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  • Jul 14

    Quote from Flare
    I think it looks really unprofessional. Germs and bodily fluids aside - think about how it looks to see a nurse with a bottle of Corona in his/her hand tearing up the dance floor. I certainly don't want that person taking care of my grandma! Think about how it would look in other professions: Police officer sitting at a bar in full uniform, or sous chef swilling back margaritas in their toque and white coat, lab worker getting down on the dance floor in their white lab coat. Nope - none of it sounds very appealing to me and seems like a cry for attention. If you're going out after work bring a danged change of clothes!
    it looks like the nurse is being human and enjoying a beer and some socialization after a shift while not caring for patients.

    Get over the nurse is holier than thou thing. We are not, we are human and live a human life like everyone else outside of work.

    What about the business man in his suit enjoying a corona after work? He doesn't get judged.

    Not everyone remembers to bring a change of clothes and they should be judged for doing what the want off shift in their work clothes.

    I really hate double standards.

    That being said I have done it as my coworkers have. No plans to go out, didn't bring any clothes, had a stressful shift wanted to enjoy dinner and a drink.

    Yeah, we really shouldn't be taking care of anyone's grandmothers.

  • May 29

    I've only done community hospital ICU and i also worked nights. If you are calling an attending/consultant you better use some discretion! It better be soemthing worth waking up the Dr. However, for certain things, there was one hospitalist in the hospital for the nights. They were both great and would be proactive. Some things they would tell you to call the primary for, if they didn't want to step on toes.

    I would say to do nights in a community hospital, especially ICU, you do exercise a lot of autonomy and don't always have that MD to bounce things off of or to place the onus on.

  • May 21

    Quote from Lennonninja

    I Then when I'm sleeping in the day time, I have to deal with all of the noise from the kids in the apartment complex.

    If you need to do something in the day time, you have to rearrange your whole sleep schedule, which isn't as easy at it sounds. Day shift people never have to go in for a meeting at 1am when they should be asleep.
    OMG, I live in an apartment complex with alot of kids too, and in the summer I get to hear them scream and play right under my window while I am trying to get some sleep!
    And yes, I would often sacrifice sleep to do things in the daytime because nothing is open in the middle of the night. I think the differential is more than well deserved.

  • May 7

    Sounds like some black market organ harvesting. I'd stay away.

  • Apr 17

    Quote from NC29mom
    I can tell you from experience..parkinson patients seem to go on and on and on. Now that's not to say some don't progress more rapidly than others..... but most seem to live many years, even at the end stages. I have watched my own granny through the progression. If the pt was ambulatory, in my opinion..she would not be appropriate. I guess with this particular patient, it will be a watch and wait type deal (only bc of recent dx of pneumonia). I'm not shocked her Dr would increase her aricept .... though we know as hospice nurses the med is doing nothing but causing side effects at this point. I regularly have to remind our doctors, aricept is for MILD TO MODERATE Alzheimer's ...... this patient probably has more of Meet Body Dementia, as it commonly accompanies Parkinson's. Sounds like somebody is going to have a lot of education to perform....
    I have a patient now who has had Parkinson's for 21 years. After many falls, becoming bed bound, unable to eat ( he takes pleasure feeds). The wife decided to make her husband hospice now that he is progressing faster than ever, is in his 80's and would need a peg tube.He started out as what my boss called a " dead in the bed Fred". But he's not over the past 2 weeks. He's more responsive, understands what you are saying, can express a few singular words and now hugs and kisses me when I come in. He's comfortable, he is surrounded by love, and they take intone day at a time. With his minimal ability to eat or drink, he doesn't have long. And they have good support through the hospice benefit.

  • Jan 6

    Quote from Ruas61
    The disturbing part of this thread to me is your logic.

    Further discussion is better suited to a wall, I suspect.

    Good luck to you.
    I am simply not seeing what is illogical about this. There is, indeed a time and place for everything.

    LTC, I understand. Request a certain time you would rather not be bothered, and be alone, make sure roomate is gone. in a longer term setting.

    A few days without whacking off is not the end of the world. You don't NEED to.

    Let me ask, if you are traveling for 24 hours or longer on an international flight, is it OK to to do it on an airplane, as long as you are under a blanket. Ummm. No.

  • Nov 1 '15

    I freaked out on my first RRT when i floated on the tele floor that went to the ICu. A month later I became an ICU nurse. Codes no longer freak me out.

    Everyone gave excellent examples of what it takes to be an ICU nurse. While it is important to be task-oriented, and most are as floor nurses, get the treatments done, the meds need to put yourself into a prioritizing critical thinking mode. You need ot look at the whole picture and not "I have to give these meds at 10am" and stay focused on that. There may be other things that take precedence over getting those meds in at 10am....

    Autonomy, assertiveness, critical thinking and detail-oriented are all very important. being open to learning and accepting that you are not going ot know everything right away, and asking questions when you are not sure are very important. Listening and taking criticism well too is also key.

    I worked witht his new-grad who got a good GPA in nursing school, but when you put her with actual patients in the ICU, she was making the worst common sense judgement calls. The worst was she thought she knew it all, so she never asked. Made some pretty stupid and bad mistakes.... She was given many chances and much mentoring between the NM and the critical care educator.... however, she didn't take the criticism well and just got insulted instead. Then she made the big "bye-bye" mistake.

    Good luck, ICU is a great place to work if you have the passion for it.

  • Jul 27 '15

    Wow ruby, what an amazing story from start to finish. Definitely brought tears to my eyes.