ixchel, BSN, RN 42,798 Views
Joined Jun 3, '11.
Posts: 5,158 (75% Liked)
"Real" Nurses come in all shapes, sizes and education levels.
LTC nursing is no joke. It's exhausting and mind boggling at times.
People who don't do patient care really shouldn't be making rules. A med pass at 1500, 1800 and 2000? Why?
Not all CNAs are hard workers like I was. Some really have no business working with patients.
This week, I have learned hoarding can be a blessing. (I promise that actually is nursing related. ) Always, ALWAYS retain documentation you receive from your employer.
Recreating a timeline of events in writing to describe an emotional situation can bring those emotions to the surface again, fiercely, even if a decent amount of time has passed.
I'm so thankful to have LadyFree take over while some things in my world are getting sorted out. Woman, YOU ROCK!
LOL!! This used to happen to me all the time, although for a different reason. The patient wasn't answering the phone on purpose, because she was annoyed with the annoying family member. After the third time of "she's resting and doesn't have to answer the phone if she doesn't want to," I finally got blunt and told the family member "she said she doesn't want to talk to you and to please quit calling so she can sleep."
Please forgive my absence. I've received a message from the lovely LadyFree, who I've happily handed the reins over to for a short while.
Depending on how the next few weeks go, I may have a story to share that hopefully others can learn from. In the meantime....
Love to all of you!
1) "Can I have some drugs?"
2) "I was just checking to see that someone would come if I pressed this thing."
3) "While I am here, can I have a free prostate exam?"
4) "You look angry when I ring this thing. I've only done it 20 times in the last hour."
5) "I am simply letting you know that I have an escort set to arrive at 01:00 and you'll have to let her in."
6) "Free Tibet"
"There is a cat over there and it won't stop staring at me."
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