CaringGerinurse525

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  1. How to File a Complaint against BON

    I'm all for standing up for equal rights, fair pay, etc. The only complaint she stated was someone was rude and hung up on her. She would not be able to prove that they weren't just disconnected. To me rudeness by someone on the phone doesn't warrant...
  2. Meals on demand

    I don't know where you are located but we have a Sam's club where I live and they sell 3lb Rotisserie chickens for $4. I buy one each week and pre-portion it into 4oz servings then add veggies. I eat this for my meal and then pack Lara bars or apples...
  3. Taking time off...

    I would do part-time or prn just to stay with a nursing job. That will keep you active and there won't be any gaps in employment. Then you can always pick up the minimum hours required and still stay home with baby.
  4. No pain meds in ER??

    I always worry that I'll be labeled a drug seeker in the ED because I get kidney stones frequently. My kidneys are full of them and every once in awhile one will dislodge and cause an enormous amount of pain. I try to tough it out and stay home as lo...
  5. Husbands!

    Have you ever had a kidney stone? They are horrible and extremely painful! As a woman I honestly don't know which is worse, child birth or a kidney stone! I actually feel as if I'm dying when one starts moving. I try to stay home but once I start thr...
  6. Nurse stealing narcs advice

    What abbreviations are you referring to in OP? I went back and reread and I don't see anything that would make me think OP is not a nurse? To OP if you are still reading: I do not think the "proof" you think you have is enough to say a nurse is dive...
  7. Find our own time off coverage?

    I work in a skilled LTC facility and we are required to find our own coverage for weekends. However a lot of requests are denied and we have a better chance if we find coverage for all of our days. It's really ridiculous how they work our time off. T...
  8. Phones Are Down...

    I don't think *67 works anymore with cellphones. I have tried and the caller id always shows. There is a way to go into settings and block your id from being seen though.
  9. Calling in for no sleep

    I work 12s 3p-3a. I often get home around 4am and go to sleep and my 2 year old is up between 6-7am. I am then up again until 4am the next day. Rinse and repeat. I don't recommend going on that little sleep but it works for us so he doesn't go to day...
  10. Pay Rate Jealousy

    There are many LPNS at my job making more than the new RNs due to their years of experience. I don't believe any CNAs are paid as much because they don't pay that well for that position although they should. I work in a LTC facility and make more tha...
  11. Med pass 55+ residents and med error

    Holy bananas!! I do not think there is any way to safely pass meds to that many patients in that time frame. I work 12 hour shifts and I have between 28-31 residents. I run all shift and usually clock out on time. My meds are actually the least of my...
  12. Paparazzi at work?

    That's crazy! We had an RN that would sleep on night shift. It wasn't that she was nodding off but would blatantly go somewhere to get comfortable and sleep. A CNA took a pic of her sleeping one night and the aide was reprimanded for violating our "n...
  13. Random question of the day: What's your baseline blood pressure?

    Bp: 108/72 Hr: 110-120 (really made it hard for my partner in lab to get my apical pulse for our test)
  14. Being called in to work extra.. ALL. THE. TIME!

    I never answer when work calls. I wait to hear the voice mail before I decide if I'm returning the call. If they are offering extra hours and I want them then I call back. If I don't want the hours I don't respond. If they are calling about something...
  15. How Do You Sign Your Narcotic Book?

    We have a narc book with an individual sheet for each narc that we sign when we give one of that narc. Then we have a sheet with all the narc bubble packs listed on and write the final count for each at the end of shift. Only takes a minute to fill o...