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Joined Aug 4, '12 - from 'Central NY US'. LOVEGREEN is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience. Posts: 11 (45% Liked) Likes: 40

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  • Aug 21

    I had a similar situation with a doc, he asked me for tool, and I didn't know WTH it was. I asked for clarification, but I've been around enough to not wither and tear up with a snarky remark back. I just asked "well is it sterile? Is it bigger than a bread box? I have to look for it, and you need to give me some clues."

  • Aug 16

    "Could of". I just want to punch the person in the face.

  • Aug 16

    Quote from NurseGirl525
    In my state, we are not allowed to mention it. At all. We do not talk about it even if they bring it up. They are promptly referred to our state's organ team.
    I've worked in multiple states and this has always been the policy- for hospital staff not to discuss donation with the family at all, under any circumstances- if they initiate the conversation, we still can't, they're referred to the organ donation organization.

    I don't think it's accurate to assume that families changing their minds after talking to someone trained in donation issues must necessarily have been coerced. In those cases I've seen where the family changed their minds, it was because they initially had misconceptions about donation (that it would change the care their loved one would receive, that it would prevent an open-casket funeral, etc) and decided in favor once those concerns were allayed, and having considered the positive aspects (so many people are looking for some glimmer of positivity in a terrible situation).

    It's not wrong to consider the ethics of these things but I don't know how this could be done in a way that entirely allays the concern of coercion or potentially upsetting a family by raising the issue at all, other than simply never addressing the issue with anyone who didn't positively affirm their wish to donate in life. And that itself has major ethical issues- it denies the family the opportunity to make the donation (something many people value in retrospect) unless they happen to think of and raise the issue on their own under extreme stress within the narrow window (unlikely), and it would almost certainly massively reduce the number of donations (already inadequate to the demand) leaving many more people to die and suffer needlessly.

    Those seem like harsh costs for the possible benefit of avoiding a possibly uncomfortable conversation, even for the grieving.

  • Aug 3

    Quote from ToriAneal
    Wow. Calling you stupid? That was really out of order. The nurse at my facility told a few of my co-workers that they were beneath her and all they do for a living is wipe ass. I was like wow
    I've wiped a lot of butts in my time. I don't mind, it has paid for a house and cars.

  • Jul 29

    Quote from NuGuyNurse2b
    Again...the liberal media spinning things. He didn't "ask" the Russians the hack Hilary's emails - her carelessness has lead to the hacking. he said something to the effect that they have already hacked her emails because of the aforementioned carelessness that has put the entire nation in jeopardy, not to mention all our us spies. You can criticize Trump's personality, public feuds with media talking heads, etc. Those are all fair games. But between the two of them, if you think Hillary, based on her proven record of recklessness (emails, Bengazi) is the better candidate, that's on you.
    Wrong ... I heard him say it right out loud that he hoped they hacked her emails.
    "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," the GOP presidential nominee said at a news conference in Miami on Wednesday. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."
    Donald Trump Calls On Russia To 'Find' Hillary Clinton's Emails : NPR

    And if you base your vote on the inconclusive and very expensive "findings" of the Benghazi investigations - which a committee member admitted were held strictly for the purpose of embarrassing Clinton - that's on you. If all that money, investigative resources and sheer ill will couldn't find anything definitive, then there's probably nothing there to find. Repeating neocon spin over and over doesn't make this manufactured meme true.

  • Jul 29

    Quote from heron
    Please do ... Just be aware that I will fact check the quote to see what context is being conveniently left out. Ditto for the assertions of fraud. Ditto for the "no friend to nursing" claim. Fair warning: rehashing neocon hatchet jobs is not proof. Primary sources, please. Failing that, your rant is nothing more than so much ritual defamation and, as such, dishonest.

    And, yes ... Defining a woman solely in terms of her spouse's behavior is waaaay behind the times.
    Isn't it amazing the number of people who believe every hateful, negative, and fundamentally critical thing they have ever heard about Clinton without every questioning the sources or the context for the criticism? Otherwise intelligent people set aside their critical thinking and discernment skills when it comes to this sort of thing.

    Propaganda really really does work.

  • Jul 29

    Quote from Buyer beware
    OP: I have no love for Hillary or Trump. Your historical perspective on her is just what is lacking in many nurses that support her. She is no friend of nursing education either. Bill and Hillary are joined at the hip though. How else can you explain the humiliatng things things he has perpetrated on her down through the years. Fairly recently, Bill Clinton resigned as honorary Chancellor of Laureate University. They operate for-profit nursing schools in the U.S. under the Walden University brand. Their terrible reputation precedes them. Bill was happy thoughh he raked in 16 million before he strategically resigned being paid this amount to merely shill for this scam loan mill operation. So while Trump is a known quantity, the Clintons stay under cover hoping nobody notices.
    There are a lot of valid reasons to criticize Hillary Clinton. Her spouse's behavior is not one of them. You're a couple of hundred years behind the times.

