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Joined Nov 28, '12 - from 'Gainesville, FL, US'. sharonp30 is a Student and Child Care Provider. Posts: 61 (28% Liked) Likes: 38

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  • Jan 27 '13

    Only if it concerns children and if there could be a bad outcome. If I'm really confused and looking for clarification I might correct but very mildly.

    I'm not going to correct people when they use layman's terms, just like the mechanic doesn't correct me when I use wrong terminology.
    If we are on the same page and understand either other, then it's all good.

  • Jan 27 '13

    Have been trying to tell my Mother for years that going out without a coat on is only going to give me hypothermia, not pneumonia. I've also tried to tell her that not every head cold requires an antibiotic and that OTC cold meds only provide symptom relief..they don't "cure" a cold (so no Mom, I don't need to take it a few extra days just to make sure the cold is gone!).

    I love her to death...but some issues are just banging my head into a brick wall. I figure if I can't get my own Mother to understand it's probably best to just keep my mouth shut with the rest of the world.

  • Jan 27 '13

    I am so mentally drained somedays that I often wonder what in the heck i'm doing working a rehab hosp. Especially when you see your frequent flyers. It's like "why do I bother"? You know they are going to be back next month, then, I find myself not wanting to give them PRN's because I think if they actually went through detox the hard way, they might not want to put their bodies through that. Then here comes that one patient that you can see in their eyes and soul that they want to get clean. They won't even take the prescribed Norco for pain because they want off of all drugs. Then my hope is renewed. All I know is that being a Psych nurse is a whole different animal that what I'm used to.

  • Jan 22 '13

    Claritin-D has Loratadine 5mg (antihistamine) /Pseudoephedrine HCL 120mg (decongestant).
    Claritin D24 has Loratadine 10 mg / Pseudoephedrine HCI 240 mg
    Make sure it IS the 24 hour tablet she is taking.

    Sudafed 24hr has only Pseudoephedrine HCI 240 mg--double dose of what's in Claritin.

    I love claritin + claritin D if extremely high pollen usually in the spring. Since started using nasal steroid-Nasalcort, don't need as much decongestant.

    If she does better with the Sudafed, it's probably the way the time release mechanism of dose occurs. I don't like the Claritin 24hr as the decongestant seems to release 2 hrs AFTER I've taken it; I want it to start within 30-45 min. I often just use Claritin and take 1-2 generic Pseudoephedrine tabs as CHEEPER.

    P.S: Persons who need to use high dose decongestant often are found to have undiagnosed Chronic Sinus infections too.

  • Jan 5 '13

    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    But only by coming together... an individual nurse has no power. This is no different than an individual cop, teacher, firefighter, machinist, pilot, etc.

    What bestows power is the willingness to act in concert and to negotiate collectively.

    And yet, how many nurses have been supporting the systematic dismantling of labor rights and collective bargaining?

    I've several times taken jobs which sucked in many of the same regards as described forthwith. I've been asked, "Why are you doing it? Why don't you just leave?" Well, in order to keep food on the table, a person will do nigh anything and if that's all you've got, you're in no position to stand up for change since an individual can usually be easily replaced.

    Please recognize, this is not a 'nursing' issue, this is a 'labor' issue.

    nailed it. Stands up and applauds this here post..

    also, many nurses are parents.

    there's not a lot i wouldn't do to feed my kids. It might be easier to say, "oh, i'd walk"
    If one has a big stash of savings,
    other ways to support themselves,
    lives with their parents or a wealthy mate,
    lives in a town with lots of hospitals, HH agencies, LTC facilities, and clinics and hospice orgs,
    that aren't all melded into one (1) org yet, (same HR dept that just fired you...see?)
    or lives so so cheaply, they can go a few weeks or months without a paycheck,
    or lives in an area with an actual, bonafide nursing shortage,
    that person
    might have options some parent with a table full of hungry kids doesn't have.

  • Jan 5 '13

    Nursaig,
    I am not weak. I am in need of a paycheck. OHhhh, how i'd love to "walk" out when i've been overloaded,
    but, that is seen as abandonment,
    and grounds for dismissal.

    then, i could scrap around for another job, all the while explaining why i just got fired ("I didn't feel my assignment was safe, so i went home.")
    and see who all might want to hire me....wow, would i ever feel so "strong" while i dug in the sofa for quarters...yeah, strong indeed.

    btw,
    if one wants strength,
    it's not balls they need. Those things are super tender, have to be handled just so. One punch or pinch, the owner doubles over.
    Nah, if it's strength you want, try a vagina. Now THOSE can really take a pounding.




    (hope i don't get banned, seems to me, those are medical words...)

  • Jan 5 '13

    Problem I find is that we have nurses who get their masters right out of school has no exp,then they become nurse educators and so called leaders in the profession. They get leadership roles. So they join and become the excutives of the nursing associations like ANA and such and then become policy makers,some of these nurses have never been on the floor except in their training. Now they are given the wheel of the profession. They have no idea of working under pressure,dealing with the pts and family members,or shor staffing. They have no true knowledge of acuity. The CEOs and hosp admin love these folks because they wear the corp hats and throw away thier nursing caps. It seems that the greatest advancement for a nurse is a position that takes them away from nursing practice.I have often thought the best way to run a unit was to have a clinical nurse leader, and then have a person with a business degree to run the budget portion. Let nurses nurse...... just saying

  • Jan 5 '13

    OMG 6-10 is nothing! You should see the number of people in line for other jobs right now... try 200 or 300 for a SINGLE job position at fast food (not even a good job)!!... LOL

    But I do agree with the unions and personally I CAN'T WAIT for the ACA act to kick in!!!

