CelticGoddess, BSN, RN 10,563 Views
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I agree. The profession of nursing is a calling, not a random choice. Life circumstance might make you the compassionate one who is drawn to nursing, in which case you are indeed made compassionate not by academic study.
I had a doctor lecture me about the ABC's when I asked her to transfer a patient to the ICU for a very low blood pressure. I had already given him 2 NS boluses and he was deteriorating rapidly. As his kidney function sucked, I was concerned. She kept insisting that since he could breathe and his airway was patent, he would be fine. I finally got him transferred and two days later he died. Of course, in the case of this MD, it could have been just pure laziness on her part. She did the same thing a week later to another nurse on my unit.
I work in gerontology and palliative care. All my patients die. I have a really bad survival rate
Can you complete the nursing program at midlands tech in one year?
Let me clarify since you want to be so literal. I have never made a med error, never hurt a patient, never had a patient code, never had to call a MIT, never had to elevate to ICU. And also, I also stated that I will, but until that happens units should recognize when they have a good one on their hands.
How would I know this ? Well I suppose there would be evidence.
I agree with Caliotter, contact your states labor board and put in your notice. Not necessarily in that order. Good luck
I am assuming this is someone faking or a troll.
If its not, then its been two years, according to news reports. Why didnt you just retake the failed class and move on?
I had in the past and am planning to start again (when I get to the grocery store). My A1C dropped from 10.4 to 7.1. That's the lowest it's been for a long time. My cholesterol also dropped. I went off it when I was put on prednisone (for asthma) becuase I would just eat everything in sight!
My doc is okay with it but she would prefer me to be on a plant based diet (she's a vegetarian). So long as my labs look good, she's okay. we just don't discuss my diet as much. I do eat a lot of veg though: I eat, even now, broccoli 4 times a week (what can I say, I Love broccoli) and I have some killer recipes that involve kale (Sausage and Kale soup, yum)
Honestly- it has been meeting fascinating people whose paths I would never have crossed had I pursued my first career choice*.
There was an incident at the hospital I work at where many nurses noticed that she wasn't getting up to do vitals after bringing it up to our director she investigated and the tech admitted that she did make up vitals. Our director suspended her for 3 days and when she came back she told the charge nurse she had only made up vitals for 2 weeks which is 6 shift at 12 patients a shift times 3 is 216 made up vitals .. I feel she has done this longer and don't want to work with her for fear of my patients.. can I go above my director and call our compliance line... not sure what steps I can take but I know I can't trust her to do her job. Not to mention all of the falsification on these charts. Any advice would be helpful
This may seem like a stupid question, but I'm a new nurse. I have that handful of pts who want to know what each and every pill is for. Fine, but it just seems...mean? To say "that's your antipsychotic"... what do you say when that's exactly what it is?
We get a 30 minute break to. During our pedicure time we do get to sit down. I'm talking about nodding off while sitting down. Should you be blamed for that? I mean if you haven't slept well in weeks can you really help it.
Does anyone know if we need to document the ambient temperature of the room? And the where the sun is in the sky? I mean, they are saying document nearly everything else but the patients underwear size!
for one have your titers drawn for what is required most places will accept titers, 2 a lot of places will allow you to wear a mask instead of taking a flu shot. although a mask would be a hipaa violation. Thankfully the schools and clinical sites i will be using for my Rn will allow religious exemptions and a mask i am not so sure about the clinical sites for my bsn! Praying it all works out
The program I graduated from required an 85% average. An ADN program. An we had to get a 100% on all our math tests. Some programs are like that.
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