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  • Jul 30

    While I do not have all of the answers I strongly disagree with pain is whatever the patient says it is. It might work if the patients were not aware of the rule. When you are sucking down a big mac meal and playing candy crush chuckling with your visitors, you do not need a phenergan shot for severe nausea and your pain is NOT a 10/10.

  • Jul 30

    My mother has a number of drug allergies/intolerance unfortunately including all of the NSAIDs. This didn't use to be a problem for her to get prescription pain meds in small doses to keep around the house for her to use for headaches, etc., but in recent years it hasn't been possible. Now she just doesn't have pain control as an option other than nonpharmacologic methods or topicals at home.

    She went in to the ER after a fall and demanded pain killers for the severe pain in her wrist. It turned out it was broken, but they almost turned her away for "drug seeking behavior" because she was asking for specific medicines. She just knows because she has so many allergies what she can and cannot take. In the fight to make sure they didn't give my "druggie" mom anything for her pain, they almost completely missed that she had broken bones.

  • Jul 30

    BSNbDONE- I share your opinion on that!!

    Ihome- I don't have an answer for you. I would be so angry & frustrated if it were my mother! I hope you are able to find a doctor to treat your mother with the compassion & dignity she deserves.

    The new laws aren't going to affect heroin/opiate epidemic they're intended to stop. They're going to mostly affect the patients that legitimately require narcotics to control pain to have a decent quality of life.

    I recently had a HH pt, post op joint replacement, that was having terrible pain with therapy- so much that she couldn't participate properly. The physician cut off the pain medication completely, telling her they give more than 2 rx after sx because 'no one needs it.'

    I might agree that in most cases that is probably true. But there are mitigating factors that need to be taken into consideration. A 'rule' such as that, doesn't fit every case- and it didn't fit in hers. And she is suffering needlessly.

    The same goes for the new laws. Politicians do not need to be making the decisions regarding who gets medication or not. Those decisions need to be left up to doctors, who actually evaluate the patient. They need to be free to prescribe- or not- based on their findings not out of fear of Press Ganey scores, or now, out of fear of the government taking their license!

  • Jul 30

    Apparently, you have heard the quote out of context. This is what I found the entire quote to be:
    "Some Republicans will tell you that nurses are overpaid and undereducated! (Booooooooo!) But anyone whose family member is tended in their last days by a nurse will tell you that we don't pay you anywhere near enough!"

    BIG Difference!!

  • Jul 30

    Quote from heron
    There are a lot of valid reasons to criticize Hillary Clinton. Her spouse's behavior is not one of them. You're a couple of hundred years behind the times.
    I noticed that many of those who claim they hate Secretary Clinton, or call her an "evil, lying $lut" cannot come up with anything concrete that they hate about her. They're reduced to claiming that they hate her because of President Clinton's misbehavior. I'm left with the impression that people hate her because she's a woman who has cracked a few glass ceilings and may well shatter another. Their misogynism is showing.

    Disagreeing with the woman's politics is one thing. But claiming to "hate" her "just because" -- that's not critical thinking. That's misogyny.

  • Jul 30

    Quote from NuGuyNurse2b
    It's a shame what the media has done to him. if you listened to his speech, which you probably don't, you'll recognize that that is far from the truth.

    The speech reflects what speech writers and political advisors believed would impress a majority of voters. It doesn't not necessarily reflect what Trump believes or thinks. If you watched his actions after his daughter introduced him, you will notice that he patted her butt when he hugged her. THAT's what Trump thinks of women, even, it seems, his daughter.

  • Jul 30

    Quote from Asystole RN
    You have a hard time believing that Clinton believes what the majority of the country believes? Think of the first 3 or 4 nurses in TV media that come to mind...are they closer to your vision of what a nurse is or closer to Clinton's vision?
    Secretary Clinton, like most of us, is now over two decades older and presumably a bit wiser. I doubt she'd say such a thing now; I doubt she even believes it now.

    Now what Donald Trump believes about women and nurses is probably even less congruent with what we are.

  • Jul 29

    For what it's worth, Hillary just gave doctors and nurses accolades in her DNC speech.

  • Jul 29

    Quote from helen09
    Hillary sucks; Obama sucks even more, no further arguments.
    Well then, that's settled.

  • Jul 29

    Quote from Buyer beware
    OP: I have no love for Hillary or Trump. Your historical perspective on her is just what is lacking in many nurses that support her. She is no friend of nursing education either. Bill and Hillary are joined at the hip though. How else can you explain the humiliatng things things he has perpetrated on her down through the years. Fairly recently, Bill Clinton resigned as honorary Chancellor of Laureate University. They operate for-profit nursing schools in the U.S. under the Walden University brand. Their terrible reputation precedes them. Bill was happy thoughh he raked in 16 million before he strategically resigned being paid this amount to merely shill for this scam loan mill operation. So while Trump is a known quantity, the Clintons stay under cover hoping nobody notices.
    There are a lot of valid reasons to criticize Hillary Clinton. Her spouse's behavior is not one of them. You're a couple of hundred years behind the times.

  • Jul 29
  • Jul 29

    Quote from NuGuyNurse2b
    It's a shame what the media has done to him. if you listened to his speech, which you probably don't, you'll recognize that that is far from the truth.
    All the media has to "do to him" is roll tape. Trump is a narcissistic, misogynistic, xenophobic, racist, uninformed, lying mouth with a toupée on top.

  • Jul 28

    Quote from Ihmbcm
    I'm not surprised that I've been acting erratic. I've recently had a horrible tragic loss of one of my children. We also have a new nurse who seems to hate me.

    I have prescriptions for both vicodin and percocet. From what I've read hydrocodone metabolizes unto hydromorphone, so I should be safe right?
    I am surprised you can still function.. period. You are in mourning. Is your manager aware?
    Yes, vicodin and percocet will show as any other opioid.
    PLEASE consult your provider on this. Damn it all.. your thread will probably be closed as against TOS and all that crap.
    Screw the job.. Please...take care of YOURSELF.

  • Jul 28

    I'm not sure you can leave on "good terms" if you're planning an exit strategy before you even get off orientation. What good things would they possibly have to say if called for a reference?

  • Jul 25

    I just got hired into my dream job very very visibly pregnant. They know they only have like 10 weeks of orientation then I will need to be out. I was upfront with them that I'd like 8 weeks leave. They were really really open and understanding of my pregnancy. I simply stated it as a fact of hiring me and said "even though you cannot discriminate, I want you to understand that I know this causes considerable hardship, and personally I'd like you to consider that hardship when making your choice". I'd rather come onto a job honest.


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