sauconyrunner

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sauconyrunner has 11 years experience and specializes in Emergency.

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  1. When will being an RN stop sucking?

    I think too many people have a great desire to "LOVE" their job. I was an Emergency Dept Nurse for 12 years and then moved into another office type field. I don't adore either job, but I do recognize that I am lucky to earn a good living, which all...
  2. What would you say to this shocking patient statement?

    I have to say, in a true Crisis for a loved one, i would have forgiven this entirely. It's not really a statement made out of complete intolerance, but one made of true gut wrenching fear. It isn't very nice, but I can totally see where they were c...
  3. Is it ever ok to stand up to a doctor?

    You say you aren't bitter, and I am sure you don't think you are, but you come across as bitter and frustrated. If you come across that way just writing, you probably come across similarly in real life. I have halted many many procedures at many "...
  4. Is it ever ok to stand up to a doctor?

    You must MUST correct physicians. BUT, just as you would expect them to not dress you down at the nurses station for something, you shouldn't either. What you said in quotes was actually very rude. Imagine, you are floating to a floor, and you ne...
  5. Things interviewees have said...

    I do some peer interviewing. Although we appreciate wit and sarcasm in our unit, somehow when the job candidate becomes "too personal" or too sarcastic it doesn't come across well. Example: We all have Frequent Flyers in ED's across the country, ...
  6. I just can't find a job.

    Florida is supposed to be one of the states that is still hiring... I am in Florida. I agree that googling Critical Access Hospitals may give you an idea of where to look. I would also make sure that you have an application in to ALL of the big ...
  7. I have worked with LPNs in many different hospitals. In fact I was oriented to the Fast Track area of a Level One Trauma Center by one. Depending on which hospital it was at, some LPN's functioned fairly independently, some didn't. My bigger frust...
  8. Discrimination Against Ethnic/Minority Names

    Trying to figure out how this - non English Speaking Nurses- has any bearing on anyone's name.
  9. Disgusted - wipes for bathing

    I wish more nurses would allow their younger, stable, ambulatory patients to shower- and to encourage it. Someone in their 40's in for a variety of diagnosis are able to shower quite safely. Now, Grandma in her 90's may be in the hospital because o...
  10. Disgusted - wipes for bathing

    The bath basins are actually a HUGE infection risk. We've cultured bath basins where I work. All of them grew out pathogens, and a good deal of them grew out MDRO's, and alarmingly the patients that belonged to the basins did not have MDRO's. (tho...
  11. DNR bracelet with DNR written on it. HIPAA???

    I did not read all 9 pages, but just like posting isolation signs, posting a DNR sign bracelet etc in no way identifies the patient with any identifying information, and if it is attached to them...
  12. Pregnancy Discrimination - Interview

    There are so many if's and's and Buts about pregnancy that I can see that there might be some reservations about hiring in pregnancy. It is unfortunate that we are there, but...I can see the uncertainty, especially as I have seen many, not all, but ...
  13. Bleach and C diff

    All of these MDRO organisms should scare the bejaseesus out of us all. Cavi wipes do nothing for C diff. Even the CDC recommendations are currently for Bleach...
  14. Female Catheterization and UTI

    good tips. and a pregnant lady going for a C section should not be so dehydrated that there is no urine, though I guess it could happen...
  15. Female Catheterization and UTI

    Well, if you break sterile technique yes, it's a problem. Especially if you have trouble with the gloves in a situation where the patient is not moving etc. Once you get a patient who is moving around, and you are trying to see- and the meatus of a ...