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  • Jan 9

    Quote from Kimbalou
    It is a proven fact that abortion affects women emotionally for a very long time.
    No. It is a proven fact that the Right to Life website says that it does.

    The experience of those women I know who who have had abortions - and I include myself and my mother - does not support the lies of the anti-choice organizations.

    rrandle, you have chosen important, worthwhile work.

  • Jan 9

    oh... I forgot to mention this.... I was paid well. The owner of the clinic was very kind and very respectful for our safety. I have and will never be ashamed of what I did. When others asked... I said I worked as a nurse in a woman's health care clinic....The clinic was called "Woman's Health Clinic"
    I did have a lovely police escort to and from the building when we received death threats in the mail.... but we were very careful and we did not have any on site violence... I do not regret my time there. I made me think about the type of relationship I wanted to have w/ my girls. It really probably made me a better parent, because I don't ever want my child to drive 300 miles and have a surgical procedure by herself because she was too affraid to talk to me. My husband is a wonderful man and he asked me to quit because I brought it home.... I would be irritable w/ him when I would have a day w/ clients who were having an abortion because of a "no- count" man... yes, I would take it out on him and he would have to pay for the misdeed of another, or i would come home and be super klingy with my to daughters and give them the 3rd degree ..... so i had to get out of it...

  • Jan 9

    Your opinion is noted and respected, however it has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the OP's question. Please refrain from further moral/political commentary on this thread....doing so constitutes hijacking. Thank you for understanding.

  • Jan 9

    Quote from hkmrn

    To the person who asked the abortion assistance RN question-
    I know there are many people who are pro-choice in this board but there are also many of us who are pro-life. In fact, I would say most of the OB nurses I work with are pro-life. Maybe you are not getting a lot of replies to your question because most of us could not imagine assisting with abortion. It is murder to us. I witness the miracle of birth almost every shift I work. I could not imagine being a part of destroying life..
    Sorry, just my two cents...
    Maybe you would get more answers to your question on another board.
    You are not speaking for me either. I was an Obstetrical nurse for 20 years and I was involved in terminations. I once assisted an 11 year old incest victim through a very difficult termination of her pregnancy. I still have the letter that her mother wrote me. These patients need our non-judgemental support. I didn't really have any security issues, only a few minor incidences with an occasional protester. I never worried about it.

  • Jan 9

    Quote from judyblueeyes
    You aren't speaking for me.
    Me neither.

    I think L&D experience would be very helpful. We do a fair number of abortions where I work, some therapeutic, some genetic (not one of the wonderful, miracle-of-birth loving OB nurses on our floor refuses to take these cases).

    A lot of the things we do every day on our unit (supporting patients and families emotionally, managing bleeding and pain, administering medications) would be applicable to working in a clinic.

    As for safety, well you know they say if you don't do what you believe you have a right to do, the terrorists have won. We are careful in that we don't give out the names of the doctor(s) who do the procedures to people who just happen to call on the phone.

    Altalorraine

  • Jan 9

    Quote from hkmrn

    To the person who asked the abortion assistance RN question-
    I know there are many people who are pro-choice in this board but there are also many of us who are pro-life. In fact, I would say most of the OB nurses I work with are pro-life. Maybe you are not getting a lot of replies to your question because most of us could not imagine assisting with abortion. It is murder to us. I witness the miracle of birth almost every shift I work. I could not imagine being a part of destroying life..
    Sorry, just my two cents...
    Maybe you would get more answers to your question on another board.
    You aren't speaking for me.

  • Jan 9

    I believe that the poster is well aware of the facts and psychosocial issues involved in abortion. And I am sure that they are quite familiar of the issues regarding Prolife/Prochoicers, and of those religious/social/ethical concerns that you voice. I doubt that a discussion of life issues was necessary

    The speciality that the OP is talking about, is uniquely OB/Gyn related. It would be remiss to place it in, say, the "neuro" or "geriatric" forums. For that matter, the issues that you describe are just polarizing there as OB/Gyn. For that matter, people like myself that do not believe in abortion, often work in those other areas, in order to not have my stance interfere with pt care. Therefore, it was posted in the right place.

    Though if abortion does get banned, ID/ER/ICU will find many patients as a result of the illegal, septic abortions that roll in.

    While the OP might find more postings under general nursing, I am sure that this is indeed the right forum. Others may not like that and there may not be many answers, but often the best questions have few answers.

  • Jan 9

    If it makes a student feel better during times of crisis to pray, then I say let them pray. I will hold their hand, bow my head and respectfully give them the time they need. I am not particularly religious so I don't feel comfortable leading a prayer.

  • Apr 3 '17

    Our unit got another one of our periodic reminders to quit looking at our phones at work. So, my last shift I made a concerted effort to comply. Yes, I'm as guilty as the whippersnappers!

    What do you know, when I got home after midnight I'd missed a text from the assistant manager about working the next day, lol. So sad. I would have replied quickly if I was checking my phone frequently at work like normal...

    I apologized the next day when I replied that I couldn't work.

  • Mar 13 '17

    Is this a serious question? Honestly I think the OP is trolling. We transfuse all the time w/o ABO typing. Welcome to level 1 trauma. It's called O-negative.

  • Feb 6 '17

    Our charting has an "awaiting" section we can click, lots of pre-listed options (lab results, radiology results, dispo, transport, ride, admit orders, bed assignemnt etc, as well as a free text "other").


    "Pt resting comfortably" is a subjective statement since it is your opinion they are comfortable; try something like "pt resting in room/bed with no complaints", that can be verified since they have not complained (but everyone complains, I know).

  • Feb 6 '17

    It's lovely stories like these that make me reluctant to write up any medication error where a patient is not harmed or in danger of being harmed.

  • Feb 6 '17

    Quote from BSN16
    Would this technically be considered a medication error? It was an ordered medication. Legally any RN can administer this medication and it was given within parameters. More like breaking policy and procedure...but a med error? I am just curious, only having ever working in critical care...feel free to correct me lol
    JMO, but no. OP gave right medication to right patient in the right dose at the right time and the right route. She also gave it in the right manner. It was simply a violation of facility policy.

  • Feb 5 '17

    Quote from stephen22
    To answer your first question, there was one ST, two scrub nurses (one of which was sitting on the side writing on the board and taking commands, the other was over the mayo), a PA, resident and attending.
    Okay, first let's look at your terminology. Scrub means that- scrubbed. The person has done a surgical hand scrub and is wearing a sterile gown and gloves. That nurse sitting on the side isn't a scrub nurse- he or she is a circulating nurse. And it is so much more than writing on the board and taking commands.

    As a circulator, I am that patient's advocate. I am counting instruments, sponges, and sharps with the scrub person at the table to ensure nothing is left behind in a patient. I am responsible for ensuring that medications are either given to the patient or on the sterile field and labeled (I can tell you a horror story involving an unlabeled med that led to a teenager's life being permanently changed). I am responsible for positioning the patient in a way that optimizes exposure of where the surgeon needs to work while also preventing skin and nerve issues. And so much more.

    I get that you are interested in watching the surgery, and that's ok in this instance. However, I suggest that if you have another observation opportunity that you watch what it is the nurse is doing. It's amazing how many people think the OR is where they want to work only to have no clue what it's really about because all they saw was the surgery.

  • Feb 4 '17

    You "heard" she claims to steal insulin? At a work place other than your own?

    Unless she has told you this herself, you should stay out of it and not take part in potentially ruining someone's reputation over what is currently unsubstantiated rumor/gossip.


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