gonzo1 18,507 Views
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I have an idea, guys... like the what I learned this week thread (which was amazing, it's a shame that sort of went away). How about every single one of you take a minute, think about the most recent new thing you learned/saw/did, and consider writing an article about it?
I've never written an article before, but I promise I'll work on trying to come up with one this week if some of you guys promise me the same.
We all work in dramatically different environments, even if some of us work on the same type of unit. We all have different physicians, who have preferences for different drugs/techniques/etc. I bet each of us has a ton of interesting, specialized knowledge.
For one of my classes in school right now, I had to come up with an environmental chemistry-related topic for a research paper... and what I came up with was antibiotics in the water system contributing to the prevalence of MDRO bacteria. I had to put a healthcare spin on it. xD When I actually write the paper (it's due next week and I haven't started!!!), would anyone be interested in reading if I submitted it as an article?
I remember you from way back!
I've noticed that there are so many "articles" here now instead of threads by and for nurses. Some of the "articles" are just rants about how awful is everything from the nursing school admissions process to the terrible preceptors, horrible first jobs and miserable colleagues . . . .
I miss the good old days.
I agree with all about this. I used to really enjoy learning things from experienced nurses working in areas different from mine.
I have loved this site, but as I check , "Today's Posts", as is my wont, more and more, there are only student related topics.
What has happened here? Has anyone else noticed this? I have no problem with lots of students here, but I also want to participate in lively discussions with peers!
Right strategy ... wrong tactics. Nurses and doctors are a team. Particularly in the emergency department, this team works under stressful conditions where mutual trust and respect are critical.
The reader should consider ... how would an article sound if the title was "Confronting Nurses With Wrong Plans?"
Crew resource management is a process where everyone on the team is empowered to speak up if a potential hazard is observed. Anyone -- doctors, nurses or techs -- can call a time out if something seems amiss. The focus needs to be on the action that is possibly incorrect -- not on the superiority of one career field over another that was suggested by the comment, "Be kind to nurses. We keep doctors from accidentally killing you." We can all make mistakes, and we all should be watching out for and supporting each other.
Robin, IMHO, you wrote a seriously needed article. You hit the bulls eye in my case. Here's a little personal history I had with a doc who was assigned to me when I became his new patient. He doubted what I was telling him, and after having me for some time, my illnesses and hospitalizations increased. After giving him a ten year trial as my primary Physician, I left him after I heard him speak loudly to his nurse: "I don't believe you."
I now have a wonderful Primary Care Physician who believes me when I tell him about how I'm feeling. He has saved my life twice. God Bless him and all of you nurses who are our front lines of defense.
Many times I created bad relationships with some highly arrogant and equally not so good doctors. Patient leave, doctor stay. As I stay as well. Working with that doctor. Who treats me with hate, humiliates me and is generally nasty to me. And he does not care I actually pretty much saved the patient.
To me that seems unnecessarily confrontational; especially as you didn't state that you told the doctor what your assessment of the patient's pain was. It sounds as though you either hadn't assessed the patient when they asked for pain medication or you had done this but hadn't communicated this to the doctor, and that both you and the doctor needed to determine/discuss the patient's current pain assessment to understand why the patient wants pain medication.
*Update* I wanted to Thank all of you who have responded. It appears as though it would be three additional semesters for me to obtain a DNP. At this point, I am not willing to spend that extra time in school. After considering all of the additional classes, I just don't see the clinical value in them. Again, thank you all for the input! I'm just ready "get my feet wet." I have no doubts that I will go back for a terminal degree, but at this point, I am just ready to get into practice! I appreciate all of you!
I get to throughly chart... I love the satisfaction of having all the t's crossed.
Theres a good code on another unit and the team rocks it. (I don't want you to code, I just want to be there if you do!)
My patients are tucked and fluffed and my room is pretty and stocked at the end of the day.
That hot cup of coffee tho' --- time for that makes it a GREAAT day
When I get to eat during my shift.
Not much you can do about it when the same person falls asleep every shift right in front of the house supervisor and nothing comes of it. You can guess how the talk heated up when layoffs were announced and then Sleeping Beauty kept her job while conscientious employees were let go. That was one for the books.
And what is ADN, ASN, CNA, LPN, RN, EMT-B, EMT-I, can you answer me that?
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