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Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN 39,868 Views

Joined: Nov 18, '13; Posts: 4,818 (75% Liked) ; Likes: 17,889
RN; from US
Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in SICU, trauma, neuro

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    AceOfHearts<3 and Horseshoe like this.

    Quote from hurricanekat
    No one cares if you are tired or hungry or haven't peed in the last 12 hours. Sick people come first.
    Speak for yourself... I certainly will eat and use the restroom in accordance with labor laws. I have no patience for anyone who would hold that against me or any other healthcare PROFESSIONAL. Frankly I don't care who my lunch breaks upset.

    And anyway it's like the old O2 on an airplane advice: in order to be able to help others, we have to meet our own physical needs.

    Signed a 15-year veteran, with 7 of those years in critical care. I am highly "cut out for the hospital environment." And guess what else? Patients and families love me. I'm not a ***** with sick people... only with foolishness.

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    Joe V likes this.

    Yes we have one, and we use it nearly every shift.

    I'm sick to death of the "Nurses don't get BREAKS" mentality to be honest.

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    broughden, kalycat, HIPAAPotamus, and 3 others like this.

    Quote from JadedCPN
    That nurses are "Born Not Made."
    They are probably the ones who give Vanco IV push, don't know how/why HTN correlates with CKD, and think vaccines do more harm than good. And failed the NCLEX 10x.

    I'm off to read the "jealousy" thread now.

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    TruvyNurse, rob4546, nursej22, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from macawke
    Me too. It's bad enough when a layperson says that, but when a nurse says it I find myself having to control the urge to rip their nursing licenses out of their hands, and shred it into a gazillion little confetti pieces Just argghhh!!!
    #nursecrush

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    DextersDisciple and brownbook like this.

    Quote from DextersDisciple
    What?! Where was this when I had to run to CT at 5am every time I had a post CVA pt? I
    Granted I work 3-11 so don't do many routine head CTs (excluding 6 hrs post, or post-EVD placement scans), but what I remember of our portable CT scanner is it almost seems more trouble than it's worth. My lines seemed to be more difficult to control than with a lateral bed-to-scanner transfer, you have to tape off the hallway so nobody else gets irradiated, and Neurosurgery is unhappy with the pictures so lots of times orders another CT downstairs.

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    psu_213, NurseBlaq, and cleback like this.

    So glad the poor child can finally rest in peace.

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    My first SICU had a lot of liver, heart, and lung transplants, lots of neurosurgeries including spontaneous ICH's and tumor resections, major abdominal surgeries, various cardiothoracic procedures including LVAD placements.

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    Quote from NursinAround
    I answered:
    1)airway
    2)fluid
    3)restraint
    4)teach family feeding
    5)attend to infant's distress

    I was going to challenge the question but I was aware I got the last two mixed up. The correct answer was

    1)airway
    2)restraints
    3)fluids
    4)attend to infant distress
    5)provide feeding education

    The rationale was that the infant could pull out the sutures.
    Not if baby is restrained.

    I actually think addressing infant distress should be prioritized higher than the test does. Distress can be a warning sign for hypoxia, bleeding... I once cared for a heart transplant pt on POD#1, before he was extubated. He started to become VERY agitated. Looked at him, and his chest tube tubing was FULL of frank blood, plus a liter in the canister.

    His anastomosis had come undone in part. He was distressed because he was DYING.

    But in any case, unless the family is trying to do something dangerous, addressing distress must come before education.

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    brownbook and CardiacDork like this.

    and you know, I never thought of that -- CRNAs' lack of line-OCD.

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    brownbook and CardiacDork like this.

    I have very clear memories from my CVICU days, CRNA rolling the pt up, and quickly setting to work on the spaghetti.

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    Quote from Wiggly Litchi
    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!
    Amen to the Korean beauty products! They get skincare DONE.

    That said, this is healthcare... not modeling. The only place all the nurses are gorgeous is on TV. If you have the heart for it and the brains for it, GO FOR IT.

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    I worked 24-32 hours a week and had a baby halfway through the program. It can be done. That said, if you have a solid relationship with your parents and school is a reasonable commute, staying home seems like a wise choice. You would cut expenses AND come out with less debt.

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    Fisheries -- cool! When I was in middle school I had considered working for the WI DNR.

    Anyway, it is an excellent networking opportunity! We have good working relationships with the regular custodial staff.

    I actually used to work with a CNA in subacute, and later crossed paths with her as a custodian at the hospital I now work for. I believe she had worked both jobs at one point. Working with her as a CNA, I always felt like my day would go better. I actually told her to use me as a reference if she decided to apply for a CNA position in the hospital.

    You would be demonstrating your work ethic by taking a "dirty" job -- and in your case prioritizing your nursing education by taking a job that offers more flexibility than your longtime fishery work.

    No decent human being looks down on someone who not only does honest work, but VERY IMPORTANT work. Actually one of Florence Nightengale's big innovations: sanitation in hospitals. Actually it's believed that 2/3 of Civil War casualties were due to DISEASE, not the battlefield injuries themselves.

    I also remember back in hospital orientation, our CEO recounted asking hospital employees how they supported our mission statement. A custodian said he contributed to pt/family centered care by making the patient's environment safer, more relaxing (*I* for one would go batty if I had to stare at an overflowing bin with diarrhea-soaked bedding!), and by helping them to feel cared for.

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    NurseBlaq, chacha82, psu_213, and 2 others like this.

    It's true -- just like the time my Nigerian prince boyfriend told me I will inherit his riches after I bail him out of jail.

    Seriously, yes it's a scam. (doubly so if you're trolling.)

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    MommyRN89 and LibraSunCNM like this.

    She didn't do her 5 Rights (or however many rights we're up to now.... but in any case this could have been prevented by doing her "classic" 5 Rights.) She made the error all by herself.

    I have seen Epic do some crazy things, such as not changing the future default times after I re-timed the 1st dose, or even reverting to default times EVEN AFTER the PharmD has the 1st dose timed to be given right away.

    Yes, an incident report is probably warranted, because if something like the above happened it's in part a systems issue. Said incident report should have been submitted by the one making/catching the error, however.

    For your part, let this be a lesson:
    1) it's a good idea to check the future times, knowing that it has been am issue, and
    2) don't allow yourself to become blindly obedient to the computer, as this RN did


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