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Joined Aug 4, '12 - from 'Central NY US'. LOVEGREEN is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience. Posts: 8 (25% Liked) Likes: 15

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  • Jun 21

    Hmmm... Christmas Eve many years ago, I worked in HR for a global Fortune 500 company, I drew the short straw... had to work. As I am doing my thing, I felt a terrible pressure inside my ear, and then a "Swoosh" sound and suddenly I had blood dripping out of my ear. I was a hard worker, and even though I woke with a fever and an earache, I went to work. So, the blood thing changed my mind. Guess what? I WENT TO THE LOCAL ED. Yep, I went to the Emergency Dept on Christmas Eve with essentially, a horrific earache and a ruptured membrane. I hope that is ok with those of whom are the "Guardians of All that is Right and OK with Living Based on the Rules of the Righteous".

    FWIW, the ER MD was very clear that coming in ASAP was THE CORRECT CHOICE. I certainly, once again, hope that is ok with the Guardians.

    If someone feels the need to go to the ER, we deal with it. THAT'S LIFE. I would expect the same level of compassion for that patient as I would a patient suffering from something more gruesome. There are things happening in a persons life that you might not understand, and you might not even consider... So, just be the amazing nurse you always imagined you would be.


  • Jun 21

    Migraine sufferers need help right away. It's not a life threatening emergency, but their suffering is profound.

    If a simple headache sufferer gets you this irrate, maybe another type of nursing would be more up your alley? You get a lot of clinic stuff in ERs. Either people are poor planners or they can't get appointments with PCPs. It is what it is, better not to let it bug you.

  • Jun 18

    Quote from floridaRN38
    Ok. That is fine and your opinion.
    I think that you'll find that many or even most individuals share her opinion.

    What would you suggest for the rapist ?
    I know that you didn't pose the question to me but the answer is simple and obvious;

    Loss of liberty, i.e. a prison sentence.

    Once you start allowing state-sanctioned rape as a punitive measure, where do you draw the line? Which criminal gets raped and which one gets spared?

    What type of society allows such barbarism?

    And how do you think that it will affect the chance of successful rehabilitation and decreasing recidivism rates?

    Both are goals clearly beneficial to society/humanity.

  • Jun 17

    Quote from NOADLS
    Good on the judge for setting a fit sentence. When he is released this September, he will be deterred from committing any more crime and will become a law abiding citizen because the judge made the appropriate sentence. Part of me thinks the sentence was a little on the heavy side with the 3 years of probation following, but the judge has spoken and justice has been served.
    People, please don't take the bait.

    Seriously NOADLS, what are you hoping to accomplish here? This subject matter isn't personal to me since I've never been raped so your post doesn't hurt me. However, I know that you're plenty intelligent enough to know that your contribution will upset some fellow posters. Why do it?

  • Jun 16

    Quote from BostonFNP
    Just because there is minimal direct clinical work doesn't mean there is no clinical benefit.
    Have you taken part in an RN to BSN program? I understand that direct clinical work is not the only path to better clinical practice. The problem is that the non-clinical work in these programs has minimal contributions to clinical practice as well. Talk with people in RN to BSN programs and you'll hear the same complaint over and over again. Look into the research and you'll find precious little to back up RN-BSN programs' efficacy in creating better practitioners.

    Ultimately, schools could easily provide classes that do focus on creating better practitioners (advanced pathophysiology or advanced pharm, anyone?). But they don't. Th quality of my clinical practice would be better improved by getting a BA in Spanish. I'm not exaggerating.

  • Jun 16

    Care plans. Seriously, is there a better synonym for "wasted time"? We do them only because JCAHO demands them, JCAHO demands them because 30-40 years ago our nursing academics/theorists felt that they promoted nursing's identity as a profession, and no one has revisited the concept.
    A revisit is badly needed. The idea that nurses need to use "nursing nomenclature" because we can't assess, define and meet a patient's medical needs using medical terminology is obsolete. The idea that we must write down universally accepted standards of care, and pretend that they are "individualized" to each patient....

  • Jun 14

    Quote from JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    WHY are people acting like this person is deserving of mercy?
    Because without mercy, we fail as a society. If we cannot rise above the knee-jerk reaction of "he hurt someone, so he should be hurt" then we are doomed as humans. We may as well just nuke the globe now and get it over with.

  • Jun 14

    Quote from floridaRN38
    Hopefully someone will rape him in jail. And for the 6 months. I doubt he will even serve that amount. It is disgusting all around . I am sure he will do something like this again and it will be worse. Very sad.

    Totally inappropriate for a human/nurse to opine.

  • Jun 14

    As a mother of a son, and a victim of sexual assault, I don't put any weight on the mother just because she is an RN. Your first instinct as a mother is to protect you child. Being a nurse flies out the window. Please don't make this a witch hunt on the mother because she is a nurse.

