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Florence NightinFAIL

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Florence NightinFAIL has 9 years experience and specializes in Medical - Surgical.

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  1. Let me just ask... Were any of these patient's wealthy and you were hoping they will leave you something in their will? Otherwise it doesn't make sense. Event the most LOVING offspring don't do what you do.
  2. You lost me at nightly foot soak and 2 hours to get to bed.
  3. Florence NightinFAIL

    Nursing tips and tricks: Please share.

    I saw this in a nursing facebook page and thought it was a great idea. Please share your tips and tricks and which specialty you work in.
  4. After all, they are just sent back home to quarantine and rest anyway. That’s such a waste of a test. Everyone is already being told what kind of distancing and precautions to take. I feel like those tests are wasted of either asymptomatic individuals or individuals who are sick but are not sick enough to be hospitalized. If they stopped doing those wasteful tests, then maybe those who really need it, like healthcare workers would be able to get them. Am I missing something here?
  5. What if you refuse? What can they do? Would they really fire or send you home when they are desperate for nurses?
  6. Florence NightinFAIL

    Another Quitter

    If I had the resources, I would not feel an iota of guilt in quitting. Not an atom's weight. They are already training your replacement.
  7. Florence NightinFAIL

    Coronavirus vaccine testing in Africa?

    What do you guys think about what those two doctors proposed? Is the backlash against them warranted or do you think they were misunderstood? To be honest, hearing that interview gave me "tuskegee experiment" vibes. https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/doctors-say-coronavirus-vaccines-should-be-tested-in-africa/
  8. Florence NightinFAIL

    Medical surgical brain sheet, file attached

    This is what I used for med-surg. It's for 4 patients, I doubled it and print it double-sided to account for discharges and new admits. Please share your own brain sheets. It's always helpful to see how others organize their cheat/report sheets. medsurg_report4pts.docx
  9. Florence NightinFAIL

    PACU nurses being floated to ICU?

    Have any of you seen this or it happened to you? Due to the coronavirus scare, elective surgeries are being halted and some PACU nurses are being quickly oriented and floated to ICU units to help with the shortages. Can they say no? I would like to hear from personal experiences.
  10. Florence NightinFAIL

    Best nurse brain sheet?

    I created this after literally looking through more than ten online versions. The trick is to use them as inspiration and make it your own to fit your specific needs. ICU_cheatsheetMAIN.docx
  11. Florence NightinFAIL

    Giving O2 without an order??

    Wow. Is this discussion only SCARY to me???!!! In my area (I've worked at 3 hospitals), giving oxygen to pt is a nursing order up to 10L. Even if it isn't, I would never leave a pt is resp distress without providing what the OP has done. It's very easy for a person who is desatting/having difficulty breathing to go down rapidly - why take the precious minutes you have and waste on walking to the nursing station, looking for the doc's number, call him up, explain the situation, then get an order. That can happen AFTER! Now, I'm not sure if the situation OP experienced is as dramatic as I'm describing, but still...
  12. Florence NightinFAIL

    What to do about thin skin on hands from washing them too much?

    Good old vaseline. Make sure your hands are wet/damp so that it can lock in the moisture. I have severely dry hands (made worse with nursing) and I'm still trying out lotions and so far none of them have yet kept me moisturized longer than 2-3 hours before I need to reapply. I keep lotions everywhere though - bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, purse, work bag, car so that I'm always reapplying which really helps. I've started to use Lush's massage bars and I find them very moisturizing compared to creams & lotions. Read some of the reviews on the website.
  13. Florence NightinFAIL

    Do you think about...

    Where pts hands have been? We're always helping them to transfer, get up, change etc. I noticed that a lot of the pts with mobility issues who have beside commodes or urinals do not have means of washing their hands. The sink is too far for them to reach and the majority of them do not have sanitizer at the bedside. That's what I'm crazy about. It's gross - they go to the bathroom or use the urinal (obviously touching their genitals and maybe having urine spill/spray) and then they call you and touch you as your are helping them, touch the side rails, the beside table, the chairs, then eat with those hands etc. I'm always running to the supply room and handing them sanitizer. I can't wash my hands enough. And if I really think about it - it makes you want to shower in bleach. I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot of other instances I'm coming in contact with grossness/germs throughout the day. Care to share?
  14. Florence NightinFAIL

    Ever lost a job offer because of your reference?

    I know a friend who lost a job because the reference bad mouthed her. I can't say much more details but the saying 'don't burn your bridges' comes to play here.
  15. Florence NightinFAIL

    Funny video about catheters

    Smiled & laughed throughout the vid. Awesome!
  16. Florence NightinFAIL

    Flu Vaccine, enough already!

    We were just told that if we didn't get the flu shot and called in sick we would not get paid. I can't believe they are getting away with this.
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