OCNRN63, RN 38,767 Views
Joined Aug 27, '10.
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Here I thought we were reviewing the 5 main causes of post-operative fever (5 Ws).
It's not that difficult; certainly nothing like it was ages ago when I graduated and took it.
I would wait to take it until you know if your employer requires it. Why pay for it out-of-pocket if it's something that is covered by your job?
Yeah . . . I don't get "eyebrow obsession". To each their own I guess.
"Field of Dreams."
Asked sounds? You mean astounds?
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.
Current practice in Pennsylvania an LPN or RN wears identification to clearly show LPN or RN this equates to licensure. Years ago we were not allowed to identify ourselves as an RN this was a gimmick by the hospital to pass off the assistants to the patients as Nurses. I remember going to legislators to get this change made.
The only person who should be called a Nurse is the LPN or RN. I worked hard for my BSN, MSN, RN. I encourage all nurses to speak up when someone misrepresents themselves. Nurse aides, CNA and Medical Assistants are not not Nurses
Oh yeah! I do remember that.
As a young child, I knew that I would never be able to have babies. You see, I knew that there were supposed to be three holes, the urethra, the vagina, and the anus. (My mom was a nurse; so we used medical terms like urinate and defecate. I remember my aunt asking me if I had to "go tinkles". I had no idea what she meant!)
Anyway, when I explored myself, I could only find two holes. Since I knew that I could urinate and defecate, I figured that I wouldn't be able to have babies.
Mom explained it all to me the night before THE MOVIE in 5th grade.
Yes, it's pretty sad. Also, vulvas are mythical/mystical/magical in a somewhat evil kind of way, I've learned. Even many people in healthcare don't want to know anything about them.
I did my MSN capstone QI project on trying to decrease contaminated urine samples in an outpatient OB/Gyn clinic. As part of my project, I made a graphic representation (color drawing) of a vulva with labia separated, to visually show the two holes and where they're located, how to clean the area before peeing, etc. I posted the drawings in the patient restrooms. OMG, the complains I received! From other staff! One particularly vocal complainer was a pediatrician whose practice was with adolescents! The pictures regularly disappeared off the bathroom walls.
Six months later, I was invited to do a poster presentation at the local EBP symposium, and when I submitted the .PDF of the poster (which had a the graphic on it) I was asked by the symposium coordinators (who were healthcare people) to please remove the vulva from my poster.
It felt like reading a prospectus, rather than something geared to nurses.
I think it's funny; it sounds like it was written very tongue-in-cheek.
It's the modern version of the stockade.
And unfortunately people like you never get help because you think you are high and mighty. Like i said. I love my staff, only one nurse does what i explained. Literally everything you said has an attitude attached to it. If you knew me personally you would know i go above and beyond. And the fact you think you are busier than me just shows you treat your "techs" like ****.
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