    I'm sure this boy wove his mom a big tale of deceit. She desperately wants to believe him. As delusional as that may seem, I get that. We never want to believe our children would deliberately cause harm to another human being. You want to believe you did better than that.

    As a victim of a sexual assault and then attempted murder, it's the decision of the judge that angers me. It disgusts me actually. This "boy" does not need a second chance right now. He needs to suffer as far as I am concerned. I still, 17 years later, have nightmares about my rapist. I dream he finally got into my home and is going to finish the job. Those thoughts are always in the back of mind. I can still clearly see him pointing the gun at me to this day. I can still feel his breath on my neck.

    This man has very severe problems. But it's not the fault of his parents. They never got pregnant intending to raise their child as a rapist. Never. They didn't. Somewhere along the way, this mans brain went down a different road. I've met people who have grown up in horrendous circumstances who are the kindest, most caring, people you will know.

    I knew the mother of my rapist. He was a guy I casually dated who introduced me to his mom. We used to line dance together. Never once did I blame her for what her son did to me. Not once.

    This woman will be affected for the rest of her life. Escaping it will never be possible. Hopefully she can move on. I did with my life. But, don't, blame the mother because she is trying to protect her son, no matter how misguided.

  • Jun 14

    Quote from floridaRN38
    Hopefully someone will rape him in jail. And for the 6 months. I doubt he will even serve that amount. It is disgusting all around . I am sure he will do something like this again and it will be worse. Very sad.
    Whoa. Uhh no. I hope that does not happen to him. Vengeance is not the answer.

  • Jun 10

    It's the environment you are in. This career field is a difficult one in the sense that we are responsible for people who are at their most vulnerable state. We're susceptible to these moments as well but are expected to just suck it up. Years of mishandling your personal emotions coupled with a few anecdotal experiences will foster that type of attitude. It's the "thinking your department is more important/tougher/does most of the work" mentality. Do some people watching, you'll see it everywhere.

  • Jun 9

    Quote from bossman
    So first you had a meeting that you were unprofessional and rude. Then after the meeting you got multiple complaints that you are rude and unprofessional. Really the first complaint may be an outlier but the second shows a pattern. Here are the two options. Either you are in a toxic environment (really unlikely) or you really are rude and unprofessional.

    You obviously show a pattern of being negative. You had a trainee leave because of your negativity and then later were called in and then had "multiple" complaints. We all can have a complaint now and then but again you were called in to the office and then still had complaints against you after that! I give people the benefit of the doubt but it seems like you are toxic. What can you do to protect yourself? I guess sue but really anyone can sue now a days. I really suggest moving on and changing your attitude. You have burned the previous bridges to the ground and if you continue to do that you will burn bridge after bridge.
    Actually, all I know is what you have been accused of. Without specifics, it's really hard to know if the complaints have validity. Although you yourself admit you should have "been nicer to the patient".

    The fact that the place has a high turnover is a big clue. It probably is a toxic workplace. And I think it's pretty rich blaming you because someone ran away screaming. They need to take a better look at themselves. But they won't.

    Which brings it back to you: how bad do you want this job? Do you want it bad enough to try to achieve a personality makeover? If you are feeling chronically stressed and overwhelmed, and your employer's response is to nail you for being "negative", maybe it's time to re-evaluate. Maybe this whole thing is a message from the Universe that you need to be somewhere else.

    At this point it doesn't matter if you are being negative, or they're unfairly accusing you. This job isn't working for you.

  • Jun 9

    Quote from Emergent
    HSP aren't necessarily crybabies or weaklings.
    I concur. The HSP phenomenon doesn't refer to emotional sensitivity. It addresses sensory overload in the context of sights, strong smells, noises, perception and spatial patterns in the environment.

    I've never become tearful at a nursing workplace and would describe myself as so emotionally detached that it may disturb some people. I'm definitely not the type who would have a workplace meltdown.

  • Jun 4

    The average person sheds from 50 to 100 hairs each day. There was a funny line from Sinefeld about you can touch, pat, admire, kiss, someone's head of hair. But find that same person's hair on the counter or table and suddenly it's disgustingly gross!

    I'm certain all your co workers are shedding as much hair as you, yours is just more distinct or noticeable.

  • Jun 2

    "Wow, hi, congrats! You look so healthy for someone that sacrificed her life! My great grandpa sacrificed his life in World War I and he never worked out again after that."

    *crickets* *mic drop*

    On a related note, has anyone seen that ridiculous clipping floating around Facebook about how Guinness Book of Eorld Records has named the BSN degree the hardest degree? I can't believe the people I had considered fairly intelligent sharing it. I mean- every school is different and while it may be difficult, I am confident I would find an organic chemistry major harder.