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NurseCard ADN

Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health

The big tall red head.

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NurseCard has 13 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health.

RN with experience in Med Surge, LTC, Home Health, Psych.  Married to Dave.  Mom to two kids, two cats, and a stubborn bulldog.  Still don't have my BSN, no. 

Hi there!  I'm NurseCard, and I'm here to help you if you have any questions about the site, or are just needing advice!  Have a lovely day! 😀😎

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    Written Up

    Huh? Explain.....
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    Any other INFJ Nurses?

    *Hand up* yep, me too! I've been working a lot lately and am definitely feeling the compassion fatigue setting in. I feel a strong need to take off to Margaritaville.
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    Written Up

    good for you! 🙂 I'm still waiting for mine. I think everyone on my floor has gotten one but me. Must be my sunny personality.
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    phenobarbital for ETOH withdrawal

    So true. So many of us find ourselves asking "Hey! Why is that dude's heart rate 130?"... because he's withdrawing, that's why.
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    phenobarbital for ETOH withdrawal

    You know why this is scary? This is scary, because I work in this itty-bitty hospital with one Med Surge unit, no ICU... and at night, about 8-9 people in the whole building. We do CIWA protocol and admit patients for alcohol withdrawal. Yeah. Oh, and I didn't mention... little to no Crisis Intervention training, and little to no training on the emergency use of restraints. We do have a policy and we have been educated on it.. but as far as physically restraining someone... we've had a little bit of training, but not enough IMO.
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    Sick and whiny (long rant, but I'll summarize)

    Myself, I call in if my head feels like it weighs 2 tons, if I have a fever, if I just overall FEEL horrible and weak, or if I can't leave the toilet for five minutes without something wanting to come spilling out of me. Either end. I have gone in with a HORRIBLE head cold, mucous mucous mucous!... or a chest cold... as long as I feel okay OVERALL, and no fever, I go in. Wear a mask.
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    How long did it take you to get used to a new job?

    Yeah, that. I've been at my current job for almost three years now, and am truly truly starting to feel like it's time to move on to something different, at least for a while. My goodness, I know I'll miss this place though. So, I feel for ya, in a way! As far as the "right" nursing field... in sixteen years, there really has never been ONE "right nursing field" for me. I've tried several different things. Right now I'm simply working on a small Med/Surge unit and I loved it for quite a long time, but a lot of things have changed, I'm not loving it quite as much, I'm feeling quite burned out. Time to move on, possibly, to something or somewhere different. Could see myself coming back here, if they would ever have me, after a bit of a break.
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    Is this hurting my resume?

    The possible problem is... if you start sending your resume to places NOW that you might like to work in in the future... they are going to get it in their heads right NOW, that you are a possible job hopper. What you might do is include a cover letter that says something like "hello, my name is nurseX23, I am currently employed at Wrongway Regional Medical Center in Podunk IL (that's humor), but may be interested in your facility at some time in the future. Thank you for viewing my resume". Or, instead of sending your resume to individual facilities, you could truly put it "out there" as in, put it on job search sites such as Indeed. The problem with that is, you tend to get inundated with requests to interview, and often from places that you would never want to work in a million years. I'm with everyone else for the most part; try to stick it out. You aren't going to lose your license as long as you are doing everything that you are supposed to be doing, to the best of your ability, and DOCUMENTING everything. Good luck!
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    OMG 🤢

    Oh ugh, that's bad enough! Ugh ugh ugh I hate when I'm trying to flush a tube and all of that Jevity that's been in the person's stomach, all comes flying back out at me! Gross! I agree with Juan though, I don't think you have much to worry about on the MRSA tip.
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    Do as I say, and not as I do.

    He's not even a real art therapist? Bogus, man! I'm sorry that you are having to deal with little man overstepping his power. Where does his "power" come from anyway?
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    OMG 🤢

    I still don't know WHAT exploded! Was it a giant pulsating cyst? I've seen some crazy videos on Facebook.
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    Do as I say, and not as I do.

    Stealing the thread for a minute. I envy Clark. I wish I could be an art therapist. I considered going to school for it once upon a time. Until I realized what a gigantic pay cut I would take, going from RN to art therapist!!!
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    My preceptor rolled her eyes at me. Don't y'all think I'm being bullied? I'ma quit.
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    OMG 🤢

    I, REALLY, need to know... WHAT exploded??? I mean, I have to know.
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    Too soon to quit first RN job?

    It's always better to try to stick it out for about a year. However, if you are getting ready to move very soon, making your commute much less do-able.... I would think many employers would understand why you left that job after six months. However, I would also have a good reason for moving, and an assurance that moving is not something you do all of the time. Seriously, I have known people who are CONSTANTLY moving from town to town. I don't get it.
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    The Future Nurse Bully- Is it You?

    I dunno, I think it depends on the kid. My son causes me way more worry and grief than my daughter does. It's not really his fault, the poor kid was born with ADHD and then when he was 8, we found out he had a seizure disorder. Plus, all in all, the kid is way more emotionally complex and sensitive than my daughter. My girl has mostly been the easy child whom I haven't had to worry much about. Carry on. Sorry to hijack the thread. 😁

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