jalyc RN 6,218 Views
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RN LTC; from
40+ year(s) of experience
L&D, CCU, ICU, PCU, RICU, PCICU, & LTC.
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Why are people such a**holes in this thread? We all have been in staffing situations that suck as nurses. I hate annually having to decide what to do during hurricane season here in Florida but it is part of the job. However, I think by the 100th post of saying the same thing over and over again, maybe the point has been made? I just don't understand how effin rude and presumptuous some posters are. From the condescending, "millennial" posts to insinuating the OP was a crap student who instructor didn't care about her, and finally that her parents can't trust her with a car? If this is how some of you act in a anonymous forum, I can only imagine what it is like to work with some of you.
The OP made a bad decision and hopefully learn her lesson. She rightfully DESERVED to be told to drive a safe car and not work in a job that has 24/7, 365 expectations. She did NOT deserve to have rude accusations about her character.
If I could love your comment! Exactly how I feel. I would not like to meet, nor be treated by any of these so called nurses on this thread! Just poor taste, in the treatment of this young lady.
"My other favourite TV thing is when someone is in the ICU, hooked up to tele and actively dying. Then of course they die, the tele monitor flatlines and no one comes in the room."
There have been times when a patient had been made a DNR and no one went in from our unit to give the family time alone, to grieve, so this is NOT necessarily a mistake. I have even pulled the drapes and closed the door on families to give them privacy at that time while I watched the monitor straight line at the desk.
Seems many bring a wide variety of experience to the nursing field.
I worked first at 12 as a companion for a demented blind lady, who did not realize she was blind. Her family was afraid she would leave the nursing home following her delusional visions of her home, town, etc. I was paid $20 for Mon-Fri of 9-5.
I had my own used bookstore at 13. Did that off and on until I was 17.
Worked as a nurses aide the summer I was in LPN school. Became an LPN in 1972 and worked all the critical care areas I have listed. Also took the exam to be an insurance agent with my husband at the time. (Not my cup of tea.)
I worked as a Census enumerator in 1980, 90, and 2000 in Florida and New Orleans.
I became an RN in 1982. Studied for becoming a Real Estate Agent as my elective while in college for nursing. I continued working, becoming a supervisor and an MDS Coordinator after that.
In 1985 I became a ballroom dance instructor for Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire Studios. Taught that off and on till 1994.
I also had 5 children, from 1970 -1992, so life was never boring.
One definition of 'prayer' is "to hope or wish very much for something to happen: to seriously ask (someone) to do something. to make a request in a humble manner" according to Merriam-Webster. NOTHING about God or any religion.
I pray he gets well.
I pray you don't fire me for that med error I made.
I pray I will be a good nurse.
These are all non-God prayers, spoken just in the vernacular of life.
If one is uncomfortable with religious prayers, one can say a general one. "Please help this family in their time of need. Let [patient] receive the best care possible. Guide us to be there for them in any way needed." No need for God, Allah, Buddha, or Satan to be named. Let THEM say 'Amen' if they want, but you don't have to.
I do pray that ICUMaggie and MountainView come to terms with their anger and other negative emotions so they can better benefit from the give and take that nurses on here can benefit from. Such bitter attitudes will affect their work and their patients which is something none of us want for them. This is a wonderful forum for mutual discussions and I thank the administrators of it for all they do.
EMS call, glucose of 7. Couldn't give him gel b/c he was unconc (you think?!), before the days of glucagon or starting an IV in the field. Got him to ER, IV established. Awake, talking, wanting to leave all before we got our paperwork finished!
As a supervisor I once left a message to an unresponding attending that if I did not hear from him within 15 minutes I was calling the chief medical officer. I did just that and our CMO reamed the attending a new one the next day, so we never had that problem again. He also informed every doctor with privileges there of what would happen if he EVER got another call like that one. No incident report needed and patient was taken care of timely. lol
" Much easier for them-try undressing and fighting to put a LOL back in bed "
a LOL???? please don't be demeaning...she's not a LOL...she's a grandmom or a mom or a sister or a friend
Not sure how it would work today, but in the 1980's as a new RN who had 10 years experience as an LPN in Critical Care Units and L&D, I had a written paper signed by HR and Evening supervisor that I floated ONLY to critical care units, never to the floor when I was hired.
Saved my butt a couple of times. I might get pulled to Respiratory ICU one night, Med-Surg ICU the next, and Telemetry the third night, but at least it kept me in the type of nursing I was used to.
(I would be pulled to their unit and the nurse from it would then be sent to the floor.)
I had a couple of bad experiences being pulled to peds and ortho with 20-40 patients and having no idea how to safely care for them, plus not being used to managing my time for that heavy of a load.
Ouch. Better duck; some serious fireballs are coming your way. And, I believe, you rightfully deserve them.
My question would be how come nobody looked in on the patient for up to 12 hours?
That would be what I would be investigating not the DNR order-3 hours for rigor to start setting in but for body to be in the condition the OP describes it has to be closer to the 12 hours
I used to work nights and evenings, too. The reason it isn't done as much anymore is that most folks have gone to 12 hour shifts. Much as I enjoyed my night/evening rotation, I like 12 hour shifts more!
When I started nursing in 1972 I worked a split shift of 5 nights and 5 evenings in a 2 week pay period. I thought it was great as it gave me the best of both worlds and I have since wondered why more places don't offer this to help others to work the off-shifts more easily. Not totally on-topic, but still a valid observation.
Dr. F. R. Klenner and Vitamin C Read up on Dr Kenner, Treated~ 60 cases of polio, all successfully. Vitamin C, intramuscular or IV.
I am by no means against vaccination, but she was simply wanting to just clear up a misconception here. Berating her about her facts and research and spelling ability is just silly. Trying to get her to post her research so you can tear it apart and make fun of her is silly. Are her choices the 'right' ones? Eh, my kids are vaccinated and I haven't seen her research. But that wasn't her point.
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Unfortunately, it's not them that pays the ultimate price, it's the innocent kid.
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