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  • Aug 26

    OP, A+ for creativity. That's definitely a new one! You do realize, though, that the other 50% of thefts are by females, though, right?

  • Aug 25

    Seriously. I'm just diving in right now.

    As an AN member...

    1. I absolutely, positively can NOT figure out a damn thing on desktop via mobile AN. Somebody, for the love of god, I've been finding my posts by clicking on notifications, going to likes, and following them to stuff I've bookmarked. I'm on safari on iphone. I found something that MIGHT be bookmarks, but crazy old threads are mixed with new ones. I am wondering how the heck I managed to stay active before the app. Maybe it was regular desktop pre-mobile desktop in those days. I can't remember, but I was never morefrustrated than I've been this week. Speaking of... Anyone able to link me to last week's thread? I hadn't posted in it before I lost app access. So now it's missing. Not really missing, just impatiently missing. YOU GUYS. I seriously can't get into this site anymore when it's this much more of a hassle.

    As a patient...
    2. Another hassle - STD's clinician feels that my claim is not extendable. Obviously my job as a bedside nurse is not relevant. Nothing was done on their end to review this until a few days before my claim ended. Two weeks now waiting on their decision and they're now requesting old records prior to my claim beginning. I'm pretty sure, if we keep this simple, if my surgeon feels my body is not capable of being at the bedside, and my hospital wont take me back as a result, then the insurance I have paid for without using for years now should continue my claim until I can fulfill the duties of my job.

    As a hospital employee:
    3. AND ANOTHER HASSLE! HR. I'm not going there. I just wont. It's been bad enough.

    As a patient's mom:
    4. Turns out my kid probably wasn't on abx long enough. Pretty sure Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is back. No new ticks, no new exposures. I just think he wasn't treated long enough. New labs drawn. 21 days of doxy ordered. Waiting on lab results. So very thankful for the docs at my kids' pediatrics practice. I wish I could find adult doctors this wonderful.

    As a person who napped in an empty house today, after several days of feeling a sinus-y thing looming over me:
    5. My brain has managed to combine:
    (1)a David Bowie and a John Lennon (adult) kid documentary (pre-Bowie death, late 80s-ish) (spoiler: there was sex but after Lennon was gone)
    (2)filming a Lannister scene with the Lannister boys (the grown ones, not the kings) (spoiler: Brienne ends up with Tyrion. I did NOT see that coming.)
    (3)filming with a realistic Stark direwolf model trying to bite my leg off (I was actually afraid) (spoiler: it was Aryas)
    (4)and it was all with the dark undercurrent of TWD, where a shadowy Negan-esque character kills off a GOT character, but you wont know who until next season
    All of this in one dream. I skipped the part where a person I haven't seen in 18 years was there with his new husband. Flew in from Oregon. Or was it Washinton? I honestly cannot remember now. I'm still confused about the elbowy sex.

    I really don't actually have anything else to add. I didn't expect to be starting this this week. If there is another one out there done by the person I'd already talked to, I never heard back - I'm sorry! (Please see lesson number 1.)

  • Aug 24

    Quote from menot
    I'm just going to be vague, if you need more info I wouldn't mind pming you, but assault, resisting arrest, dv and shoplifting, and public indecency. The public indecency was i got drunk and ran down a motel lobby with no pants, i had on a long shirt and underwear,so not even close to naked. I wanted to clarify that one, cause first question i get is are you a sex offender. None are felonies all are misdemeanors.
    Misdemeanors or not, these are pretty serious. Are these unresolved charges, or were you convicted? If charges, get through court first before telling the BON and schools what you were charged with. No need to self incriminate if you aren't convicted.

    Now, that aside... As I mentioned - these are serious. Assault? Domestic violence? Shoplifting? I say this without judgment, although it wont sound like it snd I apologize for that. You clearly have had moments during which you were out of control, making horrible decisions, and acting on impulse. For the sale of future patients that would be in your care, you need to get your world under control before you receive the trust of vulnerable strangers.

    Put some distance and some years between this behavior and these charges/convictions. You'll have to convince a nursing school and your BON to overlook them and even then, potential employers tend to like less complicated hires.

    Again, forgive what probably sounds like judgment. I offer these thoughts as help, not as criticism.

  • Aug 21

    I am a holistic nurse.

