OCNRN63, RN Pro 34,109 Views
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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.
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.
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!
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!"
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.
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.
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?
For what it's worth, Hillary just gave doctors and nurses accolades in her DNC speech.
Hillary sucks; Obama sucks even more, no further arguments.
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.
Here's an Allnurses thread from 2008 that might be of interest:
Did Hillary really say nurses are glorified sitters ?..... No fact to support .
Jun 18th, 1993:
Hillary's first speech about health care reform. - Hillary Clinton Quarterly
Hilliary's 2016 response ANA::
ANA Presidential Candidate Questionnaire – Hillary Clinton Question ...
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'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?
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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