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Joined Jun 20, '05 - from 'AZ'. She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'various'. Posts: 1,012 (51% Liked) Likes: 1,702

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  • Apr 24

    I was notified yesterday that a parent (middle school) managed to talk admin into letting their student utilize the restroom in my office any time they need it. Reasoning? The student restrooms are so dirty and germy that the student refuses to utilize them. The student will hold "it" causing abdominal pain because they refuse to utilize the rest room. Ok...but what do you do on trips? Do you never use the restroom at gas stations? Amusement parks? Restaurants? Highway rest stops? Airplanes? Anywhere outside your home? Are they aware that doorknobs and the bottoms of purses probably have more germs than most toilet seats? I have so many questions!

  • Apr 24

    Quote from NanaPoo
    Oh, DoTerra. I swear the good Lord is putting me through some kind of test via Facebook friends who post about essential oils, vaccines causing autism, and what a great, brave guy Donald Trump is.
    That's funny - most of the pro-essential-oils-cure-disease and vaccines-cause-autism folks on my FB are my liberal friends who believe in using a midwife for a home birth about an hour from a hospital and who are not fans of Trump.

    One is a family member; with small children; who uses an amber necklace to help with teething; and essential oils to keep the family healthy.

  • Apr 23

    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!

  • Apr 23

    A lot of the nurses that had those lively discussions posted with the app from their phone. Once the app disappeared so did a heck of a lot of people.

  • Apr 22

    This was clearly posted to get a rise out of people, but I'll bite. Ha.

    The nurses at the long term care facility near me get slightly higher pay and better benefits than I'll be getting in acute care.

    Not everyone wants to work in acute care.

    I'm glad that not everyone wants to work in acute care, because patients/residents in long term care deserve a nurse who doesn't look at them as bottom-of-the-barrel patients.

  • Apr 22

    I don't even know how to take this post. I'm not an LTC nurse, but I have to say, I still feel slightly offended. Getting over that, however, you decide how you view your job and the pride you put into it. If viewing it as "lame" suits you, then go for it. Otherwise, you can begin to change your perspective and put a different focus on what you do and how important it actually is to those you care for. Believe it or not, one could compare the job of an LTC nurse to that of an ICU nurse and have the LTC nurse come up the "winner". It's a lot about perspective. But I wonder why we have to compare specialties and declare some not as good as others. Many times it's like comparing apples and oranges. You do different work but different does not mean better or worse.

  • Apr 15

    That it's OK for everyone else to get a lunch break, but I have to eat at my desk with vomit and blood and snot in my trash can and the bathroom in my clinic smelling of vomit and poo because all of the boys who aren't allowed to use the gang restrooms because they get in trouble (because there are no stall doors) have to come use mine, one at a time.

    Everyone else gets to have those precious few childless minutes to enjoy a lunch. Why can't I?

  • Apr 15

    Parents with shared custody getting super angry when you call the wrong one to pick up the little vomiting snowflake. How the heck am I supposed to know that it's not your day?!?!?!?!

  • Apr 15

    Quote from ctate
    Oh, my yes!!!! Then to add to that the other numbers on their forms do not work or they are fighting with each other so you can't call them.
    I also have a couple of kids whose parents will not speak to each other so if little Johnny gets sick or hurt I have to call both sets of parents because God forbid they talk to each other. OR I have to ask Johnny which parent he goes home to after school on this particular day because that is the parent that I call.

  • Apr 15

    Parents who STILL don't understand that I need a doctor's order for OTC because of our protocols. I have had the same conversation with the SAME parent twice this month about sending her son in with allergy meds in his backpack. And both times she is furious with me

  • Apr 15

    Oh, my yes!!!! Then to add to that the other numbers on their forms do not work or they are fighting with each other so you can't call them.

  • Apr 15

    We had a child throwing up for 2 hours and could not get a hold of her mother. The only other emergency contact was her aunt who could not come get her. When we finallly got a hold of mom she yelled at my health aide for calling her too much. WTH?!?

  • Apr 15

    "This number is not accepting incoming calls." I like that one too

  • Apr 15

    Let's vent a bit. I'm having trouble readjusting to reality after a wonderful Spring Break and am finding my patience wearing down a little quicker than the school year.

    I'll start:

    Cell phone voice mail that's either not set up or is full. I don't get people that do this... How are you not accessible when you're away from your kids in case of emergency?

  • Mar 11

    This put me in a good mood. Last week, I had a 4th grader come to my office. I don't even remember for what, it wasn't anything big. But I noticed she didn't have a pencil case and instead was using an old plastic berry container to carry her supplies around. This is a family pretty well known to the staff, very low socioeconomic status, struggles in school, etc. It made me sad to see her without school supplies so I lamented to my sister about it.
    Two days later I had an Amazon Prime box in my office. My sister had bought a pencil case and shipped it to school for me to give to this student. It's a really nice one, too. My sister's an alright gal.

    Hope this cheers you all up, wherever you are.


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