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bakerbakerRN has 22 years experience and specializes in OR.

Stay at home mom, still a nurse but I have the best hours-none

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  1. bakerbakerRN

    Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy

    I agree! I can't even begin to list all the issues that arise from advancing medical technology, allowing more and more people to continue to "live" past an event that 20 years ago they would have died and been buried from. I think that's why this Jahi case is so interesting and infuriating. Eventually, limits are going to have to be set and laws are going to have to be put in place to prevent hospitals and LTC facilities from filling up with the bodies of humans that shouldn't be there in the first place. I will be very angry if I don't have any closure with this thing. I hope to God this same thing doesn't have to happen over and over again before anything is done about it.
  2. bakerbakerRN

    Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy

    What is your intention of posting this article?
  3. bakerbakerRN

    Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy

    I spent 6 years in Home Health and Hospice and Hospice would definitely be my second love next to surgery. I feel particulary sad and infuriated at the same time that this family made a bad situation even worse by not accepting her brain death diagnosis. It's always been special and dear to me to see a family rally around a loved one in their final hours and feel the love between the family members in those last moments. This is professional and personal experience. One of my favorite stories is when my husband's grandmother was taken off life support and passed, I helped the nurses in ICU prepare her body for viewing and my sister-in-law, who was not a nurse asked if she could help too. A few weeks later she told me she had been thinking over and over about that night and decided to go to nursing school and now she is an LPN. It's very powerful and I'm upset that this family wasn't able to have special memories like this.
  4. bakerbakerRN

    Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy

    This may interest you, Yemayah. I was one of six students in the career mobility program for LPN/AD to BSN in school. We were in a "perspectives on disabilities" class with first year nursing students who did not have any nursing experience. The class was asked to divide with those who favored assisted suicide or would show some "pros" for it and the rest against it. The 6 nurses and I were the only ones out of the class that had "pros" for it and many of the new students were appalled that we would even consider it. I guess it's because we had enough experience with patients who were suffering and accepted that someone would want a dignified death rather than continue to suffer. Luckily, Jahi is not suffering, but the rest of the family is. As a nurse, I HATE to see anyone suffer and I believe that this family continues to suffer because of their own fault for not letting her go in December.
  5. bakerbakerRN

    Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)

    end of a long, busy, stressful day in the OR....last case of the day and everyone is tired and grumpy. The room is very quiet with only the sound of some John Mayer and the beep beep of the heart monitor when this circulator sneezes and accidentally farts (loudly). Needless to say, it lightened the mood of the room and picked up the tempo of the surgery and we came up with a new word....a SNART.
  6. bakerbakerRN

    Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)

    Discharging a patient home, I put her overweight body in too small of a wheelchair and she starts yelling when the wheels start rubbing the sides of the chair, friction causing it to burn her hips. She was a good sport and we both laughed!
  7. bakerbakerRN

    Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)

    House sit for a co-worker and steal her jewelry and electronics and pawn them because you have a spending problem and not enough money. Get caught and have a felony theft and "false declaration in pawn" and not report it to the state BON when renewing your license and then get caught lying to the BON and lose your license. Stupid Nurse tricks!!!! I guess I was the stupid nurse for trusting her to housesit.
  8. bakerbakerRN

    "Just" a CNA?!

    I feel for you. You may find that some work environments are like this while others are not. I initially worked in a county hospital where this wasn't an issue at all. I was an LPN at the time and relocated to a larger city and the hospital I worked at there was cut-throat about titles. Eventually I finished school and became an RN and moved back home to work in the hospital where we were all a team once again.
  9. bakerbakerRN

    February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    Mr Jones was thirsty when he asked the busy nurse for a boost.
  10. bakerbakerRN

    February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    I was thinking of something else when I asked for a "pick me up"
  11. bakerbakerRN

    February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    Nurse Smith was a too little preoccupied with her upcoming yearly evaluation and salary increase.
  12. bakerbakerRN

    February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    Mr. Jones realized having a clean set of sheets was a very uplifting experience.
  13. bakerbakerRN

    Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy

    How interesting! This could explain why she wasn't taken back for post op control of bleeding and the grandmother's statement of a drip the nurses weren't familiar with. I've always felt that the family did something to cause the bleeding by not following post-op orders considering their "rules don't apply to us" behavior we've all seen in the media. I've always assumed they did feed her and didn't follow the voice rest order and worsened the matter by inexperienced people suctioning her and probably more. But recently, I've come across Hanlon's Razor, which says- Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
  14. bakerbakerRN

    Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy

    Yemayah-who are you? You say you are a social worker, but not in the medical field. I can't help but wonder how closely tied you are to this family. Everyone one of your comments are defending their unpopular, entitled, ignorant "beliefs" and actions. I can guarantee you this affects EVERYONE from now on. Anyone who is a child, parent, sibling, nurse, doctor, chef, student, janitor etc. will be affected by this. This situation will change state's laws and hospital's policies and procedures and insurance company's definition of death and workplace rules and regulations for anyone with a family or a heartbeat. Mark my words, everyone is just waiting for Jahi's heart to stop and be able to say "see......we were right" and then things will be set in motion to prevent this kind of circus from happening again.
  15. bakerbakerRN

    Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy

    So according to Byrne, Jahi's soul is trapped in a silent foot twitching organized mass of cells, tissue and organs....To stay there indeterminately imprisoned until a miracle occurs and she wakes up and jumps out of bed or someone "kills" her by unplugging the vent. This guy is a joke and an embarrassment to the medical profession. It makes me feel even worse for the poor girl.
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