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CelticGoddess BSN, RN

Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice
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CelticGoddess has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice.

CelticGoddess is a BSN, RN and specializes in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice.

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    Calling all nurses, do not get scammed by this phone call.

    My husband played stupid when they called about windows (We are an all Mac family). He had the phone on speaker and it was all I could do to not laugh. THe caller was getting more and more frustrated and my husband keeps asking them what type of windows, are they energy efficient, etc. The guy finally cussed out my husband and hung up. We were both laughing hysterically.
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    Failed an exam

    Can you go over the questions you missed with your instructor? Or do you have access to those questions you missed and the rationales? THat would be a good first step. Try to not stress out over it too much (yea, I know, easier said than done). You have done well before this, so I would assume that your study habits are not the problem. It might have just been an off day. I think your best bet is to find out why you got the questions wrong and go from there. Best of luck
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    Witchcraft Resurgence

    It's not painful and doesn't harm? Tell that to my paternal grandmother who was forcibly sterilized when she was in her 30s. She was harmed. So were a lot of other people who were deemed "feeble minded" or epileptic or mentally ill. They were harmed. Do yourself (and others) a huge favor; do some research on Nazi Germany and eugenics. And do some research on eugenics in the US. And please DO not go in the medical field. Your ethics appear to be questionable. eta: fixed some spelling
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    Witchcraft Resurgence

    To be fair, this is a southern thing. People, even men in their 50's call their mothers mama and their fathers daddy. Hell, I'm from Chicago and I call my dad daddy. It's regional.
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    While we were arguing; We disappeared

    The hospital I worked for also had this. When I worked acute care, we had 2 badges so no matter which way they were flipped, our name, face etc still showed. The hospital I was most recently a patient at also has the two badges: it does make it easier when they can't flip their name over. The hospitalist are also supposed to wear badges and half the time they either don't or they are flipped over. Fortunately, I typically only deal with pulmonary and I know all those guys.
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    Useless Shift Report Information

    I had a nurse complaint to my (our) manager because I didn't know enough history about the patient. She was upset that I didn't know who did the patients total knee more than 10 years ago. the patient was in hospital for AML. I seriously doubt that the knee replacement has ANYTHING to do with his leukemia. Like you, I only want the pertinent info.
  7. That ED doc would really freak out over my nephew. He was an adult (like 20 or so) before he was able to swallow pills. He had been on liquid metoprolol since he was 8yo. Until he was able to successfully swallow pills. trust me, his mother and father both tried to teach home how to swallow pills. This is also the same child who struggled with straws until he was a teen.
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    Ask Me If I'm Safe At Home

    Thank you for sharing Ruby.
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    New graduate nurse, new job, HELP

    I love Terry Bradshaw! Part of the Steele Curtain. Go Stillers!
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    And The Reason Nurses Don't Get Fired

    It sounds like we worked with the same nurse!!
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    And The Reason Nurses Don't Get Fired

    Nurse did not get fired for giving a non-diabetic patient insulin. The nurse gave insulin to the wrong patient. Pt had to be sent to the ED. Nurse did not get fired for not passing meds but signing off she did. She was counseled about giving meds. Nurse did not get fired after having a physical altercation with another staff member. Just transferred to a different floor. 2 of these are the same nurse.
  12. CelticGoddess

    Stupid hurts.

    Fishing hooks are for fishing, not to employ as a sex toy. (Man int his case)
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    Playing Cards

    what about Euchre? I grew up in IN and we played a lot of euchre. I love euchre. NO one around here can play it. I guess I need to teach my fellow nurses the game.
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    Spiritual Competence, Religion and the Deep South

    You continue to make assumptions about Christians and the south. In the past, people have attempted to tell you that some of your beliefs are not accurate but you continue with your anti-Christian attitude. I am a pagan. I don't hide that fact (I just don't run around telling everyone that I am). As a patient, it is in my chart that I am pagan. The only person I have ever had issues with wasn't a health care worker. My nurses (most of whom are Christian, a couple I know personally who are very devout) and guess what, the care they have provided for me is top notch. Thy have never prosyletized to me, they have never given me substandard care, even though their religious beliefs differ from mine. As a matter of fact, most of the Christian I know are live and let live kind of people. Yes, there are some jerks. But there are also non-Christians who are a bit jerky. There are non-Christians who stereotype all Christians. Both sides are wrong if they are doing this.
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    Senior practicum in oncology unit

    I did my practicum on the bone marrow transplant unit (BMT) and at the hospital that I was at it was considered a critical care unit. Technically, I was not allowed to assess patients, but I did. I just couldn't document the assessment. I passed meds (non-chemo), started IV, pushed IV meds (including Narcan), hung TPN, and learned a lot more than some of my fellow classmates. It's going to about what YOU put into it. Find out what you are allowed to do on the unit and go for it! YOu can learn a lot. Best of luck
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    How many times have you been exposed to TB this year?

    Back in 2013, I worked for a facility for a year. We had 5 or 6 cases of TB. I was lucky, they were known to have TB before my shifts started but several of my co-workers were exposed. All because the patients (who were coughing up blood int he ED and were high risk for TB) weren't screened adequately. I have not been exposed or even risked exposure since then.