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    I have a couple:
    How about the names: Charmin Butts and Crystal Bell? For real. I also met someone who had named their kid ABCDE (pronounced Absidy).

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    I will hopefully be a nurse in May of 2007 -I am a junior right now, but I have to say I find this fascinating! I've never heard of shaving cream for these uses..LOL. I don't currently work in a nursing home or elsewhere but had a friend who talked about the workers where she worked (nursing home), wanting to shave the female patient who could not consent for herself (or at least cut/trim the hair). Her husband who was quite old as she was, refused to allow them to do this-threw a fit it appears and would not allow it even though the reasons were explained to him. unreal! Who's to say? Myself I'd hope to have someone conscientious taking care of all my needs if I ever get put in that position.
    Sclig2001

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    Hi all-
    Well let's see...I'm currently a junior in Fort Kent in their nursing program. I transferred with another degree. The hospital is not much to look at, I know they are making some changes etc..some very long awaited changes..but as far as hospital care goes-I have dual citizenship and have seen "close up and personal" the beautiful big hospital right across the border in Canada. While it is beautiful, the service there is absolutely horrendous. If you think the teachers at school can be a bit snobbish-they've got nothing on the Canadian hospital staff about 25 miles from Fort Kent,Maine. I've personally been a patient in Fort Kent and can honestly say I was never treated with more respect than when I was there. I guess it is hard to judge a book by its cover...I've seen a different side of them. AS far as the instructors go, there are some that do have attitudes-but I've never been one to be put aside by them when I had something legit to talk about-I made myself heard just fine. They do ocasionally have their "off" days-I'm sorry that someone has felt put off by them. I just figure I pay big enough bucks to be here, come hell or high water-I'm going to get my answers and I persevere until I do. I hope that helps. They are busy with their projects no doubt-don't let the gruff exterior send you in the other direction-keep on and override it-usually they develop more respect for you and begin to recognize when they themselves have overstepped.
    I can't say I've felt like an outsider in Fort Kent-even though I have lived in Canada and elsewhere-I also don't spend much time there. The upside and downfall to any small town is that everyone will pretty much know everyone else (the upside is that you might be safer), the downside is that everyone knows your business (not such a good thing)-I guess it is determined by what is more important to you-safety or privacy-sometimes both eventually mesh and you can have the best of both worlds-sometimes it isn't such a neat process to get there. Take a gander across the border in neighboring Canada-I've been there (where people live outside their means, and everyone tries to outdo their neighbor)-I think Fort Kent will look like a nice cozy town in comparison to the attitudes you might find. These are just some opinions from someone who has lived both places. I do hope however that things are better for the person who had problems with teachers etc..
    Sclig2001

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    hi there-
    i never saw this message until tonight, sorry this may already be outdated info for you and you may have already received the answers you were looking for. i live just outside of fort kent and currently am a junior in the nursing program in fort kent. i don't know how much i might be able to help you, but if there is anything i can do-research for you etc.. please let me know. the hospital we have in fort kent is called the northern maine medical center and it does have its own website: www.nmmc.org (in case that helps, that may answer some questions that you have).good luck!
    sclig2001

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    Hi cjblu-I like the lines of being upfront and honest but still using that method that katiebell suggested of using "nice" to get your point across. The one thing that is hard is to be assertive, especially when we are new. You also don't want the rep of being one who goes "behind people's backs". So, I'd sit down with her-place the cards on the table in a way that lets her know you recognize the burden it has created for ehr, and you wouldn't be so sure you'd welcome that "burden" if in her position-so you've been thinking of sharing that concern with your nurse manager to see if there is soomeone else so you could give her a break. A couple things will occur-she'll get the message and totally shape up her attitude or else if she should have serious things going on in her life and she can't manage-she'll agree with the plan to try someone new. In either case, she'll gain a new respect for you-whether she continues to work with you or not. You need to look for your educational needs first and ensure they are being met. I wish you luck! Sometimes people who act this way also just need a little recognition and an extra thank you-that may be because she isn't or hasn't been feeling recognized. Best of luck-you'll be fine!
    Sclig2001



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    Hi all. I am so happy I found this website. I have been in orientation for 2 weeks, and I am not having a good experience. Part of it is me, I am nervous most of the time, and seriously lacking self confidence on the job. My preceptor and I have been organizing our shift by me taking 2 patients, and her usually taking 1 or 2, and she tells me I can ask questions if needed, and we basically separate from there. She seems annoyed everytime I ask her something; about pt care or charting or whatever. Yesterday I asked if she could help me insert a foley (female patient), and she said, "Can you find someone else to help you, I have to get this admit done". Then she marches around showing me things, she never smiles or makes eye contact, and she seems to just be pissed that she has to precept me. I was wondering if I should talk to my nurse manager and ask for someone new, or just suck it up and deal with it. Should I confront her directly about it? (I am scheduled to be with her for the next 3 weeks)

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    Thanks for the welcome..I look forward to learning how to use this site and more about everyone and the issues and concerns we all may have.
    Sclig2001:roll :roll :roll :roll

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    Hi everyone-
    I'm new here. I'm currently a junior in nursing school and thrilled and excited to meet new people with similar interests. Nursing is such a fascinating discipline and I look forward to learning so much from everyone! Please say hello in passing...would love to chat!
    Sclig2001



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