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VivaLasViejas ASN, RN

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Once a nurse, always a nurse!

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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to 0.9%NormalSarah in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    I just saw this pop up on FB earlier, too. I guess it’s hard not to pass judgement when things sound so egregious, I definitely think it’s crazy that a patient’s pressure ulcers got so bad as to cause septic shock and death. That really sounds like serious neglect to me and I do think someone should be held accountable. Also the forgery of care “delivered” when the patient wasn’t even there...come on. It is just not right. However, I certainly wonder what pressure these nurses were under to document care that wasn’t performed. Just like many people point out when issues like these occur, you have to look at the process, staffing ratios, and administration’s role, as well as the individuals’ actions. It sounds very tough and I think more info is needed.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to WestCoastSunRN, BSN in Trigger Warning!   
    Not necessarily true.  I've triggered someone by talking about what I ordered off of Amazon.  It wasn't what I ordered, it was that I shopped on Amazon.  I honestly, for REAL, did not think I was bringing up a controversial topic (I do not bring up controversial topics because I while I like to watch drama on TV, I do not like to partake in it).  
    So I guess it's better to just eat my lunch in silence. And I really don't care what people talk about -- I know how to keep my emotions under control, and if someone is being derogatory or abusive in their speech towards me or anyone else, I know how to confront that obviously wrong behavior as well. 
    But what do I know?  I'm just a girl who should learn to keep her mouth shut.  This is the new progressive spin and I think it's very, very ironic.
    Oh, I should have said "trigger warning" before saying "progressive", let me add -- I am neither liberal or conservative ... that was not intended as a political statement but rather a generational observation.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to JackChase1212, BSN, RN in If you want to work in psych you must be crazy yourself...   
    JustKeepDriving, I have also worked in surgery for over 15 years and encountered a fair amount of mental illness in coworkers. Many openly talked about how they could only work in the OR because they knew they couldn't function socially.  One coworker, in particular, talked about her psych meds, and became explosive if she was under additional stress. She even had the nickname of "crazy Crystal" which she referred to herself with. Another one would repetitively talk to herself, and sing. She also had a bit of a mean streak, but she always showed up for work and was reliable so she stayed on staff for many years.  This behavior could only be tolerated in a closed unit with patients under anesthesia however, I always made sure to take any pediatric cases that came through so they would not be exposed to these individuals.  Imagine how frightening it must be to be at your most vulnerable, and sense that your nurse's behavior is off. Now, I am transitioning to a psych NP and have felt a huge stigma from friends and family for my choice. I started out in an FNP track and moved into the PMHNP program. I felt an immediate shift in enthusiasm and distancing by certain individuals in my life. I realize this is a fear-based stigma, however, these are educated medical professionals so I expected more. I have many nurses and a surgeon in my immediate family, and I can sense that they value my choice of FNP more than PMHNP. I am confident in my decision and am used to defending my position so it makes little difference to me.
    However, the stigma is real.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to Ruby Vee, BSN in Trigger Warning!   
    OK, I can see this if you're talking to a group of women who have survived domestic abuse and are warning them that you're about to describe the abuser's point of view.  Or if you're teaching a class on forensic nursing and are about to describe the specifics of a rape . . . sexual assault survivors may be triggered.  Unfortunately, we're taking this "trigger warning" business way too far . . . and people are becoming way too fragile.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in Trigger Warning!   
    -my expression when we have once again succeeded to take PC to the next level.
    Of course I can only do this “in my head” for risk of ‘violating’ updated PC rules.(-but keeping it to myself). 
    I got an email from my child’s teacher before Valentine’s Day stating that if a child wanted to participate in the holiday they had to bring in a valentine for every student. They also wanted them turned in to the teacher the day prior for inspection to verify compliance. My daughter told me that she needed two different valentines cards. I asked her why. She said unicorns for her ‘friends’ and poop emojis for the ‘other ones’. I had to tell her that she couldn’t do it. Her 8 year old response. “I know. It’s not politically correct enough for the school”...even the kids think we are getting carried away with the PC crap.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in Trigger Warning!   
    Oh, for the love of God...why do the PC police have to make such a big deal out of everything?? I can just see standing up in my NAMI group to speak, and right off the bat having to urge the easily-offended to go to their safe space where they don't have to hear or see anything that might disturb their sensitivities. Pardon me, but how else do we learn than by listening respectfully to different points of view? 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in Fired two times and unable to get job now   
    Hospitals are notorious for pushing older nurses out. Unfortunately you shot yourself in the foot by too many absences, and that's coming back to haunt you now. There's not a lot you can do about an employment history that has gaps and lost jobs. So you may want to consult a professional who knows how to design a resume that de-emphasizes these problems and puts you in the best possible light.
