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dinah77 ADN

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dinah77 has 8 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Tele, OB, public health.

RN- Experience in TCU, LTC, ambulatory and a busy Tele Unit. Currently working in OB (finally!) The area I have wanted to be in since before nursing school. I am passionate about evidence-based practices MPH degree, 2020

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  1. Dear lord. Did you know you don't actually have to be a working-class traitor? The 1% is never going to be your friends. It doesn't matter how many pro-greed pro-capitalist messages you post. They neither care about you or know you exist. And jeezus, how sad that you believe this propaganda about there not being enough money for us average people They sure as heck found a few trillion to pump into the stock markets a few weeks ago. they did it without any hesitation. What's it like to have zero class-consciousness? Is ignorance truly bliss? How pitiful that you seem to not have any regard for yourself, or think that you too are worth a decent support check until it is actually safe to open the country.
  2. Hi, welcome to for-profit healthcare in America; are you new here?
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    Should I quit?

    First, you need to organize. All the individual nurses cannot do what a labor union can. I'm so happy to be union, particularly now. There is a team of people who have done nothing, full-time but advocate for more PPE , and keeping our employers accountable for all aspects of this pandemic As a result of our union, we had a major victory here in MN three days ago- A state law passed that says any HCW, who has direct patient contact is entitled to full workman's comp if they are out of work for covid, either confirmed or suspected quarantines. This is a huge victory- previously, all of our hospitals were arguing we were not entitled to this (as are most places around the country) as we would not be able to prove that we got it at work The law says that the employers have to prove we didn't get it at work. And if they cannot prove it, they must pay out full compensation for the total length of time we are out of work I'm not saying anyone shouldn't speak up- I still make calls a minimum of 3x week to all my local politicians, national, and my governor.. But for God sake's people, if you are not union, start working on that too I can promise you that at the end of all of this, all the union nurses are going to come out on the other side much better than non-union
  4. Just here to say, DO NOT feel bad, DO NOT beat yourselves up. You do what is best for you and your loved ones. We ARE NOT to blame for this mess we were thrown into it undertaffed and unprotected. Finally, in the wise words of RuPaul "If you can't love yourself, how in the **** are you gonna love anybody else?" Love yourselves. Walk away if you need to.
  5. Love it. It’s just really really sad the amount of people who have drank the kool-aid on anti-union propaganda I’ve worked at four different hospitals over 10 years, and one was non-union. The difference is night and day. The number of crap new policies and scheduling changes my non union job pulled just because they could was stunning . Since then I’ve never considered even interviewing at non-union hospitals
  6. The first picture is one of a bill that just passed the MN legislature, largely due to the efforts of the Minnesota nurses association The second is my hospital systems response that they emailed out last night in reponse Funny how they suddenly have enough PPE now that there's a law that will absolutely put them on the hook for sick workers We're winning!
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    LOL. My you're being obtuse. I actually have a BA and will be completing an MPH in May, but go off Also, I've been a nurse for 10 yrs, and a member for 14- You've been here less than a month, so you should really think about your reputation and how you wish to interact with members here Finally, you don't actually know anything about me or how I do or do not treat my patients I simply reject this martyr-nurses-as-a-calling nonsense. I have a very rich life outside of work, and I think it's just kinda sad for anyone who has made their career their whole identity, whether that's a nurse, banker, teacher, etc..
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    To be a coward, or to be a fool?

    My God you are just everywhere spreading your shame aren’t you? please take your nonsense elsewhere- we’re all full up on **** here
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    oh for the love of........First of all, you know nothing about me and how I practice. Second, you know what my experience is with you "healer" types? Most of you are so busy doing backrubs you miss the crucial signs your patient is circling the drain I've been a nurse for ten years and I've had to save patients who were showing signs of SIRS or straight-up sepsis more times than I can count from nurses like you. While I'm running boluses and ordering labs, y'all are getting lavender soaked cotton-balls See I value my job, my patients and myself enough to NOT make it my whole identity. I despise the whole nurse as martyr and angel idea. As Dorthy Day once said "Don't call me a saint- I don't wish to be dismissed that easily."
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    Covid-19 Employment Retaliation

    FWIW, I think what they did to you was ridiculous, spiteful ****. All these managers and admins are losing their dang minds Yes, we are in the middle of a pandemic, but that is zero excuse to treat longtime employees like dirt. Managers: you all need to get a grip. I am so sorry they did this to you- If it's an option, please seek work at a union facility next time. Not all unions are perfect, but they sure as heck would never be allowed to dismiss you that quickly with a contract in place.
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    hmm, you know what would happen if we all refused to work without protection? I bet theyd figure out a way to get some for us very quickly
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    I'm really sorry if you have made your profession your entire identity. Many of us have not I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt daughter and friend. I am somebody. I have an amazing life, family, and friends, and I have a lot to live for. How DARE you tell any of us we're supposed to sacrifice all for our freaking jobs. That's all it is at the end of the day. A JOB
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    As you should! I know my union leaders are citing the precautionary principle as far as PPE
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    It’s bad enough that there are still non union hospitals anywhere, but the fact that some nurses choose them over union jobs is just....smh
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Dang, this is all terrible. I know I sound like a broken record on all of these discussions related to this issue, but for god's sake everyone organize your workplaces if they're not already union. And if they are union and not doing anything, raise **** with the leadership.