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GrumpyRN NP

Emergency Department

Retired ENP, 35+ years of experience. From Scotland.

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GrumpyRN has 38 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

Retired and loving it. From Scotland.

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  1. GrumpyRN

    Witchcraft resurgence

    Do not understand why you call this man "daddy?" That is usually a term of affection. This 'person' has, according to you, made you live independently (albeit under his roof) since you were 17. He sounds like a real jerk. Helping your children is what parents are supposed to do, that is the job description. What he is doing doesn't "build character" it builds resentment and unhappiness. I have said this before, it is time for you to grow up and start making your own decisions. See what 2BS Nurse said at the top of page 17. PS, I have no idea how to change oil in a car, that is the mechanics job when it goes in for its service.
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    Witchcraft resurgence

    Sorry should be you're 23.
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    Witchcraft resurgence

    Hmmm... Still sounds to me that he doesn't think you can be a doctor and he is trying to let you down easy by getting you to do something HE thinks is easier and will also cost him less money considering he supports you. Not sure where he gets the idea that the nursing lobby is more powerful than the doctor one. He has a very strange idea about responsibility, whoever treats the patient is responsible. "Plus the nursing prereqs are basic and wouldn’t take me long," - Your 23, what have you been doing with your life so far?
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    Witchcraft resurgence

    Sounds like your "daddy" has a plan for you and not what YOU want to do. You are 23, act like it and do what YOU want. a) Your "daddy" sounds like a real A... b) The surgeons are not rockstars, they are the d*cks of the hospital. They have earned nothing. I repeat what I said above, grow up and do what you want.
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    Hospital Shifts - Days, Nights, or Both?

    When I worked in the ED we did 12 hour shifts. 3 weeks of 3 shifts and 1 week of 4 shifts. You could request certain days off or certain shifts ie no nights on a particular weekend. we could even request to work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before an annual leave week and not return until the following Thursday or Friday giving 2 weeks off for only 1 annual leave week. Our hospital brought in a policy about working days and nights in the same week - not supposed to happen but like all hospital policies it got ignored at times. Agree with Skylark, can be very family friendly.
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    Sorry Davey, I could not resist.
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    Millennial Nurses Have Issues

    Whoa... That's a bit nasty, and a merry christmas to you too.
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    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    Now that's an image I didn't need in my head. Merry Christmas.
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    My wife the nurse takes offense to my jokes :-(

    There is a part of I think reddit which asks AITA (Am I The A) either way if this is true or if it is the Student Doctor Network, the OP is the A!
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    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    In a thread titled "The Stigma of Men in Nursing" your comment was less than helpful, especially considering the comments that have since been deleted. It was not funny and yes I do have a sense of humour. Have you looked at my name?
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    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    So it doesn't matter what he knows or how skilled he is as long as he looks good? And it is a stock image. From crushpixel "...medical person physician smile stethoscope confident dentist friendly medicine professional surgeon nursing positive practitioner young blue handsome ..." (my bold).
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    Do charcoal masks work for foul smells?

    Exactly what Viva said. Also worth trying the good old fashioned method of taking 4-5 deep breaths and get it over with. (So want to insert the poo emoji here but feel it is a tad insensitive).
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    Safeguarding investigations

    Really? Who said that? What does it say in your contract of employment and/or your job description. Get your union involved ASAP. Always remember that social workers will try anything to reduce their workload and pass it on to someone else. (I have a very poor opinion of social workers based on a long history of dealing with them). In our area there was an enquiry about child safeguarding concerns and it was discovered that the ED nurses (and paeds nurses) were really good at picking up on possible problems but the system fell down when it went to social work.
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    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    That's bad. When I did my maternity rotation (in 1986) the nurse in charge of the ward did not like men but as it was an ante and also a post natal ward it did not matter, I just got on with it and dealt with the mums and babies. Being married and a dad helped there. In the labour suite it was totally different, the midwives did not care and were very helpful. The women would not have cared if a marching band walked through when they were giving birth. Medical students at that time were mostly male so it was just assumed if it was OK for them, it was OK for me. One thing that did annoy me at the time was, one of the midwives was doing a study on the colour of meconium and wanted everything compared to a chart and the colour documented. She said I could not do it as there was a higher incidence of colour blindness in males. Would not listen when I pointed out that a) I was comparing colours so it did not matter and b) I had been tested for colour blindness in a previous job. Midwives are not known as madwives for nothing.
  15. GrumpyRN

    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    Amen brother/sister, thank you. You saved me writing a whole screed.
  16. GrumpyRN

    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    Have to agree with previous posters, your research, and the whole attitude, is out of date. A quick search on google scholar produced these; https://dl.uswr.ac.ir/bitstream/Hannan/92568/1/AJMCN 2018 Volume 43 Issue 6 November-December (6).pdf https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/nuf.12397 https://search.proquest.com/openview/bffce1007b85a09ab1deb7c43a8d3c76/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y

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