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Hi! Thanks for checking out my page. I've been a member of allnurses since Apr 8th, '11. I have no blogs or journals to follow, but you are welcome to find me on the threads I follow, where I love humor and silliness to counter the seriousness of life. Feel free to chime in. Currently work PD/Geriatrics.

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  • Jul 22

    In the mid-70's, on a step-down unit which also took overflow from med-surg floor. Can't remember any specific details of pt except there was a need for Lasix pronto. Newish Doc, also new to the hospital, was at the nurses station. I gave him the pertinent info he needed, and he said, "Give her some Lasix."
    Me: "How much?"
    Him: "80 to start with."
    Me: "80 what?"
    Him: "Milligrams, you ninny!"
    Me: "How do you want it given?"
    Him: "How do you think I want it given, for Christsake?!"
    I turned my hands up and shrugged in slow exaggeration, and said, "I'm not allowed to guess."
    Him: "Oh, mumblegrumblesnort."
    Me: "If you can't tell me a complete order, or write the order in the chart and sign it, NOTHING will happen. Now, care to tell me again what, how much, when, where and how?"
    He told me the order the way he was supposed to, and he still steamed for a while, but he never gave an incomplete order again!

  • Jul 22

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    OH please help me, My doctor told me What can I do?
    Oh FranEM! I laughed myself silly at this one!
    But, how can I laugh myself to somewhere I already am​? One of life's mysteries I guess.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    OH please help me, My doctor told me What can I do?
    Oh FranEM! I laughed myself silly at this one!
    But, how can I laugh myself to somewhere I already am​? One of life's mysteries I guess.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from NotAllWhoWandeRN
    Are those Danskos?
    No, the brand is Scan-D'Oh's... because the people who give her a once up and down, ie ​scan cardiacfreak, catch a quick glimpse of those shoes invariably say, "What-the-? D'Oh!"

  • Jul 21

    Quote from NotAllWhoWandeRN
    Are those Danskos?
    No, the brand is Scan-D'Oh's... because the people who give her a once up and down, ie ​scan cardiacfreak, catch a quick glimpse of those shoes invariably say, "What-the-? D'Oh!"

  • Jul 16

    Quote from volskoya
    Hgb 3.5, Survived... (NO Transfusion)
    rose to a Hgb 7 after 15 days in ICU with TPN... survived... (No Transfusion)

    Went on to walk into second semester of an accelerated MSN-CNL program 1.5-weeks after released from ICU... Survived that too,
    in order to write this post 5 months later

    If anyone wants the details:
    (All from a botched laparoscopic surgery at the beginning of December that resulted in 5 additional surgeries...a 15 day ICU stay... collapsed lower lobes of lungs... 6 abdominal abscesses and numerous other issues... Clinicals + class + healing = 1 tired nursing student!)
    Ye Gods! Talk about an ordeal!!!! So glad you are still around to tell about it! And kudos to you for dealing with all that followed, plus school; don't know that I could have done it.....

  • Jul 16

    Quote from kskarzin91
    Hgb 6.2 because of a menstrual cycle that lasted 8wks.
    OOOPPPHHH! *shudder*

  • Jul 16

    I've not had a raise in 5 years. In fact our pay was reduced by 2.3%, giving me 27 cents less per hour. If it is all about the big bucks, I'm the schmuck and laughing stock.

    We also don't get a shift or w/e differential any more. Holiday pay no longer includes the 'eve's" prior to, and there is no longer any accrued time to use for 1/2 pay for any hours we might need to use. They decided to ditch that when I had about 47 hrs built up, and though I've been employed there close to 30 years, was I allowed to use those accrued hours up? HA! And sick-pay? Don't make me laugh.

    I can never get ahead, because even if by some weird fluke they decided they needed me to work an extra shift, this too shall pass, once the census is down or the number of available warm body's to work goes up.

    Slash, slash, slash! More lack than luck.

    As it is, my nose is just above the water.

