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Joined Oct 26, '11 - from 'Berwyn, IL, US'. Posts: 1,091 (54% Liked) Likes: 1,893

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  • May 24

    Quote from RN-Doula
    Yes have had difficult cases. Most recently I was passing meds with a student, my sixth student that day and we were late on 0900 meds. One lady just started yelling her meds were late, didn't we know how critical her meds were etc etc. Colace, lasix, most were just daily, but we broke her routine. I apologized to her, said of course she was correct, and we were working on speed, and we had her meds here, was she ready to take them. She proceeded to ask the student what each med was and why was it needed. She said she realized students needed to learn, and later the student returned to her room to spend time with her. She was mostly lonely I think and needed to feel like she still had control. I gave her the control. The student had a good learning experience.
    Nice anecdote, but when it's patient after patient, day after day...it can really wear you down. That's why its nice to have a place such as this where others can relate and we can just vent. Then go back to work hopefully a little more rejuvenated.

  • May 24

    Quote from RN-Doula
    Yes have had difficult cases. Most recently I was passing meds with a student, my sixth student that day and we were late on 0900 meds. One lady just started yelling her meds were late, didn't we know how critical her meds were etc etc. Colace, lasix, most were just daily, but we broke her routine. I apologized to her, said of course she was correct, and we were working on speed, and we had her meds here, was she ready to take them. She proceeded to ask the student what each med was and why was it needed. She said she realized students needed to learn, and later the student returned to her room to spend time with her. She was mostly lonely I think and needed to feel like she still had control. I gave her the control. The student had a good learning experience.
    Nice anecdote, but when it's patient after patient, day after day...it can really wear you down. That's why its nice to have a place such as this where others can relate and we can just vent. Then go back to work hopefully a little more rejuvenated.

  • May 24

    Quote from Bxc9999
    Wow. I find your post more than a little condescending and not very helpful at all. When I read the post, I gathered that the OP was asking for help in therapeutic communication (not medically diagnosing a problem). And let's be real. We are all nurses here (for the most part). Our job is to care (literally). Yes, maintaining a professional demeanor is obviously an integral part of the job (but that doesn't mean we are all immune to insults and demeaning behavior - even if it's the disease talking - not the patient). Nurses are people too. And this is a nurse peer group - we are here to help each other get through hard things and hopefully become better nurses - not put each other down.
    You took the words right out of my mouth. It's easy to judge a situation and carefully think of what we'd do and say in a certain situation from the safety of our computer. Because of all the bashing, I started a thread with the intent of starting a discussion on ways we all cope and draw boundaries with our patients. Instead it was mistaken for advice seeking on a certain situation. I just thought, "I give up."

  • May 24

    Quote from cslush68
    Seems like you're focusing on yourself, your emotions, and not the patient. Nurses are supposed to use therapeutic communication
    ....yadda frickin yadda.

    It's because we are human too and the very reason we have a place like this to come and vent to instead of reacting in the moment with patients. I'm pretty tired of the nurses should be better than everyone and the angels of the world crap. And that's coming from me, one of the most empathetic people you'd ever meet.

  • May 23

    Quote from Cola89
    Nice... way to mock nurses who really dont have time to pee. Are you in management?
    Exactly

  • May 21

    Quote from Cola89
    Nice... way to mock nurses who really dont have time to pee. Are you in management?
    Exactly

  • May 20

    Quote from Cola89
    Nice... way to mock nurses who really dont have time to pee. Are you in management?
    Exactly

  • May 14

    "All that matters is if I pass."
    Scary statement. Forget the grade. Learn as MUCH as you can. Let the grades fall where they may. But for the love of God, don't learn just enough to pass.
    Focus on learning, not the grade.

  • May 14

    Quote from cslush68
    Seems like you're focusing on yourself, your emotions, and not the patient. Nurses are supposed to use therapeutic communication
    ....yadda frickin yadda.

    It's because we are human too and the very reason we have a place like this to come and vent to instead of reacting in the moment with patients. I'm pretty tired of the nurses should be better than everyone and the angels of the world crap. And that's coming from me, one of the most empathetic people you'd ever meet.

  • May 13

    Quote from NurseRies
    How is bedside nursing hurting your marriage?
    Well, when something is sucking the life out of you and turning your soul char black, it can affect your marriage. It certainly is affecting mine.

  • May 12

    Thank you everyone for your advice and support. I work for a pretty decent facility compared to where I've worked in the past. I have no intention of leaving. But I'm going to cover my butt if a nursing task gets pushed off because I end up in a room with a patient with bilateral femur fractures toiletting him/her. I am going to ask for the paper back, and next to my signature add what was suggested. Agreeing that I will toilet patients by using assessment, prioritization and delegation as I see fit as that is my scope of practice. I'm going to from now on document each and every ADL I perform for a patient. I don't care if it's getting them water. It's taking time doing it. I'm going to document it. Im going to address this professionally, as (of course) I will get push back from management. I will state valid points that no sane person can even begin to argue with. I'm not expecting change. But I want to cover my bases so I don't get in trouble. Thanks so much, everyone.

  • May 12

    Thank you everyone for your advice and support. I work for a pretty decent facility compared to where I've worked in the past. I have no intention of leaving. But I'm going to cover my butt if a nursing task gets pushed off because I end up in a room with a patient with bilateral femur fractures toiletting him/her. I am going to ask for the paper back, and next to my signature add what was suggested. Agreeing that I will toilet patients by using assessment, prioritization and delegation as I see fit as that is my scope of practice. I'm going to from now on document each and every ADL I perform for a patient. I don't care if it's getting them water. It's taking time doing it. I'm going to document it. Im going to address this professionally, as (of course) I will get push back from management. I will state valid points that no sane person can even begin to argue with. I'm not expecting change. But I want to cover my bases so I don't get in trouble. Thanks so much, everyone.

  • May 11

    Yes. You have to have a BMI of 20 for women and 22 for men. Studies show critical thinking and task performance are directly related to weight. I personally refuse care from a nurse who is overweight, as he/she cannot possibly care for me safely.

  • May 11

    Quote from AlphaM
    Actually in my field of nursing (aeromedical) we have a strict weight policy, BMI cannot be >30. This is done because of the helicopter's weight and balance requirements as well as the mechanics of working in tight quarters. Most do not like it but it's the price we pay for safety. This stupid six pack though makes my stomach look like a washboard
    Yes, flight nursing is obviously an exception.

  • May 10

    "All that matters is if I pass."
    Scary statement. Forget the grade. Learn as MUCH as you can. Let the grades fall where they may. But for the love of God, don't learn just enough to pass.
    Focus on learning, not the grade.


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