kathy313 3,042 Views
Joined: Dec 13, '09;
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Over the years I've gotten a little jaded, at first I would try to do everything I could to appease the patient. Now, I give them copy of the survey, a pen and I make sure they spell my name correctly.
That's too funny! Next time, get one of the big, sterile q-tips and some steri-lube instead of trying to remove the dried up and no doubt stuck to the long nose hair snot! I'd still rather pick the nose!
I think the continuity of the care, knowing your patients or residents, is what makes LTC special for some people. Not only that, but the routine....it's easier when you have a "normal" routine. I had 30 residents and it kept me busy, but it was predictable.
Now I work Med/Surg with 5 or 6 patients, but by the end of the day 3 or 4 have been d/c'd to various places and I have 4 admissions. We have a very rapid turn-over on our floor. We are always on our toes.
I take public transportation in a very big and congested city....train and then the bus. The commute time adds anywhere from 3-4 hours to my day, five days a frigging week! Thankful my job has a transit subsidy.
Be honest about your concerns, the manager may not be aware of some of the issues.
Everything Otessa said, plus in some places they do ekgs, insert/remove foleys, simple dressings...depends on the facility.
I work on a really busy med-surg unit, admits and discharges fly through there. Yesterday, my assignment completely turned over. The charge tries to space them out, but sometimes the acuity level for one nurse isn't quite as high as the others. It sucks, but the work's gotta be done.
I was in the hospital for four days, the first three were npo....when I was allowed to eat, my first meal was turkey and stuffing. Freaking nasty! Made me nauseous all over again, even the smell. I requested jell-o and ginger ale. You were probably better off...lol!
I wouldn't mind carrying a gun, I'd hate leaving it in car while I worked or worse yet, turning it into security every day though. Somebody else stealing it would be horrible.
No pepper spray, but I have several knives.
That's horrible. I would have raised holy **** with that nurse. What happened to identifying the med, the dose, the patient??? Technically not a patient...but the same rules apply. Just crazy.
I played an online game called Second Life. You create a character, chat with folks from everywhere, there are so many different things on there. I spent a lot of time on that game...lol! Also how I met my boyfriend.
That was an awesome rant!
I knew a guy a long time ago, I met him when he was a cop in a pretty rough area, he was hard core....he retired from the police department, I didn't see or hear about him for awhile. I started working at a hospital...lol, he was my charge nurse. He was a very caring and compassionate guy, patients just loved him.
No matter your background or age...if it's something you really want to do, then do it. Time goes by too quick.
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