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Cheyenne RN,BSHS

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Cheyenne RN,BSHS has 35 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, ICU, Infection, Home Health, and LTC.

Registered Nurse 1985 to present PCA 1975-1985 Experience: Home Health Care Infection Control & Epidemiology Juvenile Correction RYDC Long term acute care (LTAC) Medical ICU Med/surg

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    So TIRED OF IT

    This is exactly why the belief "nurses eat their young" and "there is too much horizontal bullying" continues in nursing IMO.
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    Lonliness/sadness

    Well I am proud of you. It is h-a-r-d to get through nursing let alone do so while working and keep making A's and B's. You have done a fantastic job and done so on your own. Not many have that determination, stability, let alone confidence. You have done great, you really have. ((((HUGS))))
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    Ever experience violence at work???

    Done, would love to see the final thesis. Good luck and make an A.
  4. Cheyenne RN,BSHS

    Why do patients.....?

    OMG so YES, been there and done that!!!!!!!
  5. Cheyenne RN,BSHS

    5 Weird Questions Patients Have Asked As An OB Nurse

    Ummm, what part of the hubby was unresponsive or did she clarify? Sorry.....that was my first thought.
  6. Cheyenne RN,BSHS

    a 22 minute program called ICU

    I have found a lovely series called ICU on youtube and they are very professional and I highly recommend it. This is the only way I thought that I could share it.
  7. Cheyenne RN,BSHS

    Can I be a nurse with an anxiety disorder?

    Welcome to AN. A great many of us out here in cyber-land that never had anxiety issues before certainly developed full blown panic attacks that started in nursing school. LOL.
  8. Cheyenne RN,BSHS

    If you go to a hospital get ready to YELL

    Wow the comments to his articles by his peers are awesome and putting him in his place.
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    If you go to a hospital get ready to YELL

    Try this link,I had to click on the cached page. If You Go to the Hospital, Get Ready… | Psychology Today He also has an article comment about his piece being pulled because it struck a raw nerve. Touching a (Very) Raw Nerve | Psychology Today
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    Needing advice and guidance. I can't take noc shift!

    One noise solution that I use are soft foam earplugs. They block out the noises that seem to keep me awake or wake me during sleep such as the AC cutting on and off or whatever. I am an extremely light sleeper. I would recommend a therapist to get through the rough time. A therapist can be obtained through your hospitals EAP program. (employee assistance program. If you have insurance EAP can refer you to a professionally licensed counselor after you use the free visits they offer). The therapist might have some alternative ideas that you being in the situation cannot see right now. I am sure that you are probably under treatment for the migraines however you may want to revisit a neurology doctor again. There are so many newer advances in prevention of migraines that it is all that helps keep me sane most days when mine hit. Good luck hang in there.
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    Why are nurse managers jerks?

    Cola89, I do understand the frustration that you are having. I used to feel that way all the time. I would suggest to you what was told to me. Make things better by working your way through the system and becoming the type of manager you would want to have. I guarantee it will change your perspective 110%. I went into management with all the hopes and dreams of making things better for my nurses and my patients. It took a few years of beating my brains against the wall until I learned middle management is a candle burning at both ends and you cannot ever accomplish what you dreamed could be done "if only" you could change things. To higher administration you are not team-minded enough...they want you to push an agenda that you know will only hurt the staff and patients and your insides won't allow it. Staff, on the other hand, think you are one of "the higher ups" and" forgot what it was like to be a real nurse at the bedside...if you ever were." I can only say 2 things. 1. I will never ever go into a management position again after the chaos and inner he*l it caused me and 2. The only way it will ever change is if strong and caring people go into those positions and can create effective change.
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    Hospitals make people sicker than they have to be

    I cannot imagine being sick and in pain and having to share a hospital room. Having to share a sick room with someone loud with tons of family or a demented screamer would make me jump off the roof. I would rather just go ahead and die. I am an introvert, and when I am really sick, I just want to be left alone. It isn't really rocket science to realize private rooms allow mental health and reduce the spread of infection.
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    Flu Shot or Mask?

    SouthernBelle85 I haven't heard any cases to where the flu vaccine has caused harm to anybody, I'm sure it has but can't be a huge percentage. I don't understand why people are so against it on this forum. SouthernBelle85, I am not so sure that people are as much against the vaccine as they are against the fact it is mandated. Administrators state the vaccine is not forced on anyone because they are given a choice between the flu shot or a mask...but the idea has evolved into now being part of the hiring process at my facility. Then the choice is between having a job or not having one, which few are rich enough to do that. I think that it would not bother me so much where I work as long as it is the same treatment and fairness across all disciplines. Right now half the doctors ignore the need for vaccines or compliance. When you ask administration about this double standard they are quick to remind you that the physicians are the ones that bring in the money and that they can only ask them to comply. By the way, thanks to all who had input on the article. I loved having the different points of view and to anyone thinking it is a school type question, at my age school is the last thing I want to be doing. LOL.
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    Flu Shot or Mask?

    I have to share a recent article on this topic. I have had an opinion that much of the vaccination-mask push is more hype than outright fact. I would appreciate any input from others. I included the link and a few sentences directly from the article. Mandatory flu shot policies may be based on flawed research, study suggests Mandatory flu shot policies may be based on flawed research, study suggests Written by Heather Punke February 01, 2017 | While the CDC urges everyone to get a flu shot, some hospitals take it a step further and mandate employees to get a flu shot or face possible termination. These mandatory flu shot policies are rooted in the belief the shot protects both workers and patients from the virus. However, a study published in PLOS says the policies may be built on faulty research. "The impression that unvaccinated [healthcare workers] place their patients at great influenza peril is exaggerated," according to the study.
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    "Fixin' to die"

    I am an Army brat raised all over the earth from Alaska to Germany and then to Texas and now in the deep rural south. Atlanta has an International accent. I have practiced nursing for 30 plus years and live life in the deep rural south. I never thought about all the euphemisms we use in every conversation till I went up to Ohio for a few years. My euphemisms, animal facsimiles, and verbal dialect did make people perceive me as stupid. That impression didn't last long tho.Once they watched me code a few folk and stand up to the doctors they learned quickly I may talk funny but I knew my S**t, I worked very hard to talk and understand the dialect. If you are not born and raised in the deep south, then you are an outsider not to be trusted. My saving grace was that all my daddy's people were from the little town I worked in. I worked the ICU but I also did home care with the same patients when they went home. I loved it and had a superb relationship with my ICU staff and doctors. I lived in this rural area over 30 plus years and saying ""fixing to" in an interview is just fine by me. That nurse will be talking to laypeople and others in the same communities. They don't want to be talked down to or in such a way they are made to feel stupid.
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    I GOTTA KNOW!!!!!

    Okay, let me see if I can word this right and not curse. I remember an old saying growing up that someone was "so poor they didn't have a pot to pi*s in." Never thought it would truly happen tho.