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studentnursemon86 has 8+ years experience and specializes in ER/Emergency Behavioral Health....

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    Engagement/Wedding Ring Question

    I should have specified. I'm afraid I will lose it at work. I wear it on my nights off. 😜
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    Engagement/Wedding Ring Question

    When I got engaged my husband went all out (unbeknownst to me) and bought me this beautiful ring with a high setting and Victorian etching. I love it! I don't wear it to work though. I found a simple claddagh ring and wear that. And I have a simple wedding band now. My beautiful ring sits in the safe because I'm afraid that I will lose it.
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    Is this normal?

    I think you hit the nail on the head. Two PCTs on my shift quit and we were short staffed to begin with. People shout orders from every direction and it is very hectic. I leave not knowing what I've done or how many patients I've cared for.
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    Is this normal?

    A few coworkers got in trouble recently for inappropriate behavior. That was about 2 months ago. Maybe that is in the back of my head and I'm afraid I may do or say something inadvertently to get in trouble as well. No one has made any complaints about me, to my knowledge and I try to keep it professional.
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    Is this normal?

    I've worked at my job for about 9 years as a patient care tech in the ER and I'm currently in nursing school. I think I may be burnt out and that's why I'm feeling the way I'm feeling. Every time I leave work I'm paranoid that I did it said something wrong that will get me in trouble/written up/fired. I don't know why. I take good care of my patients and help my nurses to the best of my ability. If I make a mistake I own up to it and fix it, but I still feel like I missed something every single time I leave work. Does anyone else feel like this? Maybe it is just stress from work and school.
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    Win $100! May 2015 Caption Contest

    This is what happens when you drink 5 Energy drinks and get furloughed half way through your shift.
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    Win $100! May 2015 Caption Contest

    He heard his next ambulance has an ETA of 10 minutes and he needed to poop.
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    Just want to celebrate!

    My second semester of my ADN has come to a close. Oh my, what a crazy first year of nursing school it has been. I have survived so far with a B in fundamentals and med surg surviving with a 3.0 GPA while working full time, and having to be on rifampin for latent TB as well as in and out of court for a family issue. I persevered and can say I overcame the obstacles. One more year left to bust my behind, but first, a summer of rest and relaxation (in between work)!
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    Disorganized clinical

    That's how ours is supposed to go. It is nice to see other schools doing away with going in the night before. So much can change in one night.
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    Disorganized clinical

    The school and curriculum are good. I like the unit. It is just me instructor that I am not a fan of at the moment. Every other instructor was great so far. As for being a go-getter. I was looking for my patient's chart which was MIA. Asked 3 people where it may have been and they told me outside the room. It wasn't there, at the nurse's station or in the patient's room. The nurse was too busy to give report since she was in the middle of a med pass, and I hadn't had access to their computer. So yeah, I'm. Not sure how I could know what meds the patient was on given the circumstances. All I knew about this patient was that they came in for wheezing on admission. Turned out, they had a long history and had come up from ICU the night before. Oh yeah, and we don't go to the clinical night before. We aren't allowed to: So there is no possible way I could know what their 7am meds were at that given moment. Later that day I got the SBAR sheet and report from the nurse, got vitals, assessed my patient, washed her hair for her, passed afternoon meds, talked to her about her extensive history, and checked her sugar q2h and maintained her insulin drip with the RN. If I'm allowed to be there on time I can get things done.
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    Disorganized clinical

    I hope not I just felt it was unprofessional to yell at me in front of the patient. I hadn't gotten report and was on the floor less than 10 minutes. He seemed to expect me to know everything the patient needed in that amount of time.
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    Disorganized clinical

    We have to meet at another part of the hospital and then go in as a group. If someone is late then it holds everyone up. We get there at 7am, nurses are already doing report by then. It was my first day on this unit and I received no orientation on where things were. I got to my patient room and the nurse was already passing meds. I agree that she shouldn't wait around. She is responsible for the patient at the end of the day. I'm just frustrated because I was reprimanded for not knowing my patient had 7am meds when we had just gotten to the unit, this was the first time I had this patient, and I didn't yet have access to the EMR to look up orders. How is that my fault to be yelled at?
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    Disorganized clinical

    What do you do when your clinical group and instructor are so disorganized? When you don't get to the floor in time for report and have to backtrack to get report on your patient and then are yelled at for being late for meds on it the second you get there. I am hoping it gets better from here. If I have a new patient I would like to at least get report and do somewhat of an assessment before giving meds. Anyone have advice for how to approach a completely disorganized clinical situation?
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    Calling a transgender patient an "it"

    Wow, it saddens me that there are people working in this field who lack compassion and respect. That is not only expected in health care, it is required. Maybe some people need to re evaluate their life and career choices.
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    Esme Needs Your Prayers

    Praying for Esme. Her posts have helped me out so much in my studies. Especially electrolytes and ABGs Please get well Esme, you are greatly missed! 😞
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    Calling a transgender patient an "it"

    This really upsets me. I prefer to treat all of my patients with dignity and respect. I may not personally approve of or understand their choices or beliefs, but I can at least respect them. I don't know how it feels to be transgender; just learning about it in class, it sounds like it is a terrible thing to go through (being trapped in a body you can't relate to physically or sexually.) We get transgender patients from time to time. I remember having to chaperone a pelvic for a transgender female who identifies as a male. He still had female genitalia and the nurse said she can't "look at that." I feel if someone identifies as a male, they should be called "him or he" and as a female should be called "her or she." Human beings are objects and should never be referred to as "it or that."