  • Jul 29

    Quote from NuGuyNurse2b
    It's a shame what the media has done to him. if you listened to his speech, which you probably don't, you'll recognize that that is far from the truth.
    Wonder how anybody could get through one of his baseless, blustering, self aggrandizing speeches?
    Been a nurse a very long time and have a cast iron stomach. Donnie makes me feel like hurling.

  • Jul 29

    Quote from NuGuyNurse2b
    It's a shame what the media has done to him. if you listened to his speech, which you probably don't, you'll recognize that that is far from the truth.
    All the media has to "do to him" is roll tape. Trump is a narcissistic, misogynistic, xenophobic, racist, uninformed, lying mouth with a toupée on top.

  • Jul 29

    The test will most likely be positive if you have taken opioids within the last 90 days. If you have a prescription for narcotics within that time frame, you will be covered.

    I would be more concerned about the "reports" of erratic behavior. Were you written up for that.. and do YOU feel you have a problem?

  • Jul 27

    Sounds serious. You should put her picture up with a warning at the local Greyhound bus station, too. And anyone who walks by without looking at it should get a hard slap to the face.

  • Jul 27

    I think you're overstating the likelihood of a $15 federal minimum wage, but you're fears are based on some very bad math, which seems to be common to most anti-minimum wage increase hysteria.

    First, cost of living and inflation would not increase by the same amount the federal minimum wage increases, which is where I assume you got your "cost of living budget increase by 1/3 or more" figure from. Even at businesses most heavily affected by an increase in the MW (fast food and other predominately near MW paying restaurants), an increase to $15 would raise prices only 4.3%, which is a far cry from the 33% or more that you quoted. And that 4.3% increase assumes a sudden increase to $15, when actually a phased increase to $12 is more likely. And for you to experience all of that 4.3% increase your entire budget would have to be spent at MW paying businesses.

    Keep in mind that we're not talking about an unprecedented minimum wage value, the relative buying power of the MW has been steadily declining, the proposals that are out there only catch us back up to where we once were, and when the MW was at those levels the economy thrived. We can also look at smaller minimum wage increase experiments, Washington state has had a minimum wage tied to inflation and despite having the highest minimum wage in the nation they also have one of the most vigorous economies including in terms of job growth in the country.

    The biggest problem with allowing the MW to continue to fall is that it moves more towards a federally subsidized business economy, not all that much different from communism. Currently, the majority of those on public assistance programs work. We've been allowing businesses to transition from having to cover their costs to simply paying employees a token amount and then having the government pay for the rest of their basic expenses (ie communism).

    I'm a small business owner, and as a result I fully support returning the MW to it's historical peak, here's why: With a MW far lower than a livable wage, as a responsible owner of a successful business I get punished and end up having to support less responsible and poorly run businesses. While I may pay my employees a livable wage, the restaurant next door is free to underpay their employees and make up for it with public assistance programs that I then also have to pay into. So my "reward" for running a good business is that I also get the bill to make up for the failings of other businesses.

    In general, I don't agree that businesses should be immune to the competitive market forces that keep an economy healthy by replacing an adequate minimum wage.

  • Jul 27

    Taking the profession as a whole, I personally feel we are quite well compensated. There will always be problematic geographical regions or health care systems, whether the minimum wage goes up or not. Perhaps you are in one of these areas or systems.

    I have enough to worry about without adding this to the list of issues potentially keeping me up at night, and when those are dealt with, I suspect this will still be pretty far down the list.

    I applaud the efforts to increase the minimum wage. Everyone, and *especially* those doing the physically demanding and/or aesthetically unpleasant jobs (i.e. janitorial) deserves to make enough money that they don't need to worry about being able to put food on the table, afford medical care and prescriptions, pay rent, and have a little something left over to save for a rainy day or treat a child to something special.

  • Jul 24

    Quote from rnccf2007
    i am upset. The other day, I had a confused patient. When I walked into the room, her husband was there. I said hello to him, and he did not acknowledge me. In fact, the whole time I was in the patient's room, he never said a word to me; even after I tried to engage him in conversation. He later reported me to my patient's doc and my NM. Two charge nurses gave me a head's up about the complaint, while I as was at home later in the evening. So, expected to be called into the office the next day. However, what I was told by my NM the next day completely blew my mind. I gave this patient her meds with water, and her husband said nothing. However, according to her husband, he said to me, "She takes here medications with milk." My reply, "All I have is water, and I would have to get a doctor's order for milk." I can't understand someone's motivation to lie like that, but that is another issue.
    I would never say anything this asinine to any patient or family member. But, after my conversation with the NM, not sure if she believes that I didn't say this. Had a conversation with other nurses I work with that same day...they basically stated that management believes anything that patients and family members say, whether right or wrong. Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them. You input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    I can only think of one time a patient lied about me, but it was an outrageous lie and the patient was a well-known liar. I did get asked about it for the sake of "addressing" the issue, but it was a mere formality. I'm not sure the lie your patient told would matter- even if it were true.

  • Jul 21

    I've always felt pretty safe, which is not the same thing as thinking nothing bad could ever happen.