Txnursekristi 1,940 Views
Joined Mar 18, '10.
Posts: 41 (49% Liked)
Yes, I think it's an absurd double standard that some view drinking alcohol and occasionally getting drunk is morally and socially acceptable, but smoking pot and occasionally getting high is "bad". What on earth is the difference between recreational alcohol use and recreational marijuana use?? Ive seen many many many people die horrible deaths from cirrhosis and liver failure related to alcohol. Not too many from chronic (ha!) pot use....
But that's not what thisis about. This is about your job, and most jobs can legally enforce random drug tests. What your employer and the BON says is the bottom line....
To OP -Not to disagree with you but a lot of other specialty nurses would argue with you. However, I will concede a tie with med/surg and LTC. They are both overwhelmed specialties needing the generalist insight and time mgt skills that the nurses need to possess.
And just FYI - what I DID in MS eons ago, is now the level of acuity that I see in LTC today. HONEST
So kudos to MS and LTC.
None of it is healthcare reform. It's all health insurance reform. As long as both sides are willing to sell out to big insurance by keeping them in the mix, things won't get better.
Do you have the same concerns for nurses who take sleeping pills, pain medication, anxiolytics or other medications? Just curious.
"You know, that wound sure looks good," Stage III. Looks good. All relative, I guess.
One time on night shift I was called to a code and left a bag of popcorn in the microwave. At 300 joules I smelled smoke and nearly ****** myself! Then I remembered the popcorn. The fire alarms went off, the fire department crashed through the unit doors...and it just went downhill from there. The patient died. And, at the end of the shift I just stood before management and silently wept. I was not fired but sternly warned. I was also shunned for quite some time due to the new "no microwave popcorn" ruling.
Anyone ever grab a bottle of maalox out of the med cart and just started shaking without checking that the lid was screwed on tight by the last person to use it. Well...I only did it once. You would think white maalox would be easy to clean up. Grab a paper towel, wet it and wipe it away. It will look like it is all cleaned up - until you come back an hour later and find all these chalky ghostly looking white globs all over the ENTIRE room. Repeat clean up - come back an hour later and AWWWW..they're back again.
Also dropped a glass bottle of betadine once on our newly tiled hallway floor.
You'll laugh about it some day.
Has anyone heard of the "wine steward" partier? A Foley catheter is inserted into a man's empty bladder, as much wine as he can stand (owie) is instilled, and he goes about filling wine orders sans the glass in a very unique way. .:uhoh21:
I was recently told as LPN with a newly epired BLS card that I cannot have patient conatct , but the medical ssistants who CPR has expired can continue to work? My card expired recently and I have already taken the necessary steps to renew it, But is this true only licensed professional cannot have pt contact ,but this does not apply to unlicensed medical staff?
I don't care what they call me ask long as they don't call me. (It's a joke don't get your knickers in a twist). Seriously, I call all doctors "Doctor". Makes life easy.
I agree. if you ever loved your mom or dad you won't let others took care of them. Other caregiver (I'm not saying all) don't care on what your moms feeling right now or let's say they having some pain or something that makes them uncomfortable. But the caregiver just ignored it. why? because they had a lot of patient to take care if and yet it is not their mom or dad they taking of so they don't even care about them. They just care about the money they care on that facility. So if you do really love your parents you won't send them to nursing homes. You must care for them as they cared for you like you were in your developmental stage..
What do you think? Are we too paranoid? Or should we refuse to give the vaccine unless there is a signed consent form that remains part of the chart?
I only do that if my hands are full, because I feel really stupid saying that.....lol
Ya'll know who does really, really well on these types of personality tests?
Sorry but you would not touch me I'd run you out of my room. everyone has their pet peeves that is one of mine do not touch me without gloves and dont pull the finger off. I dont care how many times you have to stick but glove up and do it right or get someone else
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