    Kind of doubt it will ever turn around, either. What penurious company would admit to a large increase in business after crying poor-mouth for so long? If I ever heard we, the employees, were to benefit from their increase of income, and get a raise? I'd be dubious, to say the least!

    I've cleaned many a dirty bottom in my long career, but my employers' bottom line is more the filthy method of pay, aka 'eff-eau' .

  • Jul 16

    I would be quite amenable to any available alternative therapies like you mentioned.
    But, NOT EVERYONE is abusing their prescriptions. Some people are actually able to use the meds, PRN, during an acute episode of pain, for the reason given, without taking any more than prescribed, and have no problem taking/using it for the time period prescribed, and then, even if there are 'leftover' Vicodin tablets or whatever, stepping down to an OTC.
    Simple.
    We are not all raging addicts whose only desire is more, more, MORE...pills, dosages, etc.

    Medication is medication when it is used as ordered, with discrimination, for a finite period.
    Drug-seeking is certainly a problem because some are more into getting 'high'.
    But 'some' does not equal all.

  • Jul 15

    I actually have never heard it termed 'calling off'! I like it, even though it sounds (to my ear anyway) a little sideways in reference to work.
    We used to joke that 'calling in dead' was the only way we could be reasonably certain of getting some time off, and yet, even then you might not catch a break.

  • Jul 15

    I've not had a raise in 5 years. In fact our pay was reduced by 2.3%, giving me 27 cents less per hour. If it is all about the big bucks, I'm the schmuck and laughing stock.

    We also don't get a shift or w/e differential any more. Holiday pay no longer includes the 'eve's" prior to, and there is no longer any accrued time to use for 1/2 pay for any hours we might need to use. They decided to ditch that when I had about 47 hrs built up, and though I've been employed there close to 30 years, was I allowed to use those accrued hours up? HA! And sick-pay? Don't make me laugh.

    I can never get ahead, because even if by some weird fluke they decided they needed me to work an extra shift, this too shall pass, once the census is down or the number of available warm body's to work goes up.

    Slash, slash, slash! More lack than luck.

    As it is, my nose is just above the water.

    Kind of doubt it will ever turn around, either. What penurious company would admit to a large increase in business after crying poor-mouth for so long? If I ever heard we, the employees, were to benefit from their increase of income, and get a raise? I'd be dubious, to say the least!

    I've cleaned many a dirty bottom in my long career, but my employers' bottom line is more the filthy method of pay, aka 'eff-eau' .

  • Jul 14

    Martin E.P. Seligmen, PhD....

    Martin Enthusiastic Pencilman Seligman, Phoney Doctor

    Now the truth has been exposed!

  • Jul 13

    I remember as an LPN the time I got a raise...to an entire $3.10/hr. (1972)

    Right now I am working a job for less money, because not ALL nursing care is done in a hospital or another kind of facility/clinic/office.
    I have paid my dues in the number of years I worked long and hard in just those kinds of jobs.
    In 2012 I let my license lapse; too expensive to renew, plus ceu's, workshops, etc.

    REALLY-- I do not see doing any critical care nursing or working the floor in my future!

    I now favor old-school type nursing, one-on-one, so I do private duty...as a CNA.

    Social Security retirement benefits help, but they aren't enough to live on, so if I have to work, I'm going for a job that makes me happy.

    I like that I don't wake up in dread of going to work.

  • Jul 13

    Quote from maybug
    platelet of 1. Alive.
    One?
    One.
    (damn!)

  • Jul 12

    I would be quite amenable to any available alternative therapies like you mentioned.
    But, NOT EVERYONE is abusing their prescriptions. Some people are actually able to use the meds, PRN, during an acute episode of pain, for the reason given, without taking any more than prescribed, and have no problem taking/using it for the time period prescribed, and then, even if there are 'leftover' Vicodin tablets or whatever, stepping down to an OTC.
    Simple.
    We are not all raging addicts whose only desire is more, more, MORE...pills, dosages, etc.

    Medication is medication when it is used as ordered, with discrimination, for a finite period.
    Drug-seeking is certainly a problem because some are more into getting 'high'.
    But 'some' does not equal all.


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