    You would also do well, as some other posters have said, to look at other job options. It may not be your ideal, but long-term care is always looking for nurses; it's said that all you need to get hired is a nursing license and a pulse. But it's better than nothing while you look for other opportunities.
    I also agree with the poster who advised you to get some sort of counseling, for both your mental and financial health. It sounds like you've really been through some rough times in recent years, so you may need a little help getting over the hump. Credit counseling is another excellent idea.
    Wishing you the very best as you sort things out. Viva 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in Trigger Warning!   
    Oh, for the love of God...why do the PC police have to make such a big deal out of everything?? I can just see standing up in my NAMI group to speak, and right off the bat having to urge the easily-offended to go to their safe space where they don't have to hear or see anything that might disturb their sensitivities. Pardon me, but how else do we learn than by listening respectfully to different points of view? 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in Fired two times and unable to get job now   
    Hospitals are notorious for pushing older nurses out. Unfortunately you shot yourself in the foot by too many absences, and that's coming back to haunt you now. There's not a lot you can do about an employment history that has gaps and lost jobs. So you may want to consult a professional who knows how to design a resume that de-emphasizes these problems and puts you in the best possible light.
    You would also do well, as some other posters have said, to look at other job options. It may not be your ideal, but long-term care is always looking for nurses; it's said that all you need to get hired is a nursing license and a pulse. But it's better than nothing while you look for other opportunities.
    I also agree with the poster who advised you to get some sort of counseling, for both your mental and financial health. It sounds like you've really been through some rough times in recent years, so you may need a little help getting over the hump. Credit counseling is another excellent idea.
    Wishing you the very best as you sort things out. Viva 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in Trigger Warning!   
    Oh, for the love of God...why do the PC police have to make such a big deal out of everything?? I can just see standing up in my NAMI group to speak, and right off the bat having to urge the easily-offended to go to their safe space where they don't have to hear or see anything that might disturb their sensitivities. Pardon me, but how else do we learn than by listening respectfully to different points of view? 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in Fired two times and unable to get job now   
    Hospitals are notorious for pushing older nurses out. Unfortunately you shot yourself in the foot by too many absences, and that's coming back to haunt you now. There's not a lot you can do about an employment history that has gaps and lost jobs. So you may want to consult a professional who knows how to design a resume that de-emphasizes these problems and puts you in the best possible light.
    You would also do well, as some other posters have said, to look at other job options. It may not be your ideal, but long-term care is always looking for nurses; it's said that all you need to get hired is a nursing license and a pulse. But it's better than nothing while you look for other opportunities.
    I also agree with the poster who advised you to get some sort of counseling, for both your mental and financial health. It sounds like you've really been through some rough times in recent years, so you may need a little help getting over the hump. Credit counseling is another excellent idea.
    Wishing you the very best as you sort things out. Viva 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from NotAllWhoWandeRN in Conflict of Interest   
    Seems I recall a similar posting awhile back about stripping---or was it being an escort? Or both? I've been here for so long that threads kinda run into each other.
    Anyway, I'm with Davey and hppy; there is something decidedly odd about this post. Maybe the OP would like to clarify a few things, like how the poor fellow was managing nursing school on top of three jobs on top of working as an exotic dancer, or if he was doing that INSTEAD of the three jobs. There's just not enough information to make any kind of judgment call. Sorry.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in Trigger Warning!   
    Oh, for the love of God...why do the PC police have to make such a big deal out of everything?? I can just see standing up in my NAMI group to speak, and right off the bat having to urge the easily-offended to go to their safe space where they don't have to hear or see anything that might disturb their sensitivities. Pardon me, but how else do we learn than by listening respectfully to different points of view? 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from NotAllWhoWandeRN in Conflict of Interest   
    Seems I recall a similar posting awhile back about stripping---or was it being an escort? Or both? I've been here for so long that threads kinda run into each other.
    Anyway, I'm with Davey and hppy; there is something decidedly odd about this post. Maybe the OP would like to clarify a few things, like how the poor fellow was managing nursing school on top of three jobs on top of working as an exotic dancer, or if he was doing that INSTEAD of the three jobs. There's just not enough information to make any kind of judgment call. Sorry.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from NotAllWhoWandeRN in Conflict of Interest   
    Seems I recall a similar posting awhile back about stripping---or was it being an escort? Or both? I've been here for so long that threads kinda run into each other.
    Anyway, I'm with Davey and hppy; there is something decidedly odd about this post. Maybe the OP would like to clarify a few things, like how the poor fellow was managing nursing school on top of three jobs on top of working as an exotic dancer, or if he was doing that INSTEAD of the three jobs. There's just not enough information to make any kind of judgment call. Sorry.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in Fired two times and unable to get job now   
    Hospitals are notorious for pushing older nurses out. Unfortunately you shot yourself in the foot by too many absences, and that's coming back to haunt you now. There's not a lot you can do about an employment history that has gaps and lost jobs. So you may want to consult a professional who knows how to design a resume that de-emphasizes these problems and puts you in the best possible light.
