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8 months as a nurse and I am failing miserably

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Dictionaries define misogyny as 'hatred of women' and as "hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women". Dictionaries don't state that this hatred, mistrust or dislike of female MUST come from a male. Many women -- many women on this site, in fact -- meet the definition of misogynists. From your statement, you are one of them. It is your OPINION that women are "quick to tear each other down more so than their male counterparts, sadly". The fact that this is your opinion does not make it the truth.

The fact that the opposite is your opinion does not make it the truth.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Caddywompus has a BA in English :)

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http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/The_ellipsis_is_abused_and_misunderstood_7722.aspx

Come on, people. Don't be offended.

Yes, it also can indicate a pause, however, too many pauses in writing annoy the reader and make the writer appear to lack confidence, which, in this situation is understandable.

Really? Lack confidence...interesting. I would never have thought that of myself. I have had many things said about me but a lack of confidence isn't one of them.:roflmao:

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Caddywompus missed the class on "ellipsis" LOL. (You should tell us how you came by your username sometime :yes:).

But you're right, there are some cases of abuse. Like this one, totally off the mark:bag:.

I did that on purpose, I was being sarcastic and I should not have been. My bad. I apologize.

However...

We need to return to the topic...this nurse is upset about a mistake they made...if we wish to discuss my, or anyone elses, grammar please start another thread.

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HappyWife77 has 29 years experience and specializes in LTC, Hospital, CNA instructor,Hospice.

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I wonder if OP has checked back yet? She will probably get a great laugh at the rabbit trails...elipsis' and misogyny.

My experience that really stuck with me and has always kept me on top of any diagnostic lab or test...was when I had a mobile CXR done on a patient in LTC. It came back with apparent opacities consistent with bleeding. I immediately called the NP and we shipped her out. Her lungs were filling up with blood, she would have most definitely died on us. The reason we got the CXR is because her WBCs came back elevated. So this stuck with me...that if I wasnt OCD about checking our fax machine for labs...and being on top of them , I would have bigger problems that I didn't want.

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caddywompus has 9 years experience.

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Some of you take a simple comment about a pet peeve and just go too far. We all have pet peeves. I voiced one of mine. Is it not time to let it go? Yes, I have a degree in English. It happened along the nursing road when I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. Sometimes I'm still not sure. The comment about ellipses being overused and making a writer appear to lack confidence comes from something I learned in a writing class. I have also read it in a few writing instructional books. It's not relevant here and I was not trying to offend anyone. As for the name Caddywompus, it's a slang term for bent/askew/slightly off. It's been spelled different ways- catywompus, cattywompus, cadywompus, and more. Thanks for asking. Cool word, isn't it?

Here is how I first heard it. "Can you help me reposition xyz? She's all caddywompus in the bed." I said, "She's all what?" Then she explained. Since then it has been my favorite word. :D

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I did that on purpose, I was being sarcastic and I should not have been. My bad. I apologize.

However...

We need to return to the topic...this nurse is upset about a mistake they made...if we wish to discuss my, or anyone elses, grammar please start another thread.

Esme12, that was a deliberate attempt to needle you:cheeky:

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Thank you all for your support... to answer a couple of the posts here... DNR CC do get blood apparently so they do not bleed out. This is what the doctor wanted... and our lab ... do not even get me started... they do not call on all the labs.. but they can be guaranteed to call us on elevated BUN/Creatinine levels on HDU patients... I AM NOT saying this is all the labs fault but dang it that was pretty freaking low. Again.. thank you so much for your comments...

I have been out of work since that night due to jury duty... believe you me I was STALKING the lab results..

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