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FolksBtrippin BSN, RN

Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health
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FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

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  1. FolksBtrippin

    Unprofessional Clinical Educator.. What would you do?

    I agree with JKL generally on this. However, I find it better to tell people what I want them to do, rather than what I don't want them to do. I just think it's more effective. And I think Been There's idea of asking for an email is better. You need to check your email once a shift though. I would not really call this behavior unprofessional. I think this is just the minor stuff that comes up between people who work together in different roles, and we should try to communicate our needs without stepping on people's toes as best as we can.
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    Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    Amen to this. Many (not all) workplaces are extremely degrading to our profession.
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    Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    Its not happening because of a lack of social skills on the part of the new grad. Try again.
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    When To Just Not Go Back For The Next Shift...

    I had to walk away with no notice after 8 days. Simply walked in, gave my letter of resignation to the supervisor and walked out. It had to be done. If you do it, make sure you tell them you're leaving. You keep it off your resume and move on.
  5. Is she able to use the menstrual pads she uses at home? I also agree with JKL33 that you aren't obliged to allow the bedpan. And if she can ambulate, that would be my focus, to just get rid of it entirely.
  6. Well. Thanks for reading all my posts. You may be my first fan.
  7. Well... my post was mostly a joke. But I'll respond anyway and tell you that I respect your opinion. It's an opinion. My opinion is that there are certain circumstances where a simple DNR should not be honored. Like when an HCP has done something to cause the code to happen in the first place. You don't get to die on an operating table just because you don't want to be resuscitated. That's my opinion. You don't get to die choking on a chicken bone that I fed you. Decisions to "pull the plug" are different and can be made later. Not every situation really counts as a natural death. And I am also telling you that there are plenty of times that DNRs are not followed for those reasons and others and that is not an opinion but a fact. Lastly, I will say that if you are at end of life, you should create a POLST, which is a detailed directive (not just a DNR) and a doctor or NP order and should always be honored under every circumstance. Because it actually considers the circumstances.
  8. That was fast Davey!
  9. Interesting... that was not an option for my grandmother, and my mom (also an RN) kind of had a fit about it. But I thought it was fair. I actually do not think it is a violation of patient autonomy. If you die during surgery, and your team doesn't try to save you, I think that's wrong. And I think if you're unwilling to let your team save your life if you code during a traumatic event they planned, then you aren't really appropriate to have the procedure done. No medical professional should have to take that on.
  10. I don't think you really understand what a DNR/DNI is. It doesn't mean that you won't be resuscitated or incubated under any circumstances. If you were at end of life you could have a POLST, which is a different thing. A DNR doesn't apply if for example: you went under anesthesia to get your tubes tied and then you had a weird reaction and they had to intubate you. The people doing your tubal ligation don't have to be responsible for your death just because you'd like to be a DNR. You have rights and so does your surgeon. Or in a freak accident. Let's say you slipped in some powerful poop on your unit, cracked your head on the vending machine that was devoid of sodas due to coworkers hoarding them and then a great horned people eating eagle swooped in through the open window on your unit and attacked you. The smarter nurse manager than you can't just be like... oh... girlfriend's a DNR. Just let the eagle eat her. Or wait... you can shoo the eagle out but no compressions for Bellsy. No, no, no.
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    Student found using RN,BSN behind their name

    Girl how did you not get my joke?! It's like you don't even know me. How many years have we been doin this?
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    Bit Off More Than I Can Chew

    Call HR and ask them if you will be eligible for rehire if you give notice. They'll tell you.
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    Have you ever requested a patient be removed from your workload?

    If you say it's not sexist then it's not sexist. It might have been. Some women internalize a feeling that men are smarter and know more than them. It's pretty common. I still think there's something you're not saying. It's my hunch and I know my strengths. 😉
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    Have you ever requested a patient be removed from your workload?

    Or... maybe you just really dislike this patient. Stop beating around the bush and tell us what the problem is.
  15. FolksBtrippin

    Have you ever requested a patient be removed from your workload?

    There are some good reasons to remove yourself as the nurse. Maybe its because I work in Psych, but here are some I can think of: The patient is in love with you or has another boundary issue that he or she does not have with another nurse. You know the patient outside of work and feel that it would be a conflict. Your reason does not seem to me to be a good one. If you think the other nurse (manager?) Is clinically more competent or smarter or has better skills then you should ask his advice. Also, I feel like you are beating around the bush. What is really going on here? What do you really think the problem is? Are you thinking that your coworkers are being neglectful and not sending legitimate problems to the ER? Or do you think you are overdoing the ER because of a lack of confidence?
  16. I sincerely apologize for offending you. What I mean is, that in my state (and it sounds like yours also) you're not going to be asked to give a covid vaccine unless you have specifically signed up to do that. If you are opposed to giving the covid vaccine for any reason, you wouldn't sign up to do it. Therefore the question of whether or not a nurse should be allowed to refuse to give the vaccine seems to me to be a pointless discussion. I feel like we have enough real problems that deserve thought and discussion in nursing. Too many really. So I think that it is a waste of our time and energy to invent problems to discuss.