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Glycerine82 LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

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    Scope of Practice & Delegation

    Right away, I see a red flag. You don't give meds you didn't directly pull yourself.
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    Are We Too PC?

    There is nothing wrong with this song. The woman is all in, shes just trying to make it look innocent. Good grief, people will never stop amazing me.
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    It Never Occurred To Me.

    Awwwww I want to hug this guy. Thank you for sharing.
  4. Turns out none of the nurses knew it was here.
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    Cartoon Caption Contest WIN $250! Nurses Week 2018

    Droplet precautions aren't enough for some allergy sufferers.
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    Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders

    I worked with a few docs who I had worked with previously at a different facility and felt comfortable with. This is the kind of thing I could see myself saying. Actually, one time when a Doc was teasing me about my Red Sox losing and said "how about those red sox" I came back with "How about that rogaine" I almost passed out when I realized what I'd said - and to whom. Luckily, we were buddies from that point forward. I think this kind of tone can be appropriate depending on the rapport the nurse has with the doc. I'm very laid back and real, I'm horrible at being super professional and prefer to just be myself and keep it real whenever I can. I even asked a grumpy surgeon if he needed a hug once. Hey - he really seemed like he needed one.
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    LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide

    This is what I'm having trouble wrapping my head around. We're told to call the family as well (I work short term post acute rehab) and for one, many of my patients are a&o x 3, and it's literally impossible to keep up with telling the family about new orders when many of them are initiated by the doctor via our electronic records and/or are silly, like Tylenol or zofran. Yet, I have to make the call, because I have to chart that I've notified family, even though It would be simpler to let them know when they come visit, etc. Whats the deal with this? especially with my self responsible patients, I just don't get it.
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    LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide

    Ty for this!! Started my first nursing job at a LTC facility and This clears a lot of stuff up for me. You rock!
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    Day 7: 2016 Nurses Week Caption Contest

    Digital Rectal Exams save lives!
  10. I've four weeks until I graduate from my LPN program. Doesn't sound or seem possible, but there it is. Thank you for this. I forget how far I've come sometimes, It seems like if one isn't an RN they're not taken seriously. I'm still in awe of just how much I've learned over these past 12 months!
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    To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy

    Hubs did the gatorade/miralax following 2 ducolax and it went by pretty smoothly. He said his UC is far worse than the prep was.
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    To the Nurse Who Held My Hand

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    How to get an "A" in any course.

    Thank you for the info! Damn you for introducing me to another time sucker. I didn't know about Quora! :-p
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    I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    Wait.... There is a Tom Cruise kind of ADHD? How do I sign up to get that kind? :-p
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    I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    :-) That's a really good way of looking at it, and it's so true. I totally agree that it is treating a condition, just like any other. I just think there is much to consider before someone starts taking them, I don't think the choice should be made lightly, thats all. For example, I didn't think about what would happen when I want to have a baby, and I'm there now. I can't stop taking them while I'm in school, and while I'm told I can continue until I conceive, and even during my pregnancy at a low dose, that makes me so nervous. So, I'm putting it off and my damn eggs are gonna dry up! Totally different subject, lol. There I go. I love this thread.
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    I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    For me, it's because I am finally being treated after being told my entire childhood that I didn't have it. I DO have it, and I have almost every symptom, so I have no idea how it was missed. I also have NLD, and now that I am on meds I realize that I'm way more intelligent than I ever thought I was. I CAN do math, I CAN comprehend science. I just have to learn it differently than most. I can say that I'm addicted to school. Its even crossed my mind to just keep going....forever. haha. I just love learning, especially now that I can take the time to focus on things. That's why I'm here. I can't even begin to tell you how much I have learned just by reading on this forum. :-)
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    I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    Of course not!! Addiction is NOT the same as dependence, anyways. I"m just saying, I'm dependent on my meds, in both ways. I depend on them to help me and I am dependent on them to function. When I don't take them, I don't function in the capacity that I did even before I was taking them. That's all I was saying. I admit, I am naive, and I'm here to learn. So, If i'm not understanding something, please enlighten me. :-) ps: I just re-read that, and I'm not trying to come across as snotty, just in case that's how it seems ;-)
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    I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    I don't know, I am dependent on my stimulant. If I don't take it I cant function. I don't go in to withdrawals, but I have to take it to function. So what do you call that? LOL
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    Mid-Shift Shower

    Isn't it just so awesome? Awwwww. I miss my lil' old people. Not everyone can say they've been beat up by a lil' old lady! I'll never forget the first time I got hosed. I let her hold it, and she pointed it directly at me and laaauuuggghhheeedd. OMG, I loved that lady. I called her "Grandma".
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    I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    Here's the thing though. IF you truly have ADHD, stimulants won't work on you the way they work on people who abuse them. They literally slow your brain down, so you can think. I'm prone to addiction, (nothing substantial, just an addictive personality---common in those with ADHD), and I am just very, very, careful to NEVER take more than I am prescribed. IF I feel it's not working, I talk to my doc. For me, stimulants don't make me feel any different physically, just mentally. One thing you do have to decide though, is if you wan't to be dependent on a medication like a stimulant, because your body WILL become dependent on it. I struggled with the decision for a few years. My husband finally begged me to please do something about it, so I gave in and it's like a whole new world.
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    I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    If I had to describe what it was like to be in my head it would go something like this: Well, I need to do the laundry, "What is that Cop doing sitting there?" The cat really needs a bath, (now I am mentally giving the cat a bath), *phone rings*, what was I just going to do? OH! I totally forgot the (insert here), I have to study for this test!, I wonder what size shirt my husband wears. ............in a span of about 5 seconds, maybe less. ;-) Oh and I have a lot of conversations where I totally don't say the words that are in my head, because my mouth can't keep up.
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    I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

    Love seeing more attention (haha) being brought to this disorder. I have all but one or two of the symptoms, and have been diagnosed for a long time. I'm combined type, and my brain is a Ferrari.
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    The Slow Code: Justified?

    92 y/o woman with a prior CVA. R sided hemi, alert and yelling at me to find her blow-dryer. (her hair was wet- I had just showered her). I put her to bed, and while getting her settled, she had a massive stroke and died. I called the nurses, thinking they would call the MD and then the coroner, as was the usual procedure when we lost someone. Then they yell "FULL CODE", and call 911. They started their "slow code", (pt was gone, bowels voided, no pulse, no respiration's etc.) When I saw the medics get there and start CPR on her all I could think was "Dear God, she is going to be so mad if they bring her back". She was pronounced at the hospital, thank God. I can't imagine how awful It would have been for her if she was brought back, and I can't even begin to understand why she was a full code to begin with. I am certain it wasn't her choice, though. I am also really glad I was able to find her hair-dryer and dry her hair!
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    Why Do People Struggle With Math?

    HA! I am taking a class now in Dimensional Analysis, and that is how I get my A's. (Damn if I didn't just get a question wrong for writing 2.0 ) I just ask myself if it sounds right, and if it doesn't I do it again.