macawake 52,881 Views
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It was unprofessional of your manager to mention it. You are all grown up, your black eye is your business.
When speaking to co-workers, try to use polite phrases such as "please" and "Thank you", and don't make demands.
TLDR: Another nurse really made me fume when she stated I had to do something. I never have to do anything unless I make the decision to do it. That is the basis of nursing. We don't do something because the doctor said do it, we make educated decisions. Request, don't demand.
No doubt the RNs who had the money from parents or wealthy spouses to afford to go through 2 years of school instead of 1 year are hostile to this idea and their egos will be assailed at the notion. Others will make up stories about how they donated blood to pay their way through RN school, or starved or lived off of cheese sandwiches for 2 years or ate lint off the carpet to get through RN school, but even when true, they are the exception, not the rule.
For that matter, I have a total of 10 years of college under my belt, my first Masters degree in secondary education didn't pan out, I got an associates degree in a different field that I found repetitive and boring, so by the time I waited to get into the LPN program, I was burned out with school, writing dazzling research papers, etc and had no desire as i grew older to work FT and go to school.
"Don't hang around any physician forums, but I have to wonder if they are in the habit of disparaging education the way I often see nurses doing.. ************************************************** *****************
MD's are the worse! What are you talking about! LOL!
My hubs is a Simulation Manager. Every physician specialty has to come to the Simulation Center to perform their scenario to prove competency. The MD's hate it, as they already know how to do it!
Yet here I am getting trained in areas I have no interest in, and will never ever use in my career. And for what? So I can say I have 3 letters behind my name and the school and hospital can make more money? Its a joke.
I don't hang around any physician forums, but I have to wonder if they are in the habit of disparaging education the way I often see nurses doing.. While degrees aren't the be-all and end-all of our earthly existence, I guess I don't understand the negative attitude towards them.
The more I read posts on this debate the more I think the crux of the issue really has nothing to do with degrees, coursework, application, or outcomes but rather with one group either feeling or being made to feel they are 1. left on the outside or 2. less of a nurse. It becomes so personal that way that implicit bias trumps any logical argument or data to the contrary.
Hi, i work in a rehab facility wherein we get different patients everyday. Everytime you have a 2-day off, most patients are strangers to you. It's not a long term facility. So when we have no doctors around, and we get results from an ordered lab or diagnostics, we would call the on call doctors. Many would just want me to read what the results say and what meds theyre taking. But I have trouble with communicating to some doctors who want an in-depth information about the patient. It's so difficult to find the right answers.
Id say "Doctor, this pt has this diagnosis, age this, takes these medications, she was ordered these because she had symptoms of this"
then the doctor would be like "be more elaborative with your information. You know her more than me."
Im the desk nurse and the med nurses are the ones who really spend time with bedside care. Paperworks are my responsibility. So there were times when i would excuse myself and run to the med nurse and have them talk to the doctor, and if they dont know either they would just say "i dont know her doctor, she just came in a couple of hours ago so i dont know how she was in the past." Then the doctors would just kinda sound as if they give up. Any tips on how i can be a better informant to on call doctors?
I went into my studies not sure what type of nursing I wanted to do. I never thought I'd enjoy my OB rotation but it ended being my favorite rotation. I loved it. My current clinical instructor for advanced med/surg is an OB nurse, and she arranged for me to shadow on the L&D unit and help out at a pregnancy fair. The nurse manager on the unit took notice of my work and asked me to apply for the nurse residency program once I graduate. "I want to hire you," she said.
I love the work of OB and the feedback I've received from clinical instructors and other nurses is that I would shine in this field. But bearing in mind the fundamental principle of healthcare/nursing praxis, "do no harm," I am concerned that a man in OB might be too controversial and divisive.
I didn't have any reservations about it until I posted an article about men in OB nursing on Facebook. While the overwhelming majority of responses were positive, there were those who professed a strong and passionate objection to men in the OB field. That childbirth is a uniquely female experience, and men can never relate to their patient as closely as a woman nurse can, was one reason given.
The concern for women with a history of sexual abuse and trauma and how a male nurse could reintroduce feelings of trauma or open up emotional wounds was another.
Finally, many women expressed that, in the current cultural/political landscape, women need more safe spaces where men are not present.
Welcome to AllNurses.
Its a joke. I'm learning nothing of value.
My patients don't care if I can wrote a wonderful APA formatted paper. They just don't.
In its place came the pain scale that we use today and the altogether new approach, "A patient's pain is what they say it is." Unspoken was the undercurrent that pain is the enemy to be removed completely whenever possible.
Studies show that initial dependency often happens after surgery for orthopedic problems, wisdom teeth or other "routine" procedures.
I tried to point out in my article that chronic pain is a separate category and that there are no easy fixes--no one size fits all--when it comes to pain management. I hope that I was clear in pointing out that one of our primary concerns as nurses is for us to begin to shift our teaching--especially with acute pain--so that narcotics become second line drugs instead the go-to answer for short term pain management.
We can start now with modifying how we teach our patients about narcotic use for post operative pain and chronic pain. Simply taking time to discuss non-narcotic pain relief legitimatizes it and helps it be the first line of defense when pain begins. NSAIDs, Tylenol, ice, heat, distraction, music, topical analgesics are all part of our arsenal of tools for addressing pain. The simple expectation that narcotics are a second choice can open doors for patients who are looking to manage their pain in ways that don't promote dependency.
It isn't that unusual. I have worked in a large hospital that did not allow the nursing assistants to take care of the opposite sex. The female nursing assistants took care of the females, and the males took care of the males. Never seemed to be a problem.
I can't believe you guys find that odd. Many females prefer a female assistant, especially when placing a urinary cath or something. No reason to not accommodate them.
While I agree that being willing to only provide care for one gender is going to be problematic in most healthcare settings and may, in the end, be simply unworkable, I don't see any reason to be dismissive of anyone's religious beliefs. That's not a road I want to start down.
OP, consider private duty options. If it's private duty through an agency, you might be able to request only male patients.
For religious reasons I cannot do females.
I cannot understand how, in a non life/death situation, where a male and female CNA is available, a male CNA is changing/toileting, cleaning and dressing a woman, while on the other side of the curtain, a woman is doing the same for a man. Thats crazy and there's no explanation for this.
Does anyone know any facilities in NYC or queens where they don't give male CNA's females?
Can I be discriminated against for political beliefs?
With colleges and i'm assuming places of work being very liberal is there any way I could not be able to become a nurse because of me using my first amendment rights and expressing my beliefs?
My husband took a picture of me when I first got back to day surgery and I was grimacing and crying in pain. As my head cleared, I looked around and saw that I had a blood pressure cuff on but it wasn’t attached to anything, in fact, there was no monitor in the room. Not once was my pain level assessed or not one vital was taken.
My whole point of writing this is to voice my experience with post op pain control. I feel that sometimes it can be inadequate due to the nurses’ misconception of the role of anesthesia and pain control in post op care.
Please share how your employee handled the situation and how you dealt with it.
I turned around and looked Ms. Carpenter in the eye and said, “Put that knife down now.” They both stared at me and slowly lowered down their weapons.
Once she lowered the knife and turned to grab the phone, I moved away from the stool I was sitting.
Ms. Carpenter was in no way deranged or mentally unstable. She was a bully and like all bullies backed down when confronted. Her MO was always to get people out of the apartment and once the cops showed up, she put on another face. I have had situations with psychiatric pts when I always stand ready to take off at a moment's notice! She was not one of those.
Macawake , just curious, which way would you have turned for your safety; towards the knife or the weight? The wall was behind me and the pt's legs in front.
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