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Disabled and in a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy. Been a patient many times in the hospital for operations to help me walk, ALWAYS had great nurses...This made me develop respect for nurses.. You all rock!!! :)

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  1. Wheels28

    Sen. Maureen Walsh Response to Backlash

    Just a patient--- I was very offended to hear the comments about “playing cards.” She obviously doesn’t have a clue. I have been a patient many times and have never witnessed such a thing, what I have witnessed was nurses hardly sitting down, often running around like crazy people trying to do their job with an unrealistic workload. I’ve saw them comfort patients who were going through a rough time, and family members who just lost a loved one. Your profession has 3 million members any profession that has that many MUST be important. When tragedy happens, nurses are on the front lines ready to go and help the sick and injured. I’ll never understand why your profession doesn’t get the respect it so deserves, you see things and do things that many people could not do. Just know you have patients who respect and are grateful for people like you. You all rock!
  2. Just a patient---As a big supporter/fan of nurses it's upsetting to read stuff like this, she was just doing her job protecting the patient, and this guy goes crazy on her, glad she's ok. I hope she gets a nice settlement and he goes to jail. Sadly he will probably get just probation. It's scary he would do that to anyone especially a woman when other people are around him. Stay strong nurses!
  3. Wheels28

    Exciting Changes Coming To allnurses

    I hope all nurses users will always have the option of always being anonymous, part of the reason why I think this site is successful is because people can come on this site and vent anonymously. I would hate for that to change.
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    Just a patient- How sad nurses are being treated like this. I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair and I have always been respectful towards staff. The only thing I ever thought I was "entitled" to was good care and friendly staff. It's a shame most people don't feel that way, it's also sad that reimbursement is based mostly on customer service and not the care provided. I have found by being nice and respectful, staff is willing to do extra stuff if they have the time. Anytime my family visited me they were respectful as well. Being respectful and kind cost nothing and is easy to do, it's a shame people don't hand it out too often. Always remember you have patients who respect and appreciate the work you do!
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    Too ugly to be a nurse..?!?

    Just a patient--- You sound like you are being way too hard on yourself. I'm disabled due cerebral palsy and in a wheelchair, I have been in the hospital many times, and I have to say I have NEVER judged a nurse or CNA or any staff on their appearance, I judge them on how knowledgeable they were, if they were friendly ect... I've had some nurses who were not the best looking in the room but were great at their job and I would request them whenever I was in the hospital because they took such good care of me. If someone doesn't want you as their nurse based on your looks that says a lot about THEM as a person, because it's what's inside that matters. Give me a knowledgeable, friendly nurse that is "ugly" looking, over one that looks like a model and doesn't know what they are doing is mean and ignores my call light any day. I have also noticed that some of the ladies who think they are ugly, are the most prettiest in the room in more ways than one. I know it's easier than done but don't pick yourself a part you'll drive yourself crazy, focus on positive stuff about yourself and (I'm sure there are many). Remember smarts and personality matter the most to MOST people. Give nursing a try if you think you'll enjoy it, if not you might regret it later. Hope this helps.
  6. Wheels28

    Dropping the "Nurse Card"?

    I wish I could like the post above a 100x.. There no reason to talk and drive, nothing is that important. The person talking on the phone won't be any good to the person on the other end if they are in jail or pass away from an accident. A few months ago I witnessed someone in the car beside me texting while driving, I was thinking to myself what so important they can't pull or wait. Cell phones have taken over our lives, long before we somehow managed to live life. Some will make the argument times have changed,have they really? or have we just been conditioned to think we need everything NOW? Smartphones were designed to be addictive, that tells you everything need to know right there.
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    Miserable nurses

