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GitanoRN BSN, MSN, RN

Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR
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GitanoRN has 48 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR.

Proud single parent of 3 children, living life to the fullest.

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  1. GitanoRN

    Men in Nursing Historical Timeline

    Needless to say, Magnificent article plus this brings a sincere satisfactory feeling to know that the new generation is more accepting to our contribution in our beloved nursing career... Wishing all of the nurses around the world a great nurses week....Aloha~
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    Wearing a beard as a male nurse?

    In regards to the topic on hand, I must say it all depends on the work area where one will be working. Moreover, I have what's called a 5'oclock shadow at all times, plus we have multiple doctors sporting beards long and short. Needless to say, once they go to perform an invasive procedure they wear a protective hood like. Unquestionably, it depends on the facility in which one works, if you began your orientation with a beard they shouldn't have a problem since you were hired with one. Wishing you all the best in all of your future endeavors..... Aloha~
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    15 Minutes in the Life of a Nurse

    Needless to say, they wouldn't last 5 minutes performing any given scenario posted here. Having said that, this is one of several issues that I have with my providers and administration team. However, there are some exceptions, several of the administration team with whom I work with, do realize the need to revise the prioritization of offering our patients a higher caliber of care with a decent nurse/patient ratio. Lastly, I would like to thank all of you for going the extra mile, as I wish you all the very best for the coming New Year... Aloha~
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    Utah Nurse Wubbels Reaches $500,000 Settlement

    In regards to nurse Wubbles I'm extremely satisfied with the outcome. With that being said, I sincerely hope that this will send a message to all police departments in all states, that we as medical staff do follow our facility rules and regulations and no one has the right to arrest any given medical staff for not following a non-staff member of the facility in questioned for following hospital rules. Lastly, I wish nurse Wubbles the best in all of her future endeavors, Aloha~
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    Patient's "right" to abuse nurses...I need your opinion

    First of all, I'm so sorry that you have to go through this without the support of your superiors. Furthermore, in the facility where I work we have ZERO TOLERANCE when it comes to staff abuse of any kind from any patient, family member, or any staff. With that being said, this includes verbal, or physical abuse. Moreover, when our patients go through the admissions dept. they have to sign the literature regarding this issue with no exceptions. Unquestionably, my staff is there to serve the highest caliber of patient care however, this doesn't mean that the patient can abuse the nurse in any kind of way. Needless to say, I'm very surprise that a manager or supervisor would state the following "The nurse supervisor who was getting off of work said, "it is her right to abuse you." this doesn't sit well with me at all. Undoubtedly, every facility has different ways in managing these kinds of situations, and one most abbey by their rules and regulations. However, I just can't see any management allowing any patient, family member, or staff, harass or abuse any medical staff, for the sake of getting good patient satisfaction; at least NOT under my supervision. Wishing you the very best in all of you future endeavors... Aloha~
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    What Are You Thankful For?

    As a seasoned nurse, I have seem them come and go and I mean not only in our nursing profession but as a whole in the medical field. With that being said, I began my nursing when we still use autoclave and sharpened our needles plus our syringes were glass, followed by starched white nursing uniforms with nursing caps. Furthermore, I witness rules implemented come and go as well as management and great advancement in our field as well as non-effective procedures. However, one of the reasons that I'm most grateful is besides still standing in good health mentally and physically, is that this career that I'm so passionate about has giving me the opportunity to travel around the world, and care for those in need and shared my knowledge. Unquestionably, a nursing career has so much to offer for those who have that adventure and hunger for learning. For example, I received my nursing license in my native country of Madrid, Spain, and after years of offering a higher caliber of nursing in Spain, I decided to travel to Italy, France, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and finally USA, and brought my experiences of nursing to each of these countries, plus acquired a vast experience along the way from each country. What I'm trying to convey to all of you new and seasoned nurses, is that you don't have to settle for the status that you have acquired, if you want more out of nursing it's all up to you. With that said, I'm not saying that you shouldn't settle where you are at this time in your career if you're happy at this present time with your nursing, so be it. However, there are so many branches of nursing that we nurses can achieve if you decide to, not only in your native country but elsewhere, is there for the picking. Lastly, I'm so grateful for my motorcycle accident which in turn brought me into nursing, as well as the need for knowledge which allowed me to expand my horizons in so many levels, which I thought at times not being possible; but I achieved all of the possibilities that were laid before me, and became the international nurse which I am proud to say I have become. In conclusion, don't let anyone out there be the obstacle of your success, because we as nurses are the heart of the matter in any given language.
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    What does your username mean?

