Latest Comments by silentwolves

Latest Comments by silentwolves

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Joined Nov 13, '12 - from 'New York State'. silentwolves is a RN. She has '1.5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Rehabilitation'. Posts: 14 (21% Liked) Likes: 5

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    Hello all!
    I'm looking for some advise. I have chronic back problems from a sports injury when I was 12. I'm 35 now. In March, I reinjured it lifting a patient off the floor. (My manager was there, and insisted we could stand him up without a Hoyer! The CNA and I resuggested the Hoyer and she said no)

    I could tell I was going to be sore that night. Fortunately, I had the next two days off, so I figured I would just rest and feel better. On the second day I woke up and could hardly move. The pain was different than when I usually hurt it. I spoke to my manager, and she told me to call employee health. She sent me to Occupational and Environmental medicine and started a workmans comp case. They prescribed 8 visits to physical therapy. I did that, and am only back to %75. At my follow up with the Doctor yesterday she prescribed an MRI.

    Today, while at work,,our employee health nurse called and said that I can only stay on restrictions for 8 weeks. If I'm not cleared, they could possibly let me go.
    is this true? Can they do that?

    keep in mind, I have NOT missed a day of work due to my back. I have been trying to stick to my restrictions of lifting, but we are so short staffed all the time, it hasn't been easy. This place is going to hell... People are quoting left and right, new nurses don't stay long...
    I've been looking elsewhere, but have only been at this place for 1.5 years... It's a rehab place, so I'm only getting "sub acute" experience...


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    Hello! I have copied my resume, ,but taken out specific names, numbers and addresses. I am looking for a new job. Bed side nursing is too much for me. I have major depression and anxiety, plus fatigue issues. I currently work on a rehab floor in a nursing home. A lot of places I have applied to say i don't have any acute care experience. (I worked in a hospital for only 3 months...) This floor has become rather subacute lately. Our admissions team is accepting all kinds of patients we don't have the staff to care for. Multiple behaviors, severe dementia, inability to care for themselves after weeks of therapy, people with respiratory problems... This week we sent 3 people BACK to the hospital for uncontrolled pain, high BP, respiratory status changes...ect. How can I show that in my resume. I am not good with words and playing this resume game...

    Please note, the formatting may be out of whack when I add the document.
    Thank you so much in advance for any help!!!

    Address, email and phone
    December, 2012 | A.A.S., Nursing
    Community college
    May, 2006 | A.A.S., Natural Resources Conservation
    Community College
    May 2004 | A.S, Business Administration
    Community college
    Registered Professional Nurse, License Number #######
    State of New York, Office of Professions
    Expires 01/31/2018
    Registered Nurse October, 2014 - Present
    Nursing Home
    Assess patients on a Rehabilitation floor, following surgery or falls Monitor surgical wound healing, pressure ulcers, respiratory status
    Case Processing Assistant
    May, 2011-April, 2012 | January, 2014 - September, 2014

    Dental/Braces company
    Receive teeth impressions from doctors and set up for production Prepare patient tray kits, assist in filling orders and conduct inventory
    Registered Nurse March, 2013 – June, 2013
    Local Medium Sized Hospital
    Monitored and assessed Pulmonary patients for rehabilitation progress Conducted wound care, observed oxygen levels and used appropriate devices
    Home Health Care Giver October, 2012, January, 2013
    Private Duty in home case
    Assisted in private care of a quadriplegic pediatric patient
    Maintained patient airway, medication, ileostomy and tracheostomy care
    Home Health Aide October, 2010, February, 2012
    Local Home Health agency
    Aided clients with various daily living and independent living skills
    Compassionate, caring and dedicated to delivering quality services Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in fast paced environment Flexible and reliable, quick learner and able to retain new information Familiar with both PC and Apple, quick to pick up EMR formats
    Volunteer Work
    January, 2014-Present
    Honor Flight
    Assist with calling veterans who have applied to go on a flight to Washington D.C.
    Confirm health status and determine if they will need extra assistance.
    Confirm veteran has a guardian/family member to make the trip with them.
    Explain paperwork required to fill out, weekend itinerary
    Assist veterans throughout trip as safety assistant. Provide water and wheel chairs as necessary

