Latest Comments by NurseOnAMotorcycle

Latest Comments by NurseOnAMotorcycle

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Joined Jan 16, '11 - from 'NY'. She has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg 1, Emergency 5, CEN 2/2016'. Posts: 1,094 (63% Liked) Likes: 2,924

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    Yes, this is pretty normal. Even though someone else will say it is not, I feel like it is because you tell me you feel fine when you actually start working. I felt the same way for a while. Ask for help from your previous preceptor or charge nurse when you are getting overwhelmed.

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    I found that the CEN is mostly ABCD and scope of practice. Yes you need to know some of the more obscure stuff like not allowing pts with Leforte fractures to use straws when drinking, etc. However, ENA knows that we work so closely with physicians that we sometimes hang a bolus or perform some other testing and get the order afterwards. They can trip you up with that on the tests.

    If you have airway, breathing, circulation, disability and know scope of practice (get vs, notify provider, place IVs) then you have got most of the test passed already.

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    vanilla bean, BSNbeDONE, Emergent, and 1 other like this.

    I would love to meet some of the AN members. If there were an East Coast meet/greet I would be there in a heartbeat.

    LOL. I think that actually rhymed!

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    I've responded several times. In all of those times I basically called 911 for the pt, once while doing CPR. Cardiogenic shock at a race, altered mental status on the side of a highway, anaphylactic shock, motor vehicle collision at highway speed, accidental toddler overdose of parents' medications... Mostly I get "can you tell me your opinion on this?" Never do I ever actually have my emergency kit with me, damn it all.

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    Orphan RN, EDRNCCmom, Nurse326, and 1 other like this.


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    Best bet is to talk to the schools financial aid planner and their admissions counselor. If you like what they have to say then go for it.

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    This is painful to watch!

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    cyc0sys likes this.

    Yup. But they curse first OR are truly disrespectful such as calling me or someone else names.

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    Same PPE/isolation as for pt with lice or scabies.

    I would ask housekeeping if they have heard if anything is being done then step it up from there. Also I would prob institute a full clothing change protocol at my own house to make sure I don't bring it home.

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    Let me put it this way:
    Would you roll your eyes if a veteran cardiac nurse asked for help with a neuro assessment on a neonatal patient? Of course not! And I wouldn't even blink if you came on as a new hire and never had a chance to learn IVs. You still have other skills that you have become so proficient in that you could help with.

    A different way to think about it is this: Physical skills can be picked up, but it takes experience to learn that gut reaction that the patient, families, and doctors depend on us for.

    It's easy for me to say "just don't sweat it" but what would make you feel better is this: request to go for IV and phlebotomy training. (And don't sweat it!)

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    Nobody escapes nursing school unscathed. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. Nurses who make it are strong, determined, and don't back out of a fight.

    If if you had a patient who said "I want to live, please help me!" had a 50 year smoking history, was total care, MRSA/VRE, stage 4 cancer, and was doing badly, would you say that it's not worth trying to save them because "the amount of stress, disappointment, and lack of confidence to succeed"was too much?

    Of course not! And you have to decide for yourself if your nursing career has a DNR or wants to live too!

    You said that this one F doesn't define you, but if you quit then you will have decided that it, in fact, DID!

    Now get back in there and make sure your student loans weren't for nothing!!

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    poppycat likes this.

    Oh geez, you scared me! Thank you for clarifying.

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    macawake, poppycat, TriciaJ, and 3 others like this.

    Googled it. Trawling is dragging a net along the bottom of the lake, etc. trolling is the bait thing. So we are both right.

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    DBK99, poppycat, and psu_213 like this.

    WHAT?! So they have like 3-4 full syringes of narcotics and benzos in their pocket and have to keep track of which pt they belong to??!

    Forget that! I like my license where it is.