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  • Jul 18

    First of all- there's a ton of details in here and you may want to reconsider that.

    Secondly- her 100 days allowed by Medicare of what are expired? It sounds like she needs inpt rehab or assisted living.

  • Jul 16

    Not sure how I'd feel about a friend telling me not to lecture her when I was just trying to have a discussion about a nursing topic. And I definitely would not tolerate it from a colleague. Sounds like the issue is more with her and your relationship than with a new nurse passing nclex.

  • Jul 16

    She's still in the "honeymoon" stages of passing NCLEX.
    Let her be.
    Years of nursing school finally paid off, and that exam was the last hurdle of anything academic related at this time.
    I would recommend she should go on vacation to celebrate. That's what I did.

  • Jul 11

    Quote from monkey205
    he told me "well, she's sleeping, you don't produce urine when you sleep!"
    Sorry for the TMI, but as someone who often wakes up at 4 am with a fullish bladder, how I wish this were true!

  • Jul 8

    You did nothing incorrectly. While the argument may be that people don't check their blood pressures prior to every routine dose of anti-hypertensive at home, the fact remains that in an acute care setting, nothing is "routine."

    Had the reverse been true, and you hadn't checked the BP but the person's pressure later tanked, you'd have an unstable patient and the opposite question from the doc - "why DIDN'T you check his pressure?"

    I always checked BP prior to anti-hypertensive meds when I worked in the hospital.

    Oh, and that physician is not your supervisor nor does she sign your paycheck, so don't worry about her opinion. Document the conversation and continue assessing your patients thoroughly.

  • Jul 4

    I guess I'm confused. You are asked to help transfer a patient and agreed, but then asked to go to lunch in the middle of the transfer?

    I feel like I'm missing something here. Why would you just not transfer the patient, then go to eat?

  • Jul 4

    I agree with you on the accreditation thing, but my Pell Grant more than covered my tuition and books when I did my ASN. I even ended up with usually about $200 extra dollars. The community college I attended was super cheap but it's one of the most respected programs in my area.

  • Jul 4

    Quote from Wuzzie
    Or she could become a grisly headline. I'm not liking those odds.
    Based on what? That he persists past an initial no? She said no and then came here to get an opinion, so she sounds like she might be open to something.

    I don't think we know enough to determine that he's a stalker or serial killer...OP, how many times has he called? What kind of no did you give?

    And yes, sadly I am aware of the current culture. But I think we're talking about a first date here, not a sexual advance. Is it really true that guys can no longer be persistent? (Or the other way around)... A persistent guy became my husband 30 years ago, in a different time and place. Back then it was charming.

  • Jun 26

    Thought I would share a few things documented in the patients' records.....

    Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

    On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it had completely disappeared.

    She has no rigors or shaking chills, but husband states she was hot in bed last night.

    The patient has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1989.

    Discharge status: Alive without permission

    The patient has no past histories of suicide.

    Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but confused.

    He expired on the floor uneventfully.

    Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital.

    She slipped on the ice and apparently her legs went separate directions in Chicago.

    The patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.

    Between me and you, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant.

    The patient was in unusual good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed,

    She is numb from the toes down.

    While in the ER she was examined, x-rated and sent home.

    Occassional, constant, infrequent headaches.

    Patient was alert and unresponsive.

    When she fainted her eyes rolled around the room.

    MD at bedside attempting to urinate x3-unsuccessful.

    Complete blood bath given. Patient tolerated well.

    Since she can't get pregnant with her husband, I thought you would like to work her up.

    Coming from Detroit, this man has no children.

    The list is endless. We were always taught in school.....if it isn't documented, you didn't do it. Wouldn't our instructors be pleased now?

  • Jun 24

    Welcome to, RandomNurse!

    I admire your forthrightness which is much more attractive than any sugary sweet coating. Being a good nurse is not contingent on being a beauty. A good nurse utilizes their knowledge and experience in order to provide quality care to those they serve in an empathetic manner.

    I sense that you, RandomNurse, are an individual of substance who is endeavoring to share your inner beauty with those who require it.

    Patients, and people in general, know who truly cares and who is going for the glory, not caring if they win or lose as long as they look good playing the game.

    My hope is that you become a nurse.

    The very best to you!

  • Jun 24

    I really hope you apply to the programs. Nurses are all different shapes and sizes and come from various backgrounds and cultures. We are a giant mixing pot and it sounds like you'll fit right in. If you're smart then we need you and believe me, the majority of people won't judge you on your looks. Make the smart decision and apply to the program!!

  • Jun 24

    I used to have a heck of a time with my skin until I switched to korean beauty products. I struggled with oily skin and acne for years You might wanna go to the docs though and get checked incase it's a hormonal issue.

    As for looks, I'll say this. I know plenty of "ugly" healthcare workers who are fantastic at their job and vice versa.

    It's not your looks that make the professional, it's the skills.
    Apply to your program and rock it like I believe you can!

  • Jun 24

    Are you sure she was a nurse? GI labs utilize other staff, so she might not have been someone who participates in the procedures.

  • Jun 23

    And for us. No false nails or varnish, no 'non black non leather footwear' and hair must be above shoulder line / neckline. We have frequent visits my management re: this aspect and of uniform rules.

  • Jun 22

    Homework? what are your thoughts?