    June, 2012-Present / August, 2010-Present
    2 different dog rescue groups
    Assist in fund raising to support dogs in foster care
    Provide in-home checks for prospective adopters
    Transport incoming foster dogs to their foster homes or new permanent homes

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    Hey!! I'm kind of stuck in the middle... I was born mostly deaf in my right ear. I developed fairly normally so it wasn't noticed until I was 7!!! I can't use any hearing aides of any type according to my doctors. The nerve endings never fully connected, so I can hear tones, but can't understand words if using a telephone or headset. I also have a very hard time hearing in crowded areas, and just generally understanding people at times. At work, if somebody yells out, I often can't tell what direction it's coming from...

    in school I was able to adjust most of the time, by making sure I sat upfront. I too have had people think I'm a b**** for ignoring them. When I explain I'm hard of hearing they understand. I am very upfront and am sure to tell coworkers about my hearing, and that I like to be on the right side if we are walking and talking, or why I tilt my head one way.. A lot of people forget though too... I had a coworker get very upset with me, and I reminded her I am deaf, and she said I never told her...(I know i did, I kept a list when I first started in case I forgot anybody).
    My nursing school had an amplified stethoscope that I tried, but it was harder to hear. I felt it was picking up too much other noise... The friction on the skin, other sounds in the room. My anxiety got the best of me, and I lost my first job in a hospital, on a respiratory floor of all places!! I now work in a nursing home on a rehab floor, so lung and breath sounds aren't of utmost importance. In an emergency, I can ask coworkers to double check if I think I hear something...

    ive thought about leaving nursing all together though, as it is tough, but not just due to the hearing loss. I do wish I could wear a huge sign some days that says I'm HOH...

    hope you you find your way!!
    I live in Roxhester, NY, home to NTID(national technical institute for the deaf), so there is a very large population of HOH people here... If you're willing to relocate, you could look for higher populated areas...?

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    Hi TheOMPRN! I'm having a lot of he same issues with anxiety. I've managed to make it to 8 months at my job and just crashed... Had to leave work due to panic attacks that I couldn't settle down from. I am working on a rehab floor at a long term care place. I just can't keep up the tough face anymore. The problem now in trying to find a less anxiety inducing job is he lack of experience... If I'm lucky to even get a call back, the first thing that comes up is my lack of experience...

    so, my short term disability ends this week and I'm already terrified of going back on Monday. Seeing my doctor and psychiatrist and on meds, but nothing really helps...

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    annie.rn and Crystal-Wings like this.

    This sounds hauntingly like my self! I'm out on 2 weeks short term disability for repeated panic attacks after returning from vacation. Things were adding up before I left, so it wasn't completely out of he blue...

    i think I have just kept putting my anxiety and fears aside to get through nursing school, and then to get acclimated to a first job. And it finally became too much to handle.
    The training wasn't there for me either... I understand your fears, the money concerns and trying to find a job with less than a years experience...
    hang in there and keep looking. I was fired from. Y very first job after 3 months, after a terrible training period, then it took me over a year to find he job I have now. Eight months in, and I'm still not comfortable. We with anxiety need a lot of extra time and support and it's just not made available to us! It sucks

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    Hi tiredofthisRN! Things are a little improved... I got a job finally on a rehab floor in a nursing home. I've. Even there for 7 months now. It's been very hard, with my anxiety and worrying about getting fired again...
    i wish I had known more about nursing when I first got into it. Not sure I would have chosen it after all. Now my health issues are flaring up and I have no energy. I don't feel like I will last an entire year here to gain enough experience to find a quieter job... Don't know what else to do though, so just working and sleeping away my days off...

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    #nurseb, have you found anything that works? I have slight Lordosis too. I have a pair of Danskos, it my feet just don't seem to like them... I stick with Adidas so far... Love Saucony, but they don't hold up or last very long...

