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beautifully said! i love that the ads impact how your kids look at you, if only for a moment. in this jaded, negative world, it's that 'glimpse of humanity' that goes 'through the hard walls of our hearts' and sheds light on what matters. it touches us, especially when our own and other people's humanity might be the only thing left in our world that matters.
I like the commercials. They are kind of corny, but it does make me feel good to get recognition. I think we are just not used to recieving praise. Like a bunch of emotionally abused people.
I'm an ICU nurse who didn't get how admissions worked until I started working ER. Most non-ER nurses don't get it. It's real easy to blame us for "holding" the patient until 645 to call report... but at least at the hospitals I've worked at, that is not the case. Hell... half of us don't even WORK 7a-7p or 7p-7a, many work 9a-7p or 11a-11p or 3p-3a or work 4, 6, 8, 10 hour shifts, or are floating because they begged us to come in because we're short.
We call report when we get a room. We have no control over that. Half the time, the ER is swamped and there are other patients waiting, and that patient has to GO.
Our shift does not revolve around how hard or easy your life is. We don't get to pick who knocks on our door and you don't either. Sorry... suck it up... that's what we do.
I hate that nurse's eat their young. When i started, some nurses attempted to tare me down. The way i went about this could be seen as... umm different? I went absolutely ballistic on these nurses, i took them down infront of everyone at the nurse's station, it lets everyone know that your not someone they can mess with. One of them rolled her eyes at me in report and told me a piece of information i provided wasn't valid. I launched back in a tirade yelling throwing my book on the floor literally screaming! She went bright red in the face and now writes everything i say down. But you bet the next time she did report i challenged nearly every single piece of information she handed over. Just because i'm a new grad doesn't mean i'm a pushover is the moral of this story! haha
Finish up. I have to concur with so many of the others. Look, I know it's the last thing you want to do but do it for YOU! Work your next four shifts on your terms. That's empowering! Then take the money you make from the shifts in question and BLOW IT on something self indulgent!!
This is a win/win for you - you honor yourself by maintaining your word and you get an awesome goody! Seriously, don't divert that money to anything practical. If you didn't work your last four shifts you would have to do without the cash, right?
I too have left a job in haste and to this day it doesn't sit well with me. Four shifts is the blink of an eye in the context of your career. You may have to face much more difficult situations down the road. Use this experience to define your strength. There is power in knowing what you're made of.
Come on now, do some brainstorming regarding your much deserved reward!
I'm a nursing student graduating this December and I just accepted a position as a neonatal nurse in the level II nursery at a large regional hospital! I am beyond blessed and excited to have this opportunity! I eventually want to work in a NICU, so I figure this will be a great place to get my feet wet.
Once a few bad things are said about you in a facility, word spreads, and your rep is damaged. People believe rumors...
They do it because (in my experience anyway) they have few other methods of controlling their kids' behavior. I used to work in a clinic that did peds and every time a parent would tell their kid that, I would stop what I was doing, look the kid and the parent in the eyes, and say, "I do not give shots for discipline. That's your [the parent's] job. I only give shots to help you feel better or keep you from getting sick. I promise."
It's like when people see a policeman and warn their kids that the policeman will take the kid away if they misbehave.
Nothing like making kids afraid of the very people who can help them.
I don't understand it at all.
i was shocked. ***** why are you even trying to be a nurse if all you want to do is go straight to grad school to become a nurse practitioner (peds)????
it's a requirement, and that's probably why they're doing it.
one of these girls was the same girl who talked about other students who had to be rushed into the emergency room during clinical, saying they had no place in nursing school.
you are doing the same thing, right now.
i would hate to have a nurse who hated her job and only did it so she could get accepted into grad school.
i don't care what my nurse's private thoughts or goals are as long as i am well taken care of.
they will be in for a rude awakening when they realize that most *decent* grad schools aren't going to bother looking at an applicant with 0 or the bare minimum floor experience, and i hope they wouldn't look at someone who has less than two years of work experience on the floor. i see most of the nursing students who say they don't want to work on the floor leaving the profession entirely within the first five years (and i'm being generous)...what do you think?
rude awakenings can provide motivation. they may not realize how difficult it will be to reach their goals, but that doesn't mean that they won't be able to do it.
thank you all for your comments. I was posting just to mention how quickly someone can go bad. Lasix is usually used in a situation where it is assumed for fluid overload, working on a tele floor. I agree, he may have just had a arrthymia.
OP, I'm sorry you're having to sort through all of these feelings. You did what you felt was right w/the info you had- and orders you had. Yes- you can always learn from lousy events. But people die, no matter what is done to intervene. heartbeat:heartbeat
Had that happened yesterday, the nurse asked the pt what he wanted to use his meds with apple sauce or juice, she gave him the med he said thanks, she turned around to answera question family member had asked, before she turned back he was gone (just like that). he was a DNR
I'm glad you had that experience mindlor. I do hope the bitter dried up nurses were included in the group. For your sake as well as theirs. It is a certaintly there will be many shifts that are the the flip side of the love fest, (even if it was caused by someone slipping nebulized benzos into the hospital vent system).
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