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Calm and collected

Calm and collected

Psychiatric, hospice, rehab
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Calm and collected has 45 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric, hospice, rehab.

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    Hoping They're Not the Last Words

    Your heartbreakingly beautifully written narrative touched me. It shows a nurse who, despite seeing the constant illness and often death, still holds on to compassion. I thankfully retired just before the pandemic hit but I am proud of colleagues lik...
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    I followed a similar course as you CNA-LVN-RN. I took a break while my kids were little ( after working as LVN for 3 years) I went back to get my RN at 36 and that worked just fine. I worked another 20 years as an RN. So being 27, you have lots of t...
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    Rapid response

    Thanks everyone for your comments.
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    Rapid response

    Okay- I have a question for my very highly educated fellow nurses. I took my 98 year old father to the ER 10 days ago for respiratory distress. He was previously ambulatory, able to walk with a rolling walker, alert and oriented x4. He had severe whe...
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    Questionable actions that make you go hmm?

    One of my favorites- during my stint in SNF as RN charge had a medical records clerk write : masculine degeneration every.single.time when coding diagnoses ( days of paper charts and books as reference) instead of macular. Got mad at me when I tried ...
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    When Should I Retire? My Struggle

    I retired 3 years ago this month. I loved my work as a hospice nurse but felt I was missing too much time with family and a newborn granddaughter. No regrets at all.