sideshowstarlet BSN, RN

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    Burnt Out As A New Nurse

    This is more than burnout. The OP is being targeted.
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    Addendums

    Yeah, adding in that English is Nurse Jane's second language seems a little odd.
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    Addendums

    It sounds like Jane did the right thing in separating the residents. I probably would have elaborated in the note whether or not the female resident felt comfortable with the conversation, but then I don't have to chart in my second language. And at ...
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    Offensive Badge

    Preach! If the most concerning double standard your facility has is that physicians can wear political badges, but staff nurses can't, then you live a charmed life. My most recent hospital job had admin pulling some really shady stuff more than...
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    Addendums

    So, what was written in the addendum?
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    Addendums

    How does this addendum work? Is it something like you charting that you gave someone 2 Norco's at 1355 (5 minutes before the end of your shift) for pain 8/10, and then your manager writing an addendum at 1440 stating that patient's pain decreased to ...
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    Offensive Badge

    I believe that's a reference to the infamous "Alternative facts" statement made by Kellyanne Conway during an interview a few years ago. Basically, Kellyanne claimed the person she was defending didn't lie; they gave alternative facts.
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    Previous Jobs Not Giving Out References

    Do you all kind of take turns being charge where you work? If that's the case, it wouldn't be lying if your coworker reference said they were your charge nurse. After all, they are the charge nurse (I.e., your direct supervisor) sometimes.
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    Offensive Badge

    If you like. Oh no, did I just make myself an accessory to a crime?
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    Offensive Badge

    I suppose that's possible. But, if that's the case, why not just fire them and claim they were wearing a "hate symbol" to work?
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    Offensive Badge

    I appreciate you coming back and looking at things through fresh eyes. I think a unit with all of us working together would really be hopping.
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    Offensive Badge

    For the most part, I enjoy the nurses at this site more than I enjoy nurses I work with for the simple fact that I can choose whether or not to interact with people at AllNurses. While both coworkers and other site members have good and bad qualities...
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    Offensive Badge

    I think it's possible that the patient complained to someone else on your unit about your Trump badge. The person may or may not have been an actual manager. Somehow, the complaint didn't get passed on to you, so you continued to wear the badge. The ...
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    Offensive Badge

    I, of course, have no idea about such things, due to being as pure and innocent as a wide-eyed newborn's first virgin snowfall. But doesn't your first offense get you a verbal warning which is written down, essentially making it a written warning?
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    Offensive Badge

    I love this idea. I used to work with people who regularly tried to turn the nurses' station into a Trump rally. I'm not saying the OP is doing this, but the image made me laugh. Just leave the political badges at home. It's awkward enough wear...
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    Radonda Vaught Trial

    That's stupid. There should be no argument that RV should have her license revoked. I mean, if your incompetent driving killed someone, there would be no argument that your DL should be revoked. Tennessee BON should have acted more quickly on this. ...
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    Radonda Vaught Trial

    Exactly. RV failed, the BON failed, and the hospital failed. Did the BON give a reason as to why it took so long for them to actually investigate this? They need to held accountable as well.
  18. Approximately 10 months ago, I was offered PRN positions on not one, but two, units at my local hospital. So, I had two job titles: PRN Outpatient Behavioral Health RN and PRN RN Case Manager. As I found out in the job interview, the "outpatient" par...
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    Quitting My Job: Returning My ID Badge- Should I be Petty?

    Awww... I was just trying to bring some Karen energy to your picture of a Karen. I'll also admit that I was curious about who is managing Dave RN now. I'm glad you decided to stick around.
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    Quitting My Job: Returning My ID Badge- Should I be Petty?

    The DON is a blonde woman, as is the Assistant Director. I want to speak to your manager! To clarify, there is a Director and an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director is new to the role and the one I would interact with the most and the one...
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    Radonda Vaught Trial

    I didn't hear this before. 😲 Maybe she meant to administer Valium to the patient she was found to have given Versed to and neither she nor anyone at Vanderbilt realized the error. 🤯
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    Quitting My Job: Returning My ID Badge- Should I be Petty?

    I wish I had waited another month, then. They didn't have a computer I could use for the first month or so I was on that unit. And all of our documentation was done on computers. So I had to piece together my documentation a few minutes at a time whe...
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    Quitting My Job: Returning My ID Badge- Should I be Petty?

    This may sound crazy, but in the pre-Covid era, I used to want to write a novel or screenplay about a woman who was inspired to pretend to be a nurse after she, as a visitor, saved her husband's life while the husband was a patient in the ICU. She fa...
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    Quitting My Job: Returning My ID Badge- Should I be Petty?

    WOW! If I were to pretend to, for example, be an MD or a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I would do what I could to pretend to work and avoid drawing attention to myself. I suppose we can say that Bad Anus Nurse not only did the wrong thing, but also...
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    Quitting My Job: Returning My ID Badge- Should I be Petty?

    Bad Anus Nurse (love the name!) may have had a current license upon hire. She probably had her head so far up her own... anus that she forgot to renew it, and it may have been noticed during some sort of audit to prepare the hospital for some kind of...