Tomascz ASN, RN

Wound care; CMSRN

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Tomascz has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Wound care; CMSRN.

Late life career change to lifelong dream.

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    Can I file a complaint against a facility

    "If you didn't chart it, it didn't happen". So if nothing happened, how do I chart that? You make a pointless, but factually true entry and sign it. This is another example of why hospitals and other care facilities don't have the nursing staff the...
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    Leaving a first job during orientation

    You can not take care of 8 Med Surg pts at a time safely. They're in the hospital because they are acutely ill and they are not inherently stable. If one crashes, you might get lucky and do what's necessary to get backup and get the pt out of trouble...
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    Wrong Department?

    Get out of there as fast as you can. It's your "manager" that sux. If you're not comfortable w your skill level, get training. My best preceptors had at least 20 yrs or more. They didn't get their confidence by whining to someone pretending to be a m...
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    Shift Nurses Post-Pandemic

    The action that needs to be taken is to get "profit" out of "healthcare", and I'm not talking about wages for time spent. You can call it private enterprise or capitalism or whatever you want, but any part of the system that simply exists to extrac...
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    Shift Nurses Post-Pandemic

    Well put. For some reason I've become increasingly unable to keep a civil tongue in my head in the face of this kind of naked ignorance/avarice/opportunism at the expense of people who've been giving their all for the last few years.
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    Shift Nurses Post-Pandemic

    I could tell he wasn't an RN right off the bat. Basically what he's describing is Gig work for nurses; like Uber or Lyft or pizza delivery. As far as these guys are concerned, we're all interchangeable; indistinguishable cogs in a corporate machine. ...
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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    Doesn't look like we're going to get the reproduction rate of Covid under Ro1. Woulda been nice. So called "herd immunity" doesn't actually occur until the disease stops spreading, which is to say; when the transmission rate drops under Ro1 through ...
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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    2 initial 21+ days apart (turns out now not to have been optimum) and a booster 6 mo's later.
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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    If we had a cheap accurate and fast dipstick for this it would solve a lot of problems. And yes, I am not unaware of the weirdness. Some days I just want to walk away. I did for 10 months until I could get at least a little bit of a leg up. I know ...
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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    The problem is you work with sick people who pose a lot of risk, to you and everyone else. If you've had Covid and you're doing OK now, good onya, but you have no right to expose others as an unprotected carrier. That's where good PPE and diligent in...
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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    She's not and you know she's not. X % of the general population are at no, or very little risk, of death from this stupid bug. y% are. Do you know who they are? You want to bet their lives? Is that how you treat your patients? Part of X [x] wil...
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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    I don't know Flo. Either it's your attitude or my lack of time, but none of what you "quoted" as support for your "argument" was actually authored by me (except "I tend to think that there are a lot more than two sides to this argument. The battle l...
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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    I think we're on a big a*s learning curve in an environment where there are as many opinions as there are cell phones and laptops and a very small percentage of those think critically or are particularly educated about the ins and outs of Math, Scie...
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    RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    >90% = Greater than. Can't be lower than 90%. Chronic lung is accounted for in the Docs assessment (assessed prior to acceptance by licensed provider, ie. FNP. MD, PA etc.) Falling sats are generally indicative of progression of pulmonary inflam...
  15. That is just so 2015 Gary. A lot has happened since then, but have it your way. I heard the Pope, who has been vaccinated, and is by all accounts well educated, has come out against mRNA vaccines based on some snippet of knowledge he acquired from ...