    My patient had a fever. I gave him ice and Tylenol.

    He has an infection. I gave him antibiotics and probiotics.

    He was in pain. I repositioned him and gave him morphine.

    When he's less ill, I'll try my best to talk him into a flu vaccine.

    He has abusive relatives and a crappy house for PT. He refuses STR and wants nothing more than to sleep in his own bed. We got a home health company that knows him already. He says he isn't being abused. We can't help him with this.

    His skin is reddened. We gave him a foley and vitamin D/zinc ointment.

    My patient has been sad and anxious. I hold his hand while we reminisce about old days gone by. Stories of my kids give him hope for tomorrow.

    I AM A HOLISTIC NURSE. I think homeopathy is junk and I believe vaccination is almost as holistic as it gets in terms of prevention protection of communities.

    I am a holistic nurse that believes in evidence-based complimentary modalities. Evidence-based only.

    And I'm beating a dead horse so I think maybe I'll bow out now. [emoji23]

  • Aug 19

    Quote from Been there,done that
    Have you thought about hanging up this nursing thing.. and writing romance novels?
    Nahhhhh I'm just a jukebox hero with the eye stars and everything. Although.... I imagine Romance for Sundowners could be a most awesome genre.

  • Aug 19

    Seriously. I'm just diving in right now.

    As an AN member...

    1. I absolutely, positively can NOT figure out a damn thing on desktop via mobile AN. Somebody, for the love of god, I've been finding my posts by clicking on notifications, going to likes, and following them to stuff I've bookmarked. I'm on safari on iphone. I found something that MIGHT be bookmarks, but crazy old threads are mixed with new ones. I am wondering how the heck I managed to stay active before the app. Maybe it was regular desktop pre-mobile desktop in those days. I can't remember, but I was never morefrustrated than I've been this week. Speaking of... Anyone able to link me to last week's thread? I hadn't posted in it before I lost app access. So now it's missing. Not really missing, just impatiently missing. YOU GUYS. I seriously can't get into this site anymore when it's this much more of a hassle.

    As a patient...
    2. Another hassle - STD's clinician feels that my claim is not extendable. Obviously my job as a bedside nurse is not relevant. Nothing was done on their end to review this until a few days before my claim ended. Two weeks now waiting on their decision and they're now requesting old records prior to my claim beginning. I'm pretty sure, if we keep this simple, if my surgeon feels my body is not capable of being at the bedside, and my hospital wont take me back as a result, then the insurance I have paid for without using for years now should continue my claim until I can fulfill the duties of my job.

    As a hospital employee:
    3. AND ANOTHER HASSLE! HR. I'm not going there. I just wont. It's been bad enough.

    As a patient's mom:
    4. Turns out my kid probably wasn't on abx long enough. Pretty sure Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is back. No new ticks, no new exposures. I just think he wasn't treated long enough. New labs drawn. 21 days of doxy ordered. Waiting on lab results. So very thankful for the docs at my kids' pediatrics practice. I wish I could find adult doctors this wonderful.

    As a person who napped in an empty house today, after several days of feeling a sinus-y thing looming over me:
    5. My brain has managed to combine:
    (1)a David Bowie and a John Lennon (adult) kid documentary (pre-Bowie death, late 80s-ish) (spoiler: there was sex but after Lennon was gone)
    (2)filming a Lannister scene with the Lannister boys (the grown ones, not the kings) (spoiler: Brienne ends up with Tyrion. I did NOT see that coming.)
    (3)filming with a realistic Stark direwolf model trying to bite my leg off (I was actually afraid) (spoiler: it was Aryas)
    (4)and it was all with the dark undercurrent of TWD, where a shadowy Negan-esque character kills off a GOT character, but you wont know who until next season
    All of this in one dream. I skipped the part where a person I haven't seen in 18 years was there with his new husband. Flew in from Oregon. Or was it Washinton? I honestly cannot remember now. I'm still confused about the elbowy sex.

    I really don't actually have anything else to add. I didn't expect to be starting this this week. If there is another one out there done by the person I'd already talked to, I never heard back - I'm sorry! (Please see lesson number 1.)

