tryingtomakeit

tryingtomakeit RN

LTC, Home Health, L&D, Nsy, PP
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tryingtomakeit is a RN and specializes in LTC, Home Health, L&D, Nsy, PP.

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  1. My poor co-worker!

    I just wanted you guys to know how much I appreciate your support - you have no idea how much it means to me right now. I am very grateful that, at least for right now, we are all hanging in there together. There have been three people who have left ...
  2. My poor co-worker!

    I can understand that being really frustrating, but this is the thing that is so frustrating to us where I work. We do go to med-surg from time to time. It just so happened that this girl had only ever been floated over there once before, and it was ...
  3. My poor co-worker!

    I only wish for a union! We were told that we should have received enough orientation to med-surg in nursing school
  4. My poor co-worker!

    I really guess I would just like to hear some opinions about something that happened to one of my fellow nurses. I'll try to make it short. One of the 7a - 7P L&D nurses came onto her shift to be floated to med-surg. Bear in mind that this young ...
  5. Meds you hate to give....

    I HATE magging patients in OB! HATE HATE HATE IT!!!!
  6. Sometimes I Miss Being a CNA

    You bring the spoons - I'll bring the old coffee cans!
  7. Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart?

    I was writing a telephone order once to admit a pt to L&D. I accidently wrote "damit to L&D". It wasn't caught until the OB was signing orders. He never let me live it down! :chair: :chuckle
  8. An admin vent of sorts

    Too funny! I know what you mean. At Christmas we had a contest for decorating. The nightshift did EVERYTHING! Our unit won and the day shift got the prize! Does anyone else get tired of getting memos because ONE person screws up badly? Instead of t...
  9. Sometimes I Miss Being a CNA

    Angie, I know exactly what you mean. I was a CNA for nearly twenty years before becoming a nurse. I miss it terribly sometimes.
  10. Unsafe staffing in OB dept

    ..."I don't know nuthin' about birthin' no babies" If I had a dollar for every time I heard this ...
  11. Unsafe staffing in OB dept

    I don't really have any words of wisdom for you, but I will tell you that I have walked in your shoes many times. My co-workers and I have talked to management until we are blue in the faces, to no avail. I have nothing against med-sug, have worked ...
  12. Helping the goof offs

    Gosh, do I know this feeling well! I work hard keeping up with my charting, etc. so that as soon as my moms deliver and are safely recovered, I can move them to post partum and help there (our post partum nurses are terribly neglected by management)....
  13. Where's my thank-you card?

    Not trying to hijack the thread or anything, BUT, do any of you ever get a bit of a sour taste in your mouth when you help a patient labor for hours, hold their hand, coach them, bring them ice chips, blankets, or what ever else they request - all th...
  14. I made my patient cry (long)

    I don't she why you should be called on the carpet. I have seen patients do the same thing - nurse in the room, no ctx - out of the room, ctx appear again. As far as asking her about abuse, this is part of our screening on both admissions and triages...
  15. Policies on starting pit on nonviable fetus

    I'm curious what your policies are in your various facilities regarding pitting women who are in active labor, but the fetus isn't viable - or when it is questionable whether the fetus is viable. Our policy states that we start pitocin only when the ...