I haven't posted in several years and I have been retired from healthcare for 2. I had to log in to let y'all know that nurses are the soldiers on the front line when a bioterrorism attack hits (because that is what COVID-19 is).
You all should be receiving government sponsored hazard pay.
Laboratorian replied to yazisizit's topic in Humor
recieved a specimen for a fungus culture and when i checked the source it said skin scrapings.
they were little black and white pieces and when i held it up to the light i saw that it was full of little worms moving and jumping! i liked to have died it scared the hell out of me. took it to parasitology and when we put one of the little worms on the microscope it had little hairs growing out of it's body!
turns out it was not a cup of worms but a cup of larve (they were babies!!!). and the source was correct. it had to be forwarded to another lab because we don't do arthropod ids.
Laboratorian replied to bubblymom373's topic in Nurses
When I worked 3rd shift at the hospital it was no problem. We had PLENTY of down time. At the time I was working as a phlebotomist and begged for extra training to do something to keep me busy but they felt that a phlebotomist couldn't do anything but draw blood. As long as I was not sleep (which I was many nights) they had no problem with it. I posted myself up against the phone, drop off window and order entry system so if anything was needed I was right there to get it done.
Now in the reference lab enviroment that is not possible. There is always something to do. I do utilize the printers though......
I curious to know....are you 100% that there is NOTHING for them to do? Is every last resident sleep? Nobody needs changing? All resident rooms are sparkly clean? All shelves fully stocked? I would be concerned about labor hours.
this is either a joke or you are huffing to much xylene (labrat humor, haha :) ) .
how can you possibly compare the petty drama of the lab enviroment to the
serious mental & physical stress of working as a rn?
Laboratorian replied to learning08's topic in Nurses
I see no problem with this. A family is a team effort.
If I'm clocking 60+ hours a week winning the bread my husband better be baking it, cleaning the oven after cooking it, and feeding it to the kids while I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelax.
Error that killed a baby.
And what happen in my city a few months back: pharmacy tech decided to skip autoclaving all together and contaminated TPN with serratia marcescens, killing 19.
I've never taken a pharmacy tech course. I do know that some pharmacy's will hire people with no formal education and provide on the job training. I also know that you are not required to obtain a pharmacy tech degree/diploma/certificate to take the certification exam; as long as you have a highschool diploma and pay the fee you can take the test.
Until the serratia outbreak I though the only thing pharm. techs did was deliver meds.