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  • Sep 24

    Quote from Glycerine82
    "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.
    I hate how crazy med admin times are! I have a sheet I use to organize my day, and the days when I look down and see things due literally every hour are just ridiculous. BUT! My favorite thing? When med admin times actually do coordinate properly, leaving you with 4 IV meds that take 30-60 min each all due at the same time, and it's on a patient with limb precautions and 18 blown veins.

  • Sep 24

    Hi, all!

    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!

  • Sep 23

    Quote from canigraduate
    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."
    OMG.

    It did not stop.

    The entire day.

    It did not stop.

    And then, after getting a shift change code blue in the ER (that amazingly I was the ONLY non-ICU nurse that bothered to show up to, and ICU only sent their charge....), the family had the nerve to tell the PM charge nurse that they had "concerns" with how the day went. They felt we weren't with her enough. Honest to god, if I wasn't with this patient, I was on the phone ABOUT the patient, and the person with "concerns" managed to show up coincidentally the only time I left the floor that day.

    ......which was to pound on the chest of a woman whose heart was going on and off like a switch each and every time we thought she was either done or coming back......

    I was their mom's advocate this whole entire day. I saw what they saw. I worked my butt off for her - got med changes, got tests and labs ordered. If I hadn't been on it with this woman, I would have only been able to tell them, "oh, she's just fine." But no, she was my most unstable patient and she had my undivided for so much of this day.

    This day. This ridiculous day. How do you politely tell someone, "I'm sorry I wasn't in the room to tell you for the 300th time your mom isn't getting morphine like you asked, but I was trying to save a woman's life." Ugh!

    To those who decry the purpose for threads like this, it is because we need a place to lament the days like this one. Not once would I (or did I) minimize their concerns (still wouldn't and won't), but surely a reasonable person would realize I would actually have MORE time for their loved one if my phone weren't ringing off the hook.

    Okay, rant over. Sorry for the hijack, but I'm spent. And frustrated.

  • Sep 21

    Hi, all!

    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!

  • Sep 19

    Quote from Glycerine82
    "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.
    I hate how crazy med admin times are! I have a sheet I use to organize my day, and the days when I look down and see things due literally every hour are just ridiculous. BUT! My favorite thing? When med admin times actually do coordinate properly, leaving you with 4 IV meds that take 30-60 min each all due at the same time, and it's on a patient with limb precautions and 18 blown veins.

  • Sep 19

    Hi, all!

    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!

  • Sep 19

    Quote from Glycerine82
    "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.
    I hate how crazy med admin times are! I have a sheet I use to organize my day, and the days when I look down and see things due literally every hour are just ridiculous. BUT! My favorite thing? When med admin times actually do coordinate properly, leaving you with 4 IV meds that take 30-60 min each all due at the same time, and it's on a patient with limb precautions and 18 blown veins.

  • Sep 19

    Hi, all!

    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!

  • Sep 19

    Hi, all!

    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!

  • Sep 17

    Quote from Glycerine82
    "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.
    I hate how crazy med admin times are! I have a sheet I use to organize my day, and the days when I look down and see things due literally every hour are just ridiculous. BUT! My favorite thing? When med admin times actually do coordinate properly, leaving you with 4 IV meds that take 30-60 min each all due at the same time, and it's on a patient with limb precautions and 18 blown veins.

  • Sep 17

    Hi, all!

    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!

  • Sep 17

    Hi, all!

    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!

  • Sep 11

    Hi, friends,

    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!

  • Sep 10

    Quote from NOADLS
    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"
    I think I'd be okay with number 5 if their EF was over like, 40.

  • Sep 10

    "There is a cat over there and it won't stop staring at me."


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