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As a former certified psych. nurse, I have to be honest: your conduct was inappropriate and not only escalated the patient's agitated behavior, but made things more difficult for anyone who would have had to evaluate him later, e.g. physician, social worker, crisis intervention worker, etc. Not only that, but you angered his mother, who could have been an ally.
People who are suicidal don't behave in textbook manners; they present in many forms. And just because he didn't take an OD this time doesn't mean he won't OD to get that girl's attention the next time...or the next. It sounds like this kid is very impulsive and most likely has a personality disorder. The last thing people like that need is someone hectoring them over all their shortcomings.
This was definitely not a therapeutic interaction. Perhaps you should do some research on how to handle suicidal patients in the ED. When you learn better, you do better.
I just found out yesterday I got the job. So I am going to do Radiology Oncology nursing at Cancer Center. This will be new to me as I have OR, pre and post op nurse experience but hope to learn so much! So excited
You can't work as an LPN/LVN if you are an RN. It doesn't matter if your RN license is in NY; if you go back to CA to work as a nurse, you will need to let the BON know that you have a license in another state and that it is a different one from the one you currently hold.
Roser13, I accept I could be wrong, I'm still new to healthcare as a career. Please , enlighten me where I may need to rethink my position.
That's a nice way to look at it but I just felt that nurses couldn't really stick up for themselves on that site so the pre-meds could say whatever.
Have I seen "The Force Awakens"?
I learned this week that panic ensues when the WILTW doesn't appear ... there's panic in the streets.
Home health, hospice, school nurse, camp nurse and health department to name a few other options. you also have contacts at the clinic you are at so maybe network to get hired there - even as a new grad. Most home health and hospice agencies want some experience but it's still possible. Dialysis is another option as some offer the training.
As far as UR or CM, at least where I live the RN has to have experience AND be certified.
Nurses Week at many of my jobs had turned into "All Allied Health Professionals And Volunteers Week." We wouldn't want anyone to feel left out now, would we? (Even though some of the groups who felt entitled to participate in "Nurses Week" had their own special week.)
Usually we got gewgaws with the corporate logo on it and junk food. Sometimes there were ice cream sundae bars!
I didn't go to pinning, but it was because our pinning ceremony was a very religious ceremony that I did not want to be part part of. I wish I could have gone, but, there it is...I went to graduation which was wonderful, and I'm glad I went to it
Additionally, when one has conversation at the nurses station, that can be overheard by others, you can more than likely expect a lot of input from said others.
A reasonable expectation is to not have conversations of a personal nature at the nurses station, especially when the attending is sitting there attempting to work, and one is going on and on about time off/holidays, etc. Most find that distracting. Depending on the personality of the MD, you could have ended up with "ok, then, I have never had a holiday off. Are you going to take off my orders now, or shall we discuss your holiday some more?'
Was this the first person who was ever rude or boorish to you at work? I wanna live in your world.
Master the Withering Stare. Shake it off. Avoid. You have bigger fish to fry.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think you guys get this.
HR is NEVER a nurse's friend.
I learned this week:
That rashes aren't always what they seem to be. We had a patient with a very allergic appearing rash which turned out to be cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. It looked nothing like the textbook pictures. I'm glad I did a biopsy.
That even after 2 jobs and almost 7 years as a NP, I am pretty nervous about starting a new job tomorrow. It's in my current specialty, but I'm still anxious.
That giving my cat subQ fluids is scarier than starting any human IV. I don't like to hurt my kitteh...
Congrats to all the new graduates!
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