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ThePrincessBride, BSN, RN 33,886 Views

Joined Jun 13, '10 - from 'Somewhere'. She has '1 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 1,935 (60% Liked) Likes: 5,097

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  • May 20

    You're a CNA being asked by nurses to start IV's? That's more concerning to me than any overgrowth of hair anywhere!

    Quote from Barbie8808
    Yup you guess it, this post is all about pubic hair. Ive been in the game for almost 10 years and I have no idea why cna's or nurses ignore pubic hair or excessive hair in general!!! I had a nurse ask me to get an IV on a patient once who literally resembled Chewbacca. Fortunately I had success in his hand which is frowned upon at my institution but heck what else was I going to do? Oh but thats not the half.... What about when I have a patient whose on golytely or diarrhea??? The last thing I'm tryna do is fidget with 7 inch longs pubes. I'm wondering if its ok to provide lil snip snip?

  • May 20

    I'm trying Match myself. Not entirely sure how it'll go. I've been on one date that went nowhere so far. I'm trying to go to the Match Events. My BFF and I are going to a zip lining one- even if I don't meet someone I'm hoping to have a good time and maybe meet some other awesome ladies. I'm also trying to go to more hiking and paddling meetup events through I've been a member of several groups for a couple years, but couldn't make it to a lot of events while in school. I've had a great time at all the events I have gone to though. I'm hoping to go camping and white rafting thus summer too.

    My unit only has one male nurse, and I'm a fan of not sh**ing where you eat, so there's no way I'd ever want to start something up with a coworker.

  • May 20

    Quote from hherrn
    But this one is so tasty, it's irresistible.

    And folks here are not responding to what she is accused of, but what she said she did, coupled with an unwillingness to take responsibility.

    Had she titled this "I screwed up, what now?" instead of "should I sue?", she would have been left off the menu.
    Agreed. There is no way to know what happened with the missing benadyrl and narcotics. Unless I missed it, the OP declined to specify what she actually did with those medications. But whether or not diversion took place is kind of beside the point. She either diverted or showed a concerning lack of judgment about basic nursing practice. Especially when I consider that in my experience, the greener the nurse, the more terrified they are of a narc slip or med error.

    Your story is the same one told by countless diverters. And honestly, drug dependence leads us to make terrible choices and often construct quite...interesting..excuses and lies for said choices. I have only ever floated to the ER, so please forgive me if this is a silly question- is benadryl so critical and frequently used that it makes sense to keep a vial in your pocket "just in case?"?

  • May 20

    Quote from GGirll22
    We all work hard to get to where we want to be in our careers. Seems like you got a good job, and lost it over something petty! If they told me to wear Pink with Green socks I would do it. Follow the rules. Very simple. I think you should be Thankful that is all that happened to you.
    Narcotics that cannot be accounted for are not "something petty."

  • May 20

    Quote from TheCommuter
    Okay, thanks.....

    So I presume Benadryl is somewhat like Phenergan in the world of diversion. Phenergan, when given in combination with certain narcotic analgesics, generates that 'feel-good' feeling in some people.
    Benadryl also helps with the itchy, skin-crawly feeling some people get after being on IV Dilaudid.

  • May 19

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    The guys I have come across on okcupid have been very unimpressive, but I am glad it worked out for you.
    You could have met me on okcupid. Are you saying I'm unimpressive?!

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  • May 19

    Quote from ThePrincessBride he a billionaire with no heirs and a year away from his death bed?
    Lol! Well if he has all that going on, may as well let him play video games all day too!

  • May 19

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I might have to. But how much? My upper limit is 35.
    I know a 35 year old video game addict. His marriage actually failed, and a HUGE part of it was video games. It was almost unreal. He literally would not come home at night because he "lost track of time" with video games at friends' houses. He literally would still be married today if it weren't for his addiction. I still can't really believe it actually.

    So maybe 60?

  • May 19

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I am extremely introverted but when I do go out, it is with family. I wish I liked drinking and would make things so much easier!

