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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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  • Feb 24

    My PDN pt. was eating her lunch and watching TV; I was perusing a catalog.
    She leaned over and tapped me on the knee and said,
    "Do you realize you're reading that magazine backwards?"
    I said, "Do you realize you're eating your soup with a fork?"

  • Feb 22

    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    Hey Jacob,

    What do you think of the bill that Sen. Lieu is introducing requiring a staff psychiatrist in the White House?
    I think POTUS might cause a psychiatrist to begin self-medicating!

  • Feb 18

    Quote from smartnurse1982
    Maybe agencies can solve this by paying more $$$ for night shift.

    I will say that some situations during NOC shift that encourage sleep.
    There are some parents who refuse to allow a nurse to work on their own laptop or play games on their cell phone.
    I am soy,but you cannot expect a nurse to just sit there and look at the twinkling lights.
    Would you as a parent want to work at night in the dark staring at the patient and the wall?
    We used to have shift and W/E differential pay, once upon a time. They cut that out when they instituted a 2.3% pay cut across the board. Pfffttt!
    And there are certain cases where you are NOT ALLOWED to read or use cell or tablet. Yes, you are supposed to keep your eyes ON the patient, even if all they are doing is sleeping. Of course, I can see the necessity with SOME patients, but if there ever was a 'recipe' for falling asleep on the job, staring at the patient and the wall in the dark would be prime ingredients.

  • Feb 17

    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    Hey Jacob,

    What do you think of the bill that Sen. Lieu is introducing requiring a staff psychiatrist in the White House?
    I think POTUS might cause a psychiatrist to begin self-medicating!

  • Feb 15

    Knew of a couple who wanted to name their baby Manman. Fortunately someone prevailed upon them to fill in a "real" name on the birth certificate. Anyway, they called him Manman until he was in Jr High, when he, himself shortened it to Man. Then later, again by his own choice, he reverted to his true, legal name when he got to High School; it was just a regular, ordinary, common name; probably a relief after all the 'clever' teasing he had to put up with from his schoolmates over the years!

  • Feb 15

    Someday, far in the future, we'll run across an "Ebola" and a "Zika" because someone thinks they are such cute names!

  • Feb 11

    Quote from smartnurse1982
    Maybe agencies can solve this by paying more $$$ for night shift.

    I will say that some situations during NOC shift that encourage sleep.
    There are some parents who refuse to allow a nurse to work on their own laptop or play games on their cell phone.
    I am soy,but you cannot expect a nurse to just sit there and look at the twinkling lights.
    Would you as a parent want to work at night in the dark staring at the patient and the wall?
    We used to have shift and W/E differential pay, once upon a time. They cut that out when they instituted a 2.3% pay cut across the board. Pfffttt!
    And there are certain cases where you are NOT ALLOWED to read or use cell or tablet. Yes, you are supposed to keep your eyes ON the patient, even if all they are doing is sleeping. Of course, I can see the necessity with SOME patients, but if there ever was a 'recipe' for falling asleep on the job, staring at the patient and the wall in the dark would be prime ingredients.

  • Feb 10

    Quote from smartnurse1982
    Maybe agencies can solve this by paying more $$$ for night shift.

    I will say that some situations during NOC shift that encourage sleep.
    There are some parents who refuse to allow a nurse to work on their own laptop or play games on their cell phone.
    I am soy,but you cannot expect a nurse to just sit there and look at the twinkling lights.
    Would you as a parent want to work at night in the dark staring at the patient and the wall?
    We used to have shift and W/E differential pay, once upon a time. They cut that out when they instituted a 2.3% pay cut across the board. Pfffttt!
    And there are certain cases where you are NOT ALLOWED to read or use cell or tablet. Yes, you are supposed to keep your eyes ON the patient, even if all they are doing is sleeping. Of course, I can see the necessity with SOME patients, but if there ever was a 'recipe' for falling asleep on the job, staring at the patient and the wall in the dark would be prime ingredients.

  • Feb 9

    When my Mom did PDN/nights, one of her elderly patients wanted her to go across the hall and lay down on the guest room bed; the patient's idea was to have my Mom tie a loooong string to her big toe and give the other end to the patient, who said she'd "give a little tug" if she needed something. Then she added,
    "I do so hate disturbing you girls during the night; you need your rest, too!"

    PS This was long before any temp agencies; she worked through a "Private Registry".

  • Feb 9

    I knew I had the newspaper clipping with these names ("survived by" ie: children of the deceased, in an obit) and I have FINALLY found it! Enjoy!

    * Understanding Knowledge Allah
    * Queen Dezire Earth
    * Understanding Born-King Allah
    * Knowledge Savior Allah
    ---and----
    * Victorious Love Earth

    I believe the "Allah's" are male, and the "Earth's" are female.

    What I wonder about most is . . . nicknames! Surely to goodness they aren't called by their full names all the time!
    My guesses in the order of the names above are:
    * Stan
    * Dee
    * Bo
    * Ior (pronounced Eeyore)
    * Vicky

  • Feb 9

    Someday, far in the future, we'll run across an "Ebola" and a "Zika" because someone thinks they are such cute names!

  • Feb 9

    Quote from Farawyn
    I'll buy her coffee. I'm on a single mom income! (Yes, I'm gonna milk that teat now!)
    So, you're saying you feel free to express yourself, that's cool !

  • Feb 8

    I knew I had the newspaper clipping with these names ("survived by" ie: children of the deceased, in an obit) and I have FINALLY found it! Enjoy!

    * Understanding Knowledge Allah
    * Queen Dezire Earth
    * Understanding Born-King Allah
    * Knowledge Savior Allah
    ---and----
    * Victorious Love Earth

    I believe the "Allah's" are male, and the "Earth's" are female.

    What I wonder about most is . . . nicknames! Surely to goodness they aren't called by their full names all the time!
    My guesses in the order of the names above are:
    * Stan
    * Dee
    * Bo
    * Ior (pronounced Eeyore)
    * Vicky

  • Feb 8

    Quote from Farawyn
    I'll buy her coffee. I'm on a single mom income! (Yes, I'm gonna milk that teat now!)
    So, you're saying you feel free to express yourself, that's cool !

  • Feb 7

    Quote from Alesium
    At the hospital I did my L&D rotation at, there was a big wall with the names and hand/foot prints of babies born there. One that stuck out to me was Beowulf.
    Parents must've been English majors in college.


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