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Junebugfairy

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  1. Junebugfairy

    Ironic:No Healthcare for Nsg Homes

    bare bone's coverage, which is mostly catastrophic care, i assume, is still better than nothing at all. it will protect a family from financial ruin. the health department, planned parenthood, and other lower cost health resources can be used by individuals with catastrophic coverage. i pay close to that for myself. i have asthma and i am bi polar. i bought my policy at age 18, though, so i was young and relatively healthy. paying 500$ for a family is not bad, considering what i pay for just myself.
  2. Junebugfairy

    Ironic:No Healthcare for Nsg Homes

    25 dollars a month may mean they must give up their smoking habit, nail/hair appointments, and other luxuries, but imho that is well worth it. it is amazing what people who make 10$ an hour can afford, or refuse to afford.
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    Overwhelmed....will it always be like this?

    i will tell you that i was not in a bsn program and my workload was similar. welcome to nursing school, it is an intense experience.
  4. Junebugfairy

    Are you comfortable selling BOTOX?

    i am a huge fan of botox, and i love having an actual nurse inject me, not just some paid 'assistant'(which occurs in some offices) i am a huge fan of facial services, i would be such an easy sell. i think it would be possible to ethically and honestly sell botox injections.(without sounding like a pushy used car salesman)
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    LPN exam in NC

    retakes do not happen at most nursing schools in nc, so a retake is not something to be expected. i am sorry that she failed by a few points for the final grade, but truthfully it was not just 2 points. she had a lower average to begin with, it was the result of many lower test grades. if someone had a 94 average, failing the test with a 70 would still have them passing the class as a whole.
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    EMT-B + STNA = ER Nurse?

    You can be a nurse ASSISTANT in the ER, often called ER tech's, but you cannot be a NURSE of any type without going to nursing school and passing the NCLEX.
  7. at the young age of 25 i was diagnosed with hypertension. my mother, like myself, also was hypertensive in her mid 20's, but at that time they rarely treated young healthy adults for hypertension. my mother now has kidney damage, but i am determined not to end up with kidney damage. this is thanks to treatment for hypertension. when you look at me, you would never know that i have hypertension. i am 5'6, 125 lbs. i do 1 hour of cardio each day, as well as weights 4 times per week. looking at my body you would assume that i am 100% healthy, but my body holds a secret, for some reason i have high blood pressure. it's genetic, apparently. 25 and my bp was 160/120, not good. i do not eat lunch meats, salt my food, or eat salty foods. this is in part due to my diligence in not wanting to face hbp, not wanting to face kidney damage and reduced quality of life. i take dyazide. my bp is now 110/70. my risk for heart attack and stroke are reduced, and my risks for kidney damage as well. this "chemical" will save me from a lifetime of complications which hbp would create, had i not been treated. as nurses we should encourage an overall healthy lifestyle, while realizing that we do not 100% know why people like me have hbp... without knowing why certain people have hyperlipidemia even though they change their diet, exercise, etc. some things we just do not know. i am glad those "chemicals" exist.
  8. ^^^ crisis pregnancy centers readily discuss and tell women that an abortion leads to breast cancer, suicide, guilt, regret, and emotional damage. this could occur from plastic surgery too. i know women who regret having breast augmentations to the point that they have emotional pain, but no one tells them that "zomg do not do it you will regret it forever." it's about doing what is right for *you*. countless *peer reviewed* studies show there is no link to breast cancer and an abortion, yet this is commonly touted at various centers. they also discuss birth control pills as a method of abortion. you can go to any cpc website and see this type of stuff mentioned. i want all info given, factual info. i have had an abortion, more than one, 10 years ago, and 7 years ago, no regrets or emotional problems. i knew what was right for me, and i had factual information at my disposal.
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    Do you think removing an NG tube is "killing someone"?

    ^^ they say no question is a stupid question... are you a nurse? are you even in nursing school? if you are, then you should be well aware that using an ng tube is what can cause pain and suffering for a dying person, not removal. the dying process is not overly complicated, but you have to understand the progression of events to be facts. bowel function and motility essentially cease, hunger and the need for food is absent. the body is dying, and organ systems begin systematically shutting down. terri shiavo case made me immediately write a living will. i would not want to live like that just so my family can see me half grin at blinking lights from toys they shine in front of my face. i do not want a feeding tube, and that is my choice. i also do not want to be kept alive in a vegetative state-everyone around me knows of this. we are not terri's husband. i do know that my husband knows of my wishes, so it is not a stretch to assume he knew of her wishes, imho.
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    Bathing Patients..thought only CNAs do that?

    everyone, rn's-lpn's, and cna's, wipe butts, give baths, and get down and dirty. if i smell someone when i am auscultating their lung sounds or bowel sounds, i am not going to leave them in the mess. i am right there, i clean em up and get rolling. if they are larger, i call for 'back up'. i have been spit on, pooped on, peed on, coughed on, and punched. i have cleaned feces from orifices that really should not have them inside of them, yes, a vagina. it is all nursing care. you are helping that person maintain their dignity, skin integrity, and self esteem..even if they cannot tell you so.
  11. Junebugfairy

    Nurses, how do you feel about raw food diet?

    there is no special diet needed to lose weight, healthy lifestyle is needed. i am 124, but i used to be well over 200 lbs. i am on the elliptical 60 minutes a day, 7 days a week. i also count calories, gave up all processed foods, and ate healthfully. that is all you truly need to do, but you have to have the self control, discipline, and desire to make real changes.
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    Does anyone else feel this way?

    i disagree with your statement. let's face it, people make poor decisions. the teen on the skateboard who decides to try and skate down a handrail, then dislocates his shoulder and breaks his femur. his poor choice caused this, but i do not feel in any way that he "got what was coming to him". i feel same way regarding std's, unplanned pregnancy, mountain climbers who need rescuing, and anyone else who requires medical care-even if from their own actions. it's not my place to make a judgment call that they "got what was coming". you have to sometimes check your 'coat' of feelings regarding the ignorance of some people, and go in and do your best.
  13. Junebugfairy

    Family just wants Grandma to die

    i also felt some sense of comfort in knowing the old tale "pneumonia is the old man's friend.." it made me think that there were other really terrible ways to die, and his was as peaceful as possible.
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    Family just wants Grandma to die

    the cough became pneumonia - because the family decided her quality of life was bad and refused to allow her any antibiotics. they decided to put her on hospice. my own father was placed on comfort care only, no abx. he had 6 strokes, and while he was pleasantly confused at times, and i hated the thought of his death, i knew that was not what he ever wanted for himself. he made us promise that we would not hook him up to iv's, tubes, and give him drugs which would only bring him back for another short time until another "thing" happened. we honored his wishes, as painful as it was to know he would die. i am glad, however, that he did not die from falling and breaking a hip, nor choke to death on food he could not tolerate. i am thankful that in the days leading up to his death he was comfortably cared for, even ate a meal when he got a sudden energy boost. ultimately, he died at 5:00am, in his sleep. i think his death was dignified, mainly because i know it is what he wanted-even though it was difficult for us. perhaps her family was aware of certain tx she did and did not want.
  15. the only cma program, from my understanding, which allows you to sit for "national certification" is an associates degree program, basically a 2 year medical program. that is the way you call your self a "certified medical assistant", otherwise you are just a 'medical assistant'
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