TriciaJ RN

Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory

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TriciaJ has 42 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

37 years of nursing in psych, corrections, med-surg, ambulatory


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    Have you ever wanted to see a coworker fail?

    It's always good advice to not ruminate on people we dislike. There's nothing saintly about not wishing ill on others. It's just a way to maintain what little peace we might have.
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    Can I be a nurse with comprehension problems?

    It's not clear what kind of comprehension problem you have. Most nursing students find the academic requirements challenging enough without comprehension problems. It might be worth your while to talk with a vocational counselor. That person m...
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    Have you ever wanted to see a coworker fail?

    Karma's a b. but she works in her own time. Every place I've ever worked had a golden child who wasn't so golden. Annoying as hell but all you need to do is smile to yourself while you play a long game. Don't waste any more emotional energy wa...
  4. Since it's your job to educate patients and families, why don't you educate your LPN supervisor, too? Next time she demands to know why you've taken a course of action, don't get defensive. Regardless of how she asks, pretend she's just asking ...
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    Being a nurse of color.

    Is there someone you can speak to? Before assuming reasons, is it possible some of your coworkers are just overbearing? I would speak to a supervisor and tell her you're open to constructive feedback. But you are not open to eye-rolling or hav...
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    Med assistants are nurses?

    "Nurse" is a legally protected title and fraudulent use can trigger legal repercussions. I have no idea if there are similar laws regarding librarians. If there aren't then they don't have much recourse.
  7. I would really avoid the use of the typical go-to lines. "I'm sorry you feel that way" is one. Also "We take your concerns seriously". The problem is that they're overused and sound trite and insincere. If the behaviour is really out of contr...
  8. What's common is to take advantage of the person who is easiest to take advantage of. "You can always come in at 7" tells me you have a salaried position and they're going to milk you for all you allow. The LPNs come in at whatever time the...
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    Yet another HIPAA/confidentiality question

    Frankly I wouldn't say any more on the matter. That way you won't be stressing that you might have said too much. If B is not the patient's next of kin and there are no grounds for a professional conversation, I'd leave it where it is. If B as...
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    Yet another HIPAA/confidentiality question

    I really don't think this is a problem. B knew you were there to see her family member. You told her nothing she didn't already know. It's a non-issue. HIPAA exists to keep people from accessing info they don't need. That didn't happen so yo...
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    Not Paid for Days Worked

    1. Find a new job ASAP. This is a fly-by-night outfit and who knows when or if they ever pull themselves together. 2. Contact the Labour Board about your missing paycheque. 3. Good luck. Bummer this gig wasn't what it was cracked up to...
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    Advice for a new grad working in med-surg?

    I suspect a lot of your questions will be answered during your orientation. I hope you will be blessed with great preceptors. If you learned one kind of glucometer and other equipment, you can learn how to use what's on your new unit. In fact ...
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    Trouble in MO

    You are essentially asking for legal advice which none of us is qualified to provide. (Even a lawyer among us would need to see all your paperwork.) Since legal charges are public information, can you look yourself up to see what shows up? To...
  14. I had already heard the cruise ship story and I suspect these are shaggy dog stories. For the same money you can move into a senior independent living facility and pay extra to hire an independent care-giver for your personal needs.
  15. It sounds like one can identify as "doctor" as long as they're not misleading patients in a clinical setting. The term "Dr" is practically synonymous with "physician"; it will take a long time to change public perception. Until then, people...

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