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SuesquatchRN BSN, RN

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  1. SuesquatchRN

    I feel so incompetent

    I had a lousy day. Get in and a 93 yo lol who had stomach pain the day before - I had repositioned her and it alleviated it - was puking and sick. Call the doc and am missing a vital sign he wanted. Felt like an idiot. Get the order to send her out. Another LOL has a really bloodshot eye and the doc asks me for her last INR. I had completely zoned and didn't even put together that she's on Coumadin AND antibiotics at the same time so bleeding was affected. Felt like a bigger freaking idiot. Call the squad to transport the first LOL and completely forgot to print out any paperwork. Of course, the boss is standing at the printer and getting everything that I should have done. Of course, the passive-aggressive LPNs are ignoring all of this because I am *supposed* to know. Then my highlighter uncaps in my pocket and completely ruins a white skirt. Meanwhile, yesterday a LOL is pinching and scratching everyone. I clip her nails and nipped her pinky. It wasn't bleeding. This morning an LPN notices a tiny scab and asks me if I clipped her nails. I said yes and I must have nipped her while she was trying to pinch me while I clipped. Before I can even get the paperwork started on the incident she's told the DON who is at my desk telling me to do one. Then there's a class at 2:30 and the nurses conveniently don't bother reminding me. They leave while I'm on the phone with a family member and I feel like a flaming arsehole. I'm a lousy nurse.
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    Brian Short News

    I was hearbroken by this horrible news. I can't imagine the anguish that must have precipitated this. My thoughts are with all affected by this. May they be at peace.
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    moving to Texas from non compact state

    I moved from NY to TX three years ago. No problems. I DID begin the process as soon as we decided to move.
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    I'm grateful for you crusty old bats

    Nowhere else is it permissible to crack up over a death. Nowhere else are gross things normal. Nowhere else can I vent about a ream of awful prima donna patients without being told I have no compassion. Y'all know who you are. And thanks. :)
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    Do you need all those degrees?

    Yup I did it for me. Were I younger I would get some more education. For me. At this point I am too tired to deal with f/t work AND school. But I love learning.
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    Assessing Acute Abdominal Pain vs. Cancer Abdominal Pain

    So what does he think was wrong with your assessment skills? You identified an urgent problem and sent them to the unit. For the docs to figure that out.
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    Question about dressing

    What's the terminal diagnosis? Is your agency necessarily responsible for the dressing supplies?
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    Nurse with anxiety/depression

    You must see your PCP and discuss your feelings. Depression and anxiety are medical conditions that can be managed. Ask me how I know.
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    Getting Thrown Under the Bus

    Honey, hang in. And never believe what you're promised on the interview. Hugs.
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    Assessing Acute Abdominal Pain vs. Cancer Abdominal Pain

    The perforation signs you mentioned can also indicate cancer.
  11. SuesquatchRN

    What shoes do you wear?

    Birkenstock. Pricy but they last forever.
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    Nclex pn results have been cancelled

    How did you get in with your phone? They're pretty clear that you empty everything, including phones, and put them in a locker.
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    Should we teach unlicensed caregiver . . . . .

    We stopped using the cream because it's expensive to compound. And my agency is all about the census and bonuses.
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    Books that help nurses deal with death

    No books. Just time and experience, and it will still hurt when you lose someone you care for.
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    Training for a new job and NO PAY???

    Oh, hells no.
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    Not sure if I should switch....

    It should pay what you're making because you will work from 5 p Friday through 5 a Monday. 24/7. I love hospice but in no way would I take such a position. I'm too old and tired.
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    Safe sleep aid for alzhiemer/dementia residents

    And you have been polite to me? I was blunt. You and other have been rude.
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    Safe sleep aid for alzhiemer/dementia residents

    I did not say that. So much for reading comprehension. Thank you.
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    Safe sleep aid for alzhiemer/dementia residents

    Oh, for goodness sake. You were quite clear that you wanted her quiet because she was disturbing the other residents. How you got from that to eating one's young I don't know. Personally, I don't have a problem with sedating someone for the greater good. However, Medicare and any state surveyor will. And there is no such thing as anonymity on the internet.
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    Safe sleep aid for alzhiemer/dementia residents

    My problem with your request is that you are looking for a chemical restraint. Think long and hard before doing that - or at east, don't post about it on a message board.
  21. No. But I would certainly be looking for another job.
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    Nurses carrying weapons

    I think I love you, Al.
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    DME

    That;s who we use. They're fine. Just get a good, inclusive per diem.
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    Nursing home pt catches on fire

    I hate when I set myself on fire. Harshes the whole darn day.
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    Sepsis as Hospice Diagnosis

    Really? Never, ever seen it used.
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