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lovingtheunloved ASN, RN

LTC, home health, critical care
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lovingtheunloved has 12 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, home health, critical care.

Arizona native, who lost her mind and moved to Iowa. Snow can suck it.

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    Gloves at all times?

    I wear gloves to pass meds just because like another poster said, if food service workers do...also there are a lot of meds that gloves are recommended due to the drugs potential for harmful effects to the handler, such as if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive.
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    Code Blue: Just Trying Figure Out What Happened?

    Maybe I’m the weird one here, but I never ever get a patient on pressors out of the bed...things go awry fast and then you have a coding patient on the commode. Then again, I don’t do pressors all the time, maybe once every couple of months. I realize my experience is limited.
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    While we were arguing; We disappeared

    I can’t speak to that. Ours turn themselves around. You fix them, 5 minutes later they’re flipped again. May not have been intentional.
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    Omnicell vs Pyxis

    Omnicell is more user friendly to me. Pyxis always had those damn doors that wouldn’t open.
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    While we were arguing; We disappeared

    My hospital has different badges for each discipline. Unfortunately these are always turned around and the patients can’t see them anyway.
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    Am I too stupid to be a nurse?

    If you think you genuinely have an anxiety disorder, for the love, get treatment. Been there, and my quality of life is so much better in general, not to mention work.
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    IV infiltration

    I’m sorry, how is a “no more sticks list” even a thing? So what, your IV goes bad and you’re on the list so you’re SOL and you just don’t get anymore IV meds? PICC ‘em!
  8. Zosyn and Vanco are compatible, just FYI.
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    Did you live alone, worked while going to nursing school?

    I lived alone and worked 48 hour weeks as a CNA to pay the bills. I have absolutely zero idea how I managed that in retrospect. I know I didn’t sleep, like, ever.
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    Anxious About Clinicals

    I have a severe anxiety disorder, and I’ve fortunately learned to manage it well, but holy smokes was nursing school hard because of it! What I wish I would have known then: Take good care of yourself, and make sure you keep all your appointments with the doctor managing your meds. Call them if you start to struggle. Eat well, make time for some physical activity, and do something at least once a week that relieves stress. Good luck to you!
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    Hijab (headscarf) Nurses

    I work with a nurse who wears a hijab. It’s never been an issue.
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    Tips - moving from skilled nursing facility to hospital

    I honestly had a LOT of trouble transitioning from LTC/sub-acute to the hospital. Mostly because our equipment at the SNF was ancient, we had to send everyone to the ER for every little thing so I didn’t get to treat the things I should have, and it was a huge culture shock. I eventually got my groove though! And who knows, it may just be me. I worked SNF for 7 years before coming to the hospital. We’ve had other SNF nurses who have done just fine. Good luck!
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    Made my first mistake

    Relax. This mistake didn’t hurt anyone, and that’s what’s really important. You learned a lesson. Don’t be so hard on yourself!
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    DNR/transfer to hospital

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    DNR/transfer to hospital

    Just wondering where an LTACH comes into play in this situation?
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    Any nurses that love nursing and love their job??

    I love being a nurse! I’ve been a nurse for 12 years and I’m not bitter or burned out yet. Part of that has to do with the fact that I have good personal boundaries. And a really great job!