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  • May 20

    Quote from amoLucia
    Looks like a lip piercing to me. Just doing that procedure gives me the willys.

    To ixchel - I think (?) our other jahi post questioned puberty (and menstruation?) somewhere in the post. All the hormonal activities would still have to occur so if that part of her brain somehow still functioned to start the hormonal flow could she still possibly ovulate & menstruate (and be fertile???).

    She LOOKS like she's maturing, so wouldn't that be growth hormone (GH)? She is a pretty young lady in that pix.
    Next up...Jahi is pregnant!

  • May 17

    Stop answering the phone when it's the hospital. Outside of that, you'll have to look for another job.

  • May 15

    Quote from nerdtonurse?
    I don't wake surgical patients up to medicate them for breakthru pain; a big problem a lot of people have is that they think they should experience NO discomfort whatsoever. I had a TAH/BSO, and the first thing I wanted was the pain pump gone and the foley out once I could stand up on my own two feet. I knew enough to know that a) this is gonna hurt, and it's gonna hurt for a while, and b) the last thing I need to do is keep myself so narc'd up I couldn't walk or stay so stoned I killed off my GI motility and then have a nice bowel obstruction thrown into the mix. They actually came and checked the pump because I only used 8cc of dilaudid the entire time (I got the pump yanked the morning after surgery) and took 1 PO pill for the drive home -- after that, it was NSAIDs. I don't like pain, but pain won't kill you. Pneumonia, GI obstructions, PEs, DVTs, and other things associated with someone laying there in a stupor will kill you. My doc told me I had one of the fastest recoveries he'd ever seen, and it's because I made myself move despite pain, not because of all the pain medicine I took.

    Having said that, if I've got a terminal CA patient, you bet I dose them around the clock -- you don't want the pain to get on top of them, you want them on top of the pain.
    Pain can kill you. If your pt is in pain and isn't moving because of the discomfort, he can get a DVT, pneumonia, etc. Not everyone is going to just "suck it up" and move. Inadequate pain control impairs the healing process.

  • May 15

    I would, so they don't wake up in out of control pain. Then you have to play "catch up" trying to get them comfortable again.

    Sleep is an escape mechanism from pain. It does not equal "comfort."

  • May 15

    It's always darkest before it goes completely black.

  • May 12

    What a wonderful, heartfelt tribute to the nurses who cared for his son. As a PP said, we usually get lumped into "the rest of the staff," but Jimmy took the time to make sure he knew the names of the nurses who helped care for his son.

  • May 11

    Quote from cracklingkraken
    I wouldn't say I have a phobia of clowns. I certainly hate them and think that they are the creepiest things ever, but not to the extent of a phobia. I HATE spiders though. If one was on my windshield while I was driving, I might crash. No joke.
    One night when I was working in the ED, I went to walk into the med room, when all of a sudden this spider bungee-cord dropped right down in front of my face. I started screaming, and the ED doc came bolting out of the doctors' lounge yelling, "What happened!" I said, "A spider dropped down in front of me!"

    If looks could kill. He said, "I thought someone was out here killing you!" Then he had the audacity to ask me where the spider was. I said, "I stomped it!" He got mad and sad, "I would have released it outside if you hadn't killed it."

    To this day I believe he cared more about that stupid arachnid than me nearly dying from fright.

    ETA:That is probably the most exclamation point filled post you'll ever see from me.

  • May 9

    If you're not actually regularly using the skills for the exam you want to take, then it's too much. Certification says that you are able to perform to the level of that particular skill/specialty, so you're legally liable should you choose to try to put that cert to work.

    I used to feel the same way but then I decided it was wiser (at least for me) to focus my certs on my specialty.

  • May 9

    It's always darkest before it goes completely black.

  • May 8

    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    I think before you go on and on about how you go to one of these prestigious schools the OP is talking about (which they are talking about those in Nursing school going on about their prestigious nursing schools) and it's known to everyone in the country, so prestigious that people come from all over the world just to attend, and you argue that your school is going to be a huge asset to you after you're done with nursing. You should clarify that you're not in the US and haven't even applied to or been accepted into a nursing program yet, and the earliest you think you'll be starting is another year and a half away.
    Wait...what?

  • May 8

    Using the word "seen" inappropriately. For example:

    "I seen that movie last week."

  • May 8

    Quote from skinzvictory
    I shold also add that I am a Director in the inpatient secto rof the same hosptial and am doing Doctoral school hours in the ED.. so that may impact the discussion
    ​You're not there in an administrative function, so no, it doesn't change anything.

  • May 7

    Quote from tmaloney58
    I wouldn't consider asking a caregiver to cover me up after I had been exposed for over a half an hour after assessments had been done while multiple people (not related to my care) wandered in and out of the area I was in to be a "there, there now attention seeking behavior". It seemed like a simple request. And one that I had to make multiple times in multiple locations. Maybe that's the "there, there now attention seeking behavior" you are referring to? Having to make the same request multiple times? Because my, I thought simple, request wasn't being honored? And because of my condition at the time I was unable to do it myself? Unfortunately, I received the same dismissive behavior/attitude from my "caregivers" there as you seem to display. That's makes me kind of sad. For you.

    I'm guessing, actually I know, that you've been doing your job for a very long time. Maybe too long. Because when you forget the "care" part of "patient care" maybe it's time to find a different career.
    You really know nothing about the people who have replied to you.

    The purpose of this site is for nurses to talk to nurses. We learn from one another. We support each other. We laugh together, we cry together. The point is, this is a nursing community, not a site for the general public to ask for information nor to lecture us on how we should provide better care for our patients. People who aren't nurses do join sometimes to vent their spleens about one issue or another. We listen and provide feedback, but please...don't presume to know any of the people, many who have been here for years, after just a few posts.

  • May 6

    Quote from Andymae
    Nurse Ratchet
    If she's going to be your favorite, you should know how to spell her name. For the record, it's "Ratched."

  • May 6

    Quote from tmaloney58
    I wouldn't consider asking a caregiver to cover me up after I had been exposed for over a half an hour after assessments had been done while multiple people (not related to my care) wandered in and out of the area I was in to be a "there, there now attention seeking behavior". It seemed like a simple request. And one that I had to make multiple times in multiple locations. Maybe that's the "there, there now attention seeking behavior" you are referring to? Having to make the same request multiple times? Because my, I thought simple, request wasn't being honored? And because of my condition at the time I was unable to do it myself? Unfortunately, I received the same dismissive behavior/attitude from my "caregivers" there as you seem to display. That's makes me kind of sad. For you.

    I'm guessing, actually I know, that you've been doing your job for a very long time. Maybe too long. Because when you forget the "care" part of "patient care" maybe it's time to find a different career.
    You really know nothing about the people who have replied to you.

    The purpose of this site is for nurses to talk to nurses. We learn from one another. We support each other. We laugh together, we cry together. The point is, this is a nursing community, not a site for the general public to ask for information nor to lecture us on how we should provide better care for our patients. People who aren't nurses do join sometimes to vent their spleens about one issue or another. We listen and provide feedback, but please...don't presume to know any of the people, many who have been here for years, after just a few posts.


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