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  • 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 done.....you 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.

  • May 24 '15

    Depends what state your in, if it is an "at will" state, then you can be fired for any reason (except discrimination, which you would have to prove)

    Good luck. I do not believe you should have been fired. It was a med error, your first one, and you should have been remediated.

  • Mar 23 '15

    I'm glad you found a position to get out of HH.

    I've been in it for almost a year. A miserable year. Overworked and underpaid. I wanted a work/ life balance, instead I got a work is life situation. I will do anything to get out and have my life back. All weekend all I have done is worried about the paperwork I am behind on. But I decided to give my off time to me and my daughter this weekend.

    I appreciate this very straight forward true post about HH.

  • Mar 20 '15

    It's more stressful than nursing school. But the good news is they pay you, instead of you paying them!

  • Feb 25 '15

    Quote from bookworm78910
    I had a situation in nursing school that was sort of sad, understandable and could be seen as inappropriate. I had a male patient during my LTC rotation that started masturbating while I and a female CNA were giving him a shower.

    As a man myself, I can empathize with a long-married man who still has sexual feelings, but no intimate contact with his wife, and no privacy in his shared room. I acted as if it was normal and didn't react, but the CNA offered him a wash cloth, and was clearly uncomfortable with it. Personally, the only thing that made this situation mildly inappropriate, was that it made the aide self-conscious. However, I'd hope that if she stays in the business very long, she'll get over it, because I doubt it was the last time she encounters that, as sexuality does not expire just because you age.

    You seriously think it's appropriate and expected behavior for a guy to masturbate in front of heathcare workers while they are trying to help him because he still has sexual feelings? I guess then it's appropriate for a guy to whip it out in public and start whacking off because he has an urge? Come on now. It should be the last time she ever excounters that, beause if a pt tried that in front of me, I would tell him how highly innappropriate that is and if he wants ot masturbate, he an do that in private. You view on this is disturbing.

  • Feb 24 '15

    Quote from bookworm78910
    I had a situation in nursing school that was sort of sad, understandable and could be seen as inappropriate. I had a male patient during my LTC rotation that started masturbating while I and a female CNA were giving him a shower.

    As a man myself, I can empathize with a long-married man who still has sexual feelings, but no intimate contact with his wife, and no privacy in his shared room. I acted as if it was normal and didn't react, but the CNA offered him a wash cloth, and was clearly uncomfortable with it. Personally, the only thing that made this situation mildly inappropriate, was that it made the aide self-conscious. However, I'd hope that if she stays in the business very long, she'll get over it, because I doubt it was the last time she encounters that, as sexuality does not expire just because you age.

    You seriously think it's appropriate and expected behavior for a guy to masturbate in front of heathcare workers while they are trying to help him because he still has sexual feelings? I guess then it's appropriate for a guy to whip it out in public and start whacking off because he has an urge? Come on now. It should be the last time she ever excounters that, beause if a pt tried that in front of me, I would tell him how highly innappropriate that is and if he wants ot masturbate, he an do that in private. You view on this is disturbing.

  • Feb 22 '15

    Quote from bookworm78910
    I had a situation in nursing school that was sort of sad, understandable and could be seen as inappropriate. I had a male patient during my LTC rotation that started masturbating while I and a female CNA were giving him a shower.

    As a man myself, I can empathize with a long-married man who still has sexual feelings, but no intimate contact with his wife, and no privacy in his shared room. I acted as if it was normal and didn't react, but the CNA offered him a wash cloth, and was clearly uncomfortable with it. Personally, the only thing that made this situation mildly inappropriate, was that it made the aide self-conscious. However, I'd hope that if she stays in the business very long, she'll get over it, because I doubt it was the last time she encounters that, as sexuality does not expire just because you age.

    You seriously think it's appropriate and expected behavior for a guy to masturbate in front of heathcare workers while they are trying to help him because he still has sexual feelings? I guess then it's appropriate for a guy to whip it out in public and start whacking off because he has an urge? Come on now. It should be the last time she ever excounters that, beause if a pt tried that in front of me, I would tell him how highly innappropriate that is and if he wants ot masturbate, he an do that in private. You view on this is disturbing.

  • Feb 21 '15

    Quote from bigrigcowboy
    Very good response. I would have provided the aide the opportunity to excuse herself if it was safe to do so. Sorry y'all, men masturbate in showers in their homes and LTC is their home.

    Yes, they masturbate ALONE in their showers. not while other people are assisiting them care for themselves. There are plenty of times these patient are alone int heir rooms and can whack away. Sorry, sometimes your right to jack off in the shower is gone when others have to shower you. i am seriously disgusted that pleasuring yourself is acceptable infront of others are working to get you clean when you can't do it yourself! Geeze, if you can pleasure yourself, you can wash yourself. He should have asked ot be left alone.

  • Feb 17 '15

    I'm a new homecare nurse for palliative and hospice. (I have been a nurse for 6 years, just new ot homecare)I had a palliative patient I was seeing with my preceptor. Mainly for pain management (CA patient) was having a difficult time with BM's due to decreased mobility, appetite and pain meds. Had BM's every few days, although small, but not much intake.

    Saw patient and patient was feeling better, looked better than he has been. Checked Bowel sounds and they were positive, had BM a few days before and his appetite was improved.

    Find out the patient perforated his bowel a few days later and was severely impacted.

    It's upsetting me, because he had positive BS and said dulcolax helped. Then, it happened.

    I don't know what I'm trying to ask. Can patients have normal bowel sounds with such severe impaction?



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