Latest Comments by SleeepyRN

Latest Comments by SleeepyRN

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

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    WheresMyPen and canoehead like this.

    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 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.

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    Quote from Farawyn
    How's that working out for ya? Did your huge friends smack you down? [emoji23]

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    OnOn2RN likes this.

    Quote from ktwlpn
    That's why it's recommended you bring all of your med bottles with you when you test.I still don't understand how one can vape enough marijuana to test positive but NOT realize it.Even when mixed with oils you can still smell and taste it.Also a casual user is not likely to test hot,am wondering if more frequent consumption is being concealed from us.I have no sympathy......Just DON'T.And if you can't then you clearly have an issue you need to deal with.
    EXCUSE me? I have never smoked Marijuana or done illegal drugs in my entire life. I have never smoked a cigarette nor do i drink. But I certainly don't look down on those who do. Their "issue" is a psychological/medical one that needs better understanding (NOT UNDERSTANDING) by healthcare professionals.

    I feel no sympathy for OP as he made a choice, but I also do not condemn him. That's not my job. Thats his employer's job. His school's job. The BON's job. NOT mine. Even if i do HIGHLY suspect myself that quite more usage was occurring than what was stated. But its not for me to state it is so. I have my suspicions, but they can mean squat just as yours did about me.

    P.S. I have never had a place test me and ask me to bring bottles of what I took. I have only been asked to write my current meds. Many on the list could be ones no longer being taken or not even thought of to include on the list.

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    Quote from hherrn
    How would this belp? It would prove that there is an empty ampule in the sharps box.
    OP stated "the remainder of the ampule." I took it to mean the remainder of what was inside. I misread the situation.

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    Quote from nurse_shelly
    I am a new grad nurse working at a post-hospital rehab facility. I'm still in orientation with 4 more days (only 10 days of orientation x) ), but I worked one day by myself with 10 patients. It went well, but something popped up in my shift with one of my patients and I asked the Nursing Supervisor about it...

    It wasn't something critical, but I thought it was strange. When I asked the Supervisor about it, she kind of disregarded it immediately like it was silly.

    It just concerns me in the future though because what if it is a critical situation (not emergency) and the Supervisor disregards it again? I work the 3-11 shift and I'm concerned if I call their doctor for orders they won't pick up and will be sleeping and I noticed the on-call NP has hours until 9 pm. If something happens past 9 pm without anyone to call, do I just call 911 and explain to them the situation and whether or not to send them to the hospital?
    There is NO MD, NP, PA on call after 9? Forget that. I wouldn't work there.

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    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.

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    oldpsychnurse, Atlas15, and Betty52 like this.

    Quote from Betty52
    There is absolutely no information that leads to her here. I am glad the responses do not see it as a violation. Work on the other hand does so that's what matters...always another job. And I don't talk about patients. This person brings this out in people. Real friendly talking about everything and then gets mad at you and finds something to get you in trouble for. It wasn't right, but I go to other homes and have never accident ally mentioned anything about other patients. Oh well...still my fault but I feel better that at worst I am fired
    Oh, man. I can't stand people like that. As a naive new grad, I made the *incredibly* poor judgement of telling a patient who was super talkative, and asked about me all the time, something about myself on the personal side. Well, after getting mad at me one day, she proceeded to tell every nurse and CNA what I had confided in her.

    I was humiliated. Not just for everyone knowing this personal thing, but them knowing I was stupid enough to tell a patient that. Sigh...Boy did I learn.

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    megan_beth and Ginger's Mom like this.

    Forgive me if this has been said. I would have notified a nurse Manager immediately and have the sharps container removed and locked up until it could be safely opened to prove it was in there.

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    pookashellz and morte like this.

    Quote from needlesmcgeeRN
    I think MY judgement is fine...the question here is YOUR judgement. I assume you worked your butt off to get through nursing school like the rest of us, and hopefully pass NCLEX. Why would you risk all of your hard work?

    I have no issues with people smoking weed. However, it IS against the law.
    So is speeding. Get off your high horse.

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    morte and poppycat like this.

    False positive causes:

    Ibuprofen; (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin, Excedrin IB etc)
    Naproxen (Aleve)
    Ketoprofen (Orudis KT)
    Promethazine (Phenergan, Promethegan)
    Pantoprazole (Protonix)
    Riboflavin (B2, Hempseed Oil)
    Kidney infection (Kidney disease, diabetes) Liver Disease
    Dronabinol (Marinol)

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    Anonymous865 and elkpark like this.

    Quote from heron
    When taking a telephone order, I've made it a practice to read it back to the doc, who can then confirm that I've got it right, or correct me if I have it wrong. In this case, I'd suggest that either you or the nurse relieving you should call the provider and get clarification.

    It's very hard to deal with cranky providers, but I'm even more uncomfortable guessing at orders I don't understand. It kinda verges on practicing medicine, I think.

    I recall from nursing school repeating the order back as basic protocol, not just a suggestion. And this not only verges on practicing medicine, it IS practicing medicine...prescribing without a license.

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    Pat_Pat RN and poppycat like this.

    Nurse Manager, Administrator...

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    Quote from LPNtoRNin2016OH
    I am sure BMI requirements for nursing jobs is not that far off. I quit smoking due to the no nicotine policies, which IS the best thing for me, but I worry how far this will go. My BMI is 21 but I know plenty of women who are the same height as me, weigh 20 lbs more, but are WAY more toned than I am, they look healthier too. Next we will get insurance rates based on family medical history and if you pose a greater risk than another person.
    I hope it's not the case in the future, but there is a difference between smoking and being overweight. Not hiring smokers completely eliminates multiple smoke breaks. Patients don't smell smoke on their employees. Those are the only 2 legitimate reasons why I don't mind not hiring smokers. Actually I'd prefer still hiring smokers but with a signed form stating they would not take extra breaks than what is legally allowed. AND that they would not come in smelling of smoke (due to allergy and asthma reasons for patients.)

    Smoking is a choice, even as addictive as it is. Meanwhile, I gained all my weight before I was 20. I was still a kid when I made poor diet choices. As an adult, I've lost 75 pounds but even after years, I cannot for the life of me get back to a "healthy" weight. My body's like...nope. I don't have a say in how and where my body stores fat.