Paul'in'FL 1,897 Views
Joined Sep 14, '12.
Posts: 45 (73% Liked)
We paid off about 80k in 5 years, a bs and bsn for me, a ba for him. We used the snowball method a previous poster mentioned, lived WELL below our means, no going out to eat, no buying anything unless we could pay cash after the month was paid for. Unfortunately too many people get more in loans then what the job will pay and IMHO, that's just not a good idea. We follow Dave Ramsey, have no debt, so that helps as well. Main suggestion is to live well below yor means and pay as much as you can, and don't defer because then the interest will add up quickly.
And for goodness sake, don't depend on government to help you pay for them, just don't take out more then you can afford!!!!
Ah yes, everyone must get a prize or a ribbon so no one's feelings get hurt.
Why do you feel that honouring someone who goes the extra mile, does the extra work should only be award descreetly so as not to hurt someone feelings who has not done the extra?
Wahhh!!! I didn't pay for a test and study for it and take it and now I'm not getting the benefit of doing so like those who did! Wahhhh!!!!
Saying, in a sincere voice, "I am very concerned that you're not able to do that. I'll be calling the case manager to look into your options for nursing home placement if you're not going to be able to take care of yourself at home." Miraculous cure often results.
When confronted with the patient who feels it is "the nurse's job" to wipe the patient's butt even though the patient is perfectly capable of doing so, I tend toward this response: "it is the nurse's job to make sure that you do everything you are capable of doing....we have no intention of letting you become an invalid while under our care". Period.
Obviously, you have never been a LPN or you wouldn't have written such a digusting post. I was a proud LPN and know many proud LPNS, however it is a complete nuisance to have RNS as yourself degrade LPNs. I'm so tired of RNs thinking they are smarter and better than LPNS because of extra education. Well, let me educate you. I have seen many LPNs save a RNs' butt because the RN was too incompetent. I rather have a LPN take care of me who is competent than a RN with "more education". Education does not save lives honey but experience does.It is not so easy to "go back to school" when you don't have the circumstances to do so. I feel sorry for any LPN or anyone that has to work with such a narrow minded individual. This is truly sad. I'm happy to be a RN but I was proud of being a LPN despite negative comments. To the OP, continue to hold your head up high and know I totally understand how you feel. I've been there.
I am afraid to keep reading this for fear of catching something!
...if you say you're in it for the money and the security, you get piled on.
If one tends to live beyond their means, they will tend to do so no matter how much they make. The retail cashier who spent $300 dollars he didn't have on sneakers will become the RN who spends $15,000 he doesn't have on a new jet ski. I know people who make twice as much as me, but they have more debt and less savings because of their "gotta have it" mentality.
Thank you for the update, and I'm glad he's getting palliative care! It really sounds like the right thing for this gentleman.
If the patient is a 1:1, and you have a hospital policy on that as well, the tech should never have been pulled. It sounds like the culture of your unit is to play fast and loose with that policy. Honestly, I'd have written a hospital incident report about it too.
Holy cow, 30 mg IV.. Must have been thinking about toradol... That is a crazy order
Couldn't disagree more. As a nurse, it's my duty to refuse an unsafe order. I have my own license for this reason- I am not working under the physician's license. Further, to be "insubordinate" I would have to be the physician's subordinate, which as an RN, I am not. I am my unit's nurse manager's subordinate. Central access is an infection risk and a pneumothorax is a not totally unheard of complication of central lines, though less so with PICCs. Central access is also a common cause of thrombis, which a post heart surgery patient is already at high risk for. If due to the high risk for thrombis the patient is on anticoagulation, then you have a bleeding risk.
As I said earlier, I think we need to return to the old style of isolation. Double bagging everything. Pts stayed in the rooms. I think there would be much fewer " outbreaks"
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