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  • Jun 25

    Some of these have been mentioned, but...

    Anytime someone shocks systole...

    Anytime someone uses paddles to defibrillate...

    Anytime an MD passes meds...

    Anytime an MD ambulates a patient...

    The ET tube at 7 cm at the lip... (like can't you CUT it or something geeeeez!)

    In nurse Jackie where she got all those lunch breaks (whaaaat?)

    When medical conditions are mispronounced, I remember someone saying "hypokalemic" wrong once and it still bothers me...

    There are more I'm forgetting. Now I have to go watch Scrubs to redeem the medical profession.

  • Jun 21

    With catering to patients a necessity these days, my waitressing experience comes in quite handy...

  • Jun 21

    I doubt you will have to pay the fees back, but speak to a lawyer as others have suggested. The fees are normally to cover your classroom costs, ACLS, BLS, etc. There may be another RN waiting to take your spot. This early in the game, I think you'll be ok.

  • Jun 17

    Budget cuts meant we couldn't afford the new electric razor... but I'm friendly with the landscapers, so no worries!

  • Jun 14

    10 seconds is a really long time to be feeling for a pulse, so if you're not sure you feel it in that time, call the code and start compressions. I have worked on rapid response teams and code teams for many years and agree with my ICU colleague that I should not arrive and be the person to start compressions or realize this person is in arrest. That being said, I will also piggyback on highlighting WHERE you feel for a pulse. If the person has a low BP, you will not palpate a radial pulse. Get comfortable with carotid/femoral pulse checks. It is really easy to stand back on a person that was rapidly revived and roll your eyes, but finding someone unresponsive or seeing someone go unresponsive still elicits a sphincter response in even the most experienced of us.

  • Jun 14

    10 seconds is a really long time to be feeling for a pulse, so if you're not sure you feel it in that time, call the code and start compressions. I have worked on rapid response teams and code teams for many years and agree with my ICU colleague that I should not arrive and be the person to start compressions or realize this person is in arrest. That being said, I will also piggyback on highlighting WHERE you feel for a pulse. If the person has a low BP, you will not palpate a radial pulse. Get comfortable with carotid/femoral pulse checks. It is really easy to stand back on a person that was rapidly revived and roll your eyes, but finding someone unresponsive or seeing someone go unresponsive still elicits a sphincter response in even the most experienced of us.

  • Jun 12

    I agree with PP, this dependence on cell phones is a bit frightening... Can you give your family and close circle of friends a direct line to the nurse's station? This might make the transition more comfortable for you. Mine have this anyway, because I can't get to my phone right away and if yours is off, in an emergency, your close contacts are more likely to reach you calling that number anyway.

  • Jun 12

    I agree with PP, this dependence on cell phones is a bit frightening... Can you give your family and close circle of friends a direct line to the nurse's station? This might make the transition more comfortable for you. Mine have this anyway, because I can't get to my phone right away and if yours is off, in an emergency, your close contacts are more likely to reach you calling that number anyway.

  • Jun 12

    I agree with PP, this dependence on cell phones is a bit frightening... Can you give your family and close circle of friends a direct line to the nurse's station? This might make the transition more comfortable for you. Mine have this anyway, because I can't get to my phone right away and if yours is off, in an emergency, your close contacts are more likely to reach you calling that number anyway.

  • Jun 12

    I'm generally of the mindset to not quit before a year, however, I recently had the experience of "trying to stick it out...wouldn't want to look like a job hopper!" I realized that I became more miserable, my family felt it, and it made me question if I still loved my specialty. The answer is yes, but I'm moving on from my facility. If they cannot be supportive or at least professional, you are actually doing a disservice to your patients by staying and supporting it. This attitude rubs off, believe it or not!

  • Jun 3

    I'm generally of the mindset to not quit before a year, however, I recently had the experience of "trying to stick it out...wouldn't want to look like a job hopper!" I realized that I became more miserable, my family felt it, and it made me question if I still loved my specialty. The answer is yes, but I'm moving on from my facility. If they cannot be supportive or at least professional, you are actually doing a disservice to your patients by staying and supporting it. This attitude rubs off, believe it or not!

  • Jun 1

    Agree with Nurseonamotorcycle... my last shift I had 3 psych holds. Your expertise will be highly valued.

  • Jun 1

    I have pulled an epi "just in case" my unstable pt coded in the elevator... I have pulled narcan "just in case" for that young ams coming in... I have pulled heparin and plavix for that STEMI, "just in case"... benadryl has yet to make my "just in case" list.

  • May 31

    I have pulled an epi "just in case" my unstable pt coded in the elevator... I have pulled narcan "just in case" for that young ams coming in... I have pulled heparin and plavix for that STEMI, "just in case"... benadryl has yet to make my "just in case" list.

  • May 31

    Wow, for a minute I thought you were joking. You were being authoritative and insensitive, IMHO. Yes, he was being disrespectful, but you can definitely get it through differently! I'm not bashing you, OP, it drives me nuts when people treat me like that. But I might say something like, "If you need to do something on your phone, I'll come back when you have time to discuss your care." While I sympathize with you, OP, I'm going to side with your co-workers. He got under your skin and you let it show.


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