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SharonH, RN

Med/Surg, Geriatrics
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SharonH, RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Geriatrics.

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  1. SharonH, RN

    Brian Short News

    No words.....
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    African American Hair Problems in Nursing

    I would never relax my hair for a job interview. Get the braids and wear them in a professional looking bun. If that is offensive to your potential employer, it is probably best you find out ahead of time. Also, I speak from experience; I have been natural for 12 yeas now and I have worn every natural hairstyle you can think of including full afro.
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    Unexpected kindness from a nurse

    Oh geeeeeeeeeez...................
  4. SharonH, RN

    Nurses fired for refusing flu vaccine

    From the article: Personally I don't usually get the flu shot because I question its value for young, healthy people. Most years I don't take it, but one year I did and became ill within a couple of weeks. While I know I didn't get sick from the vaccine, what good did it do? I've never had the flu and were I to ever get sick, I have no problem staying home and not exposing others. I have a real problem with this guy claiming that nurses do not put patient safety first.
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    The "Differently Abled" Nurse Speaks

    The intent of this post is honorable but I don't think of being overweight or older as a disability or being "differently abled". Also, I have met some overweight nurses who were lazy and unkind just like I have met some who worked circles around me. Same for older nurses. So I guess the thing to do is just treat people as individuals and not pre-judge them which was your original point I suppose.
  6. SharonH, RN

    Would you be insulted if.....

    I wouldn't be insulted; I'd be embarassed that they had to ask me to do so in the first place.
  7. SharonH, RN

    Got a promotion because of my big...

    I agree with you Leslie, but I would go so far as to say that even in a non-management position a professional person should wear their teeth. It is the societal norm. I have never worked with a nurse who did not have teeth. The only time I have encountered people in the workplace without them, they always work in positions like housekeeping or the kitchen and even that's rare. My grandmother worked in the laundry at a nursing home and she wouldn't have been caught dead out of the house without her dentures.
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    Got a promotion because of my big...

    I'm frankly surprised that you were able to get hired at all without any teeth. Lack of teeth is not something I associate with a professional appearance, nothin personal. You should get your dentures re-fitted.
  9. SharonH, RN

    The Future is Now: Robots Helping Nurses at Texas Hospital

    But what does it do? Delivering meals and meds is somewhat helpful but I fail to see how it replaces 2-3 humans. Isn't that something of an overstatement? It would be more impressive if it delivered a meal and helped the patient sit up in bed and reposition and cut up their meat and placed the bedside table within their reach and fed the feeders. That would save a lot of my time.
  10. SharonH, RN

    Saline flush without a physician order?

    Thank you! A physician order to flush an INT, good grief, never heard of such a thing.
  11. SharonH, RN

    "We want a nurse who speaks CLEAR English"

    I've worked with many, many professionals from other countries and I can count on one hand the number of them I have had difficulty understanding. It happens but it's rare. The fact that they have had a string of nurses they could not understand is.......odd. Maybe it's as Sandra Dee explained to Bobby Darin: "People hear what they see". You betcha Sandra.
  12. SharonH, RN

    Shhhh! ---It's all a crock!

    They didn't dumb it down, they told him what it was about but he tuned them out. See the OP: I bet he wasn't the only one rolling his eyes at the boring details so they reduced it to a corny mnemonic. Oh well..........
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    Implement a RADICAL IDEA! "Medical plan of care."

    You're welcome. It's funny but when I responded, neither you nor your opinion was even considered. Go figure. I was sharing MY opinion of the tone around her and I will continue to call it as I see it. And I cheerfully remain available when you need help knowing what to think......you're welcome.
  14. SharonH, RN

    Hope for people with a felony

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    Implement a RADICAL IDEA! "Medical plan of care."

    Heh-heh, of course there are. I have argued that very point many times on this board. buuuuuuuttttt, many of our colleagues simply do not concur. I was merely trying to save OP some trouble and letting him/her know how it is around here.......
  16. SharonH, RN

    Implement a RADICAL IDEA! "Medical plan of care."

    It'll never work, nurses on this board are vehemently opposed to creating their own plan and following through, they only want to follow doctor's orders. Sorry.........