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Joined Aug 4, '12 - from 'Central NY US'. LOVEGREEN is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience. Posts: 7 (29% Liked) Likes: 15

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  • May 26

    Quote from chloe8100
    I was thinking the same thing! 1)A male to female trans isn't going to walk around looking like a badass rocker hottie, and 2)I would LOVE to share a bathroom with the guy in that picture. :yummy:

    You do defecate and urinate in the bathroom, as does he, yes?
    Someone I found hot would be the last person I would want to share a bathroom with, despite all my output smelling like roses.

  • May 25

    A lion never looses sleep over what a sheep thinks.., just do your job. That's it.

  • May 25

    To everyone saying that not enough sleep is an excuse, or that the OP is hurting her coworkers by calling out, or whatever else: It's none of her coworkers business why she is calling out. She could be calling out because she's having a bad hair day and it's still none of their business. Her PTO, her privilege. If she's still in compliant with the attendance policy, then it isn't any of her coworkers concern if she calls out for lack of sleep.


  • May 21

    Quote from Glycerine82
    This is so random, but....

    What happens after you do CPR and you're totally toast for the rest of your shift because you're wicked out of shape? That's gotta suck.

    This story just makes me really sad, but it certainly seems plausible even if it's horrifying.
    This really shouldn't happen. I'm over 60 and overweight. I've also taught CPR since 1977. The secret is to always keep your shoulders directly above your hands, and let your body weight do the work. I can do compressions for quite a while before needing relief. Most people make the mistake of having their HEAD above their hands (so they can 'see what they're doing'). Your head should be looking at the surface on the other side of the patient and your shoulders above your hands for maximum efficiency. It's physics kids- visualize a piston!

  • May 21

    Quote from nutella
    The problem is that the pat "fell" while in the critical care area/ICU. Granted it would be a problem on a regular floor but even more so in an ICU. In the ICU literally every pat is a "high risk for falls" and safety comes first.
    When a pat in ICU falls it is a huge "thing"because no pat is supposed to fall in a critical care area (like nobody is to fall off the stretcher when they transfer from the table to bed in the OR...).
    In every department I've worked in since I became a nurse, all patients are considered, and labeled, as high risk for falls (2 EDs, 2 ORs). Let me guess, all your patients in that ICU have a colored band on their wrist, and a sign on the door? The hospital can buy all that crap, but not an adequate number of bed alarms to follow their own policies. This sounds about right. Signs, wrist bands, and additional charting are proven to prevent falls

  • May 9

    "Sorry Dolly, but your heart is broken. My Littmann doesn't lie. They hear everything!"

  • May 8

    If I were to hear someone make that sort of a reference about a nurse or nurses in general I would very clearly say something to the effect;
    "Dr. P. Nis, would you please repeat that last comment, I'm certain I misunderstood. I thought for certain you referred to that nurse as a monkey and that would be terribly inappropriate."

    Should he dare to Donald down and repeat it I would report it straight away to whomever needed to hear it.

  • May 2

    Quote from AlphaM
    Actually in my field of nursing (aeromedical) we have a strict weight policy, BMI cannot be >30. This is done because of the helicopter's weight and balance requirements as well as the mechanics of working in tight quarters. Most do not like it but it's the price we pay for safety. This stupid six pack though makes my stomach look like a washboard
    Wow, I'm a little heavy and my BMI isn't even over 30!

    Quote from AlphaM
    I can relate, I have two treadmills (long story) used to hate running on them or running overall but last winter forced me indoors and I got used to it. I watch tv, read, etc. on it. It's the single most effective time efficient way to stay fit and heart healthy. I do 3 miles almost every day, nothing crazy.
    Twice the clothes storage space.

  • Apr 23

    Due to random drug tests and my children wanting to eat every single day, I can not smoke the reefer. But, I am counting down the years until I can retire.

  • Apr 19

    9. Lazy and/or ignorant pain management, especially when it involves labeling a patient as a "drug seeker".

    10. Whining

    11. Religious proselytizing

    12. "Nurses' station character assassination" as my favorite instructor put it.

    13. Failure to look out for the nurses who have to follow you (and clean up your mess).

  • Mar 15

    Quote from MedicFireRN

    4. I've learned that even with the best intentions, sometimes I do not get ahead on coursework like I planned
    You and me both. I was SO going to use Spring Break this past week to get a week ahead in my classes (online BSN) then... I blinked and it was Sunday.

  • Mar 15

    Quote from calivianya
    You know, I hate taking this in a political direction, but reading about the thousands you owe in taxes, ixchel...

    I only squeaked through by the skin of my teeth this year - got $20 back after you take both federal and state into account, and that's only because I had mortgage interest and some charitable donations to deduct - would have paid about $1500 otherwise. I already claim zero exemptions.

    I am scared of what's going to happen around tax time for me if Bernie Sanders gets elected. He's my favorite otherwise, but he's got to get money from his plans from somewhere, and as I am a lot "wealthier" than the average American, it's probably going to be from me and people like me. IMO, everybody sucks this year, and I have no idea who to vote for.

    The SSRI thing... depressed people are the people I feel sorriest for in my unit. They really do go bat guano crazy after being NPO for a while. None of that stuff comes IV, so if they're NPO, there's no taper, and the level of crazy and discomfort I get to see can be pretty intense. Someone has got to find a way to give SSRIs IV.
    Sanders- We are going to have to pay taxes anyway. He is the only person who repeatedly addresses the middle class and their issues, and he is pro-union.
    I hope he gets the Dem nod.

  • Mar 14

    I agree with most others that posted, also, you can try attaching your name to positive sites so that would show up first and the photos you don't want to see towards the bottom of a google search. You can make a small blog with your name and a nice professional picture or a Facebook with decent pics or something similar. directing traffic to these sites in the meantime while you get the rest figured out well help further with getting the inappropriate pics off or at least someone would have to click through some pages to find them

  • Mar 10

    One thing I know for sure about a BSN in my area is that it's the only way to ensure that you may still have an acute care job in the future, excellent nurse or not.

    I've worked with all types of nurses. LPNs, diploma/Associates/Bachelors/etc RNs and there were some with less education that seemed better and some obviously that were better with more education. I think overall it would help improve outcomes, but not always. To try to cut a diverse workforce with a specific mold is hard and there's a lot of grey areas. I think the quality of where the education was obtained is a big factor. Also, an individual's own critical thinking ability (Having the knowledge is one thing. Applying it to a real life situation is another).

    Another thing I saw was that the number of patients was a factor. No matter what the healthcare setting, few patients equals more time with each patient, reducing the risks. I've done hospital work in the past (LPNs in my state had few restrictions when we were employed by hospitals). On a good day, 4-5 primary or 6-8 with a CNA between two nurses was a much better day than 6-8 primary or 10 with a split aide. Too many patients creates an unsafe situation, regardless of education level. I have been seeing much better ratios in hospitals lately, along with the need for a higher degree. By decreasing the ratio and increasing the degree, outcomes should improve. However, that same decreased number of patients would have better outcomes with a lower level of education as well.

  • Mar 10

    I don't like the whole push to force nurses back into school to complete a BSN later in life. In fact, many in my facility have decided that they will retire early rather than return to school if the facility indeed follows through with the no BSN = no job on 1/1/2020.

    If the push for the BSN continues, then the US needs to do it similar to Canada: grandfather in those already licensed or in school, but as of a certain date, the BSN program is the only option. Might help with the projected nursing surplus as well- more school, less people viewing it as a quick path to a decent paycheck. Might also result in better workplaces for nurses as well- fewer nurses competing for jobs, ability to vote with our feet and still find a good job.