    One trend I have noticed is that so many guys in my age group are into gaming. Nearly every profile I have come across lists videogames as a hobby. Not that there is anything wrong with that but of the ones I've talked to, they all barely work and dropped out of college. As someone who is working two jobs and planning on going to grad school next year, that is a turn off. games are fine. I'll study while a guy is playing them. I'll join too if he doesn't mind losing horribly! But dropping out of college and playing video games all day long? The next move for that guy is in his mom's basement.

  • May 19

    Quote from Farawyn
    Don't people go out anymore?
    Society has changed...many people in this day and age do not go out nearly as much as those in previous generations.

    Think about it. A young person who came of age 30 years ago had to go out and interact with people for entertainment, friendship and romance. However, modern technologies such as smartphones, gaming, computers and tablets and reduced many peoples' inclination to get out there.

    A frequent World-of-Warcraft player likely has a group of internet 'friends.' A young man or woman who is in the mood for companionship can swipe the smartphone's screen to the right on Tinder and hook up with a potential partner the same night. And why go to the bar or Saturday night when one can use an IPad to have drinks and bar food delivered to the front door?

    Society is losing the intangible skill of forming human connections as technology advances, IMHO. However, I do think that less people go out these days. It is a sign of the times. Many people are more disconnected than ever.

  • May 18
  • May 16

    Quote from Fiona59
    erm, but what if they've interrupted your game of Candy Crush
    Well heck, you go in and swear back at 'em. They need to learn priorities.

  • May 16

    Thank you so much for reading my post, and taking time to reply. I read all the comments many times. Each comment left me something. Some lead me to reflex and think, some shared experiences in a field that I've never been before, some made me smile, and some gave me an encouragement. I am happy that I had a place to ask a question, and am very grateful that so many people gave me a helping hand. I'm very sorry that I cannot reply to each comment.

    Yes, I have heard people swear before, but truthfully not very often. I don't recall hearing profanity at home, the one I grew up in or the one of my own. And this male patient was probably the third, maybe the fourth one that I heard swearing in recovery room since I started working here 7 years ago. The previous patients were, just as someone said from his/her experience, said it once and apologized a few seconds later. So this patient was my first that kept swearing every 10 seconds, and this was the first time that I requested to stop swearing.

    His pain was very severe, and I maxed out with pain medication and asked the anesthesia team for help. By the time he felt better we had given him more than 4mg Dilaudid and 250 mcg Fentanyl and Ofirmev, taking as long as one hour before he was able to drift off to sleep.

    It was very inspiring to know about the study that shows that swearing reduce stress or pain. That helps me find an answer to what I was wondering. It reminded me of when I had a hip surgery due to a congenital issue, or when I had hydronephrosis due to kidney stone, both in my 20's. I was in an intense pain that I could barely breathe. I became tearful and had no control. If someone asked me not to, it would've been very difficult if I tried. And with the study I see that swearing is a way that people cope with some form of crisis, just as crying is what I do to deal with it when I'm very emotional or stressed.

    Then I must say that it was unprofessional that I asked him to stop swearing. Of course if he couldn't, there wouldn't have been any way for anyone to "make" him stop. But he should've been able to say what he needed to say.

    Some people mentioned my ability of handling anything when I had a hard time handling profanity. Yes, it has been 15 years since I started working as an RN but I still learn something new everyday. I am probably not a great nurse who can handle things well as suspected here, but I'm trying to be better with any help that I can have. Some come from people that I know, some come from people that I can only meet in the cyberspace.

    Thank you so much again for all your comments to help me be better. I think I can start a great new week. Hope this will be another great one for you as well.

  • May 16

    I work in L&D, so swearing is like a second language to me.

  • May 16

    Quote from Anna Flaxis
    Meh, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    "Well, the g-d Fentanyl didn't do s***, let's try some ******* Dilaudid."
    This killed me. Lmao!!! [emoji93]