Not_A_Hat_Person RN

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

Second-career RN

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  1. Health-care system causing rampant burnout among doctors, nursesAs many as half of all clinicians suffer from the problem, creating risks to patients, malpractice claims and absenteeism, study finds.Imagine a health-care system in which doctors and n...
  2. Chances of getting in after getting suspended from College

    You may want to talk to a lawyer. I don't know the rules in Maryland, but in Massachusetts the campus police at Harvard, Brandeis, and all of the public colleges are Special State Police. They are sworn officers who go to the State Police Academy, an...
  3. BON and alleged verbal abuse via pt

    No way should 2 people try to position a 400+ lb. patient, unless they are using a mechanical aide, like a lift. In Nursing Home Hell, I had to try to position a resident who weighed over 500 lbs, with 2 LNAs and a lift. Things did not go well. I wo...
  4. BON and alleged verbal abuse via pt

    My state licenses CNAs (They're called LNAs).
  5. Ridiculous medical mistakes on TV

    On an episode of "Homicide", the medical examiner says a victim died of a pulmonary embolism. Then one of the officers says "a heart attack!", and the other officer and the medical examiner repeat "a heart attack!"
  6. A field with a lot of high-paying jobs when you start a field of study can have none by the time you finish. Ask anyone who graduated into The Great Recession. I graduated from nursing school in 2008, in a city full of hospitals. NO ONE wanted new gr...
  7. Who Did NOT Do a Year of Med Surg?

    I graduated in 2008, when no one wanted to hire new grads. After a 10-month job search and a 250-mile move, I worked in assisted living for a year, then 6 horrible weeks in Nursing Home Hell, then 7 years in home health, with some flu clinics and a f...
  8. For Nurses, Trauma Can Come With the Job

    The New York Times examines PTSD among nurses.
  9. CPR on a chicken?

    One of my nursing school instructors shared a story about performing CPR on a penguin during a trip to Antarctica.
  10. when should i tell my manager i'm pregnant?

    I told my manager at 10 weeks, when I had a suspected miscarriage during my shift. I was working home health, and my client couldn't be left alone, so I had to wait 90 minutes for someone to relieve me. I think you should wait to reveal until you nee...
  11. I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend

    This reminds me of the Ohio nursing home where a meth lab was discovered in a resident's room after a fatal fire. My first reaction was to wonder how bad staffing must have been for no one to notice.
  12. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) was intended to encourage people to fill positions that have a high cost of entry, while making less money than they would in the private sector, in areas that have a hard time attracting those prof...
  13. Bring back our childhood diseases!

    That would be news to my parents, who had measles and cancer.
  14. Are We Too PC?

    Many 10 Commandments displays were erected in the 1950s to promote the movie "The Ten Commandments".
  15. Are We Too PC?

    I have never understood why "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is considered a Christmas song.