  • Aug 18

    Quote from AceOfHearts<3
    I learned it's awkward to stop and get a bite to eat after a shift that ended crappy (after working 4 of the past 5 days) and hear the person at the table behind you say to their companion "she was my nurse in the hospital". I just pretended like I didn't hear and minded my own business. I quickly ate then left to make my 45 minute drive home. It also made me happy I don't work closer to home and that I don't have to worry about that happening often (although I know since I was in my uniform I was easier to recognize).

    Has this happened to anyone else? If so, how do/did you respond?
    I work far away to avoid the awkwardness as well. It's rare I see anyone, but when I do, for some reason it's always the really terrible people who I would shield my children from. I hide to avoid contact. (Boy do I wish I were just kidding.) My spouse has a bad job for these moments as well.

  • Aug 18

    Seriously. I'm just diving in right now.

    As an AN member...

    1. I absolutely, positively can NOT figure out a damn thing on desktop via mobile AN. Somebody, for the love of god, I've been finding my posts by clicking on notifications, going to likes, and following them to stuff I've bookmarked. I'm on safari on iphone. I found something that MIGHT be bookmarks, but crazy old threads are mixed with new ones. I am wondering how the heck I managed to stay active before the app. Maybe it was regular desktop pre-mobile desktop in those days. I can't remember, but I was never morefrustrated than I've been this week. Speaking of... Anyone able to link me to last week's thread? I hadn't posted in it before I lost app access. So now it's missing. Not really missing, just impatiently missing. YOU GUYS. I seriously can't get into this site anymore when it's this much more of a hassle.

    As a patient...
    2. Another hassle - STD's clinician feels that my claim is not extendable. Obviously my job as a bedside nurse is not relevant. Nothing was done on their end to review this until a few days before my claim ended. Two weeks now waiting on their decision and they're now requesting old records prior to my claim beginning. I'm pretty sure, if we keep this simple, if my surgeon feels my body is not capable of being at the bedside, and my hospital wont take me back as a result, then the insurance I have paid for without using for years now should continue my claim until I can fulfill the duties of my job.

    As a hospital employee:
    3. AND ANOTHER HASSLE! HR. I'm not going there. I just wont. It's been bad enough.

    As a patient's mom:
    4. Turns out my kid probably wasn't on abx long enough. Pretty sure Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is back. No new ticks, no new exposures. I just think he wasn't treated long enough. New labs drawn. 21 days of doxy ordered. Waiting on lab results. So very thankful for the docs at my kids' pediatrics practice. I wish I could find adult doctors this wonderful.

    As a person who napped in an empty house today, after several days of feeling a sinus-y thing looming over me:
    5. My brain has managed to combine:
    (1)a David Bowie and a John Lennon (adult) kid documentary (pre-Bowie death, late 80s-ish) (spoiler: there was sex but after Lennon was gone)
    (2)filming a Lannister scene with the Lannister boys (the grown ones, not the kings) (spoiler: Brienne ends up with Tyrion. I did NOT see that coming.)
    (3)filming with a realistic Stark direwolf model trying to bite my leg off (I was actually afraid) (spoiler: it was Aryas)
    (4)and it was all with the dark undercurrent of TWD, where a shadowy Negan-esque character kills off a GOT character, but you wont know who until next season
    All of this in one dream. I skipped the part where a person I haven't seen in 18 years was there with his new husband. Flew in from Oregon. Or was it Washinton? I honestly cannot remember now. I'm still confused about the elbowy sex.

    I really don't actually have anything else to add. I didn't expect to be starting this this week. If there is another one out there done by the person I'd already talked to, I never heard back - I'm sorry! (Please see lesson number 1.)

  • Aug 17

    Glad you found it because when I searched for it again, it was not where I left it!

  • Aug 17

    Quote from HouTx
    Love me some molly.hershman!!! When I'm old and crumbly, I want my nurse to be a molly.hershman.

    FYI, I would have (and have) gotten the old guy a sandwich - much easier to eat one-handed.
    I was going to suggest crackers, if it had to or should be something light. Also, broth in a cup with a lid and straw if you keep that on the floor. Or, you can request a tray of finger foods from the kitchen. If you go the sandwich route, before bringing it, cut it into smaller pieces.

    Hugs, OP. Those heartbreaking days are awful.

