Kitiger RN

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    JTube Clog/Splash

    Washing down GT or JT meds with formula is another way to clog up the tube. Use water.
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    JTube Clog/Splash

    It's unlikely you will catch anything. Still, you should report it.
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    Join my journey

    Your GI doc doesn't like artificial sweetener like Splenda? Why is it bad? I use probably 2 to 3 tsp Splenda/day, in my coffee.
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    My Coworkers are Driving Me Nuts

    I work private duty home care. My peeve? The nurse who arrives 15 to 20 minutes late . . . every shift! We don't have enough nurses in home care, and the parents don't want to lose a nurse who at least works part of the shifts. And the nurse doe...
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    Said No Nurse Ever

    That almost guarantees a quiet night . . . Said No Nurse Ever.
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    Patient Died in ER lobby

    Even if I were capable of working ER, I wouldn't work here. Hospital responds to reports patient died in ER lobby waiting to be seen
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    Join my journey

    I hope it all goes well.
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    Kathy Visits the Psychiatrist: Part 2

    The doctor used to hand me a prescription that I read, and then took to the pharmacy. I liked the fact that I could read it and say something right away if it was wrong or incomplete. Oh well, the times, they are achanging. Changed, actually. 🙃
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    Join my journey

    I've been meeting with a friend to go walking once a week - last time we finished up in the pool at her condo. 😊 It's hard to find a day to walk, as my work schedule varies so much. My friend is retired, but she has a lot of social activities going o...
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    Thursday June 23 2022

    When I worked as an aide in a nursing home - that was back in '74! - I remember the night nurse would mess up a drawer filled with pencils, paperclips, erasers, etc. and she would ask our little wanderer if she would help straighten things up. It kep...
  11. Our NICU is very good at grouping care so as to allow the little ones to sleep. They also do what they can to decrease excess stimulation from other areas of the room. Are adult ICUs doing the same?
  12. It sounds like a nightmare. I respect you for doing what you can to help her. I would be exhausted, too. I assume you have pulled in what help you can get through Senior Services, etc.?
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    Patient Died in ER lobby

    What I'm hearing is that part of the problem is that hospitals have not done enough to retain nurses, and that ER fills up when there are not enough nurses on the hospital floors to care for the new admits. Then, when the hospital tries to muzzle the...
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    Kathy Visits the Psychiatrist: Part 2

    When the orders are electronic and wrong, it's harder to fix after the fact. I learned the hard way to read the orders on the discharge paper before I leave the exam room. But even then, the electronic order is sometimes different.
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    Patient Died in ER lobby

    I am, too.
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    Patient Died in ER lobby

    I agree with you that alert and oriented adults can make choices, and their actions have consequences (like losing access to care.) I just wanted to be clear - as you were - that mentally incompetent patients don't face the same consequences. We...
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    January 6 Select Committee

    Yeah. Some in my own family think that way, and - since they know that they are right - they can't hear me. They listen; we don't fight. But they can't hear. I just don't get it.
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    Emergency

    Sending hugs and hope for better healing. I'm glad you have the support that you need.
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    Patient Died in ER lobby

    So everyone starts out with the right to access healthcare, but if they abuse or mistreat the healthcare workers, they lose that access. Their actions have consequences. If we're talking about alert and oriented adults, then I agree. When ...
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    Petty office environment

    Have you called them to ask about getting assigned to a case? In my area, we don't have enough nurses to fully staff our homes. Maybe they feel that you are ghosting them.
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    Patient Died in ER lobby

    It's interesting to hear about experiences on both sides. I've been hearing about ER waits of 4 to 8 hours for a room, because there are not enough nurses to fully staff the hospital. Even in home care, where I work, we don't have enough nurses. The ...
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    January 6 Select Committee

    That's where I learned the meaning of "explicative deleted"!
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    Said No Nurse Ever

    Of course I'll be glad to work almost minimum wage so the hospital's 6-figure Bigwigs can have their yearly bonuses. They NEED that money to make ends meet . . . Said no nurse ever!
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    Truth vs. myths

    -I was taught in nursing school that the hospital probably would defend me against a common enemy, but - after the trial - the hospital just might turn around and sue ME.