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CaffeinePOQ4HPRN has 10 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN.

BA in History MA in Political Science, Nursing Diploma & RPN License, BScN & RN License

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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    I LIKE this idea! Do you think maybe we can organize a petition or mobilize for this somehow using this platform via Allnurses.com.... is that allowed?
  2. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Jesus ******* christ. Who is this little snitch tattle tailing on nurses who are simply advocating for safety? I didn't see a username for the person who said this: That is simply nasty behaviour, not to mention simple-minded. The OP embodied everything that has gone wrong with our profession with their thinly veiled threat. Whomever this user OP is, do you realize nurses continue to get sick and many have died of COVID-19 due to a lack of PPE? If we use logic...1+1=2... and, if more nurses continue to get sick and die there will be less of us to take care of the public. Ensuring the safety of nurses ensures public safety....
  3. Whether you're a LPN/RPN, RN, or NP student...I'd just like to get an international perspective of what is going on with everyone's respective in-person practicums. When will you be attending your next in-person practicum? Have any of your Spring/Summer in-person practicums been cancelled? If so, have your respective schools informed you of what their contingency plan is yet? Have you heard any messaging about deferral of in-person practicum to another semester/calendar year?
  4. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Any RN student clinicals cancelled because of COVID-19?

    Would you mind letting me know which school you're attending? PM me if possible, thanks!
  5. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Any RN student clinicals cancelled because of COVID-19?

    You're attending in-person practicums?
  6. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Any RN student clinicals cancelled because of COVID-19?

    Would you mind sharing which school you are with?
  7. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Unreasonable Risks are not part of the job

    Once again, I said this . Our sad profession deteriorates every passing year, and the esteem it once held just isn't there anymore. We're all catalysts to this deterioration, and low morale. All nurses will continue to be disrespected because we can't seem to respect each other, nor give each other recognition where it's due. So, why should the public respect us when we're not united? A united front would be the only way to address, and one day ameliorate the issues our profession faces. LPN/RPN, RN, NP... we're ALL qualified nurses! The bullcrap rankism needs to stop. We're in the middle of a freaking PANDEMIC and people are squabbling about titles and taking digs at diploma nurses?! This is NOT productive, it's pathetic.... it's also a common baseline for most horizontal violence and bullying. Is this what you want our profession to look like? Is this the toxic environment you'd like to work in? I'm both a RPN and a RN-BScN. And I'd like to mention that more than 50% of my classmates in the Practical Nursing program had baccalaureate degrees in another discipline before becoming RPNs (myself included). So, all this crap about LPNs/RPNs bing less qualified because they don't have "university preparation" is, well....FALSE! After studying to become both and RPN and RN, I can assure you we study from exactly the same textbooks, we cover the same material, we learn the same "generalist" skills. The only difference is RPNs study for 2 years, RNs traditionally used to study for 4 years (unless they're in a compressed program) and cover more depth. Does this make them better for bedside? Not necessarily. The ability to digest /process information is only as good as a person's ability to apply it to real life scenarios. Anyone trying to diminnish the value of LPN/RPNs can take their insecurity elsewhere.
  8. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    ...And, probably thinks the earth is flat too
  9. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Some agencies seem to be behaving this way...not only that they own your license, but that they own YOU. I'm prepared to refuse to work if I'm not provided with proper PPE. I have the same human rights as those lovely non-compliance types who are refusing to wash their hands or practise physical distancing. If the hospital wants me to risk my safety, they can provide PPE. Otherwise, they will have to physically drag me into work, like this:
  10. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Oh gawd, that video is both sweet and incredibly heartbreaking
  11. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Afraid of dying

    I think it's good to remember that other places don't manage things the same way as in the Netherlands....So, people have valid reasons for being scared. For example, where I live nurses are being denied PPE, and because testing kits are in short-supply they are not testing all front-line staff (and are forcing staff to work) although they may be exhibiting some early/minor symptoms. I can't say I agree with Dutch authorities' decision to not impose movement restrictions. I think that is huge mistake.
  12. Please share your strategies, tips, tricks for engaging the community to be compliant with public health measures related to Covid-19. I'm trying my best and have scoured resources to help myself on this... but, I'm still having a really challenging time with non-compliant people. Please help!
  13. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    You've served society with 30 solid years. That is remarkable! IMO, stay home.
  14. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    I don't blame them at all... I'm working bedside during this, and our system/professional bodies/regulatory colleges have failed and abandoned us. I wouldn't even think less of anyone who walked away from the bedside or the profession at this point. After a while of being treated worse than a dog, people burn out, compassion fatigue sets in, people physically start to fall apart, the human spirit breaks... Nurses are not slaves. We are willing to help, all we ask is for safety measures and consideration.
  15. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Afraid of dying

    You are not alone. Personally, my emotions oscillate between feeling completely helpless and hope. Last night, I facetimed with a friend who is an ER doctors. We both broke down in tears at the state of things. Plus, everyone is extremely tired. So, that doesn't help. I revised my personal advance directives for medical care and end-of-life care just in case something happens to me. My advice which is helping me pull through, I hope some of it will help you is this...when you feel helpless, do not feel this way alone! Virtually stay connected with professional peers and talk it out, get enough sleep, drink enough water, get a little exercise, call friends and family, watch something silly to distract and decompress...sometimes, you need a breather and little break from our current reality. KEEP WELL!
  16. CaffeinePOQ4HPRN

    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    His fears are not unwarranted. I recognize your feeling hurt, and I understand why but I would say try to think of the bigger picture... we can't let our personal needs for say physical connection or closeness take precedence over public health needs. Try to connect with your boyfriend via social media (ex. Facetime) as often as possible. You can use Netflixparty.com to have movie dates--I've been using it and it's actually a lot of fun. It's not a comfortable place to be in but we all have to adapt to this new "normal", albeit uncomfortable, way of life. Personally, I have physically distanced myself from all of my friends and family. It's the responsible thing to do.
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