  • Aug 17

    Quote from AnnaPat
    Well, during my recent clinical i gave one HTN med at 105/90 .. Client went to 90 and 85 (shortly after) systolic. My Clinical instructor insisted it was Ok to give to keep the Client within the base line (your point), Client's primary nurse was Not happy.. not at all.
    That nurse seriously needed to chill out. Seriously?! Last time I checked, normal systolic BP is 90-120. I still have not figured out why nurses freak out over SBPs that are 90-110. 90-110 is BEAUTIFUL! What the heck!

    Giving a BP med with a SBP of 105 was a reasonable thing to do. If there was a problem with that, the nurse should have communicated that to your instructor PRIOR to that dose. It is NOT appropriate to hold a dose until the patient becomes hypertensive again. Exactly what SBP did the nurse feel it was worth waiting for???

    Seeing that BP change could have signaled multiple things, all totally unrelated to giving that med. I don't know the patient's history or admission reason, so anything I might suggest would be nothing more than a guess. But....

    If it was the med - this dose was necessary to learn how this patient responds to it. The prescriber had to know that prior to discharge. How else would they find out? Finding the right med and dose is a reason to admit a malignant hypertension.

    Hemorrhage or hematoma

    Nervous system dysfunction/damage

    Septic shock

    Hypovolemia

    Broken BP machine

    BP cuff placed incorrectly

    The cuff is the wrong size. Does this hospital staff people who believe with all their heart that blood pressure cuffs only exist in one massive size? Mine seems to. If it seems big to you, it is. Go raid clean utility for the right size.

    Other medications (so many drop BP)

    Regardless of the reason, you always need to verify manually. And, of course, use the correct size. Go to peds or bariatric if you have to (if you have these patients/units).

    And I say again, strongly - if the drop is legit, it is valid, required information that the nurse should be glad was caught and recorded. No, it's not the best news ever, and yes, it sucks to have yet another crappy thing to "fix". But, this clue might lead to the thing that gets the patient better with more appropriate meds. This clue happened at a hospital, with people nearby to help. This clue happened in a place and time that will result in a better outcome for the patient.

    (This clue was also an irritation that certainly wasn't worth treating you like crap over. NOT COOL!)

  • Aug 16

    Seriously. I'm just diving in right now.

    As an AN member...

    1. I absolutely, positively can NOT figure out a damn thing on desktop via mobile AN. Somebody, for the love of god, I've been finding my posts by clicking on notifications, going to likes, and following them to stuff I've bookmarked. I'm on safari on iphone. I found something that MIGHT be bookmarks, but crazy old threads are mixed with new ones. I am wondering how the heck I managed to stay active before the app. Maybe it was regular desktop pre-mobile desktop in those days. I can't remember, but I was never morefrustrated than I've been this week. Speaking of... Anyone able to link me to last week's thread? I hadn't posted in it before I lost app access. So now it's missing. Not really missing, just impatiently missing. YOU GUYS. I seriously can't get into this site anymore when it's this much more of a hassle.

    As a patient...
    2. Another hassle - STD's clinician feels that my claim is not extendable. Obviously my job as a bedside nurse is not relevant. Nothing was done on their end to review this until a few days before my claim ended. Two weeks now waiting on their decision and they're now requesting old records prior to my claim beginning. I'm pretty sure, if we keep this simple, if my surgeon feels my body is not capable of being at the bedside, and my hospital wont take me back as a result, then the insurance I have paid for without using for years now should continue my claim until I can fulfill the duties of my job.

    As a hospital employee:
    3. AND ANOTHER HASSLE! HR. I'm not going there. I just wont. It's been bad enough.

    As a patient's mom:
    4. Turns out my kid probably wasn't on abx long enough. Pretty sure Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is back. No new ticks, no new exposures. I just think he wasn't treated long enough. New labs drawn. 21 days of doxy ordered. Waiting on lab results. So very thankful for the docs at my kids' pediatrics practice. I wish I could find adult doctors this wonderful.

