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jalyc RN 6,218 Views

Joined: Aug 27, '01; Posts: 55 (67% Liked) ; Likes: 104
RN LTC; from US
Specialty: 40+ year(s) of experience in L&D, CCU, ICU, PCU, RICU, PCICU, & LTC.

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    Quote from wannabenycnurse2011
    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.

    Quote from Hope2banurse1
    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.
    I kind of hope you do NOT work as nurses. I would not want to be treated by you two.
    Nurses should have that kind of passion, love and concern for their patients and their careers! The field certainly does not need immature kids who can not even prioritize their own lives to be responsible for anyone else's life.
    Yes, this girl has a LOT to learn about real life, but when others are depending on her, YOU, for their own life, that is not the time to be playing around with "wah, wah, make me feel better".
    Until you have worked double shifts, short handed, from no shows, and in disasters especially as the supervisor responsible for everything going on, please do NOT criticize those who have and KNOW what they are talking about. You have gotten some GREAT advice from many good nurses on here and need to grow up and accept it, appreciate others taking the time to let you know what REAL LIFE is like.

    And as Wuzzie said "tone down the profanity." Needing to use it is very unprofessional and makes you look unintelligent.

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    "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.

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    Satori77, WKShadowRN, ICUman, and 1 other like this.

    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.

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    StNeotser likes this.

    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.

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    emagine, emtb2rn, nrsang97, and 3 others like this.

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    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!
    This is why I was always grateful for the instructions of an endocrinologist back in the 70's to keep sugar packets nearby. He explained that sprinkling one under the tongue would instantly raise hypoglycemia with no threat of choking. Used it many times in my career.

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    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

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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    " 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
    What is so wrong with calling someone a "Little Old Lady"? Why do you feel it is demeaning to call a woman a "lady"? Guess I am missing something here.
    A lot better than geezers, vegetable, or idiots and some of the other things people are called by staff.

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    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.

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    laKrugRN likes this.

    Quote from RNsRWe
    Ouch. Better duck; some serious fireballs are coming your way. And, I believe, you rightfully deserve them.

    Yes, I literally lol'd when I read her OP because where I worked for my last 15 years it was just the opposite. The HOSPITAL nurses were the ones who sent our residents back with problems like "when the foley came out, it had disgusting tissues along with it, urine extremely foul, many patients who didn't have any oral care, perineal care, skin care." AND huge decubs that they did not even have starting when they left us. Sometimes they would have broken down in just 4 or 5 days after we had kept them sore-free for YEARS.

    We hated having to send people out to any of the 6 hospitals around us, because the nursing care in ALL of them was deplorable.

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    Quote from madwife2002
    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
    That was my thought too. Her big concern should be the fact that this man was neglected for so many hours in a place that had accepted responsibility for his welfare. BUT we all know facilities are more concerned with profit than true care.
    I had a similar situation with a man who was found in rigor mortis, even though the CNA lied and insisted she had checked on him every hour as per our protocol. The nursing home covered up everything, lied about facts, and this woman was not even fired. So, I doubt that your friend has anything to worry about.

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    LadyFree28 likes this.

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    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!
    Have you ever worked an 11-11 or 3-3 schedule? Again, not the usual, but loved by most who have had the opportunity once they got over the "WHAT?!?" factor. lol Splits the work and hours much more fairly.

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    Emergent likes this.

    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.

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    morte and LadyFree28 like this.

    Quote from morte
    Dr. F. R. Klenner and Vitamin C Read up on Dr Kenner, Treated~ 60 cases of polio, all successfully. Vitamin C, intramuscular or IV.
    A very interesting article. I have often wondered how much suffering continues because those 'higher up' don't want to listen to the lower ones or try something very different.

    When I got Bell's Palsy, I talked with my doctor about causes and treatments. I asked him for an antiviral and antibiotic medication to try. He agreed and ordered Acyclovir and a general ABT like Amoxicillin or Cipro. I went home and took 2 of each then started them as ordered. I went back to him in ONE WEEK to show him the palsy was gone. He was amazed.

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    Quote from heyliss
    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.
    It is NOT wanting "tear it apart and make fun of her", but rather to understand what she read that had such an impact on her. IF she is right, then everyone should have the opportunity to read and understand what she did.

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    mamagui and Fiona59 like this.

    [COLOR=#003366]Quote from amygarside

    Let them learn the other way. It is very difficult to force these parents. Let them realize how important is vaccination nowadays.

    Quote from BostonFNP
    Unfortunately, it's not them that pays the ultimate price, it's the innocent kid.

    But the parents, like the PRE nursing student, WILL pay the price of knowing THEY are the only ones responsible for their child's disease, disability, or even death.

    PRE nursing tells me she has not really studied the practical courses that would allow her to make intelligent decisions about vaccinations. Her refusals to post anything that could back up her 'beliefs' tells me she really has not explored all of these and thus has no basis, no proof, for her ideas. Any one of the real nurses on here could find at least one article to offer for any of our opinions.