Chaya ASN, RN

Rehab, Med Surg, Home Care
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  1. Chaya

    What would you think if you saw this patient?

    So sorry to hear the result. He and your folks are lucky to have your caring, insights and guidance at this time
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    Dirty bed sheets/RN/CNA/UAP/CP

    Where I worked they were actually taken down and washed after patients on precautions were discharged and the room was "purged".
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    Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Nurses Who Saved His Infant Son's Life

    Yep. Like they say-ONLY a nurse.
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    Injection Gone Wrong: Part 3

    Seriously! Justifiable or not, I feel the training a nurse receives in giving injections is more of a defined quantity: anatomical target areas, sterile/ aseptic technique, reaction and side effects, rationales, etc. I've received many, many flu sho...
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    Flu Shot or Mask?

    First, condolences on the loss of your friend. I think it important to focus on actual evidence so far as possible for the sake of clarity. (How quickly these discussions become polarized beyond the point where any communication is possible). What wa...
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    ER rushing patients to the floor

    Ah, yes, that change of shift dump. I do get it, really. I understand totally that it is necessary to free up space for incoming patients. However-and this should be a HUGE factor with the current emphasis on accountability, continuity of care, and p...
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    A Waiting Room Christmas Story

    Thank you for reminding us what the spirit of Christmas is really about as well as the kind of gifts we should be focussing on. And thank you for the difference you have made over the years both to your patients and to your many allnurses friends who...
  8. Chaya

    Murphy's Laws of Nursing | Life of a Nurse

    Never use the "Q" word ANYWHERE! Ever.
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    Dr. told patient, "Nurses are STUPID".

    So-just a thought but shouldn't whoever the medical caregiver, whether PA or MD, have received/ had reported to them the most vital and timely info such as, for instance the patient received IV medication during the night to correct cardiac rhythm?.....
  10. I loved hands-on nursing. However, at one of my last positions, one of the questions posed in the written self-evaluation portion of our yearly evaluations was "what are your career goals and what do you plan to be doing in 5 years. Ambition was valu...
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    Whistle blower/terminated

    I wish you the best. You sound like a caring, responsible caregiver. Hang in there.
  12. You would think by now I would know better than to even think there was nothing left that could surprise me...
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    "They" Who Are "They"?

    The other name I see used for "they" is "TPTB" or "The Powers That Be", meaning those who actually hold and wield the power to make those decision and take those actions that impact our policies and resources to care for our patients. I am heartened ...
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    When Hospice Goes Wrong

    (((Viva))) I'm so sorry for what you and your family went through and that your experience with hospice, instead of easing some of the difficulties and pain of your family's last hours together made them that much more difficult. It is heart wrenchin...
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    Becoming a Nurse at 49?

    I became a nurse at 50. For me, it was easier to study than it would have been in my 20's because I was steadier; more focused and less distractable in general than when I was younger. I found I was better able to handle it emotionally after a lifeti...
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    If You Give a Patient a Cookie

    See, now I thought it was going to go something like "you'll have to do a fingerstick, and his glucose will be high, and you'll have to get the lab to verify it, and you'll need to call the MD for extra insulin coverage, etc, etc... Silly me
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    got fired/terminated

    Every application I've ever completed has specifically required the names of my supervisor and/or person I worked directly under for each position I've held, independently from names you would choose to use as references. Whether an applicant has onl...
  18. "If it wasn't written down, it wasn't done." You can't be expected to read minds re: what previous doses were actually given but not recorded accurately (not to mention how future doses of warfarin are based on knowing accurately what dose received ...
  19. "If it wasn't written down, it wasn't done". (I'm guessing you've heard this a time or two). I don't know about your nursing curriculum, but mine did not include psychic divination of patient care delivered on previous shifts but not recorded. You h...
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    Best quality care cannot be provided

    I can't remember the details but not long ago saw a couple of studies that estimated that after administrative duties nurses spent like 60% of their time doing actual patient care. So 70-80% would be a very significant improvement. I found that the ...
  21. Look up "Imposter Syndrome"; there's been a lot written about it recently. ( And it wouldn't hurt to watch the classic Wizard of Oz!) The coursework will be challenging but doable. Working in the medical field will help you with some of the basic ski...
  22. Also look into whether you need to continue to work full time at your non-nursing job to become vested. You may need a minimum number of hours in each year you work in addition to remaining there for a specific length of time so if you have already a...
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    Time of Death 10:40. Wait, What?!

    Knowing that her team was right on top of the situation and did everything possible is a great comfort to family/ friends.
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    What is your Nursing Kryptonite?

    The denial mind set that goes hand in hand with addiction-of any sort. A patient lying to my face about when they last drank/ used drugs or what they really were eating the last few days doesn't hurt me but giving HCP's inaccurate info could delay or...
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    The film: Vaxxed.