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I ran a small jewelry business, went to school, worked as a lawyer, now reaching the high point of my working life by becoming a nurse.

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  1. SeattleJess

    Should I resign and drop out of school?

    Worrying is praying for something you don't want. You don't say the effect on your resident. Howe badly was he hurt? What did you do in response? Hopefully you took appropriate action to care for your resident after the accident. Admit you made a mistake, say what you learned from it and don't give up. I have seen some mistakes made bigger than yours. I'm sure you will never do that again. Watch Galaxy Quest and repeat "Never give up! Never surrender!"
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    Really need help with electrolytes and fluids

    There will be other more critical problems long before the bones are involved! Calcium blocks sodium channels and inhibits depolarization of nerve and muscle fibers; low calcium levels lower the threshold for depolarization. Remember the symptoms with "CATS go numb"- Convulsions, Arrhythmias, Tetany and numbness/parasthesias in hands, feet, around mouth and lips.
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    Would You Report Me for This?

    Still... if I were a family member and I observed a practice directed at another resident, I might have concerns for my family member. And I'm not so sure I want to live in a world where I would blow off a potential harm to someone who was not a family member. After all, the person didn't know what drug was being administered.
  4. SeattleJess

    Accept Your Limitations, Embrace Your Abilities

    EXCELLENT! You identified the key issues on study and set out a clear path to solving them. Sadly, my nursing program will not allow recording lectures. Why, I have NO idea. It would help so much to be able to listen to the lecture again on the long drive home and while I am writing out my (visual) notes. Any suggestions?
  5. SeattleJess

    Why is it so hard to get A's?

    True and true. You are really cheating yourself by taking organic before you understand chemistry basics. I'm also surprised this was allowed; chemistry was a prerequisite at every college I attended.
  6. SeattleJess

    Why is it so hard to get A's?

    I got my 4.0 in my prereqs and my 3.8 in nursing school by making my life "all about school and nothing else." Not everyone needs to do this, as I've learned from reading posts on AllNurses, but most of us who get the high grades and don't have a photographic memory and/or natural brilliance do it by working. Hard. Most of the day. And then when break time comes, THEN we binge-watch Netflix and sleep!
  7. SeattleJess

    Disgusting Icky Stickies: Nurse Protect Yourself

    I am SO SORRY this happened to you! Thank you for sharing your experience to remind us of how easy it is to get or to spread infection.
  8. SeattleJess

    "Job Filled".... What?

    This seems to be a regular practice, especially in government jobs. My husband has taken many days off to apply for a position with the city over the years. It has ALWAYS been filled by someone in-house. I saw this happen when I worked for the state. Of course, most supervisors are smart enough to maintain a solid shield. I was even invited to sit on a three-person panel for one interview. Interesting experience, but I knew it meant the kiss of death for the applicant as I was the only union member in the unit and an outsider to the supervisor's little buddy group. It looks good, though, to include everyone in the decision making process! Every system has its inefficiencies and ways around its loftier goals, I guess...
  9. SeattleJess

    Should I give up scrubs?

  10. SeattleJess

    The Ship Is Sinking

    And sometimes that is several more nails in the coffin! What's that they say about "Loose lips sink ships?" And "Loose lips sink sinking ships even faster?" Please don't get into useless conversations that can and will only be used against you. Maybe a better chat can be had with a job counselor.
  11. SeattleJess

    The Ship Is Sinking

    I cannot like this enough. LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!
  12. SeattleJess

    The Ship Is Sinking

    Absolute truth! Also, there is HAVING a legal right and there is ENFORCING a legal right. These are most definitely NOT the same thing. Believe me, you do not want the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation in these situations. Please be very, very, very careful discussing anything related to labor rights or actions at work or online. You sound like you are perhaps in the denial stage of grieving for your former job. Do NOT hang on, hoping you alone can change an institution. You can't. You can, however, ruin your physical and mental health. Take your wonderfulness to somewhere that appreciates you! (Hopefully, somewhere close to me where students could desperately use a nurse who wants to precept students.)
  13. Argggh! Argggh! MAKE IT STOP!!!
  14. SeattleJess

    The Gift I Didn't Want to Give

    Thank you for the profound teaching you shared. It takes enormous strength for most of us, I think, to get over ourselves when confronted with anger and to focus on the clients' needs that are beneath. You are an inspiration for this important healing function. Thank you!
  15. SeattleJess

    Nurse Slang Yo!

    Happy birthday! How glorious to be young, strong and in possession of all your senses! Revel in it. By the way, I think your response showed diplomacy and a healthy sense of self. You will do well, I suspect, in the healthcare world of ego clashes!
  16. SeattleJess

    How I feel about group projects...

    This is a brilliant use of "just the facts, ma'am."

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