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BeatsPerMinute BSN, RN

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BeatsPerMinute has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

 

 

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  1. How do you decide what to do with a difficult charge nurse?

    Very fair point. I think my hesitation comes from the fact that she knows how to run the place and get things done - again, has many valuable traits.. She WILL complain about others and she has the upper hand in many areas. I have noticed that...
  2. How do you decide what to do with a difficult charge nurse?

    I really like this advice and I so appreciate your reply. For sure, the stand by silent approach has obvs not been working... This is very helpful feedback. This is the first time I've heard of the "drive by" approach and will def give it a go next t...
  3. How do you decide what to do with a difficult charge nurse?

    I'm confused. Could you expand on this and clarify what you mean by this?
  4. How do you decide what to do with a difficult charge nurse?

    Thank you for your response. Haven't made a decision yet. Thinking out loud: currently towards probably going to start by swinging back to director. .. doing a one step at a time sorta thing and see what happens then consider going to HR if things ge...
  5. How do you decide what to do with a difficult charge nurse?

    OK, I am going to make this very direct: I admit, fat but comment was petty. I'm frustrated. I'm human so just give me the benefit of the doubt here. I'm going to ask to not get too hung up on that and hear me out and the bigger picture. ...
  6. Kinda long - see the TL;Dr (too long, didn't read) sentence at the bottom of this post if it's long for you atm.. appreciate any helps! Hey, So, I could appreciate some feedback here... I'm an experienced ICU nurse (8yrs total) trying to f...
  7. Any Limitations To Bullying?

    I agree & sharing more info would allow people here to help you better with this situation..
  8. When Did Nursing Become a Contact Sport? | Life of a Nurse

    I've heard this too but its usually used on animals
  9. When Did Nursing Become a Contact Sport? | Life of a Nurse

    De-escalating techniques absolutely should be a first intervention. Unfortunately (at least in my current ICU) we have many patients who cannot be reasoned with. We have a lot of drug users and ETOH-ers these days. I am really considering learn...
  10. When Did Nursing Become a Contact Sport? | Life of a Nurse

    Abby and Wuzzie - noted. This week my hospital had us do a mandated safety training thing. It was real cute.
  11. When Did Nursing Become a Contact Sport? | Life of a Nurse

    Here's a story just from yesterday: I helped a fellow nurse get free from her patient's grip on her wrist. He was already in restraints. We're in the ICU. She was just trying to give a scheduled medication. this patient jumped at the oppor...
  12. Bedside Report

    100% !
  13. Bedside Report

    The whole "how hospitals want bedside shift report done" vs "reality" issue drives me freaking nuts... How many times has one experienced a someone interrupting you during report for another straw / glass of water / a bedpan / can we get up and move ...
  14. Quitting Before My Four Weeks Notice

    So, there are some things in your post that scream that you want validation... however that's not wrong. I think that sometimes we could use a little more validating each other in AllNurses... And I don't think some of the responses are 100% helpful....