    The meaning of my username is quite fitting, in my native language means Gitano= Gypsy... yes since I have moved over 15 times starting in Madrid,Spain.
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    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Allow me to begin by saying that, I'm not a superstitious person nor I believe in ghosts. With that being said, right after my graduation and receiving my license I began to work at the same hospital where I did my clinical at. At this level, I managed to work the night-shift from 11pm to 7am once a month, one night during report I was told that we had one room empty which was 209 a private room. At around 2:30am, as I was making my rounds the call button came on loud and clear from room 209. Needless to say, I went to investigate since it shouldn't have been occupied, and as I entered the room the light from the street allow me to see without turning on the lights, that's when I saw a man sitting on the bed reading a book. Naturally, I ask did he call for a nurse and why was he reading in the dark? but he didn't respond, so I went for the light switch and looked back to request an answer from this pt. but my heart stood still for a second, as I realize there wasn't anyone there!!! Unquestionably, I never brought it up during my report nor I mentioned it to anyone, not even to my coworker who was working on the other side of the floor. Nonetheless, the rest of my shift went on without any major events.
  9. I STAND VERY PROUD of ALEX WUBBELS ! Unquestionably, like everyone else after viewing the video of this incident, in my opinion nurse Alex Wubbels behaved accordingly by obeying the rules and regulations of her facility. Having said that, no one and I mean no one has the right to aggressively handcuffed you or shove you out of your facility because you're not abiding by their orders in your workplace; and that includes the police. At this level, I have zero tolerance for any abuse directed towards my staff, neither verbally or fiscally it's NOT tolerated. Furthermore, what the police should have done in this case was to ask for the supervisor and this could have been avoided as she/him could have indicated that nurse Wubbels was abiding by the rules of their facility. This goes without saying, I do hope this sends a message to anyone out there that thinks that is alright to abuse nurses. Therefore, she should press charges in order to get the message out that we nurse's deserve respect across the states.
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    Are You Really a Nurse?

    Needless to say, this situation ceased to exist in the facility where I work. Having said that, several years ago doctors, PA's, patients and their relatives couldn't tell who? was who? since all departments wear scrubs. Therefore, we "Nurses" RN's, LPN's and LVN's decided to vote for our own color of scrubs in order to distinguished one nurse from any other medical staff. For example: all RN's including ADN, AAS,ASN, BSN, MSN, plus all other specialties of RN's voted for black scrubs w/2 white stripes on the sleeves. Furthermore, the LPN's decided to go with the same scrubs but in a "Turquoise"color the "Techs" decided on a Hunter Green, the Medical Assistants Purple" color, and housekeeping kept their Gray color scrubs. At this level, pamphlets are giving to patients and relatives once they visit our facility, indicating the scrubs color with a picture of each individual color and their status. Moreover, on every patients room there is a visible picture indicating the above mentioned next to "Your Nurse name is, and today's date. Unquestionably, our new medical staff, patients and their relatives no longer address a housekeeping or any other personnel as a nurse by mistake. On the other hand, there were a few RN's that didn't care for the color assignment because Hmm' how should I phrase this... they felt that they would be call upon more often. However, the majority was all for it.
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    Would you accept this call out excuse?

    I have one thing to say..."WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND"... Aloha~
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    A Nurse with POTS Disability: A Great Success Story!

    First of all, Congratulations on your latest achievements. Unquestionably, as I read your post it is the most admirable and achieving real story that I have ever read in All-Nurses. Needless to say, you're truly an inspiration and a hero for nurses with ongoing disabilities, and those who will become nurses in the future. All I can add is, now that you have conquered all of the obstacles in your path, I wish you the very best straight from the heart as I send you a warm hug from across the miles...Aloha~
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    The time of the year when people do crazy things...

    Kinda looks like our Trauma Center on the weekend...Aloha~
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    You are not getting enough sleep if...

    This cartoon is quite acurate... Aloha~
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