking at. I don't think (as someone said) that anyone should have to retire so that I have a spot, but I do think with so many jobs going unfilled, they could at least look at new grad resumes!
    If one needs to stay in their area, then one needs to research the job market in THAT AREA before getting a degree. It's like saying, "I want to be an astronaut but can only work in Arizona, why won't NASA hire me?" Does it suck to not be able to get a job doing what you want to do where you want to do it? Yes. But if you can't move, then you have to deal with the market you're in. And before getting an education, you need to make sure it will give you a marketable degree in the area you can't leave.

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    fetch, elkpark, duskyjewel, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from BonhamsGhost
    Sorry, i understand and agree with the provider and witness being in the room. Why didnt the nurse simply state that it was for legal purposes? Not "I have the right to be in here!" That is obnoxious!!
    Obnoxious doesn't equal lawsuit worthy. If it did, I'd be suing half the people that post on allnurses. (And I'm sure some would be suing me.)

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    canoehead and GrannyRRT like this.

    Quote from icuRNmaggie
    to GrannyRRT,

    Why should the nurse be responsible for obtaining parts for respiratory equipment such as ordering a new home CPAP mask?

    Shouldn't the RT be the one to troubleshoot the problem?
    Because as a billing department, they don't have to do anything without orders (and thus reimbursement). It's like, "Why does nursing have to troubleshoot instead of PT coming to do it?" Because without an order for something they can get reimbursed on, PT doesn't get involved. We're part of the room charge so it falls on us unless we can get an order to dump it on a department that will get paid to deal with it.

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    Quote from BohnamsGhost
    Just guessing, but if the roles were reversed I see a "no brainier" sexual harassment case. Did I misinterpret something here? The female RN saying that "she has the right to be in the room." I would think if there was no necessity the she was there to see his genitalia, or at least the implication would have to be disproven, and a reason for remaining present based on professional necessity would need to be proven...? Yes? No?...
    Two staff in the room is for the protection of the provider. If the patient doesn't want that, as a provider, I'm going to be telling the patient to deal with it or go elsewhere. Whatever my gender or the patient's gender. Not to mention, sexual harassment, unless you have some weird state laws where you're at, not something you can sue your healthcare provider for.

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    LadyFree28 likes this.

    Quote from exit96
    Thanks for sharing. I'm not surprised at the lack of sensitivity, but the behavior after your requests are seriously worthy of legal action!!
    Legal action for what? What shall his attorney put as the cause of action?

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    Quote from Emergent
    What if Grampa decided to take some Viagra and get frisky with Grandma?
    Reminds me of that episode of That 70s Show where Eric saw his parents and was traumatized. Ewwwwww!!!!!! Hahahaha!