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    JKL33

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  2. Jedrnurse

    Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

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    Has 28 years experience. Specializes in school nurse.


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  4. Tweety

    Tweety, BSN, RN

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    Has 28 years experience. Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.


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Showing content with the highest Reactions since 10/25/2020 in all areas

  1. 9 points
    Nope. No dating. Especially not if exchanging numbers while in hospital. Now if you meet them socially somewhere else by coincidence and things take off... you might have met them anyway and no big deal. I live in a semi-small city, that does happen. But you can make friends. While one pt & I were talking, needing to distract him from the nasty things I was doing with his knee, about why I had just moved to our city, he mentioned he taught the singles Sunday school class at his church & invited me to try it out (just as part of our conversation). I did, and he & wife were very nice; eventually joined that church, got married there (much later, LOL), and we were all friends. His wife was a great comfort to me the day after I lost my husband.
  2. 9 points
    Oh honey, I have a solid 20 years left. IDK about the others. I’ve never polled a non-representative anonymous and unverified sample on the internet for an EBP project before. Much more effective to do a CINAHL search and look for meta-analyses and poll unit nurses on their practices to address their specific practice/unit specific challenges when doing process improvement. Online is helpful for gut checks or direction if you don’t know where to start but CAUTI prevention is something there’s going to be a huge body of research on.
  3. 7 points
    Allnurses School Nursing forum members recommend 2-5 years hospital nursing experience prior to accepting school nurse position. It is a niche specialty with own rules and regs which vary by federal and state education department regs along with each school district policies. Please spend some time in that forum before you make a decision. Agree, without any hospital/ LTAC, SNF experience you are limiting future career options.
  4. 7 points
    Yes, I find that insulting people that I ask for help generally works well. No, actually you posted your "project," consisting of four questions, without any attempt to answer it. Then, when you didn’t get the answers you were seeking you responded in a sparky, hostile manner. Nope, not anytime soon. I am more than willing to work with and help any of my coworkers; as long as they are willing to learn. When I encounter the attitude you’ve shown here, I generally wash my hands and move on. It's been my experience that arrogance and sweetness, like all personality characteristics, are equally distributed, regardless of age or experience. Yes, Reddit is such a reliable source. Best wishes.
  5. 7 points
    Stay calm. "I've already done my assessment and spoken with the physician. I'm not doing that and I'm not going to argue about this." I mean this kindly: Reread what you wrote about your care of this patient: 1) see resident daily 2) know norms 3) recognize abnormality 4) inform physician 5) participate in decision-making that result in decision for further eval. You did exactly what you were supposed to do. Therefore, it doesn't matter who stood there arguing with you, it doesn't have to "make you feel" the way you felt. This other individual doesn't know what they're talking about. Their ignorance does not dictate your emotions--you do! End of story. 👍🏽 I would not entertain this in the slightest. Carry yourself with purpose, speak concisely. When EMS arrives, hustle to the room with the paperwork, introduce yourself like a professional and make good eye contact; give them your brief and decisive-sounding report. Ask if they have any questions (common courtesy, good patient care). If at that point the reply is push-back like, "well he's satting good now" you say, "Yep. He's on 15 liters of oxygen." Any more malarkey after that is when you say, "I've spoken with the physician and I'm not arguing with you about this." Lastly, when you have made this statement then don't just stand there passively as if you are going to entertain more foolishness. Move away - either out the door of the room, a few steps down the hall or back to the nurses station or whatever is appropriate for the patient scenario. Your confidence will increase with time but you must work on emotional control so that you don't have a self esteem crisis due to someone's ignorant and/or lazy foolishness. 👍🏽🙂
  6. 6 points
    The whole year has been a burning barrel of chocolate mousse!!
  7. 6 points
    There are nurses who go directly into school nursing, and do it well. But I think they are few and far between. It sounds like this job would have you overseeing other experienced nurses, which can be a great learning process for you, but I'm not sure it is fair to them. They will be turning to you for practice and policy questions and concerns. Having been a school nurse for 27 years now (and an RN for almost 38) I feel that I have the understanding of this job but I am a firm believer in we don't know what we don't know. I would not recommend this role, and think you should have a few years at least as a nurse, preferably a school nurse, before you take a leadership role.
  8. 6 points
    " I'm working because I want to and to save for retirement. I'm not working to put food on the table right now." Assess your priorities. You have an immune suppressed spouse, during a pandemic. Is saving for the "future" worth risking your lives? No way would I be out there, if I didn't have to. A part time private duty job would keep you current. Best wishes.
  9. 5 points
    100% yes. Even on the weekends I'm stretched thin. Spent a couple hours contact tracing Sunday morning while also trying to complete a project for a class I'm taking and trying to clean my house. My husband, seeing how stressed I've been, bought a roomba so we'd have one less chore. I was outrunning the very noisy roomba every time I got a phone call from a parent or our principal. Had to laugh.
  10. 5 points
    Honestly this whole pandemic and mask wearing has really made me question the deep things in life, like.....has my breath always stunk like this?!
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