    As a person who napped in an empty house today, after several days of feeling a sinus-y thing looming over me:
    5. My brain has managed to combine:
    (1)a David Bowie and a John Lennon (adult) kid documentary (pre-Bowie death, late 80s-ish) (spoiler: there was sex but after Lennon was gone)
    (2)filming a Lannister scene with the Lannister boys (the grown ones, not the kings) (spoiler: Brienne ends up with Tyrion. I did NOT see that coming.)
    (3)filming with a realistic Stark direwolf model trying to bite my leg off (I was actually afraid) (spoiler: it was Aryas)
    (4)and it was all with the dark undercurrent of TWD, where a shadowy Negan-esque character kills off a GOT character, but you wont know who until next season
    All of this in one dream. I skipped the part where a person I haven't seen in 18 years was there with his new husband. Flew in from Oregon. Or was it Washinton? I honestly cannot remember now. I'm still confused about the elbowy sex.

    I really don't actually have anything else to add. I didn't expect to be starting this this week. If there is another one out there done by the person I'd already talked to, I never heard back - I'm sorry! (Please see lesson number 1.)

  • Aug 16

    I found this thread!!!! Omg I can't believe I just found it. It was on, like, page 4 of search results.

    Guys.... There is a new thread up now. I didn't expect to actually find this thread, so I didn't save the link. I'll try to come back with it. If you happen to be better at this and you don't see I've come back here yet, please post the link!

  • Aug 15

    Seriously. I'm just diving in right now.

    As an AN member...

    1. I absolutely, positively can NOT figure out a damn thing on desktop via mobile AN. Somebody, for the love of god, I've been finding my posts by clicking on notifications, going to likes, and following them to stuff I've bookmarked. I'm on safari on iphone. I found something that MIGHT be bookmarks, but crazy old threads are mixed with new ones. I am wondering how the heck I managed to stay active before the app. Maybe it was regular desktop pre-mobile desktop in those days. I can't remember, but I was never morefrustrated than I've been this week. Speaking of... Anyone able to link me to last week's thread? I hadn't posted in it before I lost app access. So now it's missing. Not really missing, just impatiently missing. YOU GUYS. I seriously can't get into this site anymore when it's this much more of a hassle.

    As a patient...
    2. Another hassle - STD's clinician feels that my claim is not extendable. Obviously my job as a bedside nurse is not relevant. Nothing was done on their end to review this until a few days before my claim ended. Two weeks now waiting on their decision and they're now requesting old records prior to my claim beginning. I'm pretty sure, if we keep this simple, if my surgeon feels my body is not capable of being at the bedside, and my hospital wont take me back as a result, then the insurance I have paid for without using for years now should continue my claim until I can fulfill the duties of my job.

    As a hospital employee:
    3. AND ANOTHER HASSLE! HR. I'm not going there. I just wont. It's been bad enough.

    As a patient's mom:
    4. Turns out my kid probably wasn't on abx long enough. Pretty sure Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is back. No new ticks, no new exposures. I just think he wasn't treated long enough. New labs drawn. 21 days of doxy ordered. Waiting on lab results. So very thankful for the docs at my kids' pediatrics practice. I wish I could find adult doctors this wonderful.

    As a person who napped in an empty house today, after several days of feeling a sinus-y thing looming over me:
    5. My brain has managed to combine:
    (1)a David Bowie and a John Lennon (adult) kid documentary (pre-Bowie death, late 80s-ish) (spoiler: there was sex but after Lennon was gone)
    (2)filming a Lannister scene with the Lannister boys (the grown ones, not the kings) (spoiler: Brienne ends up with Tyrion. I did NOT see that coming.)
    (3)filming with a realistic Stark direwolf model trying to bite my leg off (I was actually afraid) (spoiler: it was Aryas)
    (4)and it was all with the dark undercurrent of TWD, where a shadowy Negan-esque character kills off a GOT character, but you wont know who until next season
    All of this in one dream. I skipped the part where a person I haven't seen in 18 years was there with his new husband. Flew in from Oregon. Or was it Washinton? I honestly cannot remember now. I'm still confused about the elbowy sex.

    I really don't actually have anything else to add. I didn't expect to be starting this this week. If there is another one out there done by the person I'd already talked to, I never heard back - I'm sorry! (Please see lesson number 1.)

  • Aug 15

    I found this thread!!!! Omg I can't believe I just found it. It was on, like, page 4 of search results.

    Guys.... There is a new thread up now. I didn't expect to actually find this thread, so I didn't save the link. I'll try to come back with it. If you happen to be better at this and you don't see I've come back here yet, please post the link!


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