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clee1

Hospice, Med/Surg, ICU, ER
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clee1 has 9 years experience and specializes in Hospice, Med/Surg, ICU, ER.

Rare LPN - ICU/ER certified. Now working in Hospice.

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  1. clee1

    Would you report possible diversion?

    You did the right thing, for ALL involved. Rest easy, Nurse.
  2. clee1

    Would you report possible diversion?

    Thank the dear Lord I don't work with you! A NS classmate and coworker was diverting for nearly a year when I busted him in the act. He ultimately lost his license. MY PATIENTS suffered due to his actions, and I sleep very well at night knowing I don't have to deal with him anymore. I would do it again in a second, and I have no pity for a person diverting narcotics. If I have a strong suspicion of diversion, I'm reporting it. Period. For the record, I was a street drug abuser at a younger age. Thank God pharmaceuticals never were my thing. Addiction is a terrible thing - causing additional suffering to patients is inexcusable.
  3. clee1

    Would you report possible diversion?

    Thank the dear Lord I don't work with you! A NS classmate and coworker was diverting for nearly a year when I busted him in the act. He ultimately lost his license. MY PATIENTS suffered due to his actions, and I sleep very well at night knowing I don't have to deal with him anymore. I would do it again in a second, and I have no pity for a person diverting narcotics. If I have a strong suspicion of diversion, I'm reporting it. Period. For the record, I was a street drug abuser at a younger age. Thank God pharmaceuticals never were my thing. Addiction is a terrible thing - causing additional suffering to patients is inexcusable.
  4. clee1

    Patient as Customer model of healthcare

    Totally unmitigated bullsqueeze... brought to you by the "you want fries with that" school of management.
  5. clee1

    Pca Key

    There is one per unit in my hospital, in each med room, and opening a PCA is a two-nurse job, like checking off blood or verifying insulin.
  6. clee1

    Another Telemetry Update

    I highly recommend a book: "Everything you need to know about EKG's". Makes the most complex rhythm a breeze to read. Good luck! Telemetry nursing can be fascinating!
  7. clee1

    Did he get too much morphine?

    true... but i'll tell you this as a semi-young, health male: no way will i hurt unnecessarily when modern pharmacology can significantly reduce my pain. if i have a pain issue, it will be aggressively addressed. i guarantee it.:chuckle
  8. clee1

    Did he get too much morphine?

    That's what I was thinking. I'm wondering where that poster works?
  9. Find a new doc; yours is an idiot.
  10. clee1

    Nickle and dimed!!!!!!

    That's why I now work in the ICU. I did not come into this business to run from room to room harpooning people or shoving a few pills down their throat before rushing to the next pt.; Assessing on the fly and charting hours later; ALWAYS staying late to finish something! Having two pts, with plenty of help, means I can give excellent care without "running" everywhere. I also work nights, meaning it is rare for the "day shift headaches" to interfere. Floor work is what gives this profession a bad name: one of these days administration will figure out that their pee-poor "customer satisfaction" scores are 99.9% due to short staffing.
  11. clee1

    Did he get too much morphine?

    Myself.... I have and do frequently give doses like that to 170lb male fresh post-ops; but I don't think I want a student to wander around with a dose of MS and pushing it w/o me being there.
  12. clee1

    Special treament of a patient with money

    Your screen name says it for you... you're dream'n. Without taking a moral or ethical stand on this issue, the fact of the matter is: here in the USA; $$$$$ talks! My hospital is planning to install luxury rooms with 1:1 staffing, special meals, concierge service, etc. I am all for it is the customer (pt) can pay for it. If I could pay for it, I'd want that kind of service too.
  13. clee1

    The Doctor said WHAT?

    GOOD on ya! I am a nurse, and I don't tolerate such from Doc's either. The ONLY way to make changes in our practice and profession is to refuse to tolerate unprofessional behavior from other healthcare team members, and rudeness/unrealistic demands from patients.
  14. Ummmm..... onset of puberty?
  15. clee1

    EMT for Exelsior

    There are several programs that will bridge an EMT-P to RN, Excelsior has one such program. You are out of luck if you are not a paramedic.
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