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twinmommy+2 ADN, BSN

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twinmommy+2 is a ADN, BSN and specializes in ED.

Currently ER nurse with the Veteran's Affairs. Attending Liberty University in the Master's of Nursing Administration program.

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  1. twinmommy+2

    Depression + Anxiety as a Nurse

    I have PTSD, generalized anxiety, and major depression. It wasn't until I found my current job that I really felt at home and don't suffer from it mostly at work. If you find your niche, you'll find your confidence to beat back the anxiety.
  2. We don't hold off when the patient is calm and non-threatening, and we do strip the ones with tattoos and leather jackets if they are threatening self harm, harming others, or are wanting detox. Its standard practice because anything and everything can be brought in without us knowing about it. We routinely find knives under our psych bed after an unsuspecting nurse allows them to have some belongings.
  3. Just finishing up a MSN in Nursing Administration. Wondering if there is any benefit to also having a Masters in Healthcare Administration vs a DNP? I would like to make myself more marketable.
  4. twinmommy+2

    Nurse bringing child to work

    My idea of compassion is when my husband's hip was surgically glued back together, leaving me to beg for friends to babysit my four children. They all came through and I was able to get my shifts done. I would do the same for a coworker...away from work. That...is...compassion. I also LOVE the idea of 24/7 daycare at healthcare facilities. It would create a much better working environment when you don't have to worry about where your child will be, less call outs.
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    Nurse bringing child to work

    I am compassionate towards my coworkers. That being said...the child should not be at work. If something happens like a fire, she is going to be going to her child instead of her patients who need her. Infectious disease? I remember when one of the floors was infected with norovirus it was disgusting. Would have been easily picked up and traveled about by a child. Then think about a violent patient finding them. Not all of our patients are without criminal records. We care for more sexual offenders than we realize. Just not a safe place at all for a child.
  6. twinmommy+2

    Nursing Smells You Love?

    I like the smell of tape
  7. twinmommy+2

    Spouse of nurse

    What was unrealistic was when my husband did not work more than occasional part-time, we were struggling, had no ambition for education, and was not actively pursuing full-time work. That happened for many years but I told myself that he did have a severe auto accident where they had to rebuild his hip and he was in pain doing what he was used to doing. Thankfully now, he is working full time and pulls overtime when it is available. But he still does not make near what I make. Do I fault him for this ... no. He is making a huge effort toward the family finances compared to what he did in the past. Not everyone is ready for a college education. Give him praise for what he is able to contribute. There are some people who go into a marriage and tell their future spouse that they have expectations for them to be the breadwinner. I give them credit for being honest in the beginning even though I don't think this will set up a couple for a long-lasting relationship especially when hard times hit. I don't think this is an expectation one should have after being married though if it was not an expectation before now.
  8. twinmommy+2

    Cleaning patients after bowel movements.

    300lbs isn't bad. When you get one that is pushing 450lbs, and can't help you turn it becomes a problem
  9. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2019/08/30/clarksburg-va-homicides-rankle-veterans-west-virginia-community/2161324001/
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    I hope he is okay.

    I was on my way to work when I was about to turn into the campus I came upon a pedestrian laying in the road surrounded by people and one car with damage on the hood. So I stopped and assessed the man. Unconscious but still had a strong pulse and was breathing adequately so I decided not to move him until more help arrived. The woman near me on the phone with 911 told me to back off that the operator told her not to move him, told me twice. So I just told her to back off and stay on the phone, since that was what she was good at. Our paramedics came out quickly and handed me a pair of gloves so we could control his c-spine and get him loaded up. Apparently some time between that time and when I drove into work he coded and they life flighted him out. I never did hear how he did but trauma codes don't generally end well. I always wished to find out.
  11. Unless you have a LVN or CNA certification/license you can't put that beside your name.
  12. twinmommy+2

    I don't want to do it

    Can you retire earlier than that?
  13. twinmommy+2

    Wise One Liners

    Asystole is a stable rhythm. Anything else is apt for change. "Thats a DSP" day shift problem. "Aww bless his heart". Said by muah when about to intubate the nether region of a man, and the wife said don't laugh but he's small. Indeed, he was and said the above. Didn't laugh though.
  14. twinmommy+2

    Should I divorce my husband

    Wow! Way more shocked about what the hospital did. Divorce the hospital not the husband.
  15. twinmommy+2

    Losing job due to injury

    Missed that part
  16. twinmommy+2

    Losing job due to injury

    If I were in your situation, I would apply for FMLA and for short term disability (if you have that in your insurance package). The FMLA will allow you to keep your job for 12 weeks of unpaid leave after your sick time is used up which may help as long as you have enough time all together. The short term disability I think usually lasts for 6 months to keep the bills paid. I hope this helps!
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