Ruby Vee BSN

CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

Ruby Vee has roughly four decades of nursing experience, primarily in ICU.  She has worked on the east coast, on the west coast and in the midwest.  


Original Member of the Crusty Old Bat Society,

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    Having A Nurse As A Patient

    Good to be seen!
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    Having A Nurse As A Patient

    The term is "Crusty Old Bats" as I recall, and I am proud to be one. As far as too damn old to work bedside, I'm still at the bedside, because that's where I want to be. Sadly, though, I think the attitude that we're irrelevant and disposable becau...
  3. The "horribleness" of nursing is, I believe, a matter of opinion. I have a job with flexible hours, I work indoors instead of outdoors in 106 degree or below zero weather. I have good benefits, a stable job and the flexibility to move anywhere in t...
  4. You've packed a lot into one post. First, you called the physician without adequate vital signs, and you knew your equipment was faulty. You don't really know what her temperature was. You don't report vital signs unless you know (or have reas...
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    A Conundrum

    Speaking as someone whose mother was involuntarily admitted to geri-pysch, I'm thinking that refusing treatment is not the same brand of self-harm as suicidal ideation. Mom had Alzheimer's. Her special brand of crazy at that point in her Alzh...
  6. When did you retire?
  7. Ruby Vee

    When You Receive a Warning at Work

    The floor does IV KCl?
  8. Ruby Vee

    Anxiety Makes Me Want to Quit

    90 year olds die. Especially very sick 90 year olds. I doubt very much it had anything to do with you administering meds through his G-tube. (Even if they were the wrong meds, unless you made an egregious error. As for egregious errors -- you are ...
  9. Ruby Vee

    Having A Nurse As A Patient

    Not true. Persons who behave like the south end of a north bound donkey make the worst patients, and they can be employed in any industry.
  10. Ruby Vee

    Racial Refusals In Nursing

    If you live long enough, you will be on Medicare. Think about that for awhile.
  11. Ruby Vee

    Racial Refusals In Nursing

    I felt as you did for a long time. Then a manager explained to me why they accommodate racial refusals. "We don't want to force our colleagues to take care of patients who might have it in for them because of their race, or who might go out of thei...
  12. Active recruiting of nurses is a good thing -- but so is actively retaining more experienced nurses. I have noticed far more of the former than of the latter. We cannot have good preceptors without good, experienced nurses and experienced nurses wh...
  13. October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month -- And I’m Aware Nurses Can Be Abusers, Too I’ve been a nurse since 1978. I have also been married to two RNs, both men I dated for some time before marrying them. And both were abusive. I’ve worked wi...
  14. I stalk RubyVee on allnurses. shes a COB with common sense and a heart.

  15. Long before I met Dr. ImaFlamingDonkeyButt, I met a first year medical resident whose name was Flaming. (OK -- not actually "Flaming," but close.) When he introduced himself to the MICU nurses for the first time, he introduced himself as "Call Me D...