Jenni811

Jenni811 RN

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Jenni811 has 3 years experience as a RN and specializes in Intermediate care.

i am 25. i live in Minnesota and im a nurse. I am a twin. I am soon to be married. No date set yet, maybe eloping and skipping the marriage deal.

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  1. We had it happen once during a horrible storm with a tornado. Given it wasn't very long but we all had to stay an extra couple hours. I didn't want to drive in that terrible storm anyway. I was safe at the hospital. Anyway, we all got paid overtime f...
  2. JCAHO Requirement

    We just had joint commission leave. We don't have pill cutters for every patient and they didn't say anything about it. We are required to clean them in between uses though so maybe that was acceptable enough for them?? They make up such goofy rules....
  3. long day at work and legs!!

    I'm 25...I work 12 hour shifts. I'm on my feet ALL day! I usually try to squeeze in a break. But let's face it, that doesn't always happen. I'm finding that my ankles swell at the end of the day. Nothing serious or putting....just you can tell. I'm N...
  4. Most shocking thing you've seen another nurse do?

    I recently followed a nurse (newer nurse). she is going to be WONDERFUL when she gets a year under her belt. Honestly...good nurse, but needs to pay attention to detail. the patient i was recieving from her was on a lasix drip. when i got there the ...
  5. Your first time with a student

    Im terrible with students, i try not to be.
  6. transfer from ortho/neuro to oncology/surgical

    General rule... keep in mind that detox/confused patients get placed on any med/surg unit (generally). We all need to "share the love" with these patients. Sometimes i feel like our unit gets pooped on all the time with these patients. When i have to...
  7. Super Obese

    i am going to add about the use of lift with these patients. YES, we DO use lifts when turning/moving these patients. We have ceiling lifts in every room, and have special bariatric ones in our bariatric rooms. however, these are useless when CLEANIN...
  8. Super Obese

    On a night shift once we had a patient once that required 4 people to turn, and even more to clean. (holding skin folds, legs open etc.) We had 5 RN/CNA on the unit since it was slow. It is required that one always is at the desk. This is because we ...
  9. Is there any truth to this?

    No. Temperatures fluctuate throughout the day, especially in females (time of month has something to do with it too). Anyway, people don't get that it fluctuates. I get that line frequently too and i just explain "Well, it is common for our bodies t...
  10. The most gruesome situation you've encountered?

    awful...just awful. I don't think i could handle watching or doing that. I don't have it in me. We are not a burn hospital but can take mild stuff and occasionally do. I once had a guy who was newly diagnosed COPD and going home on oxygen. Despite th...
  11. honey moon phase with my workplace is over

    10 patients in the hospital?? My god.... We only have 4 patients per shift and i run my butt off. Can't help you with the part-time thing cause i am full time. Perhaps go full time?? even in our hospital i know we get alot more benefits than the par...
  12. Pseudo Munchausen parents...

    I don't work with children in nursing but i know people like this. I feel like it is usually the parents who are incredibly overbearing on their children. They are with them 24/7 and THRIVE on adult interaction. So its like their child is sick, there...
  13. OMG Say it correctly!

    Annoys me when people say "i could care less." the correct saying is "i COULDN'T care less"
  14. OMG Say it correctly!

    Slightly off topic, but my fiance and i being from different places have different words for things. We completley understand each other though. My fiance is from New York and i'm from Wisconsin, So we so alot of traveling back and fourth to visit f...
  15. Working Easter anyone?

    It isn't considered a holiday, and that SUCKS. I am on every dang easter because of how our weekends fall. I hate it...