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Joined Mar 3, '11 - from 'U.S.A.'. Calabria is a R.N.. She has 'Always looking to learn!' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'NICU, OB/GYN'. Posts: 119 (61% Liked) Likes: 286

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  • Dec 20 '15

    I'm personally dealing with some anal glaucoma right now.

    I.e., I can't see my ass going into work tonight.

  • Nov 15 '15

    Quote from IdislikeCODEbrowns
    Sorry to offend anyone but my beef w/ this whole issue is that I am seeing more and more pts who pick and choose when they want to be treated like pts and when they want to be 'paying customers who feel its ok to be waited on 24/7, I understand controlling noise level around others, nights or not, but its a slippery slope when people start forgetting what a hospital's are for (to get better) not to have a jug of ice water 3/4 filled w/ ice and the rest water and heaven forbid that there's too much ice... Or what about those pts who insist on staff putting signs on their doors saying 'do not interrupt between 11pm and 7am' really,this is a ******* hospital and you'll probably be the pt who turns around and sues bc your potassium level was 2.5 and had an arrhythmia but was refusing to get labs rechecked at 4am...hospitals aren't hotels bottom line, it's not pleasant and you shouldn't like being there more than your own home
    Have you, or your family member, ever stayed in the hospital as a patient? I stayed in the hospital for about 2 weeks a couple of years ago. It was the worst place for me to get rest because my vital signs were being checked Q4H, in addition to being woken up for medications, blood work, etc. I understood that those things were medically necessary for my well-being. You standing outside of my room at the nurses' station carrying on in a loud voice and laughing loudly isn't medically necessary for me to heal.

    It's one thing to break your back for patients because of the push towards treating them as "customers", but I learned when I was about five years-old to talk with an "inside voice" and what it means to be respectful of people around me (including those who are sleeping). That's common courtesy. There's a big difference.

  • Jul 20 '15

    Well, I hope that some of you aren't my co-workers.

    The vitriol directed at fellow nurses here based on their age, not what they can contribute to their workplace, is disturbing.

  • Jul 4 '15

    I've been told that, during debriefs, my "nurse face" and deadpan way that I readback orders/information to other providers is hilarious (we had a simulation videotaped and I had half of the room laughing, not because I was acting ridiculous or obnoxious, but because of the apparent transformation in my persona upon entering the room). I'm naturally very energetic and hyper, but go on "autopilot" during crisis situations and tend to respond in very short, clipped sentences and lack patience for nonsense.

    I grew up in a home where my family and I, unfortunately, were the patients who suffered from the "one-in-a-million" ailments. My parents and siblings have had multiple close calls with the Big Guy Upstairs, partly because of bad luck and partly because they're too stubborn to seek medical attention before it's too late.

    I have a vivid memory in middle school of my dad walking into the house and asking my mother for a Band-Aid. I came downstairs and followed a trail of perfect bloody footprints going through the kitchen to my father, who had gashed his leg outside. He needed so many stitches that the doctor stopped counting after 47.

  • Jun 4 '15

    Quote from lub dub

    So are you saying that RT was to blame for this?
    No, that's ludicrous. I'm saying that the signs and symptoms of the bleeds were first noticed immediately after suctioning. My point, like Bortaz, is that we shouldn't be exposing micropreemies to unnecessary interventions that heighten their risk of complications such as bleeds. Excessive suctioning is one of these interventions. We have no way of knowing when the bleeds definitely happened, but they first manifested right after suctioning.