sissiesmama ASN, RN

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sissiesmama has 22 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ER, TRAUMA, MED-SURG.

old ER nurse

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    Sneaky Administration

    I thought my old administration was the only ones to do that. I was at the NS and a bathroom call light went off. It was a patient I knew couldn’t use his call light so I left the NS and went straight to that pat’s room to check on her. When...
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    Cardiac Short Stay Can someone tell me about this unit

    I haven’t worked on the unit, but I was a patient in that type of unit. I had a PFO repair and was there post procedure. The way the nurse explained it was that after 24 hours of u weren’t able to be d/ced home they transferred the patient to anot...
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    Random tests?

    Hi! I live in Louisiana- I’m not sure if it’s like this in other states but here the BON stated that they will never allow a nurse to smoke on a med marijuana card and practice. Anne, RNC
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    New LVN Grad not feeling ready.

    I definitely understand! I felt that way after starting my first LPN job. My preceptor explained to me that I would learn more during my first year as a nurse than I did during school. I tried to not panic and take each shift as it came - I w...
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    Narcotic restriction

    Hi - not sure what specific restrictions you may get but in Louisiana ours were - No night shifts, no OT No ER, ICU, no OR / PACU, no charge No narcs Can't be the only nurse on a unit No home health or agency work. I hope this helps you a little. A...
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    Death and Repossession

    Oh dear! I am SO very sorry! Please know you and your family will be in my prayers. The loss of my a Dad has been by far the worst. He has been gone almost 3 years - it still feels like such a fresh loss. Sending you hugs!
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    Taxes done.....

    Good job! I've still got a bad taste from the IRS - my Dad passed in 2015 and I received a some money from an IRA and apparentdidnt do the tax withholdings right - so long story short last December I got the dreaded letter from feds and had to make ...
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    Advice ASAP!

    I live in Louisiana- a refusal is an automatic positive too.
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    New to Recovery program and not good news

    I agree completely! I definetly wouldn't offer them anything like that without knowing u will be positive. Anne, RNC
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    Medication Error

    That's crazy! Like others have said - if someone says they haven't made a med error most likely they aren't being honest. Try not to be too hard on yourself - it didn't harm the patient, right? Try not to beat yourself up about the error. As long...
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    Diversion of lasix

    One of the residents at our local teaching hospital got caught with Toradol - I forget the details but she got busted for Medicare fraud - ordered it for a patient and Medicare pd for it - that was the first time I knew someone getting caught for non...
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    Diverted in a state while Traveling

    Hi Kammi! Just wanted to see how everything was going - thinking about u! Anne, RNC
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    Help my wife got caught diverting

    That's how it is here in La too.
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    Diverted in a state while Traveling

    Hi Kammi! Mu hubby and I are both RNs in La and have been through the RNP here - we both started our program in 99 - we had previously worked at the same facility years before we entered the RNP and started dating after we finished our programs. i...
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    Paying to travel to other hospitals

    My thought exactly!