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    Is this fair?

    Is this a for-profit school?
  2. I learned very, very quickly that you can't save patients from themselves. That, to me, was no big deal. The hardest thing? When the patient DOES want to save themselves, but there are literally no resources available to make them successful at it.
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    Not sure how to deal with this future classmate...

    I HATE it when people try to be my friend. I feel like ADNs flirt overtly immaturely as well. They make me feel icky with all of their awkward conversation.
  4. BY LAW, your facility is required to make reasonable accommodations, which includes allowing you light duty. For more information, you can look this up under EEOC's ADA online. Any conversation you have regarding this should take place in writing. Trust me on this.
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    Mispronunciations that drive you nuts

    Nope! Do share!
  6. ixchel

    Violence in Nursing

    There is a pretty large group on facebook actively working on this exact problem. They have one gigantic group and then small groups for each state actively working to create better legislative changes. They've been looking at recent events and they are even sponsoring a rally in Geneva that's happening on Friday. People are flying in for it, and IL legislators are attending. It's a pretty big deal. I know we're not allowed to link people to stuff on other social media sites, so I wont, but if you guys want to see things change and be part of it, that's a great place to be. Beth, if you're feeling strongly about making things better, maybe a link *could* be okay for this? Keywords for searching in the meantime - healthcare workers protection act. They have a page and a group. The page is there to direct people into the group. The group is where the work is being done. It's not just a facebook group. They are a foundation promoting education, advocacy, and aiming to have laws that *actually* help.
  7. ixchel

    songs that describe the work day

  8. ixchel

    WILTW 9/13: Social Calls and Social Justice

    I hate how crazy med admin times are! I have a sheet I use to organize my day, and the days when I look down and see things due literally every hour are just ridiculous. BUT! My favorite thing? When med admin times actually do coordinate properly, leaving you with 4 IV meds that take 30-60 min each all due at the same time, and it's on a patient with limb precautions and 18 blown veins.
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    WILTW 9/13: Social Calls and Social Justice

    Hi, all! This week, I have learned hoarding can be a blessing. (I promise that actually is nursing related. ) Always, ALWAYS retain documentation you receive from your employer. Recreating a timeline of events in writing to describe an emotional situation can bring those emotions to the surface again, fiercely, even if a decent amount of time has passed. I'm so thankful to have LadyFree take over while some things in my world are getting sorted out. Woman, YOU ROCK!
  10. Hi, friends, Please forgive my absence. I've received a message from the lovely LadyFree, who I've happily handed the reins over to for a short while. Depending on how the next few weeks go, I may have a story to share that hopefully others can learn from. In the meantime.... Love to all of you!
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    Jacob Rockstar-RN Psych Nurse Action Figure

    I never came back this morning! I'm sorry! I will have to wander over in a bit. I've gotten back into bed and I'm waiting for Mr. Sandman.
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    Jacob Rockstar-RN Psych Nurse Action Figure

    Schlitzophrenic! I love this word! (And I also have been stuck awake.)
  13. ixchel

    Disrespectful patient

    Easier said than done. We have one psychiatric facility in the state my hospital is in. We don't have a psych floor. We don't have anyone inpatient for psych (no MDs or NPs). We don't even have anyone on consult for psych. My opinion? We should be shipping psych out. But we don't always. We do nothing helpful on medical floors. Our sitters have better psych experience than anyone.
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    Disrespectful patient

    OP, you mocked a mentally ill patient. You also do not know how the mother has handled him in the past. If you spoke that way to my child, my silence would be from surprise (in a terrible way), and requesting someone else would be reasonable and justified. And before anyone here jumps me saying I must be a parent who coddles poor behavior, my children are disciplined when they are blatantly rude. If I don't feel the need to do that in front of others, you wont see it, nor should you have to. They would apologize appropriately the next time you come in the room.
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    Lied to in Interview

    I have a feeling you and I are seeing eye to eye on this one.
  16. ixchel

    Lied to in Interview

    Unless a couple of people left around the same time and people are just talking about the one that stomped off. Or, maybe at the time of your interview they HAD given proper notice with the excuse you heard. You simply DON'T know.

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