yannadey 1,988 Views
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so sorry for your loss
I work night shift 12+hrs
& many mornings I wash my face with ice cold water before I start the drive home
I'm so sorry for your loss
I pray for you & your family
Just had inservice on this.
No you cant mix 70/30 & regular
we had quite the discussion on this
we had it settled by calling the phamacist
congrats on the pregnacy, & sorry you had to quit, but there are other areas not involving floor nursing that you could look in too.
I quit nursing for about a year then went back did a week of orientation in LTC changed my mind from being full time to PRN, too much nit picking about every little thing & back stabbing, the staff was getting written up & suspended over paperwork working 12 hr shift is hard enough
now I work every other wkend (work 24hrs get paid 40hrs)
& I still need to destress
my hubby also has a good paying job
Working in LTC/rehab this happens alot depending on the pt. my way of handling it (1) say excuse me one minute let me get your waitress I walk out the room put a towel over my left arm walk back in & with a straight face say "the nurse said you needed a waitress or
(2) say let me see your hands now using your left hand hold the cup using your right hand pick up the water pitcher & pour into the cup thats good now you're a waitress too &
all the time assessing to see if they need the nurse side of me
(3) if they are really confused I orient them to where they are & say only nurses here dear now how may I help you.
Last May the hubby & I were returning home to VA from Vegas when an elderly passenger 2 rows down & across from me started having what seem to me an anxiety attack, well the flight attendant asked if there was a doctor or any medical persons on board.( notice she did not asked for a nurse, must be one of those nurse haters) Since I had already made my assessment I did not respond, but 2 doctors & an EMT did & came to the same conclusion as I did. The EMT stayed holding the man's hand the whole flight while the doctors retuned to their seats & their drinks. My husband who was sitting up front kept turning around in his seat to see if I had responded.
When we got off the plane the first thing he asked was why didn't you help aren't you a nurse.
My reply to him yes honey I am a nurse & I had already assess the man the moment he walked passed me (I tend to do that to everybody I see, especially the elderly & kids) he seemed nervous, in this post 9-11 world I was thinking hijacker, shoe bomber etc... so I kept an eye on him.
Well congrats and welcome to the wonderful profession of nursing.
5 years ago I got shut off at 85. I also cried all the way home on the N.Y. subway I must have beena sight but I didnt care because I felt so unsure but guess what girl I passed. Then I cried some more tears of joy that time. Hope you pass.
It's hard working the night shift you have to have 100% support of your family especially the spouse/significant other. If your kids are in school & your hubby works during the day you will be able to sleep without interuption. I have worked all shifts but I love night shift (2yrs straight). No family or managers to deal with & the staff really work as a team.
Not only did I work full time while in the LPN program. I also went through a separation from hubby which made me a single mom of two (ages 10 & 6), then I had a Thyroidectomy, but without skipping abeat after my recupertion I jump right back in repeating the semester, all the time working full time.
CSI's Marg Helgenberger(sp) started nursing school but quit once the acting bug bit her.
As a charge nurse I trust & respect my aides & fellow nurses I only double checked & questioned those who are known to be work-dodgers you know the ones who can never be found when needed & at the end of the shift sign off on work they claim to have done.
I worked in LTC & have attended a few funerals at the request of family members & those open to the public the family have been touched some were actually surprized (those non-staff-friendly members). For me & my co-workers(5 of us, dubbed "the funeral squad") that attend its about closure, comfort for the family members & paying our last respect to the dearly departed.
Our facility did not object to us attending as long as it did not interfere with our shift.
The facility even benefited from our attending, family members would return to the facility thanking the admin.
Read this news story on Oddly Enough-Reuters UK
A nurse in Berlin, Germany who admitted responsibility & will be disciplined for
TAPING A PACIFIER TO A BABY'S MOUTH WITH BANDAID
Seems the 4-day-old boy constant crying drove her to distraction.
His shocked parents were the ones to discover this uncalled for action.
Talk about giving nurses a bad name.
So you failed Mario get over it whats done is done now you move on & learn from your mistakes. Stop whining & feeling sorry for yourself you want to be a nurse that bad apply to another school & another thing good luck to you and your quest into the world of nursing it will not be easy, as you have already learned.
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