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Sadala ADN, RN

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Sadala has 6 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Med Surg.

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  1. Sadala

    Bosses teenage daughter allowed to sleep in recovery bay

    I don't really get this. Keep in mind I'm med surg and not recovery, but... I was thinking that family members aren't allowed back during that portion of pt recovery because 1) pts might be unstable and they need close supervision with no distraction and 2) sometimes the behavior/appearance/status of pts immediately post surgery can be upsetting for family. I have never been given to understand that it's because of HIPAA rules. People in ED's are frequently in bays with only sheets between them WITH their family members, and I dare say more medical info gets bandied about as pts are (ok - typically but not always) awake and coherent enough to answer questions and talk to the nurse about their issues. How many appts can this girl have? Or if she DOES have a lot of appts, maybe there are medical or psych issues to which you are not privy. Regardless, I guess I personally would be so far into the land of "who cares" about whether or not there is an extra bay in use for sleeping. I'd be more like, "Oh thank God, that will be one bay they can't use for a pt." i.e. one extra pt I won't get. Ha! It is rude that you have to remake the room after they go but on the other hand it is your BOSS and... Nursing is not my first profession. I guess I've had to take care of many more cumbersome tasks for different bosses in the past.
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    Multiple types of beds and mattresses

    Not sure all of the vendors from the Eisenhower administration are still in business...
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    Assertiveness

    If it's a med and the pt consistently is insistent upon having it at a different time then I see about moving the time on the MAR (if it's ok with the provider, etc)
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    No visiting hours?

    None of our area's med surg units have limitations on visiting hours. Most family members tend to visit during the daytime or evening. But sometimes spouses or children of patients stay all night. And that's not something that is discouraged at all. I've never even thought twice about it. DIdn't know there were limits to visiting hours elsewhere...
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    Antagonizing patients--just a vent

    I have also seen this before in psych. I never could figure out what glory there was in winning a power struggle with a mentally ill patient. Just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
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    Owner of Home Health Kills 3 and commits suicide

    I don't find anything that gives info indicating this. All indications so far are that this guy became angry over an argument and then blew everyone in the argument away. Sounded like more of a sudden decision until I hear differently.
  7. Plus and also, I'm a little tired of the nursing motto that only nurses have had these huge responsibilities at work, and/or the responsibility for life and death, and that others simply don't understand these responsibilities. MANY of us have been in prior positions where we "get" it all too well. Perhaps some nurses need to leave the ivory tower mentality behind and realize that other fields can bring real strengths to nursing.
  8. It's a symptom of a very bad economy, to put that at rest. But, I suppose there are those of us who hope to specialize in something that will also use our former expertise. There are a lot of specialties in nursing. And while there may not be a shortage now, as the boomers hit (and this is beginning to happen) I think this may change. With government healthcare changing, I also think this may change. Maybe I'm just an optimist.
  9. Sadala

    Are you married sweetie?"

    You're so right. In those last five pics you can just skip straight to, "When are you due?" j/k
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    Are you married sweetie?"

    Meh. I don't really care that much. I'll answer. They're must making convo. Plus, we're in the south, it's kind of a thing. Not to mention that we ask them the same questions. I have pretty thick skin. The only thing I really get all het up about is when I am disappointed in myself. Otherwise, it's not my deal.
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    Poop in nursing

    Ha! Maybe she was joking around with you.
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    When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?

    Not only worthwhile, but mandatory where I come from.
  13. Ok - NOT giving legal advice. But. There is such a thing as student privacy. Not sure your emails can BE shared with others. Something to think about.
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    Alternative Therapies with Western medical model

    Yeah. I'm pretty much a cynic when it comes to various forms of woo. But... to each his or her own. Prove it to me empirically, and then I'll hop on board.
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    Recipes and snack ideas for school and clinicals

    I'll tell ya, every semester I am determined to bring my own meals and eat healthy, yadda yadda. And I always kind of fall down on the job part way through. But I really DO feel better during the times I am eating more healthy meals.
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    Difficulty of Science Portion

    If you will study and KNOW, hands down, the info in the TEAS prep manual then you should be good to go. I bought the manual and the two practice online tests. I did very well. Taking the online tests just helps give you a feel for how the actual proctored test will go in terms of timing, etc. The prep booklet gives you the info you need to learn/know in order to score well.
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