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  • 2:31 pm

    It's only time before nurses strike back with their own app, "Mute My Patient's Call Bell." This revolutionary app silences a patient's call bell from ringing for trivial matters. This app will insure that nurses have time to provide the care your loved one actually needs, rather than being tied up with patients who suffer from FMPBMSS. (Fluff My Pillow Bend My Straw Syndrome.) Every time a patient rings his/her call bell for frivolous/non-urgent reasons, an email will be sent to the hospital's billing department, and a surcharge will be attached to the patient's account.

  • 7:29 am

    Not all people with migraines behave that way, you know. I wish the people who are so dismissive of migraine pain would have the experience of a full-blown migraine for 48h. Maybe there would be a little less judgement.

    And before everyone starts piling on, yes I worked in the ED and yes, I dealt with more than my share of questionable complaints of pain. I know what it's like on both sides of the coin.

  • Feb 25

    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Ludicrous = ridiculous

    Ludacris = rapper/ musician

    You're welcome
    You're my new BFF!

  • Feb 15

    Quote from JeanettePNP
    It's equally inappropriate to insinuate the family was at fault for giving her a burger.
    ​I'm not the one who said they did. Didn't you read my first sentence? "Is it known for a fact she had a burger?"

  • Feb 15

    Quote from wtbcrna
    Yep, sneaking the burger in and not seeing the patient eat it would been hard thing to miss. Unless, that girl had some super pain tolerance she would have taken a long time to eat anything.
    Is it known for a fact she had a burger? I am with Kel and wooh; families can undermine your care, and yes, I can absolutely see a bite or two of a burger getting past staff. Since neither of us was there, I think it's inappropriate to insinuate that this is the result of staff being lax.

  • Feb 15

    Quote from wtbcrna
    Yep, that 1:2 ratio in the ICU is so hard to watch too…
    By the way almost all CRNAs start out in the ICU, so we are all aware of what it is like in the ICU.
    As I said, your job isn't easier. Even though the 1:2 ratio sounds like you would have time to see everything that goes on, you can't catch everything, particularly if the family is surreptitiously giving the patient food/drink.

    Something that a CRNA who worked in ICU would know.

  • Feb 15

    Quote from KelRN215
    As a pediatric nurse, I don't find this hard to believe at all. I've seen parents/family members do way more crazy stuff than that. In my pediatric hospital, there were kitchens on every floor that family members had access to. There were always popsicles in the freezer. It would be very easy for a family member to take it upon himself to go into the kitchen and retrieve a popsicle for a child who is supposed to be NPO. I don't know if the facilities in Oakland are like that but I have no trouble believing that a family would get their child food against a physician's orders and have a pretty easy time doing it.
    Agreed. When I worked peds, I had parents try to feed their kid post-T&A, after the kid had just vomited, when the kid was NPO for surgery...the list goes on. I agree with Kel regarding parents sneaking food out of the fridge. We don't have eyes in the back of our heads.

    Being on the floor with multiple patients is a different world from having one patient to attend at a time...a patient who is anesthetized and doesn't have his/her family at the bedside sabotaging care.

    (Not saying the OR is easier. It's just different.)

  • Feb 14

    Quote from sofla98
    Can someone, anyone, tell me what the actual **** CIVIL RIGHTS has to do with this? What a mess...This lawyer needs to stop looking for the eventual payday, book deal, and the inevitable Lifetime movie deal.

    This is just SO sick to me, all of it. I'm praying for that girl to pass on, all the way on, on her own.

    Can any of you imagine being her nurse? Jesus, strengthen them, all of them. The residents, fellows, and attending MD's too. This is SO out of control!

    My thoughts exactly. The staff at the receiving facility need our thoughts and prayers. This is going to be a waking nightmare for them. Honestly, I would be tempted to look for another job; between the family in acute denial, the tragic condition of the child and the media circus, I would want to work somewhere where I wouldn't have to risk being accused of being derelict in my care.

  • Feb 12

    I have to applaud the OP, though. My sniffer would never be able to differentiate the smell of gin v the smell of bourbon v wine, etc. Those are some pretty good olefactories there.

  • Feb 3

    Quote from wooh
    You know you've been a nurse too long when you can't enjoy a movie because of the half minute of CPR compressions only being given at about 50 per minute, with bent arms and there's a flat line on the monitor DURING the compressions. Oh, and it's the obstetrician doing the compressions.

    Or you see the "doctor" do a precordial thump so hard the patient needs to have his sternum repaired.

  • Jan 31

    Why are you calling yourself "coolnursegirl" if you are sitting for an MA exam? Just wondering.

  • Jan 31

    I am no longer working, but I have been oncology certified (OCN) by Oncology Nursing Society since 2010. I've also had certifications in other specialties throughout my career; sometimes I was compensated for being certified, but oftentimes I pursued certification for personal satisfaction.

    It frustrates me that nurses are asked to increase their education and obtain specialty certifications without rightful remuneration. When nurses do dare to ask for compensation, they're seen as being greedy. Altruism is a wonderful ideal, but it doesn't pay the bills.

  • Jan 27

    Quote from NuGuyNurse2b
    That might fall under the category of assault.

    I'd like to point out (since no one has picked it up yet) that when you fart, it diffuses. If you want to de-escalate a situation, you are defusing the situation, like defusing a bomb.

    Thanks. I'm surprised at how many people confuse diffuse with defuse.

  • Jan 25

    Quote from Emergency RN
    I find it stunningly ironic, that a nurse who makes a living undermining the livelihood efforts of other nurses, is here asking for advice in how to obtain more of such employment. If you want to be a nursing mercenary, that's certainly your choice and right; but I for one would never assist you (or those of your ilk) in such efforts. You're not the only nurse who needs to eat; IMHO, your employment strategy of stabbing your colleagues in the back is akin to cannibalism.
    Well said. More politely said than anything I would have come up with, I might add.

  • Jan 24

    Quote from Kooky Korky
    True. Unless she got approval in writing, before signing on at a new place. Still not a 100% guarantee.

    Where is OP???? Did she elope?
    Indeed. All of these response to the OP's dilemma, and the OP is in the wind.