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Pepper The Cat

Pepper The Cat BSN, RN

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Pepper The Cat has 35 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Gerontology.

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    Things I wish my patients understood

    When a patient throws their tray on the floor because they don't like it I consider that a complaint. When they threaten to sign themselves out because their TV doesn't work I consider that a complaint. When a family member calls me three time in 30 minutes, interrupting my work to "comment" on their loved ones supper, TV channel and temp of room I consider those to be complaints. When a son comes to the nsg station screaming at me because his "beautiful, wonderful MIL" only got 1 serving of mashed potatoes because the doctor put his "beautiful wonderful MIL" and also morbidly obese on a reducing diet, I consider that to be a complaint.
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    Longest Shift You've Worked

    You know Silver Bells, when you drop dead from overwork, management will replace you and the place will still go on.
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    Longest Shift You've Worked

    If you are working 23 hours there is something seriously wrong with your work place. That is not safe and is not something you should be proud of.
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    How do you guys do it for so long?

    There are 3 types of shifts. 1. you go home and have a coke. ( or a glass of wine) 2. you do home and have a rum and Coke,(2 glasses of wine) 3. you go home and a straw into the bottle of rum. ( the whole damn bottle of wine) 🥂😀😷
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    How do you guys do it for so long?

    I drink a lot
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    Which patients are you most scared to take care of?

    COVID patients are scaring the hell out of me. And NG tubes. Hate em.
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    Coworkers Opening Patient Windows During Inclement Weather

    I wish our windows would open! Sometimes you need that blast of fresh air to energize people. And to get rid of foul odors.
  8. Stop spending money on buying Diet Pepsi’s at work. Budget.
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    Anyone get anxiety prior to their shift?

    My anxiety has been through the roof since COVID. Instead of my lovely happy Rehab unit we became an acute med unit. Some days my anxiety starts the night before. I just try to take things one day at a time and sometimes one hour at a time.
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    Superstitious Nurses

    The Q word. Never, ever check on your dying pt in the last 30 mins if your shift. Or turn them in the last 60 mins. Always bring 2 catheters. ( leave 1 just outside the room if isolation). If you bring 2 you only need 1. But bring 1 you will need 2. Never hope to leave early
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    NBC's The Nurses - Just another nurse show?

    This is a Canadian show that debuted in early 2020. I found it fairly realistic it has been renewed for a second season.
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    How to deal with a patient/resident that does not like you?

    Ask the full timer to write down how to plug in her electronics. ask family to make a list of needs/ requests in Chinese and English. For example “ I need hot water to drink” in Chinese and English. She points to the Chinese part and you read the English translation. We do this a lot at my hospital and it works well.
  13. If it meant so much to you why didn’t you take. you could have taken it home. And loved it and cared for it. Maybe name it George.
  14. It’s a balloon! a balloon no one wanted.
  15. There is nothing undignified about any of these jobs. I think doing them will be a good learning experience for you. It takes many people in many roles to run an good Retirement Home. Every role is important.
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    Sad day for Nova Scotia

    Death count is up to 22 now, very sad time. And due to COVID restrictions they are unable to have proper funeral services.