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32) you've used micropore tape to wrap presents for loved ones
I'm not overly religious, although i was brought up in a highly Christian household. I cared for this wonderful man who was one of God's onward Christian soldiers in the Salvation Army, post-op from L4-5 fusion. Anyway, wanted to write a note or two to various persons and then he asked me to help him write a new verse for a hymn... dictation style of course. he said i helped inspire him with my (& God's care). He was going to be D/C one day and he stated in the morning that there would be a surprise for me later @ the end of my shift... i told him not to bother and that it was my pleasure to care for such a nice man.You know the type, always smiling first thing in the morning despite the pain, and always with wonderful manners , & always trying his best to succeed with the physio and rehab etc. Anyway, unfortunately he had an undiagnosed ACA and died un-expectantly that morning. A courier came and delivered a dozen red roses, a teddy bear and chocolates with a card... from my wonderful salvo... it read "To the greatest nurse to me, with God's love flowing though you my wounds are healed and my soul is restored. Thankyou friend, thankyou for our loving chats @ 3am and for helping to soothe my pain - both of the heart and the back. These gifts are for you, the bear is to hug - to remind you that comfort is everything! the flowers are to remind you that a beautiful life is not without the occassional thorn and the chocolates are because i cant (he was a T2DM)!! Enjoy!and thankyou once again for everything! I cried and cried... i only looked after him for 4 days and 3 nights, but he touched my heart.
I did not get enough info from the original post to come to any conclusions. We were not included in the entire conversation, so we may be missing something important about what this person meant. People often say things that don't make sense, when one does not know the entire context of remarks. It could be something entirely different from our first impression.
I think it's great that you ask questions!
As a bit of advice -- try to watch that you are not interrupting the teacher, or asking questions at inappropriate times.
Keep your chin up --I always think it's better to ask and make sure
i'm not sure if they sell it in the US but QV make a product called QV intensive lotion - it is a 50/50% soft white parifin/liquid parifin creme that is real good for the chronically dry. Also have you tried a soap alternative for your pts... a tad expensive more than soap but often its bubbles without the troubles. Sorbelene creme isn't bad and urea based cremes are good for helping fix the odd dry and cracked regions.
I have a glue allergy and i recommened top lignocaine (use the gel for foley insertion) 1% or 2% whichever - for instant relief from the scratching and a Rx for phenergan which will also help the itchy factor. DO NOT USE VICKS!!! and unfortunately benedril works a tad too slow, plus now it's a histamine type reaction, so you have to stop the initial stimulus (her scratching it!) before i will settle. IT HURTS esp if the skin is thin. as for the wound, i suggest kept going with the wet to dry dressing basically you want to cleanse, absorb and protect so... a mesalt, and mepilx or another absorbent type dressing for low to high exudating wounds. if post cleansing their is SOME granulation tissue, absorb and try to maintain consistent moisture and protect.
Can they make a volume switch on those pumps and call bells for O/N?? sometimes they're so LOUD!! Make a day room for ambulant pts and their families to go and sit/do stuff (TV, DVD, Playstation etc). Sliding doors for the bathrooms - no swinging doors as they NEVER leave enough room between the bed and the doorway. Night lights for the hallways that can have dimmer switches for the pts to get some sleep! and so they can be turned up when needed! Personal air vents over the pt bed - like those on airplanes for aircon/heating when required... Black out curtains, info kiosk (touch screen info) for pt's and families that shows general info for hospital-visiting hours,location of cafe/bank/shops, where to go for....???, ice machines and microwaves in a common accessible area... all bed areas to have lifting machines on rail network above the bed on the ceiling - saves trying to find a spare machine. Emergency pager system - saves finding a button that you can't reach or cant access - it's on your hip. Well, thats all i can think of for now... thanks that made me feel better!
thank god for jelli_belli!as he or she hit it right on the nose! i am so glad someone was brave enough to write something "taboo" as it seems after all these responses, and many private ones (that were in favor i might add..)yes it's true i don't look forward to changing briefs as a living, but no i would not let a patient sit in poopy because of my preferences! i take jobs very seriously and if i gotta do it then so be it! i don't know where in the post i ever mentioned i would let a patient suffer.. like i was being accused of... to wrap it all up, like jelli_belli stated,"...everyone has their own path"
RNsRWe, thank you for putting it so eloquently - it's the point i was attempting to make... I just hope that LookingForward can do exactly that and ask the hard questions, make the tough (and often uncomfortable) choices and move towards the appropriate decision. It's not whether doing the CNA before makes for better nurses but it DEFIANTLY can help ppl figure out whether they can handle the physical and emotional toil that some of the tasks are involved with this incredible profession. Lots of love and hugs Jelli ..... now, i'm going for a cuppa....goodness knows i need it.....
Looking forward,as ppl & as nurses,we all agree that poop smells and cleaning it up (without looking at the person behind it) can suck...but it is something that is BASIC NURSING CARE! Sure,some of us don't want to clean up spills for the rest of our careers but the beauty of nursing is that you can always advance/change/expand into different areas once one gets dull. Each one of us has something that we dislike doing/or dealing with in daily care-i'm not fond of sputum and my best mate HATES false teeth! What i'm saying is that most of us here in this forum, appreciate your honesty at the dislike of certain aspects of nursing-even if the was it was written was a tad extreme-but perhaps when something as fundamental as cleaning up poop & "other gross spills" is SOOO scary maybe its time to ask some tough questions-WHY NURSING?? I hope that you can grow, whether it is in nursing or another profession. I believe that each person moving into the nursing profession should ask themselves why?? WHY HERE?? WHY THIS?? Most ppl will say "it's because i want to help ppl". But there are many other professions that do that... so WHY NURSING??
...I am horrified of having to do some of the tasks described! This is not what I dreamed of all these years, ...
Don't be hasty about taking Australia off your list. I work with a number of nurses from the Philippines (trained in the Philippines) and they are doing well for themselves. The bridging programme may cost a bit of money initially but once you have the nursing licence, the yearly renewal for registration os affordable. I'll need to find out more about the bridging programme and will post later. Take care
The first thing i can say to is WELL DONE!!! for hanging on so long in a place with so little insight. They obviously had no idea what they had! Being a mum who has been in a VERY similar position to yourself (overworked & liking the work --> & under appreciated) ... try find a supplement income, try not to lose yourself in tears (but let them flow, they help with the healing) & let this little "blonde bombshell" prove herself as more than just a body. Try to befriend her but as they say... "keep your friends close & your enemies closer!" Best of luck & keep the faith~~!!
I am not sure, that you should even think about being a nurse, what do you think that you will be doing as a nurse? please don't waste your time. we don't need more people like you. Nursing is part of taking care of people no matter they be young or old.
Hi there, it is a small part of the job and the more that you focus on it the more gross it can get. Rather than focus on the $hite, focus on the poor embarrassed person you needs help and that your empowering them to get on with their day. $hite comes and goes (pardon the pun) but the kindness of a stranger and one that doesn't get embarrassed themselves is usually never forgotten.
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