NewbieNeedsHelp 2,927 Views
Joined Jan 14, '11.
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Please don't lose any sleep about what I chart or don't chart. ;-) My point was, if a medication helps your pain, it can't be a 10 anymore, considering 10 is the maximum.
I literally want yell at people when I ask them to rate their pain 0-10 and the tell me 12, 20, 50, whatever....I said 0-10, 10 is the worst people!!!! Not that big of a deal, but it drives me nuts!
I find counting the number of psych patients you had in one shift offensive.
still in NP (Family) school, but after the shift I had last night, I certainly am looking forward to becoming an NP. Chasing patients all night, running to bed alarms, being kicked and scratched by demented patients for 12 hours (with two shifts remaining), I will welcome seeing the patient and watching them walk out the door....Sorry, I know you want input from practicing NP's, but I just had to vent a little.......ok...now I can patiently wait for actual NP's to respond....
Massachusetts has RomneyCare. So until that provision of ObamaCare goes into effect, there's not going to be similar options for the rest of us in the continental U.S. (I believe Hawaii has some good options for healthcare as well.)
I think that provision is going into effect in either 2013 or 2014, can't remember off the top of my head for sure though.
go to a beauty salon and ask them to help you look older
it does help!!!! i'm 22 and i still look the same as i did at 16
I am so very happy to hear that! I am just at the begining of myself even though I was "almost" a registered nurse back in Poland years ago. I decided to return to this rewarding profession and trying to enroll into accelerated program. I keep reading analysis that we still have a shortage of nurses and that we will need even more nurses in the future. At the same time I am reading posts that it is so hard for graduates to find a job. Your post is so encouraging and positive!!! I am determined and as long as I am everything will work out!! I am sure about it!
Wow this post is kind of making me nervous. Last week I had to increase the propofol twice then when that didnt work give 2 bolus propofol of 3mg each. Then when that didnt work give 5mg of versed. It was given of course with Drs orders over the phone. I was not able to talk to the Dr myself as I was holding the ET tube against the patients lips.
The patient was clamped down on the ET tube, no bite bar in place and we couldnt secure it.
Iam a new nurse. Not ACLS certified yet. I did have an ACLS RN in the room assisting me, as well as our house supervisor.
But with 9000 some drugs now available, how do we know which ones we can give and which ones we cant?
I - for one - would LOVE someone to come in and teach me how to get better at time management. Maybe then, I would have time for at least one of the 15 minute breaks I am legally entitled to, or maybe I could have a lunch break before 2:30 or 3:00.
I honestly feel I do a heroic amount of work during a day in the hospital, and I don't think many people could do more. We are ALL limited by time, the quality and quantity of our CNAs, and the number of total care patients we are assigned.
I generally leave my patients floating in a pool of poo. I like to give other nurses a chance to feel morally superior. I feel it's my gift to the nursing community.
Nurses appear younger because older nurses are not being hired. Give me a job and I'll drag down the average!
but i am a new grad to boot and this is my first nursing job. if i am fired for insubordination from here how am i ever gonna get another job? who wants an insubordinate new grad with no experience and an alleged bad attitude?! how can i fix this? can i even fix this at all?!
What do you find "hard to believe" that someone with Disabilities would want to work as a nurse ? granted there are lots of people with Disabilities that just sit at home , that is not for me I love to work and just fyi most ssdi checks are between $600-1200 could you live on that ? I can't !
When in the situation of a terminal dying human, most are not comfortable. We at times avoid the room, do the q 1 hour turn and assessment, look at the family gathered around the bedside and offer words of comfort some how. We have all the tools we need to allay suffering. we know the outcome, yet we are never ready. I have pushed more morphine Diprovan ativan inapsine than a narc box can hold and until the soul/spirit is ready to leave the body, will death occur. just my observations of watching the last breath sitting at bedside and being there with the families. I have seen patients receive ungodly amounts of the above and none have taken their last breath while large doses of morphine was pushed. Many refused to die till they were good and ready... till a wedding was over, and the bride and groom came to their room, till the day of their pension would go into effect so their spouse could get benefits, till a brother sister mother father made it to the bedside. We give so much credit to ourselves and the medications we administer. We tear each other down with out seeing the whole picture. You have to live with yourself and your actions. Be true to yourself. Just remember the spirit is strong even though the shell is weak. Slow down and hold their hand talk softly and don't be afraid of the dying, don't be afraid to give the medication to keep them out of pain, physical or mental. That is what being a nurse is. relieving fear, pain and anxiety and helping one die with dignity. NurseCutie it sounds like you have insight and concern for your patients. Asking 4 opinions will get you many.
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