marydc's Activity: Liked

By marydc

Joined Apr 2, '12 - from 'USA'. Posts: 58 (67% Liked) Likes: 191

Topics and comments that marydc found helpful or appreciated. (Note: Only topics/comments submitted in the past 12 months will be displayed. Max. 50)

Sorted By Last Like Given
  1. The thing about psych nursing is that you may spend days or weeks at a time doing noithing more strenuous and physically...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Hi everyone. I am new here. I must say I absolutely love reading all these stories. I have see some interesting things when...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Yesterday was my 5 year anniversary of being at my current job (outpatient psychiatric medication clinic). I really like my...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Not a texting while working story.. but similar to PP. I work at a restaurant part-time, and it's really sad to see so many...
    marydc
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. For me it is gratitude. I am grateful that I have a well-paying, meaningful job. Lots of people don't have that. I have my...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. My husband once put it to me this way and it has always helped me when I'm feeling like you describe...... Does what/who...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. It sounds as if this nurse wasn't able to convince the adjudicating body that her actions were the minimum needed for...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. My humble opinion: Our own personal well-being is of the utmost importance. We cannot serve ourselves, much less others,...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why in the heck was the nurse wearing earrings in psych? When I worked psych, people knew better than to wear earrings....
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Because you are taking care of your mother, I am assuming she is not well and can not take care of herself or live on her...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Frankly I am so done with this...it isn't fair to subject senior nurses who have extensive expertise at the bedside back to...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I don't think its about control, in the case of the article of the OP, I think its about taking advantage of a weak economy...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I believe you are writing primarily from a theoretical point of view, as, from your profile, you are a pre-nursing student. ...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Have you really ever heard a physician or member of administration ever tell a nurse "you only have an associates"? I know...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I think people who say physicians disrespect ADN prepared nurses are projecting their own insecurities onto other people. ...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. A far wiser course of action would be to simply grandfather in all current RNs and make a BSN a requirement for future hires.
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. If we have to raise the head/foot of the bed for a patient's comfort, we use foam wedges. I've seen them in use in a lot of...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. We do the assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation stuff just like all nurses. We give meds for...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Please ask your charge nurse and nurse manager to help you problem-solve this. Make it their responsibility for you to get...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. We listen to our hearts and guts when it comes to assessing patients. It takes skill, experience and knowledge to 'listen'...
    marydc
    Toon Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  21. How about accepting their reality? Of course, they need to be safe and have dignity.
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. I think "avoiding unnecessary psychological torture and abuse" is probably a better way of describing it than "lying".
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. 14434 Don't even get me started on Dr. Oz. I'm on a weight loss forum, and OMG the things people bring up, particularly...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I don't think respect is tied to education all the tine. I have worked with quite a few disrespectful MD's(and nurses) and...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. This is unacceptably rude and grossly unprofessional.
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. Actually, when I was working in an LTACH the dr. asked for my help to turn the pt so he could see the pt's sacral wound. :)...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. The doctor's role is to investigate, diagnose and treat the disease itself. The nurse's role is to help the patient live...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. I was getting to DC a pt, when her boyfriend asked a question about what the doc had been in saying; the pt said "don't ask...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. Recently my husband's grandmother was a patient in the ICU. I am frequently used as the medical translator in the family,...
    marydc
    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I've always been a fan of Maya Angelou, and this is one of my favorite quotes: ďAs a nurse, we have the opportunity to...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. We've all worked with crabby doctors. I've been a nurse for 15 years and run into my fair share of rude and crabby docs. ...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. Definitely not common in places I've worked. But they are heartless if they did that after knowing what tragedy happened to...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. "One individual in particular doesn't have a diagnosis but he's severely delusional and violent. He came to us unmedicated...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  34. This past morning I was helping out on the Adult Unit, where I rarely work nowadays, when an Interesting Situation occurred:...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  35. A few thoughts... If a person can be psychic, why can't a psychotic person be psychic? Just because we can't prove...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  36. These are my thoughts on the subject: I'm really tired of mental health being viewed as some strange entity distinct...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  37. "Trip" over the patient's IV pole and hit the code button by accident, then stand helplessly in the doorway going "I don't...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. I put in a work order for a broken bed because when I pushed the "head up" button on the remote the feet went up instead. ...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. I am a psych patient myself and very well-versed in what psychotropic medications can do to a person. I am on five,...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  40. Seeing that she had uncontrolled anxiety that made it impossible for her to behave like a normal 10 yr old, no matter how...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  41. I think psychiatric treatment is important for many people. I think the meds used are not without risks however I view it...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  42. I've never liked Kudos Boards. In theory, every nurse who goes out of her way to help a patient should get a Kudo. But it...
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Also, just found this which looks like a good place to start....
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  44. Patient with IV pump that keeps beeping over and over and over again (night shift). Try everything from priming the line,...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. That person would be the one who uses the last line on the page.
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. Just wanted to give a shout out to all that I took and passed the ANCC Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse exam! I have...
    marydc
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  47. Thanks for this article. Allnurses compiled mental health resources several years ago which I regularly update located...
    marydc
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  48. Dentistry has the highest rate of suicide by occupation, right? According to the APA, studies show that...
    marydc
    Article Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  49. I didn't know that there were any facilities with these types of policies! And guess what? I guarantee you that somewhere in...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. There is a HUGE difference between 'sleeping on duty' and taking a power nap during one's unpaid break time. I recently...
    marydc
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


Top