Penelope_Pitstop BSN, RN

Medsurg/ICU, Mental Health, Home Health

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Penelope_Pitstop has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medsurg/ICU, Mental Health, Home Health.

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  1. First Job: Rehab or Homecare

    When you're a new grad, you don't know what you don't know. In home care, you're a bit of a lone wolf. A visit may be only thirty minutes or so and quite possibly just one or two visits per week. Not like a shift at a hospital or facility that is ei...
  2. First Job: Rehab or Homecare

    Rehab. I'm in homecare now and I don't think it's really appropriate for a new grad. Rehab is closer to "hospital nursing," also.
  3. "My doctor told me..."

    "My doctor told me I got diabetes from not eating enough sugar. That's how it works."
  4. You just can't make this stuff up!

    A woman took scissors to her Clintron bed because she thought her dog was trapped inside of it. (I'm glad I wasn't on call that night. This was in home care).
  5. The first amendment does not protect the use of "fighting words." Furthermore, an employer may have a policy dictating public behavior. This isn't even necessary for dismissal in an at-will state. I don't know which states are at will.
  6. Old Threads

    Yes, did that woman end up wearing a bra to work? Did the deers get that nursing student? WHAT ABOUT THE PARABENS, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD???
  7. What actions give you a discipline type on your license?

    The vast majority of actions in my state involve controlled substances. This includes diversion, intoxication and/or recreational use of non-prescribed substances, forging scripts, count errors or charting errors involving said substances. Another on...
  8. Are you a "Sister?"

    **sniffles** No, I'm not a sister. I am an only child, I always wanted **sniff** siblings. **Sob** My husband is also an **hiccup** only child so I'm not even a **sob** sister in law **bawls**
  9. I... Um... uhhhh.... Yeah, I got nothin'. And I NEVER have nothing...
  10. "You made a mistake."

    Yes, I've also had the dream wherein a patient is forgotten all shift. My favorite, though? Well, okay, not really...but it certainly stand out! In my dream, there was a patient sitting in the hall in a geri chair. I was charting, nothing really was ...
  11. What is a sentinel event?

    Root Cause Analysis
  12. Hospital nursing or bad management?

    Remember that in every line of work, crap runs downhill. Chances are, your management has received negative feedback pertaining to these issues, so of course, your managers let the crap slide down the hill to the floor staff. I had a manager OBSESSE...
  13. "My pain is about an eight and a half"

    I have seen him live four times. If he comes to your area, he is well worth the ticket price.
  14. Coworker violated HIPPA

    It's very similar to the concept of "leading the witness" in court.
  15. Coworker violated HIPPA

    Yes, that's the right way to answer! I agree completely. But what answer did you expect or want, OP?