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BradleyRN has 28 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, LTC, Home Health.

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  1. BradleyRN

    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Companies just sent 280 million masks overseas. Those masks should have gone to our hospitals! Those shipments should have been stopped and redirected to our facilities. Trump still hasn't released the supplies promised by the Pentagon. 1000s of ventilators apparently don't work because Trump let the maintenance contract expire last year. He didn't accept the tests from the WHO months ago, and is still delaying testing around every corner. It appears that it is not just an accident that we dont have equipment. It looks like a result of precisely calculated moves by the White House to make things worse than they need to be. Face it. We can work at a big hospital for years with loyalty, dedication and sacrifice, but they have rarely been on our side. If they have to bid more to get the same supplies that used to cost a lot less, well that is what they should do. We are the ones thrown under the bus through all this. Thus, I wouldn't mind if a nurse doesn't want to risk hurting themselves or their families or patients by exposing themselves intentionally to the virus. Kudos to those who risk it, but kudos to the ones who don't. Who am I to tell them what to do? Who am I to tell on them if they don't agree with me?
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    Covid-19 and PPE

    Nurses have the right to refuse any assignment they feel to be unsafe.
  3. BradleyRN

    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    That is ridiculous. "Equipment is never guaranteed"? Ludicrous! You would willingly spread the virus to your grocery store clerk, your family, other patients and your fellow workers, trying to be a martyr. You do what you want, but leave me out of what is only your choice. (Of course, you sound like you're hiding in an office, pointing fingers at everyone else, terrified that if they won't do it, you will have to.) You don't tell me what to think like you know something. If a shortage should occur? Oh, a shortage is going to occur, so break out your scrubs. Then, we will see whether you want your PPE or not. "Full action should be taken against my coworkers! "Pfft.
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    If you take care of a patient without appropriate PPE, you risk contracting the virus and taking it to the rest of your patients for 2-14 days until you realize you are sick, as well as family members, grocery store clerks, etc. You could kill several people accepting an unsafe assignment. Don't do it.
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    I don't get the "anxiety" part of nursing

    The title of the thread is "I don't get the "anxiety" part of nursing"? You're telling people not to cry? You seem a little flippant about the things you "occasionally miss", and perhaps that gives you an edge in the anxiety department. And I'm sure the pills help as well. In my experience, there are many specialties to choose from in nursing. Being in the one most suited for you will go a long way in reducing anxiety. But, of course, the main vein of anxiety seems to flow throughout nursing and is caused by the conditions and workloads that we continuously accept. If you can't do your job safely, it makes you want to cry. And there's nothing wrong with that.
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    Cussed out and disprespected by CNA

    It is the lack of true disciplinary action in LTC that gives CNA's this "untouchable" attitude. It is due to such apathy from the DON and administration, that i would recommend to any floor nurse to handle the discipline on their floors themselves. Many nurses take lots of disrespect, especially in LTC, but they surely dont have to. The word is already getting around that you will not be disrespected, and in the long term, your job will be much easier as a result. :)
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    Attitudes towards LPN's

    Do you have a little bit of disrespect for CNA's as well? Pompous! :stone
  8. All you need to do is write them up...If you ask them to perform their duties and they refuse, then that is insubordination. After you write people up a few times, word will spread like a ripple in a pond that you are a real charge nurse, and the people that show up to work your floor will know well in advance that they will have to work tonight! :wink2:
  9. BradleyRN

    This site never ceases to amaze me!

    Happy Birthday Tait! :BDCk:
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    Should medication aides exist?

    That was a beautiful post Mentos. A few med aides have told similar stories to yours, and they all seem to paint the same frightening picture. If you ever need any help in any subject while working towards your RN, please let me know. The world needs caring nurses like you who can advocate for their residents.
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    Should medication aides exist?

    Med Aides are not allowed in hospitals. They are only allowed in long term care. Therein demonstrates the fact that their capacity so so limited, that only defenseless vulnerable people who can barely tell this fact should be subject to their substandard care. Maybe one day they will come up with "Assessment Aides". CERTAINLY THE EDIT OF THIS POST HAS CHANGED IT'S ENTIRE MEANING....MAYBE ONE DAY THEY WILL COME UP WITH ASSESSMENT AIDE'S, AND ALL OF US NURSES CAN JUST GO ON HOME.
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    What would you have said to this CNA

    There was absolutely nothing valid about the CNA's concerns. Getting water and a temp is her job. If she thinks someone else should do that for her, she is right. And that someone is her replacement!:)
  13. BradleyRN

    Situation about PRN lorazepam

    Diverting. She has probably been exposed for giving so many PRN doses in the past and now realizes she needs to keep as many as possible out of her name.:)
  14. BradleyRN

    What would you have said to this CNA

    I wouldnt rest til i had this idiot's job. She has obviously lost track of her role.
  15. BradleyRN

    Medication Aide

    Should Medication Aides Exist?
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    Past job ruining chance of new job

    They can legally say that you are not eligible for rehire. Likely that is what they are saying, so if you have an opportunity to check NO about contacting them, you should do so. That way you can at least explain the situation in an interview. Good luck!

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