    Just a patient- as others have said, this nurse very well may have just been having a bad day. Wanting her fired is a bit over the top. I have had experiences (thankfully not many in the hospital) in life where workers were rude but I never wanted them fired. I just let it go. We all have bad days. It stings when someone projects their anger on you, unfortunately that's how some people deal with things or if they have had enough and need a break. I had a nurse who cared for me right after my operation, when I called and asked for my urinal (I couldn't reach it) she was very snippy with me, used a very nasty tone, but about 15 minutes later without me even calling her, she entered the room and asked if I was done. She told me she wanted apologize for the way she acted a few minutes ago, I accepted. I later found out (she told me) she was going through a separation and had a five year old daughter who was very upset that mommy and daddy don't live together anymore and it hurt her to see her daughter so upset. She told me "I'm normally very friendly and happy and a bit of a push over but this really got me today" I understood. I had her for 2 shifts after that and she was a great nurse and friendly. My point is you never know what someone is going through. I'm sure it wasn't easy for my nurse to apologize but I bet that made her feel better knowing that I wasn't upset with her or worst wanted her fired. I'm very easy going, but I have my days as well.
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    Patient's "right" to abuse nurses...I need your opinion

    Just a patient- No a patient has no right to abuse you. Your job is hard enough you don't need abuse added to it. I'm disabled due to cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair and have been in the hospital many times. I never "ordered" around or abused staff. I knew at a young age if I wanted people to help me when I needed it, I had to be respectful, and have patience, by doing so I never had a shortage of help when I needed it. (Go figure) It's a shame others don't feel/think the same way. To be honest I think it was very nice of you to spend extra time with her after treating you like that. I don't think I could have done that. Always remember you have patients who respect and appreciate the work you do for them.
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    what did I get myself into

    Just a patient---- Don't give up, this is still all new to you and will take some time to get use too, just like with anything new you will get more comfortable as time goes on. Whenever you have a bad shift, always remember that there are patients who respect and admire the work you do. Thank-You for doing what you do!
  10. Wheels28

    Good thoughts please!

    Always happy to support a nurse... Sending positive vibes your way!!
  11. Just a patient-- As others have said its whoever is back there, whenever I got sick and more than one nurse was helping clean me up, whoever was behind me at the time would give it. I saw a nurse behind me hold out her hand as my nurse entered the room and sometimes they would just hand it to them and they gave it. I guess they were too focused on making me feel better than who was assigned to me. It's nice to know it's no big deal for a nurse to give them, I was always embarrassed when I had to get one, I felt bad for the nurse when she had to do it, I even asked once if I could give it myself, her reply "Nah this is why they pay me the big bucks" I always thought they were they just saying that to make me feel better, now I know they were not. Sometimes a patient forgets nurses do stuff like this so often it's no big deal to them. As a nurse once told me "It's not what's best or easiest for the nurse, but what is best the patient" She told me this because I would always say whatever is easiest for you--I never want to be a difficult patient. I learned a little secret that day, a "difficult" patient to a nurse is usually one who is nasty to them.
  12. Wheels28

    Nurses Attacked by Patient

    Something like this not only affects the person attacked, but their entire family. I could see a child holding on to their mom's leg as they go out the door not wanting them to leave, because someone could hurt them. I know if I was married and this happened to my wife, I would want to hold her in my arms and never let her go, I could imagine those nurses' husbands/ boyfriends feel the same way. Because of one person and their actions many people have their lives changed forever. That's why it's important to never walk away from your partner angry, because you never know if it will be the last time you see them. Chances are it was so petty and you will regret it later if something happens.
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    Nurses Attacked by Patient

    That video was hard to watch, how scary it must have been for those nurses. I don't blame them for running. I would have run, well wheeled like thunder to get out of there too. I hope they make a quick recovery, sending positive vibes their way.
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    Devastated on First Write Up

    Just a patient but---Sounds like you were being pulled in many ways at once, Mistakes happen. Don't be too hard on yourself, at least you caught it and admitted to it, that says a lot about you. It irks me how much nurses are over worked. I wonder what has to happen for staffing ratios to change to a safe level. I hope everything turns out ok for you. Always remember you are a nurse and you rock!!
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    Needed to vent

    Just a patient, but I wouldn't let a strangers rude comments get you down. YOU know the knowledge and skills you possess, you make difference in the lives of others, not many people can say that. If I had seen you, I would have thanked you for what you do. I'm disabled due to cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair to get around, and nurses have helped me so such throughout my life, because of this I respect and really admire them. I'll say what SHOULD have been said to you.... "Thanks for doing what you do, Nurses Rock!!"

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