MrsWampthang

MrsWampthang BSN, RN

Emergency room, med/surg, UR/CSR
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  1. Our hospital is a big fan of Press Ganey, as well as Studor Group stuff, AIDET, and passport to excellence. I feel so overwhelmed and frustrated because I feel like they are throwing too much at us at once. We have to make sure we give "very good ser...
  2. Nurse suspended for prayer offer

    I totally agree. I don't see why we, as nurses, can't offer to pray with patients. My husband, who works in the ER, has prayed for patients on a couple of occasions. He asks them if they would like him to pray and in both cases they said yes. He then...
  3. "Octomom" and continuing updates

    "THE single mother of octuplets born in California last week is seeking $2m (£1.37m) from media interviews and commercial sponsorship to help pay the cost of raising the children. Nadya Suleman, 33, plans a career as a television childcare expert aft...
  4. "Octomom" and continuing updates

    I don't know about Jon and Kate, but I believe that the Duggers are completely self sufficient. I think they own several business and owe no one for anything they have. I admire that family. This women I have no respect for. As someone said, who will...
  5. Well, I was spared being laid off but I'm still down

    Good for you. It must have been sad for you to see all the people whose accounts you had to deactivate. Where I work, 600 people were laid off and another 900 open positions will go unfilled. Thankfully our department wasn't in the crosshairs so no o...
  6. It seems like no matter how hard we try, our percentage of "very good" responses continue to drop. How do you get the patients to mark very good as opposed to "good" on the survey they get in the mail? I am so sick of trying my best to take good ca...
  7. Working at Home as an RN?

    You might want to look at Career Builder's.com for work at home opportunities that you can get into now while your baby is little. Just a suggestion. Pam
  8. Working at Home as an RN?

    RNs and LPNs can work from home for insurance companies in prior authorization, continued stay review and case management. I don't know how long you've been an LPN, but depending on that and what kind of experience you've had, you might be able to ge...
  9. Am I wrong because i don't want to do CNA duites

    That's the one thing I don't miss about bedside NURSING, the grunt work. I did it with care and compassion, but it wasn't my most favorite thing to do, so I can empathize with some of what you said. And you only have5-6 patients? Try doing it with 7 ...
  10. i finally got the job i have alway dreamed of! for a year i have been working as a contract employee for the prior authorization department of a well known insurance company. i got hired as a full time employee by that same company in october and hav...
  11. I would suggest shadowing a couple of times. Real life ER isn't anything the TV shows. And the Trauma life in ER doesn't do justice to what goes on for a full 12 hours. I doubt that you would get 6 months orientation. I think that 6 months is a littl...
  12. Do Real Nurses Work From Home? You Betcha!!

    You might want to look on Monster.com or Careerbuilders.com. With 38 years experience in nursing and with case management on your resume, I would think you would be an asset to any company. Just a thought. Pam
  13. Do Real Nurses Work From Home? You Betcha!!

    Thanks all for the congratulations! I'm really happy about this opportunity. I'm working for a national insurance company so I'm not self-employed. I found this opportunity through Monster.com. First I was hired by a temporary agency to work at this ...
  14. My boss is/was the devil!

    You must have worked for the same boss I worked for at one time. She was a fruitcake! She finally got put on leave because her behavior had become to erratic then she was told that she was not welcomed to come back to her department, that if she came...
  15. Co Worker and snide comments

    :monkeydance::yelclap::w00t::balloons: Can't say enough good things about your situation, both at work and in your personal life! Sooooooo, how're ya gonna ask her? Romantic dinner, down on one knee? Thanks for letting us know "the rest of the story....
  16. Worst doctors orders ever received

    ok, i'll show my stupidity. i also think, why are these bad orders? they may be silly orders, but not bad orders. as i said in my previous post, i have seen them. elevating scrotum because it was extremely swollen. cut finger and toe nails because th...
  17. Worst doctors orders ever received

    Actually I've seen orders like that in the long term care where I worked before. The scrotum was elevated because it was swollen. As for cutting the nails, I think the attending doc wanted to make sure it got done. Course, he was anal retentive and d...
  18. Should I continue this??

    How True!!!!!! Pam
  19. Should I continue this??

    You sound like a good candidate for case management or maybe a degree in psychology or social work. Something to think about anyway. Good luck with whatever you decide! Those would be career fields that wouldn't involve floor nursing anyway and might...
  20. Co Worker and snide comments

    I'm surprised that they didn't fire her on the spot. She's in her probationary period and she gets away with this type of behavior?! Definitely keep track of anything and everything that has to do with her, including if you end up taking care of any ...
  21. Co Worker and snide comments

    Well hopefully you found out some good news about this witch, meaning she blew her ninety day probation period by being hateful. Maybe you remind her of one of kids who are now losers or something. I can't imagine that your coworkers are civil to her...
  22. I have taken care of so many people the last few days that were just plain sick! Vomiting for 12 hours or less, fever for less than a day, coughs, abdominal pain without N/V/D. I want to scream at them "you've got the the flu! go home, drink plenty ...
  23. Help! I can't find scrubs that fit anywhere!

    Can you just wear plain colored T-shirts? I'm sure your local Walmart or Target has just small plain colored T-shirts so at least for now you would have tops to wear. Just a suggestion. Pam (wishing I didn't have the exact oppposite problem)
  24. Why is it....... Nurses can be cleaning a patient up that just had a huge code brown and at the same time be thinking about what to have for lunch? Anyone else have any quirks that you do in the course of your nursing day that would make normal? peop...
  25. Press Gainey in the ER

    Does your hospital go by the Press Gainey survey? And if so, what do you all think about it? Are you for or against its use in the ER? I have mixed feelings about it. It's frustrating to know that I have bent over backwards to give "very good care" t...