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macawake MSN

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macawake has 14 years experience as a MSN.

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  1. Healthy Skin is In! Keep Melanoma Out! | Knowledge Is Power

    OP, thank you for shining a light on this vitally important topic. I spend a lot of time outdoors; walking, running and hiking. I always apply sunscreen. I have since my early twenties, before that it was basically only when going to the ...
  2. I don’t know why I’m responding to your post since I have a feeling that you are attempting to bait posters. But this is getting old. OP starts threads, asking for posters’ thoughts. People share their thoughts in response to OP’s request. OP is free...
  3. Oh SilverBells… Me thinks that you need to recalibrate your selfishness thermostat/gauge/thingamabob 😂 I doubt you could find a single poster who actually thinks it’s selfish to take one week off. Especially not after having read your OP where you de...
  4. Okay, I’ll bite. This might sound like an unkind reply to your question but it’s not intended as such. My thoughts are that if I ever found myself in a situation where I felt the need to start dozens of threads regarding workplace drama, conflicts, s...
  5. Best tips for counting respirations ??

    Hi there! I applaud your conscientiousness and desire to be as accurate as possible. If I understood your post correctly, a coworker said you were wrong to count the respiratory rate as 17 in the described scenario, and that you should have noted an ...
  6. Why is there a shortage of pediatric nurses?

    You guys, this is rediculous.. As a femail I must admit that I am somewhat dissappointed. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273303242_Gender_Differences_in_Spelling_Achievement_in_Grades_1_Through_6
  7. Daylight Savings - Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

    It makes a huge difference. You do different things during different times of the day. Like sleep or be awake 😉 I normally work nights but during the pandemic I’ve been working day shifts for several months in a row. I worked days from October t...
  8. Daylight Savings - Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

    Me too❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 (<— yes, that is how much I love it). I have to wait another two weeks, and I can’t wait.. Perhaps you have to live in the same zip code as the North Pole, like I do, to fully appreciate how much happiness Daylight Savi...
  9. When Delegation is Unsuccessful

    Healthcare is a 24/7 gig. Following up lab results and making sure that patients or residents get the correct medication is the responsibility of every shift. You shouldn’t have to delegate to someone to check lab results and orders. That’s the respo...
  10. Have you ever given a ride to and from work for your colleagues?

    That’s absolutely true, assuming it is all real. But as I’ve mentioned before, these tales of never-ending drama really strain credulity. Oh my.. All these older women throwing themselves at you. First in elevators and now this… Howeve...
  11. So am I. I do worry (a bit) that it could possibly be one or two weeks premature. Time will tell. As of Thursday some 87%-88% of all aged 65 and older had received their third booster shot (for over 18s it’s ~51%). Before Wednesday next week, the num...
  12. None of us know each other in real life and it’s impossible to know everything about each other, but it is possible to draw at least some conclusions from what posters choose to write and in this specific case about understand some things regarding y...
  13. That’s horrible. As a nurse I have a legal obligation to notify my employer if I witness something that poses a serious threat to patients; illness, injury or death. My employer then has a legal obligation to make a report to an agency that is respon...
  14. Lots of things really, big and small. We write reports on many different areas. Patient safety, staff working conditions and even environmental issues. I wrote one that made the department switch to a more environmentallly friendly dishwasing liquid....
  15. I can completely understand why you wouldn’t write things up if nothing ever comes of it. It sounds as if your organization might be more hierarchical than mine. Mine is rather flat. What first happens when I submit a report is that I get an aut...