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Joined: Feb 14, '09; Posts: 292 (61% Liked) ; Likes: 711

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    Nope. In my world, they dumped the harder patients all on me because I didn't know any better. I would wonder why I was running around like a headless chicken while my coworker sat there doing crossword puzzles and occasionally smirking at me.

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    BelleKat, sharpeimom, Jarnaes, and 3 others like this.

    She sounds unstable. Slippers to work? I would definitely have a convo with the nurse manager.

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    I definitely think it reflects badly upon a professional (any professional) if they consistently mispronounce words. It's irritating to people, number one, so they get a fingernails on the blackboard type feeling, regardless if that is an appropriate response or not. Secondly, it just comes across as sloppy - if you can't pronounce the word, it's understandable that someone may wonder if you "get" the concept.

    I have a patient occasionally who always asks for her "Finnigrin and Dilauntin". It makes me clench my teeth, no matter how much I tell myself she is uneducated, etc etc. It's just irritating. I wish I could politely tell her that she's mispronouncing them, but that would result in a lower Press-Gainey score. LMAO.

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    Those shots etc are not done anymore. When your milk comes in, avoid breast stimulation as much as possible. If you get uncomfortably full, hand express a tiny bit to comfort. do not hand express so much that your breast becomes soft - this will ecnourage more milk production. Wear a snuggly fitting bra, but do not "bind" your breasts which can contribute to mastitis. Within a week, your milk should be nearly gone.

    I do feel the need to say, however, that your last breastfeeding experience has no bearing on this one. Babies are different; some have a difficult latch and others have a great latch from the get-go. If you don't want to breastfeed, then you shouldn't. But if you are basing it on your first experience - just be aware that it has no bearing on your second experience.

    Most people have less painful engorgment and "milk coming in" with subsequent babies than with the first, too.

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    I don't know, but I am completely sick of hearing about patient satisfaction and having management lay it on MY shoulders. If management was truly concerned about patient satisfaction, they'd have a lower ration than 1 nurse to nine patients. They just want to work me like a mule and ALSO lay all the blame on my shoulders, when they put me in a situation that I will never succeed at. It's a bunch of crap.

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    In answer to you original question - a government that values big corporations over healthcare for every citizen.

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    April, RN and Thankful RN,BSN like this.

    I have four days off a week!!!

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    I was given Toradol when I had a 6 mm stone blocking my ureter and causing hydronephrosis, and it helped tremendously until I could get lithotripsy. They gave me Dilaudid prior to that, and it made me feel so loopy, and so nauseated, that the pain of the stone was preferable.

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    lolalolacherrycola likes this.

    I have the same hope...with more men coming into the field, I think benefits will start getting better.

    We also "get called off when not busy" (read: when there would be "only" 5 or so patients a nurse with every nurse there) and we have to take our vacation time to cover. So basically, we finance their whims. It sucks.

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    Holy cow, I am so sorry. If I had ANY other income I would seriously tell you you could have my job...bad as my job is. I'm so saddened that we desperately need nurses yet no place is hiring! What in the world is wrong with this country?

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    There is ZERO recession proof job. If an economy completely collapses (as other countries have experienced) you might have a job but that doesn't mean you'll get paid.

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    I will admit I definitely have no love-fest with most doctors. My hospital seems to foster an environment that encourages physicians to treat nurses poorly (or at least tolerate it well). Many nurses who come to my hospital from different areas can't BELIEVE how badly the docs here behave. I've never worked in any other hospital, so I do not know.

    However, I agree with whoever said that them being jerks does not correlate to them not working hard. I think the majority of them (in my experience) are jerks, but hard working jerks just the same. I also think the majority of them seem very, very unhappy.

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    wannabesedated and MMARN like this.

    I am the first to admit I don't understand the ends and outs of being a physician, and I greatly respect them and know they are incredibly driven and work hard. That being said, I sometimes feel that they rarely if ever put themselves in the nurse's position, either, and oftentimes do not respect her role.

    It would be nice if we could all go to an alternate land and switch roles for a while. We might come back a little more humble.

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    edmurse77, NurseShelly, MMARN, and 3 others like this.

    I don't know about whose job is harder, but I know that ours is more tedious. If the doctors had to be the one to get every diet coke, take every menial complaint, and talk to the families everytime they have a question, along with wiping every patient's butt, I bet they would either 1) be more responsive to requests for antidiarrheals and anti anxiety meds or 2) get the patient out of there faster.

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    rabbitgirrl, lindarn, and herring_RN like this.

    Hmmm. Sounds like your husband is more concerned with you bringing home the bacon than being supported. That's an entirely separate issue but I can tell you that will not improve, either.

    I'm sorry you re going through this.