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    psu_213, brownbook, macawake, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from BSNRNBC
    Huh???
    Ditto.

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    elkpark likes this.

    Quote from wonderbrah
    I couldn't find my wallet. You don't think I tried to find it the night before and the morning of the test? Going home would have wasted time and I only had 30 minutes. The drive alone there and back is over 30 minutes.
    I hope you are not driving around without your driver's license. That could land you in some serious trouble.

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    theRPN2b likes this.

    Quote from Horseshoe
    I don't understand why anyone would be a PN in Canada if you are basically doing the exact same thing but being paid so much less.
    Because the RNs will have additional responsibilities that the RPNs do.not. Like being in charge, being a resource for new staff, taking over care of a patient if they become unstable, etc.
    I have had RPNs say they don't want to become RNs because of the increased responsibility.

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    rn1965, Fiona59, and theRPN2b like this.

    I work in the GTA. Our unit is a mix of RNs and RPNs. We have one PSW to assist with care, empty garbage,,laundry, stock carts etc.
    I have 5 pts on a day shift. The PSW will do ADLs for 1 pt and I do the rest, plus all,other care. This is normal.
    4 pts on days is actually a good assignment.
    Once you get your time management skills in hand, you will do,better.

  • 8

    We have a doctor that refuses to order Imodium or lomitil unless the diarrhea has been ongoing for several days. And c diff has to be ruled out first. His theory is that we load the pt yep on Imodium, then the pt complains of constipation so we treat that. And then treat again for diarrhea.

  • 4

    Don't have a baby. Get a cat instead. Cause cats are awesome!

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    sevensonnets, Surprised1, saskrn, and 30 others like this.

    Quote from JaxsRN
    Let me clarify since you want to be so literal. I have never made a med error, never hurt a patient, never had a patient code, never had to call a MIT, never had to elevate to ICU. And also, I also stated that I will, but until that happens units should recognize when they have a good one on their hands.

    How would I know this ? Well I suppose there would be evidence.
    Maybe you have never had a pt go to ICU because you have not been assigned the critically ill pts.

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    sevensonnets, P_RN, Elaine M, and 14 others like this.

    So half way through the transfer you left?
    How much time would have taken to get the pt into bed and safe?
    I can't comment on how this will work out I am Canadian but gotta say it is
    not looking good for you. You stepped out half way through a task. Really,how much longer would it have taking to finish safely moving the pt before you took a break.?

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    Here.I.Stand and DowntheRiver like this.

    Quote from RNJenn47201
    I'm sorry for what happened to you, I am, but you may want to change your user name. I don't usually do this, but I was curious so I googled your user name and some key words from your post. I found three news stories detailing the whole situation. The nursing world in very small, and if you do happen to get your license back, I'm sure you wouldn't want future co-workers/employers to find this.
    Ditto.

  • 6

    Quote from nightlightnurseaide
    well my mom is a cna and a bunch of other family members work as either a cna or in patient care.

    i wish i could get out before i snap, but these are the only types of jobs available where i live.
    Baloney.
    you could get a job in environmental services instead of a CNA. Or work in the kitchen. Or get a job as a waitress, taxi driver, delivery person, dog walker, the list goes on and on.
    No matter what, you are no suited for the job you are doing and should get out ASAP

  • 23

    Bad A** Angry Nurse??

  • 13

    Canadian here - where I am, all insulins must be double checked.
    As for her not being harmed - well, if her sugars run high for the rest of the day because she is not receive her insulin, then yes, she was harmed.
    Not knowing if a patient rec'd insulin her not is a big thing.
    You need to call your instructor.
    And you should not be giving meds alone, esp if you are feeling "spacey".
    this is a hard lesson to learn, but learn from it and move on.

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    Kitiger, Have Nurse, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.

    I wear my white nurse mates shoes because they provide the arch support I need and are comfortable. Colour has nothing to do with my choice.

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    kalycat, hotpeppa, Fiona59, and 4 others like this.

    Quote from FutureNurse0201
    The instructor said they had problems with her before, so... And I had a bad day on Sunday, said some offending things to my bf... he broke up with me. Bad day is not an excuse. Said words/behavior have consequences.
    I just don't understand why she still gets students if she has a problem with it. On the other hand, it is DEU, she shouldn't be able to decide what she wants/doesn't want to do. It is part of her job whether she likes it or not. And she is relatively young.. Wonder how she learned nursing skills...
    I think it is bad form of your instructor to be bad mouthing a nurse to a student. If she has had problems with this nurse in the past, why does she continue to assign students to her?
    I don't know what a DEU is, and if this is a unit you on,y work on by choice? Maybe she is just burnt out by a few bad students

  • 12
    kalycat, llg, poppycat, and 9 others like this.

    Perhaps this nurse isn't the nicest and it does sound like she has some issues to deal with.
    That being said, she deserved to be treated respectfully and be spoken to behind closed doors, not out in the open in front of her colleagues and nursing students. And then one of those students then comes on the internet and gloats that her mean nurse was reprimanded and how it was not enough, and blames the students near med error on her mean nurse.

    I am sorry you had a rough time with this nurse, but please take responsibility for your actions.


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