djh123

djh123

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djh123 has 5 years experience and specializes in LTC, Rehab.

Was a programmer/analyst for a long time, got my BSN at 54.

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  1. The ridiculousness of LTC/SNF

    I like the 'verbal colonoscopy' term...
  2. "Observing" my peers

    That's a tough situation, and I don't envy you. But on a lighter note, it reminds me of Davey's Waaaaaambulance thread, and a few current and former nurses in my current job. We were talking about one the other day. I like and respect her, but as ...
  3. Flyin' high in April, Shot down in May

    That's what the people say...
  4. Got Stress? Eat These Foods to Lower Your Stress Levels

    Man, you beat me to it - I was going to say that crazy as it might seem, combining malted barley, hops, yeast and water, and letting it ferment a while, has been known to help. :^)
  5. Are We Too PC?

    To me, the n-word or 'Kamikaze' for a Japanese person is not what the 'PC' topic is all about. Those are just offensive and racist things. To me 'PC' is when you go far beyond that and make a problem out of nothing, such as what another commenter m...
  6. I don't disagree with your advice here, but at the same time, life is full of risks. After my mother passed away and I finally dealt with the house, I took pre-reqs at one school, then applied to an accelerated program at another school, which (to m...
  7. Are We Too PC?

    Oh my ... and I was only kidding about that, Old Dude.
  8. Are We Too PC?

    Yes. I'd have to look up the lyrics to 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' to see what I think exactly, but without having done that, it seems like a bit much. What about the - what is it called? - micro-sensitivities, or something like that, on college camp...
  9. Flyin' high in April, Shot down in May

    We've all done it, bro ... glad it wasn't anything super-significant. Speaking of - and I always add this qualifier before I say anything negative about nurses I'm working with, and that is "I'm not perfect either", but on my last couple of work days...
  10. Unsafe staffing with 4:1 ICU ratios 8:1 on floor.

    I hope it gets better or you get out of there. On occasion at my previous job (LTC/rehab) I'd have 2 units - 50-ish people - for 4 hours sometimes, sometimes longer. I'd always have a med tech in those situations, but still, it was just ridiculous....
  11. Yep. You're a spring chicken. I got my BSN at 54. Go for it! Actually, I'm editing this because I see all of those 'don't do it' comments. Everyone is different. Only you can decide, obviously. For me, even though I'm only going to do this for ...
  12. Holiday Bonus

    In my workplace, we'd probably need to use those 'points' to buy supplies. :^)
  13. Profanity in the workplace

    Partly because I've been through a great deal in the past 15+ years, I cuss more than I used to, but I don't do it a huge amount, and not much at work. But there are a few CNA's at work that cuss like Marines. And a LPN - whom I like and respect - ...
  14. How do you take blood pressures for 90 people?

    Stupid question, I guess, but you don't have aides to do any of that?
  15. Deciding on CEUs

    I do a mix of things that are relevant to the patients I see and other topics that I'm just interested in, or apply to my own health.