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    RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    I am so proud of myself and I wanted to share with everyone who has encouraged me! I came home today, took off my shoes, and washed my hands... then I went to eat dinner. IN. MY. SCRUBS. And I'm still alive! I'll let y'all know if that changes 🙃
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    RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    While I am grateful for those who are so accepting of my idiosyncrasies, I know I can't continue like this. I am addressing my OCD because I know it's an issue. I have been "benched" a few times by Employee Health because my skin was so ragged a...
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    RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    Thank you for your support! I have heard that scrub-bourne pathogens aren't an entirely realistic concern, but I am having trouble finding a source. I tried a quick Google search, but that yielded suggestions for even more draconian "decontamina...
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    RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    My therapist has been encouraging me to dial back on my showering ritual, but it seemed unwise. It just doesn't feel safe to me, but I realize that OCD may be triggering that feeling. When I hear that other people do not have these grueling "dec...
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    RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    Wow! I am gratified and amazed at the number of people who took time to respond. You have all given me a lot to think about. Thank you 🙏 I'm also amused to find that my post rated a picture! It's pretty accurate, except I'm definitely not a blon...
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    RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    I think if I had more clarity about which of my behaviors were absolutely neccessary to prevent transmission of infection and which behaviors were just "germ superstition", then I could allow my rational side to remain in control and avoid continuous...
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    RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    Thank you for your responses! Unfortunately, anything germ-related does cause severe anxiety, but that doesn't necessarily mean that my behaviors in response are wrong. I am trying to figure out which compulsive actions are rooted in reality and...
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    New Nurse I Don't Know Anything

    One week is not a lot of time for an employer to get back to you. When I was applying for my first RN position, I did not get any replies for a few weeks. Although there definitely is a nursing shortage right now, that doesn't mean that managers sudd...
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    RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    I am a new-ish RN struggling with OCD. I am trying to assess whether my hygiene habits after my shift are OCD behaviors or legitimate. I would be incredibly grateful if anyone could give their feedback on my routine! After my shift, I go home an...
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    NPR's take on RV

    Nothing wrong with reserving judgment. That's often a wise response. Also, by "supporting" her, I was referring to those who are defending her practice and seem to object to the current legal proceedings. My post was in response to the complaint that...
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    NPR's take on RV

    I agree that defending her might not be in the nursing profession's best interests, but it's true that there are nurses who are visibly supporting her. Some nurses even came to her hearing to show support. Nurses who are reserving judgement or don't ...
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    Measles

    Yup! They missed the point of herd immunity 🙄 Also, herd immunity for measles only works if 89-94% of the population is vaccinated against measles (WHO Measles Vaccine Position Paper). Apparently Clark County - where the measles outbreak is centered ...
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    Advice would be appreciated :)

    I think this is a great idea. However, schools might (and probably will) require you to send in all previous transcripts. I would recommend contacting the schools you are interested in and asking how they rank applicants and what you could do to make...
  15. Ruth mentioned she always feels tired. Could it be insomnia/sleep disturbances? Trouble sleeping possibly d/t a mood disorder or bipolar.