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    Wow... Nice to know I'm not alone in feeling I was unfairly fired... Unfortunately I have been out of work for almost 6 months now, with no upcoming interviews or anything. I am really losing my faith in finding a nursing job anywhere. I cant seem to get interviews for any other types of jobs either. I get asked why I only worked at a hospital for 3 months. I explain what happened and never hear back from these people... I guess second chances just do not exist anymore...

    I dont know how much longer I can go without hearing any good news from employers. I need to pay off student loans! My bills are pilling up and I just had to seek medicaid since I cant collect unemployment either... At this point, I feel like I will never work again...

    (sorry, had to vent... I'm in a bad mood today..)

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    sallyrnrrt and TriciaJ like this.

    So this week is my Unemployment appeal hearing. I went to read my file and all that is stated in it from my former employer is that I let a patient fall, thus violating safety rules... Nothing about forgetting to mention something in a report... I just don't get it. This was my first patient to fall, I had no other incidents, close calls or anything.

    I think I may contact human resources and see about appealing my firing. I don't know if its too late or not. I got rid of employment handbooks a while ago, so I don't know the procedure...

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    SororAKS likes this.

    HouTx... This was my first incident and thus first time filling out an incident report. The info I accidentally left out was put in my nurses note. I feel that my preceptor did not help me at all with filling it out. I did not leave anthing out to make me look better. It was a pure accident.

    My main point of this post though, was that I cannot find a job anywhere now! Offices, nursing homes... nothing.
    I had a horrible experience where nursing eat their young. I got no support there from the start...

    @LadyFree28... My anxiety is pretty bad. The few medications I have tried dont seem to help at all. I really want to go on disability so I can straighten myself out, but my doctor doesn't think its a good idea...

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    Hello all!
    I am in serious need of help!
    I was fired from my first job as an RN at a local hospital. I was put on a ventilator/respiratory floor even though I told them my interest was more surgical based...

    In early June, I had a patient get out of bed and the alarm never went off. She made it into the bathroom and then fell. I had only been working since mid-march and was very overwhelmed. While filling out the incident report, I got no help from my preceptor. She told me to submit it and I accidentally left some information out of it.

    When my supervisor came in that morning she asked me about it and I explained my side of the story. She called me later to say I had to have a meeting with her and HR to discuss discipline. I was fired..

    I made the mistake of telling my supervisor I had anxiety, trying to be upfront with her... Maybe I should have known that my anxiety would be too strong to be a nurse at all...
    She met with me once and mentioned switching floors, but she never got back to me...
    I was fired in June. I have been putting applications out everywhere and cannot find anything. I am debating getting out of the nursing field altogether at this point. I have even tried to find smaller jobs just to make some money (since I cant get unemployment), but nobody wants to hire me because I'm over qualified. I cant even get reception jobs, whether its in the healthcare field or not...
    I'm running out of money, options and desire to even live at this point.
    Does anybody have any ideas? I've tried networking with professors and former class mates to no avail...


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    Thanks for all the tips! I found a longer stretchy undershirt I wear sometimes.
    I dont like pulling up my pants over my belly because I usually get a wedgie... A few of my newer pants seem to be doing ok so far...


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    I just graduated and am looking for scrubs. I had the same problem in school I do now. I am very over weight, especially in the middle. I am 5 ft 3 inches tall and 200 pounds. I like to wear pants below my fat belly, but as soon as I bend over, everybody gets mooned! I have tried tucking in an undershirt, wearing longer tops, ect... But there is always at least a partial moon. I thought about wearing pants up higher, but none have a crotch long enough to reach over my large mid-section. Can anybody give me some ideas?? I'm trying to loose weight, but I know it will take time....


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    Hello all!
    I will be graduating in December and am in the process of sending out my resume to local hospitals. I am very scared about finding a job though. I have had sleeping problems for as long as I can remember and really fear having to work overnights or a rotating schedule. Most of my friends who have already graduated are required to work a rotating shift for now...

    My question is this: Do I have a chance at finding a job as a new graduate that wont require overnights? I live in western NY where there are several hospitals near by, so I have a few places to apply to.