sevensonnets 10,357 Views
Joined Nov 14, '10.
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I don't think you have to worry much about them putting "triage" on their resumes. As medical assistants they are 100% not going to be applying for jobs that require actual triage.
Evidence based research shows that nurses who get dressed in a hurry in the dark at 4:30 am are 87% more likely to get to work and discover they put their scrub pants on backwards and are wearing 2 different color socks. Evidence based research further shows that when you dash into the breakroom for a quick sip, that was 100% likely not your coffee even when you left it right there.
Bikegirl and Here.I.Stand, I guess we're talking about the same Flipper. My son played with them sometime in the mid 2000's when Krist Novoselic was around. Bruce Loose is my grandson's godfather.
Not even once in nearly 39 years.
My policy is no music on the unit because we are not here to be entertained.
Sorry, got interrupted before I finished. So next shift charted Patient de-stressed and calling out for doctor. VSS. Dr. H paged to see on rounds."
Patient's family had some questions for the doc so I paged him to call them in the room, but they had already left. Patient herself age 94 answers the phone. The doc then calls me and says, "Do NOT call me back. I don't know what channel Wheel of Fortune's on!"
Just a couple of pointers is all I have time for at the moment. Learn how and where to make paragraphs, and watch punctuation such as proper use of the apostrophe. Remember that a sentence ends in only one punctuation mark, such as one question mark only if you're asking a question or one period. Unless you're saying something truly amazing, most sentences don't require an exclamation point. Learn the correct use of it's and its. Learn the correct way to use their, there and they're. You can do it. Good luck!
Like Sally, my ancient (though BSN) program taught me great clinical skills. If you need to learn trach care and suctioning, admit that to your manager and observe an experienced nurse a few times. Observe, ask questions and learn, then try it with supervision.
Brenda, you beat me to it. Edith Cavell during WWI.
No, but I did get to spend a little more time with him.
...My King Charles Spaniel had to have 2 teeth pulled when he was 15 years old. Needed antibiotics and pain meds for a few days. I carefully explained to him that Dr. Ken wanted him to take them twice a day to make the ouchie go away so he would feel better, and they might make his tummy feel icky. A couple of years later (yes, he was 17 years and 4 months old) he collapsed on the bathroom floor and had no pulse or respirations, so I gave him mouth to snout respirations and CPR and brought him back. That's how I know I'm a nurse. I knew what to do and I did it. Besides, he was my youngest child!
Uh...I don't think we're talking to a nurse, folks.
I think what most of us are saying is this issue has been done to death. There isn't anything fresh or new that can be said that hasn't already been said.
We have an ortho who is, putting it as nicely as I can, a nut. I was on the elevator with him one day and he kept looking me all up and down. He finally goes, "You have on new shoes."
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