T-Bird78

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  1. Danskos and inserts

    I finally got to see the podiatrist (only had to wait 2 weeks because of our staffing issues) and she gave me orthotic inserts. I had to buy new shoes since Dansko insoles aren’t removable. I’v got stretching exercises and a foot ball roller to do BI...
  2. Why are people's generic avatars a set of lungs?

    I was wondering the same thing. LOL.
  3. Danskos and inserts

    I called a podiatrist and their first available is Friday, which I can’t take off due to short staffing issues, so I go in two weeks for their next available slot. I’ve worn Danskos for 10 years and they were wonderful at first. I’d tried wearing m...
  4. Danskos and inserts

    Hey, all! I wear Danskos and have worn them for years, getting a new pair every year or so. They’re only for work and not worn out around town or on weekends. Anyway, after ignoring my own advice, I googled my foot pain and have decided I have plant...
  5. Some people just won’t listen. My aunt, uncle, and cousin were very anti-mask and even turned around and drove home after driving 2 hours to go somewhere and found out masks were required to enter. The place had some available for $2.00, and the two ...
  6. Should I go for my LPN or RN?

    I’m an LPN going on 15 years and if I’d known then what I know now, I never would have stopped. If you do choose LPN, check into a bridge program so you can get some work experience. LPN’s are vastly overlooked and our opportunities are much fewer t...
  7. Ah, the diminished PPE and supplies. I remember each office in my healthcare system being allocated ONE tub of disinfectant wipes at a time. ONE. My location alone has 8 exam rooms, 2 procedure rooms, two clean/dirty/processing rooms, 2 specialized ...
  8. Microvascular Thrombosis in the Bowel- Is There a Covid Connection?

    What about an increase in appendicitis in kids post COVID? My 9-year-old was diagnosed with COVID in late January, for the second time (he had it last March also), and nine days later we were back in the ED and he was diagnosed with appendicitis and...
  9. Nurses Calming the Chaos of Conflict- Part 2

    I am really struggling with this right now. I’m the senior clinical staff member on top of being the most experienced in general, especially in our specialty. I have a new coworker, been with us 3 weeks, and she knows everything. She’s only worked p...
  10. Actually, yes I have. I’m also “just an LPN” so I get that too. Anyway, I’ve only worked ambulatory my entire career because I wanted my evenings/weekends/holidays off to be with my kids. There was a comment on this site years ago that directly said...
  11. Those Who Have Left Nursing

    I know this is an old post, but I’m taking a medical coding course online through a major local university. It’s a professional certification program and we test for our CPC if we pass the class. I’m done with nursing after a few years of wrestling w...
  12. New coworker who knows it all

    How do you handle a new coworker who apparently knows EVERYTHING? She’s a CMA (medical assistant) who came from only primary care and peds, and we’re a surgical specialist. She’s still doing things the way primary does with their intake, even though...
  13. Epic HIPAA violation

    I had a CMA get fired for accessing her dad’s chart to check some test results. He was not a pt of our office so there was no reason for any of us to access his chart period. If we’re working and a relative comes in for an appointment, we can not eve...
  14. Will I lose my new job because I'm pregnant?

    Congrats to you both and good luck!! My employer hired TWO pregnant women within a month of each other, both knew they were pregnant upon being hired, and both due within 6 weeks of each other, both for clinical positions. It got rather interesting ...
  15. Resident Thinks I’m A Fake Nurse

    Oh, you’ll hear that frequently LOL. I work in ambulatory care, so when people find out I’m a nurse and they ask what hospital, you can see their facial expression fall when I tell them which doctor’s office I work for and they say “Oh, sorry”. I’m a...