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  • 4:55 pm

    Quote from Barbie8808
    WOW! Sexual assault?!?!? Thats extreme. But lets say we took it that far, am I sexually assaulting a female patient when Im changing her diaper because I obviously have to wipe her vagina? How about when I put a condom cath on (I hope I'm allowed to do that as CNA and all lol) That mean's I have to touch the patient's penis, right? What about shaving a patient in general? I have shaven plenty of beards with and without permission just to make the the patient appear well kempt. For now on my patients will look like Santa claus before I ever pick up a razor lol
    You better not shave facial hair on an Amish man ....What are you thinking?You can be caring for a patient who has had facial hair since he was 15-shave it off and face the wrath of his wife.I've seen it happen.I am not understanding your unwillingness to understand generational and cultural norms of hygiene practices.MY body,My thicket of pubes....

  • 9:21 am

    Quote from Barbie8808
    WOW! Sexual assault?!?!? Thats extreme. But lets say we took it that far, am I sexually assaulting a female patient when Im changing her diaper because I obviously have to wipe her vagina? How about when I put a condom cath on (I hope I'm allowed to do that as CNA and all lol) That mean's I have to touch the patient's penis, right? What about shaving a patient in general? I have shaven plenty of beards with and without permission just to make the the patient appear well kempt. For now on my patients will look like Santa claus before I ever pick up a razor lol
    You better not shave facial hair on an Amish man ....What are you thinking?You can be caring for a patient who has had facial hair since he was 15-shave it off and face the wrath of his wife.I've seen it happen.I am not understanding your unwillingness to understand generational and cultural norms of hygiene practices.MY body,My thicket of pubes....

  • May 26

    It's rare when someone leaves like that due to a crisis but not unheard of,she was probably too " upset" to continue her shift.BUT is it possible the other nurse knew she was as not coming back and had forgotten or not had the chance to call and inform you?

  • May 26

    The nurse may not have lied purposely either.I had a family call me a liar when they uestioned a nurse about their loved ones "order for morphine.The nurse informed them there was no order for it and proceeded to document exactly what the family said about me.Without reviewing the orders,without realizing I got an order for a fentanyl patch due to this residents refusal of meds and without bothering to review my notes which included ALL the info and the fact that I had explained it in painstaking detail to THIS FAMILY MEMBER...Nuts,they are all nuts

  • May 25

    Before middle and upper white class kids started dying no-one really much cared.

  • May 24

    Anesthesia,man,dig it.Sometimes I come out of it bawling like a baby.And I don't mean a cute baby.It's that ugly crying-my face gets all oogly and quivering and looks like it's trying to crawl away from my skull and I sob and sob and just have to let it out.The harder I try to control it the worse it gets.Didn't happen the last time,I was the life of the party.

  • May 23

    [QUOTE=AbigailJo;885815

    I have a client who I love dearly[/QUOTE]
    This is the problem.You have lost your objectivity,you need to seek help from your team regarding appropriate boundaries.......

  • May 21

    We celebrated nursing home week with various small treats and give always.Department heads were brow beaten into recognizing their staff however they saw fit (and paid for it-several were overheard complaining about it) I never saw ANY department heads or administration.Years ago the DON and administrator would host a gathering in our lobby(each shift)-coffee,iced teas,fresh baked cookies from our cafeteria.The shift supervisors and staff nurses were invited for a half an hour or so,the Don and admin would speak briefly and we would all just spend a few minutes relaxing.It was more and heartfelt sincere than anything since.

  • May 20

    Before middle and upper white class kids started dying no-one really much cared.

  • May 19

    Anesthesia,man,dig it.Sometimes I come out of it bawling like a baby.And I don't mean a cute baby.It's that ugly crying-my face gets all oogly and quivering and looks like it's trying to crawl away from my skull and I sob and sob and just have to let it out.The harder I try to control it the worse it gets.Didn't happen the last time,I was the life of the party.

  • May 19

    [QUOTE=Parakeet;9008186]Like I said earlier, I am not spending all of my time proselytizing. However, if I see an opportunity to speak, I will do so. I had a pt. just this past week ask me how to pray, so in answer to her request, I talked with her about prayer...

    It really does not come out logically when you think of other religions that wage holy war and force their beliefs on people, are commended or excused, but a Christian who dares to share their faith with a pt. who asks them to; somehow the Christian is in the wrong?

    Should not we who do profess Christ follow in His footsteps? It seems only here in the U.S. do we dance around the bush of political correctness]quote
    Again,you are NOT qualified to offer spiritual support as an aide OR nurse,delegate it and tend to the rest of the patients(christians and heathens alike) Don't compare this conversation to martyrdom around the world-it's illogical.We are talking about you working as an aide right here.Let the Jew down the hall call for assistance to the bathroom while you are praying with another patient and see where you end up....

  • May 18

    Anesthesia,man,dig it.Sometimes I come out of it bawling like a baby.And I don't mean a cute baby.It's that ugly crying-my face gets all oogly and quivering and looks like it's trying to crawl away from my skull and I sob and sob and just have to let it out.The harder I try to control it the worse it gets.Didn't happen the last time,I was the life of the party.

  • May 17

    I got the gift that keeps giving.The gift of the job....

  • May 15

    Yes,there are smells,there is also a "look" you'll learn to recognize.One of my patients worked with dogs-he says we humans have evolved so much and become dependent on our electronics that we now ignore our intuition.Dogs and cats still have that.We need to learn to listen to it within ourselves.

  • May 15

    I got the gift that keeps giving.The gift of the job....


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