    You would also do well, as some other posters have said, to look at other job options. It may not be your ideal, but long-term care is always looking for nurses; it's said that all you need to get hired is a nursing license and a pulse. But it's better than nothing while you look for other opportunities.
    I also agree with the poster who advised you to get some sort of counseling, for both your mental and financial health. It sounds like you've really been through some rough times in recent years, so you may need a little help getting over the hump. Credit counseling is another excellent idea.
    Wishing you the very best as you sort things out. Viva 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in Trigger Warning!   
    Oh, for the love of God...why do the PC police have to make such a big deal out of everything?? I can just see standing up in my NAMI group to speak, and right off the bat having to urge the easily-offended to go to their safe space where they don't have to hear or see anything that might disturb their sensitivities. Pardon me, but how else do we learn than by listening respectfully to different points of view? 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in Trigger Warning!   
    Oh, for the love of God...why do the PC police have to make such a big deal out of everything?? I can just see standing up in my NAMI group to speak, and right off the bat having to urge the easily-offended to go to their safe space where they don't have to hear or see anything that might disturb their sensitivities. Pardon me, but how else do we learn than by listening respectfully to different points of view? 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to Emergent in Counselling & Solutions for Anxiety and Depression   
    Our current social structure is exacerbating people's tendencies towards anxiety and depression. The increasing complexity of workplaces, the constant barrage by various sources of media, the breakdown of families all contribute. 
    The pressure on the middle class is worse than ever. Also, people are in worse physical condition than in the past due to unhealthy diets and lack of exercise.  
    I think there are many contributing factors. 
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to TriciaJ, RN in Scope Of Practice Question   
    What's the point of any sitter if they can't intervene?  Might as well save a few bucks and just leave the patient to his own devices.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to Jory, MSN, APRN, CNM in Scope Of Practice Question   
    Nope. We have RNs that are sitters at my hospital if they would otherwise get low-census.  They only thing they don't do when sitting is administer medications, wound care, etc....because you would really need to be there for report, etc.  
    All of our sitters, however, are CNAs.  
    Whoever came up with that idea needs to run that by risk management because if a patient falls because an RN, who is EMPLOYED and paid as an RN at that same facility, was sitting there waiting for assistance while the patient tried to get up and instead of helping they watched them fall and they ended up with a head injury? Hospital should just open their check book.
    Here is a question you should ask: So if I am an RN and walking down the hall and I see a patient that isn't mine ambulating and start to fall....instead of assisting them, I should just call for assistance and just let them fall correct?  
    When they tell you "Of course not", then say...."Then why are we giving patients here on suicide watch a lower level of care because they are with a sitter?"  
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to JKL33 in Scope Of Practice Question   
    No I would not agree to this.
    The hospital's ill-conceived policies cannot cancel out legal obligations and expectations. An RN is expected to do what a prudent RN would do.
     
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to Davey Do in Conflict of Interest   
    With all due respect, Divine LPN, and I wish to be as objective as possible, but I'm experiencing difficulty in supporting your perception in your threads.
    Words like "conflict", frauds", "lies" and "passive aggression... dangerous to your health" which have appeared in your thread titles have caused me to look askance.
    This is an open forum for nurses to network, exchange information and ideas, and have a bit of fellowship, but I sense something else- Something like a bit of sensationalism?
    I will take full responsibility for my perception, for although I'm an allnurses' guide and a representative, I also have opinions that may not jive with those who run this train. 
    And when it's all said and done- hey- it's only my opinion.
    Respectfully submitted.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to setsuna92 in Thinking about returning to nursing   
    Hello everyone, I just wanted to provide a quick update. I began work as a RN case manager for a home health agency. I was only provided with two weeks of training, which I'm hoping was enough. River&mountainRN, I definitely hear you. While it's not private duty, and I'm forming plans of care and providing teaching, there is limited support in the field. Especially because we are so understaffed. I am unsure about my future, but I'm doing my best to succeed. I still have many questions, and so few people to ask, but I'm managing. Thanks again.
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    VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN reacted to Horseshoe in Fired two times and unable to get job now   
    She said she was going to fire you if you called in again. You called in again.  And you were surprised she fired you.
    If you are getting lots of interviews but no offers, you may need to consider that the potential employers are calling your former supervisor and getting the story on your absenteeism. This kind of stuff can follow you around. It's a myth that employers can't give bad references. As long as they are telling the truth, they can go into detail about your performance history.
     
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