TriciaJ RN

Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory
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TriciaJ has 41 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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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    I'm taking this post at face value and I don't see it as much different from questions about not having to work shifts, weekends, etc. Usually it's students or new grads asking and the replies are usually that these things are a reality of nursing s...
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    Family Angry About ER Transfer

    The pt is seeing a provider regarding an upcoming procedure. During that visit the pt develops abdominal symptoms. The provider recommends ER transfer. But you decide not to transfer for fear of angering the family. The pt dies of a ruptured ...
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    Mandated to work Saturday?

    Do you still have a copy of your employment contract? Is there anything in it about what days you'll work? Will they tell you what went into making the decision to open on Saturdays? If you work a Saturday, do you get a weekday off? If not, y...
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    Fast-Food Ads Target Minority Youth

    The fast food industry's job is to make money, just like everyone else. It's not fair or realistic to add rules for them, beyond food handling regulations and nutritional disclosures. School curricula desperately need to include life skills cou...
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    I’m tired of being a bedside nurse...

    Their only solution to short-staffing is to work everyone to death? No wonder you're dying to get in there and manage things yourself. Unfortunately, you may need to seek a bedside position somewhere else so you can work your way up through the...
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    RN Diploma: California license by endorsment

    Diploma nurse here. I got licensed by endorsement in California in 2009. Yes, it was a bit ago so maybe they've changed things.
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    Share Policies That Have Not Saved One Life

    I've worked in LTC facilities where the CNAs did fingersticks. Then I gave the insulins and everyone lived. But this is a good incentive not to get BSN. One less thing to do!
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    Public health interview

    I suppose it wouldn't hurt to have a passing acquaintance with pediatric vaccines and schedules. Also reportable communicable diseases, assessing growth and development, screening for abuse. If the public health forum is dormant, check out the ...
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    Radonda Vaught Fatal Error Case Timeline

    You questioned the charge of homicide. All it means is that someone died and you're the one blamed. It does not address intent.
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    Second Thoughts on Becoming a Nurse

    I'm shocked by all the negative responses so far but I can't disagree with any of them. I look back on my career with satisfaction, but I got out before covid. By all accounts things have gotten even more brutal since then. Even so I have chro...
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    Radonda Vaught Fatal Error Case Timeline

    It's a scary prospect, but not nearly as scary as the prospect of hurting or killing someone. Here's a thought: as nurses we have MORE accountability for our actions, not less. That's what keeps us diligent and following best practice. The pu...
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    Why is staff turnover considered bad?

    Exactly. You don't want a revolving door workplace where everyone is always new and there are no mentors. It also signifies a crappy place to work where no one sticks around. A place with poor staff and no turnover means bad behaviour is toler...
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    Radonda Vaught Fatal Error Case Timeline

    It would depend how the laws are written in Tennessee. The BON initially investigated and blew it off, even though the situation involved egregious recklessness. I believe that's why the DA had to get involved; someone has to protect the public. ...
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    Fired (Wrongfully?) And It Hurts

    The best things in my life came about as a result of someone treating me poorly. So I owe a debt of gratitude to a lot of despicable people. Someone suckered someone at your job and it'll probably happen a few more times before someone wises up...
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    Thinking of quitting CNA Job

    A PRN job that has you use a staffing app that they can pretend doesn't work. Speak with your supervisor and reiterate that you covered your shift in the proscribed manner and received confirmation that it was covered. You did this well in adva...