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4theBetterGetter RN

Med Surg, Peds, OB, L/D, Ortho
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4theBetterGetter is a RN and specializes in Med Surg, Peds, OB, L/D, Ortho.

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    skin breakdown after total knee

    i work in a joint replacement center and all of our tkr/thr patients are turned within 2 hours of comming to the unit. both ways...even to the op side. they are oob the next morning. i can't see why this wasn't done for this patient. there are no containdications to turning and there sure are a lot of complications to not turning!
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    A Goodnight Kiss and A Bedtime Story

    God bless you!
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    Cluster headaches

    Hey everyone! I am gonna try to pick y'all brains and try to understand about this type of headache. Background....son in law seen in ER last night with his worst one ever. Slurred speech, left sided weakness....severe, incapacitaing pain. CT normal. Have you all ever seen this before? I have been an RN for over 20 years and not much freaks me out anymore but this was very scary. Not asking for medical advice.....just similar stories and what is your understanding of this. Thanks in advance!
  4. I think it is a reasonable request ...one less UTI for him........just curious, why do you all cath. for scopes?
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    How can I assist a nurse under stress?

    hey yall! thanks again for the great responses! matthew says he is for hire btw! i will leave this open for the length of my shift so he and you all can continue this conversation and have a few chuckles! you all are so roght that humor even our " sick" kind of humor is soooooo very important to us all! thanks again and .............here's matthew...............................................
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    How can I assist a nurse under stress?

    thanks again all of you! we are logging off for tonight! have a great night! peace:yawn:
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    How can I assist a nurse under stress?

    hey yall! thanks for your input thus far! let me expand on this original question and get the skinny! how can we all help each other while experiencing stress on the job.....what are some of your personal stress busters?? thanks and back to matthew...................................:yeah:
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    How can I assist a nurse under stress?

    Thats a very good idea, and one that i try to preform when ever i can. As the oldest brother in the house i try to take care of my younger brothers to ease the stress on my mother but i could probly do more. Thank you for the input.
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    How can I assist a nurse under stress?

    hi yall! let me introduce you to matthew. matt is doing his senior project on stress in the nursing profession. he would like to get some feed back from us. and......here's matthew....................................i have grown up around nursing all my life, my mother is a nurse and my new step father is a nurse and i see first hand the stress they bring home from work. over time i have wanted to find a way to help, though i have'nt been very sucessesful. any infromation would help both personally in my every day life and professionally with my senior project. thank you ahead of time for all the info.
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    Does Death Have A Smell?

    You are not crazy. Yes, death has a smell just not everyone can smell it. i personally think it smells like acetone.
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    Are my classmates delusional??

    Your classmates are not for real! Our MDs even help clean up messes if they are there when it happens! I am blessed not to have to work under those conditions anymore! We are a team...we round as a team...clean as a team........cry and moan as a team! Can I get a whoot whoot!
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    Professions before nursing

    Nursing assistant...........it's a genetic theme in my family!
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    Do you ever plan on leaving the bedside?

    no i don't want to....have tried other avenues but i always come back! lol:coollook: i love bedside nursing!
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    Has your hospital changed visitors policy r/t the flu?

    No one under 18. Sure has cut down on alot of needless chaos!
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    Get well notes for patients

    we do this as well. on our unit we take pics at various stages of their recovery (with their signed consent of course) the we all sign the card and mail it with the pics so they can see how far they have come. they like the idea.:redpinkhe
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    If You Knew Then What You Know Now

    i absolutely would.....there is no choice for me as i have always felt compelled to care for people. i wish i would have done it sooner. i don't like how far away from the bedside nurses have been pushed tho. please don't let the rants get to you....nursing is a challenge and this forum is a safe place to decompress, laugh at the things only a nurse finds funny and support, cry with or to each other. if you feel that you want and need to be a nurse go for it! good luck in whatever your choice!