MedChica

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Psych, LTC/SNF, Rehab, Corrections

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MedChica specializes in Psych, LTC/SNF, Rehab, Corrections.

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  1. Words You Hate

    Attaching the '-shame' suffix to everything. I never hear it in person. Only online. It just makes me hostile. 'Bully'. What's a 'sontimeter'? (centimeter) Coochie. When I did xray(ivp), had a little girl who kept referring to her vagina as her ...
  2. Volunteering

    Red Cross. That's all I know for Florida. There are no nurse orgs. I've looked everywhere. You really just have to keep your ear to the ground. There are always opportunities at the state level. Do you work in a state that recvs hurricane activit...
  3. Looking for Stethoscope Recommendations

    The electronic littman is great if you have hearing issues. The cardiology iii is just as good. Lighter, too. You're a student, though, so get something durable and cheap. You can blow your money in fancy-pants equipment (as one of my supvs calls ...
  4. Just passed NCLEX PN

    Congrats! Minus a bad shift, you're not going to be missing breaks often unless you're new, work a lot of new facilities or the pt ratio is just that huge and the care, that involved. The shift also. It's generally easy to take hour long breaks on w...
  5. CNA Bonus Plan

    A bonus plan for 'the heart of the nursing home'. Yeah, because the rest of us run around, miss breaks, work off the clock, leave late and do nurse aide AND nursing tasks due to shortstaffing because we... don't care? The heart of the facility typ...
  6. Outgoing LVN refuses to do a Narc Count

    Honestly, you're supposed to do count whenever you take the cart. Is the RN not counting with you? That's a problem. Corrections is odd. Where I work, some used to flip the cards upside down. The supv found out because another whined to her about i...
  7. Fairly New LPN & need advice

    Why resign? Just go PRN/PT? Pay will probably be higher working prn. They'll still need morning coverage so youve still got hours plus, odds are bad that whatever newb they bring on will work out. Theyre a job option for the future. While you'r...
  8. LPN or Medical Assistant

    The nurse route. -- Flexibility in work schedule. PT/PRN/FLEX or full time? Evenings, weekends, days, nightshift? 4 hrs, here. 8 hours, there. A double or 16 or splitshift.... -- Pay is way better. MAs earn, like, $13/hr in Texas and I'm being gen...
  9. Become a Nurse But Don't Work As One

    Requoted for emphasis. Thank you, madame.
  10. Radiation technologist or BSN nursing?

    Xray is a cakewalk. You get the pt, position, shoot, recv the image and see the pt out. Next! If they have questions, they already know to speak to their provider. Nursing entails a lot of handpatting and handholding anf coddling that just isnt pre...
  11. Clipping nails at nurse's station

    I swear, there was a fart thread some weeks back. Everyone was cool with blowing farts all the nurse's station. Nail clipping at the nurse's station? No. That is "of the devil'. Like, a poster in the thread actually used the word 'appalled'. (Lol)...
  12. Straight Caths

    Well, I dont wanna be gross BUT if they cough, it'll wink at you. Beyond that, I make sure to be generous with the betadine when cleaning because I generally have to slide the cath down from the clitoris to the first hole. With all the flab I genera...
  13. How to juggle as an LPN

    Didnt you just create a thread about this same issue? Seems like you work 3-11? If the vanc was to be hung, why didnt the two shifts before you do it? I dont understand that. Anyway, so, okay, - you did call lab which was good. The supv wasnt aware...
  14. Fast rising fever

    Are you on this site in the care clinic/er waiting room or...? If I had a T101+ that wouldn't break with body aches, general malaise and a cold sweat, I wouldnt be chilling at home, waiting for death ans replies on a message board. That's just me, t...
  15. "I don't know why she has to get such a lowly job just to be a nurse"

    She'll get it if she becomes an elder with no one to care for her. The CNAs will be her lifeline because the nurse simply cannot be everywhere at once. Half of the issues Ive responded to are brought to my attention by our aides: Fractures, bruises,...