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neenrn

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neenrn has 16 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics.

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    Orders from hell...

    When I get orders like this I ask for an order I can actually use....
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    Social Class and Nursing

    I just think it's improper to wear things like that when your client population consists of poor inner city people. I feel it's flaunting wealth. One of those rings could pay off part of a medical bill.... But, I'm the queen of the second hand shop. I just wear my uniform and a small pair of earrings
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    Social Class and Nursing

    I know, right? I've got a collection of single earrings too. A friend of mine lost her engagement ring at work.... She pinned her ring to her scrubs. I never did figure out how to tie rings into the scrub pants laces.......
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    Social Class and Nursing

    California, Texas..... I don't know how they did it. I'd be terrified of losing them, and man they scratch like crazy, go through gloves.... In the OR people wore them on thick necklace chains, or tied them into their scrub pant laces....
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    RN Graduate Establishes Dominance

    The problem I had to deal with when I took over as the charge RN in a fly in rural clinic.... MA- gave a steroid injection the NP was supposed to give in a shoulder joint into a deltoid, gave sets of Vaccination shots to the sibling of the infant who was actually there for the injections, small gage IVs being used to re-hydrate adult clients, IV tubing dragging on the floor, client wondering why the fluid wasn't going in.... Her chair leg was on the tubing.... Oh yes then there was the child who developed cellulitis from and antibiotic injection.... I asked the MA how she'd drawn up the med.... She very carefully with unwashed heads opened the bottle of im Abx after she mixed it with a for irrigation only saline......took the syringe apart and poured it into the syringe tube plugging the hole at the bottom with her dirty finger..... She said she was too busy to try and use a needle to draw the thick fluid up..... She felt she was correct in how she was doing things and that nurses just make a big beal out of nothing.....I took over this mess.... I could not believe the clinic was being run like this. I guess the nurse before me just let this crap go. Nothing was ever written up about the errors......After many educational sessions, staff meeting and individual counselling ( like 6 months of it) I finally had to say my way or the highway. I would not allow one more 'never' event to occur again. The attitude of management was " this is XYZ town we don't get excited about this stuff".... I asked them if the people of this community deserved a lower standard of care because they weren't in the lower 48..... They just looked at me. And yes we are talking about an isolated native community with management and staff being mostly white! When I finally left the clinic, it was running incredibly smoothly and we had next to none of these crazy, insane things happening. Infection rates declined, patient satisfaction scores went up..... I prefer to work in a collegial environment where we all work as equals, but in this case it was out of control. And no I don't apologize for blowing a gasket.
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    Social Class and Nursing

    I groomed too! And I worked at a vet clinic to pay off my horses vet bills! Nothing like being horse poor. Wish I'd never left the barn!❤️
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    Social Class and Nursing

    I wished I'd thought that way...... I usually just donate my extra, or give it to my kids..... I don't fit any group either
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    Social Class and Nursing

    I guess I had a privileged childhood.... Upper middle class. Over the years I've pretty much thrown that away. I live a pretty simple life. I rent the bottom floor of a falling apart Victorian, my parents helped me buy my car..... I have since paid them back....... Which is just a regular car.( my 12 yr old Hyundai died) I buy my clothes 2nd hand, spend more money on my cats food then mine. My kids have grown and are on their own, but I did work like a dog to put them through University... ( Mom I need $500.... Pick up call and overtime)...still helping the last one.... She's taking Psychology with a pediatric focus in Germany ( the exchange rate between the Canadian $ and the Euro is insane) I gave up being in an economic class long ago. I donate much of my income ( except for what my kids need) to charities like small local animal sanctuaries. I try and live on what I need.... Which does leave me with nothing sometimes.... And I agree, not a good move financially. Life is not all about social class and things.... I'd rather be happy in a job I love.....than keep up with the "Jones" I've worked in units where women have married men or other women who have great incomes... And they do wear the newest scrub styles, have fancy cars and walk around like a dog with a sore paw so everyone can see their diamonds. I don't enjoy working with that class/group of employees or clients... I have nothing in common with them... I guess I'm not in any social class........
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    RN Graduate Establishes Dominance

    But this is work... Peoples lives are in this persons hand...... It's not therapy. Do your job, or leave.
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    RN Graduate Establishes Dominance

    What a nightmare, is right! I'd have blown a gasket the first time she tried to tell me my job! Actually I've been in that situation. I don't like confrontation either, but, it got to the point where I couldn't let things go any more...And I told that pushy medical assistant who felt she was "just as good as a nurse" that a) I was the RN b) I make the decisions because I have the license c) if you don't like it, leave. You are a long time employee, you are licensed, an LPN! Do not take this lying down! This person is dangerous, if you allow her to work under you, and make the decisions and comments on treatment it will be asked why you allowed this person to do what ever it is she is going to do that causes harm. Stand up my sister! Be brave... She is NOT a nurse, you are a nurse! LPNs get a bad rap and I don't know why! Ive worked with some fantastic LPNs and I've learned so much from them.... I know it was drilled into people's brains that the RN is in charge, but in this case YOU are in charge! My best friend is an LPN, I went from pediatric OR to LTC .... Without my now best friend I wouldn't have lasted very long in LTC, I knew nothing about Alzheimer's and Dementia... Palliative Care was something I had never dealt with! Now? I am the palliative care RN where I work! ( I moved back home to be close to elderly parents... No pediatric OR in rural NS) Don't think because you're an LPN you are not a brilliant fantastic nurse! You are! I owe everything to my friend, she is a brilliant fantastic nurse! Now, go tell her she is not the LPN, she is not the GN, she is unlicensed assistive medical personnel and she is YOUR assistant, and things will be done according to your policy and procedure manuals..... If she doesn't like it she can leave. talk to your managers, communication with them is very important. Write down the dates and times she has done something untoward and report it... Let them know your concerns. They are valid! I know.... I'm telling you what to do but this is just my advice, be brave my friend. This person is a bully, very insecure, and she's taking advantage of your passivity. It used to happen to me all the time, I had to make the decision to become a strong passionate nurse for bullied nurses and an advocate for my clients/patients. Best wishes to you!
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    Lowest stress (still great pay) nursing specialties?

    No Sh!t, Sour Lemons RN ! Is there even a nursing job like that?
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    Lowest stress (still great pay) nursing specialties?

    No kidding..... I don't think it's possible to have a least stress job in nursing. As a nurse you are responsible for your clients welfare. It's a pretty big responsibility, maybe she/he should have gone into real estate or finance where it really is all about the money.
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    When Hospice Goes Wrong

    I went through something like this too, being a nurse and being a daughter.... It's been 2.5 yrs since my Dad died.... It was nothing as horrible as this story.... But, I am still not over the loss of my Dad
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    When Hospice Goes Wrong

    I am horrified...... Simply horrified your husband( and you and your son) had to go through this. My deepest condolences..... sending love and light to you