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  • May 26 '13

    Oh, yes, been there. Still look forward to those moments, and I could probably use one right about now, come to think of it. We really don't take care of ourselves enough.

  • May 26 '13

    We all need this.

  • May 26 '13

    Quote from Esme12
    Been there done that....
    Amen sister!
    I am still,trying to figure out if I can out wine in my water bottle and get away with it!

  • May 26 '13

    Oh, what a relief it is.......

  • May 26 '13

    That sounds so wonderful!

  • May 26 '13

    Hmm, that's sounding mighty good right now! TGIF!

  • May 26 '13

    Been there done that....

  • May 26 '13

    Absolutely, that and computer problems are the biggest time wasters ever!

  • May 26 '13

    Always. Just a simple sign out book is too complicated for people to sign so we could have a little accountability for items on the units. It is just so irresponsible for adults to be this way. Along with leaving staff rooms a mess...oh don't get me started. lol

  • Apr 27 '13

    The is a touchy subject. My only statement is there are plenty of citizens in this country who cannot get any services and who are in dire straits. I am not saying to not help others but what is the point of being a citizen if you cannot get certain basic needs such as food, shelter, healthcare? Hospitals need income to survive.

    The system needs to be desperately revamped ( and I say this without any reservations since I am coming from a family of immigrants and a first generation citizen).

  • Apr 26 '13

    I'm not paid enough to do total care on medical telemetry, nor do I have the back strength.

  • Apr 21 '13

    hey jzrn! i think you and i left ltc and started in out pt about the same time. i too am salaried, go in a little early and stay late sometimes (that is just our good work ethic . anyway, in addition to nursing duties i also take care of administrative aspects of the clinic including scheduling and keeping track of hourly employees hours. i implemented a simple sign in/sign off app with google drive and calculate everyone hours that way. even though i'm salaried, i also calculate my own hours to have on record. as with all aspects of nursing, documentation is important. it would be helpful to show your boss hey these are the hours that i have been working and these are the hours i have been paid for. perhaps putting it all on paper would give them a different perspective. you could try negotiating for less hours or more compensation. noone likes to feel unappreciated so hopefully bringing this to their attention will lead to an improvement in your situation. that being said, i noted that your take home per hour is less than a cna. my boss compensates me the standard rn salary even though we are out patient. working in clinic doesn't mean you have to take an insane pay cut. to paraphrase another nurse i read in this forum "my boss has been in the biz long enough to know what it was like before me and what i bring to the table". good luck

  • Apr 18 '13

    Quote from psu_213
    I had in pt in the ER who was having on and off headaches (fairly mild ones at that) for the past few months before her visit. She said to me "Dr. Oz says that a headache is never normal, so I had to come to emergency to get it checked out." After the doc saw her, she was being discharged with and Rx. for Tylenol and instructions to f/u with her PCP for further evaluation....i.e., it was not an emergency condition. Well, on discharge she pulled the "but Dr. Oz says...." card again. Dr. Oz needs to tell people that it is better for their long term health to establish a relationship with a PCP and to see them regularly rather than insinuating that people need to have benign conditions checked right away at the ER.

    If I followed that advice I would be in the ER daily.

  • Apr 18 '13

    Quote from That Guy
    The same people that take it from celebrities. Remember the whole Jenny McCarthy and autism thing.
    Or Tom Cruise and rant on postpartum depression?

  • Apr 18 '13

    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    The man's a heart surgeon. What the heck does he know about diabetes.

    One has to remember he is one of Oprah's favorites along with Dr.Phil. It's s shame that the mindless sheep that worship her also take advice from these 2 "experts" and consider it the gospel truth.

    Besides, what type of idiot gets their medical advice from tv shows? People talk about getting medical advice and self diagnosing on the internet-there also should be talk about getting it from tv shows like the Doctors and Dr. OZ.
    The same people that take it from celebrities. Remember the whole Jenny McCarthy and autism thing.


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