P_RN ADN, RN

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P_RN has 30 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89.

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    Meaning of your username?

    P_RN is my screen name. It's sort of complicated, but my first name is Pat and I am an RN. Ergo....
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    C'Mon Now!

    A pinch of sugar on the tongue not to be swallowed. It should stop the hiccoughs. Of course, when the kid tells Mommie she will accuse you of giving precious diabetes.
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    Do They Think I'm Old?

    I once told my 34 year old mom that she was too old to still be wearing shorts. I'm more than twice that now.
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    'Right to Die', what's your take on it?

    Nor I
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    I harmed my first patient today.

    I once had a client in rehab who had a "lifetime long" foley catheter. It seems it was like a 30 or 32 HUGE one. Her mom changed it maybe 4x a year! Even though it had a large bulb, MOM would overinflate the bulb with about 30cc of air to keep it...
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    WHY do so many people hate nursing? Sigh.

    EXACTLY!!
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    WHY do so many people hate nursing? Sigh.

    PERFECT!!
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    Hospital hoarders and pack rats

    Worst was a woman who was having daily debridements leach therapy (many years back they did that). She'd sneak out to the diet cart and scrape the left over food into a bag, hid it under her bed in a suitcase). Every couple of days her significant ...
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    Termed...After the Fact?

    I've been in both situations. Left my hospital job to go to day shift public health. I was an experienced RN but not in public health. I was given 1 day of watching aa film (I had to load the projector) 1 day to show I knew CPR. Then I was given ped...
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    Termed...After the Fact?

    I've been in both situations. Left my hospital job to go to day shift public health. I was an experienced RN but not in public health. I was given 1 day of watching aa film (I had to load the projector) 1 day to show I knew CPR. Then I was given ped...
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    I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!

    I'm a terribly old ortho nurse, but I took the ONC in 1989, again in 93, again in 95 and again in 99. It cost me approximately $1000 each time. (Oh I passed every time with honors). I'm a good test taker but to me it was the hardest dang test I'd ...
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    Celebrating Nurses: What Happened to the Cap?

    I blame it on the 70s. When I left Nursing school in '65,to get married, have 2 kids...Caps were IN. When I returned to University to finish school (1973) skirts were up to yonder, no slips heck no bra required. Only had to buy one wash and wear u...
  13. I will be beating a dead horse here. The first thing *I* would do is contact my Malpractice Insurance Service. And yes, I said MY not the hospital's. Any facility that supports a system that allows what happened is not to be trusted to look out fo...
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    Peer Evaluations- Venting

    At your annual eval...do you have to sign it? I just put "I do not agree with this eval/line/comment and will not sign." I have always gotten the option of a revised paper without that comment. Just because someone hands you a paper to sign DOESN'...
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    Comic relief...

    I understand your embarrassment. But you missed a teaching moment. "Mr Jones, I see you need care/position change etc." Then quietly move him within sight for safety and snugly put a sheet over his lap. When you get back to the desk you probably...