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diva rn BSN, RN

PICU, ICU, Hospice, Mgmt, DON
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diva rn has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU, ICU, Hospice, Mgmt, DON.

Born in New York City--still love it! I have a daughter who is an epidemiologist in Seattle and one daughter who is in Vet med school at the University of Florida...GO Gators.!!

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    The Nursing Shortage: A self-inflicted wound?

    Two words that are like fingernails on a blackboard to me are "Nursing Shortage".....where I am in Southeast Florida there really IS no shortage and has not been for some time. Same reasons....too many schools now, hospitals cutting staff....yada, yada, yada.....I personally know several experienced ICU nurses who have not gotten jobs in almost one year....and a new grad that is still looking for almost 2. There are some jobs in LTC because of our abundant elderly population.....but I am really tired of hearing "that " phrase....
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    Well, I have to say that my hat is off to your mother. I find that refreshing in this day and age of text speak and poor grammar and mispronunciation. One thousand Kudos to your mother. I also say February and Orangutan...because that is how the words are supposed to be pronounced...in the same vein..... Two that make my hair stand on end are 1. Liberry (where all the books are kept) and 2. Valentimes Day (February 14)..OK that one makes my ears hurt!!! When I repeat it back to the person only say it properly, they usually say, yes, Valentimes Day!! Like they do not even hear it....OY VEY!!!!
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    Oh, dear god..........This is one of the worst malaproprisms I have ever heard. I am really speechless over this...And.... Please do not glorify this person with the title "Professor"....If she/he is a real professor, then I really, really fear for the future of nursing................I hope she/he is an adjunct teacher/instructor just picking up a few classes...Otherwise, oh my gosh..Run, run away. And on a lighter note...I guess that all of the slaves that Abraham Lincoln emancipated hadn't eaten in days either.
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    Ah, Florida, don't get me started. Yes, it's a mixture. Sort of a salad bowl if you will. I sort of depends where you are in Fl what you get in the mix...South Fl where I am is heavy on New York-New Jersey and there abouts...West Coast is more Mid west I think...I think north Central Fl is just Good ole red neck....I know I know...only kidding.... ...but Very true for the Pan handle.....
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    Watch it Tex!!! New Yorker here and would never, ever say "where you at''...!!!!(Them's fightin words ) I think that's just "Ignoramus, USA".....because I have heard the term when I lived in Indianapolis ( ie Midwest-so midwesterners not immune to it) and I hear it a lot now while living in Florida....it's just-duh!
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    Good one...no, it wasn't...I won't reveal his last name but his name was very very upper crust...he came from a very "we came over on the mayflower" family..his name is Jonathan Wellington __________ the third.. very blue blood...that's also why he's my "first" husband ..actually he's a good guy.
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    I think it's kinda cute..I think I knew a guy named Jon-ray..:)...I might have have married him...well, my first husband's name was Jon but his middle name was something else....
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    Why no, actually, my great grandmother used to tell me all about it and we would laugh and laugh and laugh....then I remembered it when I saw Rainman......uh oh, time for Judge Wapner...
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    Yeah, I was hesitant to post that b/c it certainly reveals my age...or should I say our ages.
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    The appropriate response is "and I don't know is on third"...it's that old, old Abbott and Costello bit about the baseball players..:)
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    What's on second??
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    Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    OOOHHH, you just struck a nerve with me...I absolutely can not stand "me and him did anything"... I think every teenager in America uses this today...and I am on board with all of the others... Has anyone told James Brown that he doesn't really "Feel Good"...but ...." I Feel Well, na na nananannan..I new that I would...now...It doesn't really go..... Bummer!
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    Point me in the right direction

    Catmom, You are not alone...True confession number 2..caffeine is also my DOC now..I figure, I gave up smoking 30 years ago. I gave up drinking ETOH almost 12 years ago, I gave up drugs (opiates and benzo's) 2 and 1/2 years ago....I damn sure am not giving up my coffee;) They will have to pry that cup from my cold dead hands! d diva:)
  14. How about a stint in Case Management? Regular hours, regular clothes, much less pressure. I traded in the 12 hour ICU's for this...and like it fine. However, I have been doing it now for 2 years and I actually miss my 12/h shifts...or rather miss the 4 days off...I don't want to do anything 5 times a week much less WORK:D.. but try it, you may like it, it's a nice break and you can always go back. The work is a piece of cake compared to ER/ICU, too. I also went from ICU to Hospice for a while and LOVED it. Maybe you just need to get out of the ER? (again, there is nothing like those 4 days off....) diva
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    does anyone out there copy charts to save time?

    well, let's examine this...... i see that you do not live in the usa so you are probably not in tune to the legal ramifications of this....but can you spell litigation?...unfortunately here in america we have to watch out for every little detail. this country is law suit oriented and one little thing could spark a big issue. even if this did not lead to anything, it still appears as if this nurse never laid eyes on these patients all shift. that would be the case i would bet any defense counsel would make..and win--had any little thing gone wrong with any one of those patients," well how do you know your pt was breathing at midnight, you photocopied those notes for everone???." as said in court. the nurse manager is aware of this fact and that is why she/he is so upset. frankly, i am surprised this nurse did not lose this job. plus, i am pretty sure it is a blatent violation of the hospital policy. i think you could search all day , no where would you find that it is ok to photocopy notes and sign them. sorry, i can't get around this one. the diva.....who is not a hypocrite and who has never photocopied notes!
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