    Quote from Jean Marie46514
    Yes, almighty dollar is often the bottom line,
    and in many areas,
    nurses are seen as very replaceable. In many areas of the USA, ---> there can be 6 to 10 (or more!) other nurses waiting for that slot to open up. <-----

    Many of us are suspicious even in some of the areas where there is still a supposed nursing shortage, that it isn't really true in some of the areas, or, it's severely overblown. The reasons promoting the idea "this area needs lotsa more nurses" could be an advantage to the area hospitals are not well understood by me, anyway,
    but, it does seem to happen now and then...


    I kind of miss working for union hospitals, really, but, won't respond or reply to the anti-union types, (who always seem to quote their dads, lol) who will jump on that. One nurse, or even a bunch of unorganized nurses,
    all wanting a change,
    can be ineffective, but, if everyone in the whole house is on board, that has some power.


    bye!

  • Jan 5 '13

    Quote from GrnTea
    The general bacterial load associated with living life as a human being is not the huge threat the advertisers of "sanitizing wipes" tell you.
    One of my huge pet peeves is one of those commercials that shows someone spilling jelly on a countertop, and the mom reaches for her "sanitizing wipe" to clean it up. Seriously? It was JELLY, not feces! If it was clean enough for you to eat it, why in the heck would you need to "sanitize" where you wiped it up from?

    Now, the commercial where the potty-training kid "made a poopy" in the bathtub instead of the toilet -- I can understand reaching for some Clorox to clean that one up. But jelly? Seriously?

    People are so stupid!

  • Jan 5 '13

    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    I open public bathrooms with a napkin, and open the door with a paper towel to exit. I never touch the actual medal of the faucets or the handles without the barrier of a paper towel. I have caught myself running the hand dryer until someone comes through the door, and I catch it with my foot. I don't wear shoes inside my home, and seeing that- my friends and family follow suit. I have NO carpet, and I wash my bedding every 3-4 days, Lol(I do have a dog). He knows when we come in from outside he's going to have his paws wiped off with a Sanitizing Cloth in a drawer by our door, and gets a treat for waiting by the drawer on re-entry to the home. So, he may be as Neurotic as me now- or he likes the treat

    My Veterinarian got on to me, he said, "You are bathing this pup too much." And we changed to an Oatmeal wash for him, $30 a Quart. But, a small price to pay to bath him 3-4 times a week
    Yikes! I thought I was bad! :-)

    At work I'm anal retentive. I constantly sanitize if j touch anything, etc. At home, I operate on the philosophy that we need germs to build immunity. I rarely get sick (knock on wood) but when I do I tend to spike at 105 or so. To avoid illness I always get 8-9 hours of sleep, I work out at least 5 days a week, I eat mostly whole foods and drink fluids. I really think that does most of the job. From a cleanliness standpoint I ALWAYS wash my hands whenever I'm coming in from being outdoors, I sanitize after the grocery store, public transit and gas station only, and I don't always clean off countertops with a heavy-duty solution unless it calls for it.

    I do, however, remove my shoes and leave them in a plastic-lined Tupperware container in the car or closet. I never, ever step inside my home with shoes that have been on a hospital floor!

  • Jan 5 '13

    Ironically, I do the same thing, when using public stalls.

  • Jan 5 '13

    I open public bathrooms with a napkin, and open the door with a paper towel to exit. I never touch the actual medal of the faucets or the handles without the barrier of a paper towel. I have caught myself running the hand dryer until someone comes through the door, and I catch it with my foot. I don't wear shoes inside my home, and seeing that- my friends and family follow suit. I have NO carpet, and I wash my bedding every 3-4 days, Lol(I do have a dog). He knows when we come in from outside he's going to have his paws wiped off with a Sanitizing Cloth in a drawer by our door, and gets a treat for waiting by the drawer on re-entry to the home. So, he may be as Neurotic as me now- or he likes the treat

    My Veterinarian got on to me, he said, "You are bathing this pup too much." And we changed to an Oatmeal wash for him, $30 a Quart. But, a small price to pay to bath him 3-4 times a week

  • Jan 5 '13

    Quote from Orion81
    I have become more OCD. Its over the top I know but, when I use the washroom, I flush the toilet with a piece of toilet paper, immediately putting the seat down, and after I wash my hands, I turn the water off with my elbow and open the door with my hand in my shirt or the back of my wrist (its a lever type handle, not a twist knob.) I logically know that washing my hands would suffice, but I'm a little OCD.
    Oh, I also dry my hands on the back part of the bathroom towel where no one else has touched.

  • Jan 5 '13

    I have become more OCD. Its over the top I know but, when I use the washroom, I flush the toilet with a piece of toilet paper, immediately putting the seat down, and after I wash my hands, I turn the water off with my elbow and open the door with my hand in my shirt or the back of my wrist (its a lever type handle, not a twist knob.) I logically know that washing my hands would suffice, but I'm a little OCD.

  • Jan 5 '13

    "The general bacterial load associated with living life as a human being is not the huge threat the advertisers of "sanitizing wipes" tell you. A good immune system doesn't happen by accident. Evidence-based practice ROCKS!"
    You said a mouthful. An active immune system is a happy immune system. Sure, infection control measures have their place, but not for the healthy average individual walking around. Heck, my kids ate all kinds of nasty stuff (when I wasn't looking) and no ill effects.


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