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Daisy Joyce

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  1. Daisy Joyce

    Nurses and Bullying: 4 Things You Can Do

    Yes, you have to be careful who you tick off. I've come to realize that in the workplace, you need to get allies, fast.
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    Is Nursing a Profession?

    From what I understand, a ”profession’s” practitioners are independent, but we take orders from doctors. We do tick some of the other boxes, though. My college sociology department described nursing as a semi-profession, teachers, too. Interestingly, “professional” can also mean somebody who is paid for a job that can be done without specific standardized training or a licensing body. For instance, a professional actor or musician or athlete is one who gets paid for what they do, as opposed to an amateur.
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    Nurses and Bullying: 4 Things You Can Do

    One of the issues about bullying in nursing is that the staffing issues and busyness of most floors, cause new nurses to question themselves (“is my preceptor bullying me, or she stressed from an impossible workload and I’m just dragging her down with my slowness? Is the workload really too hard, or am I just slow—and maybe stupid?”) A typical newbie doesn’t have any frame of reference to know.
  4. Daisy Joyce

    7 Reasons Why You May Feel Stuck In Your Job

    I’m locked into a salary requirement (Mortgage and tuitions) and need certain hours because of family issues . In a few years our situation will change. But right now I’m stuck.
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    "huge puddle of blood!"....oh boy

    My own kids were prone to frequent nose bleed from a very young age, the doctor knew all about it, and we would just treat them as they happened. By four years old, my kids would literally tell me at breakfast that they had a nosebleed in the night, pinched their nose with Kleenex and it stopped. We didn’t make a big deal about it and neither did they. So imagine their surprise when they went to kindergarten, got a nose bleed, calmly helped themself to a tissue, only to have the teacher panic and rush them to the nurse office. They thought it was funny.
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    How to "calm" down autistic pediatric patient?

    Twelve hours is a long stretch to go without a break, especially when you have responsibilities and no authority. That being said, you have an opportunity to be a positive force in this child’s life, look at it as a chance to learn from each other. Like people upthread said, find out everything you can about relating to persons with autism, and experiment until you find a routine that works well for you and kiddo.
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    Why so long

    I got the call to pick up my sick kiddo while I was in a school two school districts over caring for other people’s sick kiddos! So I explained to the SN how I was working in the (blah blah) school district, that I could wrap up my work, and be over in about an hour for a pick up. She was super nice about it. My kiddo told me in the car the SN asked her where my school district was because she had never heard about it
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    Feeling So Guilty I Could Cry

    Actually, this whole thread makes me mad. Not at you, OP, or at the responders, but just at the fact we nurses accept impossible workloads as normal, then blame ourselves for not being able to do the impossible. And this isn’t just *one* day, but *every* day! I mean, if OP were in a war zone, or a mass casualty situation, then yes, expect to run your butt off. But in normal circumstances, to accept this overwork as normal? I can’t say how many times I’ve tried to explain a typical nurse’s workload to a non-nurse, only to have them either disbelieve me (thinking I’m exaggerating) or ask “why do you put up with that? I would *never*put up with that.” And they don’t. Other professions expect and get their breaks and lunches and bathroom trips, and not as something they’re grateful for, but as something normal people are *entitled* to, and not even remarkable. Sorry for rant. No I’m not.
  9. Daisy Joyce

    Are Braids Professional?

    The black nurses I work with wear their braids “up”, just like the long haired white and Asian nurses and nobody has a problem with it.
  10. Daisy Joyce

    I Was Fired...for Being Abrasive and Having Attitude

    I can relate to this one. My learning style is such that if I’m caught in a mistake, I want to explain my thinking behind it so the other person can show me where that train of thought went wrong. But I have never once met a preceptor who knows about that learning style, so I eventually adopted the “yes okay I understand”, which allows me to keep my job.
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    What Broke our Healthcare System?

    During my stint working on the pharmaceutical industry, the major corporations competed with each other to have the biggest and prettiest buildings, the fanciest lunches and most expensive amenities. Seriously, how does fancy artwork on the walls of the corporate headquarters make their medications any better? How does this benefit the patients?
  12. Unlikely, but not impossible. I can imagine a scenario where the CNA *usually* stays in the room while the patient is doing their business, but in this case gets called away, the spit hits the fan (somebody falls and hits their head, another resident starts having behaviors), things escalate and the bedpan gets forgotten, especially if the bedpan person is confused and forgot to ring for somebody to take them off. Especially because it sounds like the CNA has a good reputation.
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    Forced Organ Donations from Living Donors???!!!!

    Sometimes in totalitarian regimes, HCPs don’t have choices. If you refuse to participate, they’ll go after innocent people like your family members.
  14. Daisy Joyce

    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    Because if you reveal you know what EMR they use, you prolly work there. And have left a breadcrumb to figure out who you are in real life.
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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    We don’t even have this because there is no exhaust fan to blunt the noises (and smells) off the break room
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    Rejected by Patient

    One of my patients complained I was “loud”. TBF, I actually am loud. But the nurse she told this to is even louder than me!