Shenanigans

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Shenanigans has 9 years experience as a RN.

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  1. One of *those* nurses....

    Thanks for the advice, people! I got pulled into the manager's office and she was rather annoyed that I had a union rep and that the rep didn't take cr@p. Its almost like people there think I'm just going to roll over. I actually thought the manag...
  2. So my heart broke when I saw this patient....

    Sometimes you just gotta do things like that. We really need as nurses to try and knock some of this PC BS on the head, its getting in the way of being humans and showing compassion. Let the doctors do their staring down their nose at people, let u...
  3. One of *those* nurses....

    Annnnd its finally happened. I've finally seen what so many had warned me about and so many complain about. The nastiness that can weasle its way into our nursing teams. Long and short of it, there's a particular nurse on my ward who is very nasty, s...
  4. Are we not allowed to discuss patient cases at all?

    I think its important, and cathartic to discuss certain patients, though its gotta be done with respect to their privacy, of course. A lecturer was telling me once how she overheard a conversation in teh supermarket where two nurses were discusing a...
  5. unbelievable... in today's world

    Down under in most places its the phelbotomists who wear gloves when drawing blood, always, but nurses... not so much! At training and where I"ve worked, they tend to say "well, wear them if you have cuts or scratches on your hands... and you should ...
  6. Cost of UK rego

    I'm starting the long and drawn out process of trying to get some work in the UK. I'm going through an agency, or investigating it as I've never travelled before, so just need a little extra assist in that big wide world - strangely, (although the ag...
  7. I've been in conversation with an Agency, Contiental Travel Nurse, anyone dealt with them? They seem friendly and knowledgable and their perks seem good. Any other agencies I could look at? Anyone done this? Any advice? And I was wondering how much ...
  8. How does your facility deal with fetal demise?

    In my country, across all major public hospitals, and probably most private ones, we have a lot of focus on cultural sensitivity and allowing individuals to express their faith/culture as they see fit. Parents are offered the remains of the foetus, a...
  9. Start new job soon in burns

    I'm just finishing my new grad year, anyway, I managed to get a job in one of the better burn's units in my country. I've seen a few burns in my student years and as outlies on the wards I worked in, is there anything I need to know, like any advice ...
  10. Are nurses allowed to claim vaccination exemptions?

    Where I work they offer the flu vax free. They encourage it with a huge swag of chocolates and other such diabetic inducing foods to the ward who gets the most staff vaxd. I was told "NO" by both my boss and the vaccinator because of my allergies. ...
  11. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?

    My flat mate just reminded me of something I saw that was just as foul. Pt with diabetes, non-compliant with meds, DNA, usual sort of thing, he ended up with necrotising facitisis (sp) on his penis of all places. The infection was so bad it had eate...
  12. "Twins By Surprise"

    I'm one of these nurses who thinks "infection control" a lot. Sure, there's antibotics, but I saw a doco about home births in my home country and there was a woman who gave birth in a really dirty looking house!! Not to mention all the other above me...
  13. The strangest thing you've ever seen on an x-ray?

    One of those old styled rounded prosthetic eyes up the backside. We didn't know it was that until it was removed. One girl found out her friend was cheating with her boyfriend, so she took her cell phone intending to "foul it up a bit" and inserted ...
  14. Funny things that pts say

    This is a bit of a rude one. A 21 year old chap on the ortho ward, who was residing in a six bed room asked me, straight faced and seriously, "do you think it'd be weird if I wanked off in here?" After the initial thought of "W...T....F...?" I said "...
  15. Clothing issues/malfunctions.

    Our uniforms aren't exactly the most well made. You know nurses tape? The white stuff we use on pretty much everything? I have a big wad of it holding the underside of my sleeve to the torso of the top. And one night I crotched down to check a suctio...