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gonzo1 ASN, RN

ED, ICU, PSYCH, PP, CEN
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gonzo1 has 19 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ED, ICU, PSYCH, PP, CEN.

Physical Therapy Assistant prior to nursing.

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    Exhausted from Covid

    Thanks for all the advice. After talking to my PCP today I went home and sent an email to my immediate supervisor and HR. I did something I never imagined doing, but I wrote a nice short email thanking them for the time I worked there and stating I...
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    Exhausted from Covid

    Fortunately I can afford to quit. And I can always get another job if circumstances change drastically. Honestly, I'm looking for permission to just call in and say I quit. I stepped down from ICU a couple of months ago and took an easier job with...
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    Exhausted from Covid

    20 year nurse, working full time ICU during Covid. I'm emotionally and physically exhausted. Wanted to do FMLA for a break but got a lot of pushback. Now I just want to quit and never go back. So lost as to how to proceed. I have almost perfect a...
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    weaning drips

    a little update: As a result of information gained on this post, our ICU has put me in charge of bringing in BIS monitoring to the unit. Allnurses doing what it does best, improving the lives of nurses and patients. Thanks to all
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    I'm a sexless nurse, part 2

    When doing something like placing a foley, it's always a good idea to have another person in the room in case you need help holding legs etc. I always offer to do the foleys on women (I'm female) because I don't want my fellow male nurses to be put ...
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    Are you exhausted?

    Thanks to everyone for helping me know I'm not alone and am having normal feelings after such a huge and sad work change for the last year. I was beginning to think there was something horribly wrong with me. Fortunately I work in a hospital ...
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    Are you exhausted?

    Thank you for your input. I feel for you, as a CNA you truly work harder than I do. We have seen so much sadness this last year. We are finally able to take vacation time, so I have about 12 days off in April and then again in June. It just...
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    allnurses bleed

    I have spent so much time on this site at different points in my life that my husband once said he would divorce me if I didn't stop it. I stopped for about 2 weeks and then had to go and tell him I couldn't live without All Nurses. Fortunately...
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    Are you exhausted?

    I've been working Covid ICU since the pandemic began. At first it was terrifying, but we all got somewhat used to it. Some staff caught it, but everyone recovered well. We've seen more people die this year than in 20 years of nursing. It is so tiri...
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    weaning drips

    Thanks to everyone for their input. That is the beauty of Allnurses. In response to passingas (cute name). It really wasn't necessary to be harsh, as I have been a nurse for 18 years. We were having a discussion at work on the finer points of wea...
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    weaning drips

    Thank you for the information. Still so much to learn
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    weaning drips

    I have a pt on Levo, Nimbex, Propofol and Fentanyl. I was trying weaning the Nimbex down very slowly, and then I went down on the fentanyl from like 50 to 40. So day shift comes in and says you can't wean sedation when someone is on Nimbex. I post...
  13. I've been an Allnurses member for almost 16 years. It has been a second home to me, where I can find answers and support from fellow nurses. I'm also no stranger to mental health issues and the devastation that can follow. I always felt that the l...
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    What's it like in the VIP wing of a hospital?

    Thanks, but I'll just stay in the homeless patients wing.
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    getting bodily fluids on scrubs

    I was helping a very frail, fragile elderly man and he was unfortunately undressed, and confused and peed on my head. Fortunately I have very short hair and a quick shampoo in the bathroom made me feel new again. It's not an easy job we have someti...