NickiLaughs

NickiLaughs ADN, BSN, RN

Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care
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NickiLaughs has 13 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

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  1. Frustrated with New Manager

    I did finally talk to him. I don’t think he knows what to do and basically came out with a “I feel like you are all taking out your frustrations on me and things I can’t control.” I basically stated “we are working with 60% staffing on any given day...
  2. Frustrated with New Manager

    So I frequently fill the charge nurse role at my endoscopy unit. We got a new manager about 5 months ago who unfortunately has no nursing experience. It sounds as though he got his license a couple years ago and he was very vague about his experience...
  3. Room turn over times

    Our docs “hop” between two rooms. So they have time to get the next patient out to recover flip the room and have it ready by the time the doctor is done next door. 5 minutes is phenomenal. We had a 15 min turnover expectation if we were only usin...
  4. How to keep the team motivated

    She sounds amazing. ❤️
  5. Got The Vaccine! Share Your Experience

    About a week after getting the second dose of Pfizer I started having moderate shortness of breath/light headed/palpitations. I ended up in the ER twice; my coworkers hooked me up to take me down I was in bigeminy. My only abnormal lab was my d di...
  6. Hey everyone! What do you do to combat back pain? I’m 37 and it seems over the last few years it’s gotten worse. I do have a special needs son who we have to lift sometimes for his care. I think also being tall (5’11”) as a woman and in n...
  7. Post procedure vitals

    We use fentanyl/versed/Benadryl. Our discharge time is 30 min from last dose and 15 min from scope out. I do VS every 5 min during the procedure or when a med dose is given. Then post procedure we do VS in scope out, 5 min after and then 10 min af...
  8. Terminated the third week into my orientation

    You should always directly inform you boss of any shift missed regardless of it’s a class or not. That was truly your only mistake but a big one.
  9. blood transfusion with leaking AAA

    We’ve done that on critical hypotensive bleeding patients. Have you ever used a level 1 transfuser or a Belmont? You basically spike blood on both tubing ends to save time to get it in them as fast as possible. Our MTP (massive transfusion protoco...
  10. On Call Requirements?

    Every place is different. Where I work we are asked to do a 6 hour call shift on Saturday’s or sundays about once every 10 weeks. I usually refuse and let other people pick up. We have plenty of part timers and I’m already there 5 days a week pull...
  11. My system never has people exempt from floating depending on their unit. I worked ER they don’t float. I know IiCU could get floated to tele but went by travelers first, then per firm, then part time (all seniority based) then finally full time. ...
  12. I can’t get past orientation and want to be an aid instead

    I’ve been a RN for 10 years and an LVN for 5 prior to that. I was I see you trained and couldn’t handle one shift on the telemetry floor with four patients. Just because you don’t succeed in one department doesn’t mean you aren’t meant for nursing....
  13. The ICU sucks sometimes

    I did ICU for 5 years and don’t know why it took me so long to realize it wasn’t the right fit for me. I was good at it but emotionally drained. I switched to ER and was much happier. People still died but you didn’t get to bond with them or know ...
  14. Plant-based (vegan) mandate for NY hospitals

    Dirty hippie was the persons screen name. ?. See dirtyhippiegirl above. I think options provided for all is reasonable. I however would probably still order DoorDash in the hospital because hospital food barely passes for digestible.
  15. To kill or not to kill... another person dream?

    Dude.... several problems here: She put something deadly for you in your food.... to prove herself right. Sociopath at a minimum. I’m assuming she owned up to the concoction as some point? Her one saving grace... But then she basically tells your...