quickkarma

quickkarma ADN, BSN

Private Duty, Case management, Rehab/TCU, Med-surg
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quickkarma has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in Private Duty, Case management, Rehab/TCU, Med-surg.

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  1. Questions for getting started in this specialty

    Thank you for your response-this is helpful information! I just started a new job as a licensed school nurse; coming in at the peak of covid has not been fun, but I love working with the kids. (I do keep asking myself why I left my good paying job? b...
  2. Peri-care without gloves?

    I have seen it in home care. I sure do appreciate the perspective of our older nurses who have seen the changes in health care through the years! I would bring my own gloves for peri-care if none are provided. I live in a cold state and regularly hav...
  3. Writing “poop” is unprofessional?

    ?After 18 years of experience, she has earned the right to use the word poop on Christmas Eve!? "Oh poop, I'm working another holiday away from my family." Like another said, if this manager has the time to write her up for this, the rest of the unit...
  4. Writing “poop” is unprofessional?

    I remembered another: in mid 2020-at the heart of xxxx-show, I charted that a pt's sp cath output looked like a Tequila Sunrise in a bag. No one said anything to me. Chart what you see; chart what you hear. At least you didn't say, nasty, disgusting,...
  5. Writing “poop” is unprofessional?

    I have been sick with a cold for 6 days. I am enjoying reading these posts! I was scolded once for documenting that a properly staffed shift would have prevented this fall. Oh man was the DON pissed. What was in place before the fall; what was in pla...
  6. Switching from nurse to daycare teacher??

    I just want to say that I understand, truly. I've been a nurse for 7 years. I am strangely burned out on caring. I just accepted a school nurse job & I hope it brings me more sanity. Have you considered pediatric home care? One kiddo at a time, p...
  7. Hello! I'm curious how you all got started in camp nursing? Start in your own state? Part time Summer gig along side another job? Did you obtain licenses in other states? Insight into this? Is it easy to get hired for the first camp nurse job? D...
  8. Anybody else dealing with pertussis?

    Please explain this further. Otherwise, No. The non-seroconversion causes the infection, or the rate of that particular person's immune response causes this. NOTE: Pertussis IgM and IgA antibodies will usually only be present a short time after vacc...
  9. Anybody else dealing with pertussis?

    Exactly. But the same holds true. I believe TEACHING is part of the solution. Masks should be sent home with all new borns and parents should be told to wear one or ask people to wear one if they are coughing. You can immunize all you want; your body...
  10. Anybody else dealing with pertussis?

    This is a minor rant, some facts, and mostly on topic: I think it is important to remember Biology and immune response. Memory B cells live in the lymphatic system, and live a long time. Memory B cells cannot be detected by examining your blood, i.e....
  11. I'm curious how many facilities out there have the nurses carry the cordless land-line phone and answer calls coming in during their entire shift through med pass, cares, etc. One can imagine how many calls come in in a day. It is however split betwe...
  12. Is this a normal patient load for one nurse?

    Well, interestingly, I logged in to ask a similar question. I think this job of yours sounds exhausting and sounds like a heavy load to me. I've got day shift 1:15 ratio, sub acute TCU where the cart nurses handle all incoming phone calls during thei...
  13. How old is too old to become a new RN?

    I graduated 2 years ago and a fellow nursing peer was 57. She is working and making a nice salary with an ADN! She is only a few years younger than you-then by the time you would graduate. Yes, it might depend on how quickly you get into your program...
  14. Hello all: I am in the process of switching jobs to a Transitional care Unit after a couple of years working in private duty nursing. I have had non-nursing, fast paced jobs within facilities in recent years, so am not too concerned about the pace. I...
  15. PDN and boundaries

    I am curious of others opinions on private duty nursing and the extensive boundary crossing that is seen in this type of setting. I've seen it all, gifts, vacationing together, planned lunches, visiting while on maternity leave. Both sides-family and...