Babs0512

Babs0512

Med surg, Critical Care, LTC

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Babs0512 has 20 years experience and specializes in Med surg, Critical Care, LTC.


RN with 20 years experience, primiarly in Critial Care

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  1. What does it take to earn respect?

    I agree with so many of the posters, so I won't belabor the point. I too have been in this situation, (we all have!) I stood my ground until he stopped ranting, and I quietly said "Our discussion is over, I will not be spoken to in this manner, take...
  2. Nurse managers-Do you think tattoos look professional?

    I have two tatoo's, one on my left lateral calf, the other starts on my right foot, around the ankle and up the side of my right calf a little way's - it's a floral tattoo. I am in administration - and when I wear skirts, everyone can see them. No...
  3. ACLS requires a doctor's order?

    I agree with you. Many of our MD's weren't ACLS certified. I took ACLS classes and recerts with MD's, and boy was it an eye opening experience for me! Talk about dumber than a box of rocks! Mostly, the code team ran the code, even with the MD pre...
  4. Conflict between staff

    Wow, you are in a wicked, tough situation. If these nurses are not approachable, and you've already gone to the "manager", then continue up the chain of command. Make sure you have documented problems/schedule changes/ and possible interference in ...
  5. Nurse managers-Do you think tattoos look professional?

    I have a tatoo on each ankle, and a nose stud. I had the nose stud for approx 16 years. Non of these things have kept me from being professional or doing my job. I have been hired as an ADON and DON with these items showing - since I always wear s...
  6. is weeks gestation subjective or objective data?

    not if the patient takes the temp in front of you and you can verify it - than it is objective. If, on the other hand she tells you she took her temp and it was 99.1 orally - that is subjective.
  7. ACLS requires a doctor's order?

    I guess it would depend upon the hosptal's policy and procedures. When I worked the ER, one of us was assigned to in hosptial codes. So was a member of ICU. Both being ACLS certified. When I responded to hospital codes, I would usually "take ove...
  8. is weeks gestation subjective or objective data?

    I would have to agree w/ Grn tea - if it is charted that due date is...then weeks gestation would be objective. Esp w/ the US to back it up. Now, if the patient show up at your hospital, lets say she is from out of town, and you cannot verify DOC, ...
  9. Is it ok to say . . .

    I agree with the other posters, everything you expressed is perfectly professional and polite - go for it!
  10. accepted to bsn @ suny-b, but what about my job?!

    I agree, give your notice, and move on. They always reserve the right to fire you at will, and you are also an "at will" employee, work out your 4 weeks, don't want to burn any bridges, and enjoy school!. I work in Endicott - so when you graduate, ...
  11. In need of encouragement

    If I may ask, what is your Master's in? Perhaps you can find employment in that field while waiting for the right LPN job to come along? Just my Don't be discouraged. LTC facilities are usually always looking for LPN's, have you considered thi...
  12. No, absolutely not. IMHO, a new grad needs some real life experience at being a nurse. Even starting out on a med surg floor, you will learn to be organized, prioritize, work on perfecting assessment skills, getting to know meds, dealing with crash...
  13. What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    In 20 years of nursing, I only saw a ghost at work once. I was in PACU, called in for a case in the middle of the night. So, most of the lights in the OR suite were turned off. I was at the desk, putting my purse down and looked up. Across the ha...
  14. Help!! No one will hire me

    Obviously you are in NY. I work for a LTC facility in Endicott (a suburb of Binghamton). We are always looking for nurses LPN's and RNs'. Rents are very much less expensive here than NYC. For a two bedroom apt, especially if it is in an older hom...
  15. CPR questions

    I work in a LTC facility in NY. We just recently had a code on our rehab unit. We have "crash carts" - without drugs, IV's etc... but it does contain BVM's, oral and nasopharengial airways, oxygen, paperwork, gloves, suction, AED etc.... We call a...