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Deebuzz BSN, RN

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  1. Deebuzz

    Am I being a baby?

    Yes you need to get out of that place. Sadly this is becoming a reality in nursing where we have multi disciplinary teams yet the nurse is responsible for everything. PT, RT,OT all work with pts but it is the nurse who needs to troubleshoot everything and responsible for the general overall care. Organizations are looking to make money and will weed out where they can, if nurses can draw blood then there goes a phlebotomist too. We are expected to do more with less. If I could go back I wouldn't have gone into nursing. Sorry for my rant OP but u get it!
  2. Deebuzz

    Am I being a baby?

    I work prn at a similar place and it is the absolute worst when your patients are so dependent and you have to do everything. We have Pca but no phlebotomist, most of these pts veins are so exhausted it takes 2-3 nurses to draw blood. Our pt ratio is 5-1 on night shift, I literally do not take a break for the entire 12 hrs due to charting and total pt care. Thankfully it's only prn and I dont have to go in schedule. I'm trying to get the hell out of healthcare altogether, this field will leave you crazy.
  3. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    I have a right to defend my decision as to why I do not like floor nursing, people can agree or disagree this is a discussion. That does not bother me. I don't need nor seek sympathy. I know what works for me and floor nursing doesn't. If you love it then great! But as for myself, let me have my own opinion.
  4. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Home health CM is going to be another endeavor. If I don't like it then I'll just have to move on. That's fine. I'm going with an open mind.
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    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    I will be doing CM for a home health agency. Currently I work on a tele floor and pt ratio is anywhere from 6-8 per nurse with only 2-3 pca on a 35 bed unit. I feel I never get time to do anything but my timed tasks which is giving meds because I just don't have time for anything else. With the level of acuity pt ratio should not exceed 5. Turnover is very high on our floor and you just don't know what you will get once you go to work. There's always something additional to be done but with less resources. I quite frankly am sick of this and do not wish to continue with even applying to another hospital as this if the general environment in floor nursing.
  6. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    I will be doing CM for a home health agency. Currently I work on a tele floor and pt ratio is anywhere from 6-8 per nurse with only 2-3 pca on a 35 bed unit. I feel I never get time to do anything but my timed tasks which is giving meds because I just don't have time for anything else. With the level of acuity pt ratio should not exceed 5. Turnover is very high on our floor and you just don't know what you will get once you go to work. There's always something additional to be done but with less resources. I quite frankly am sick of this and do not wish to continue with even applying to another hospital as this if the general environment in floor nursing.
  7. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Hello dear, as you can tell from this thread there are those that understand your point of view and those who are so negative that they shldve left this CARING profession long ago. Unfortunately, I've been around many coworkers who were just downright mean and rude. I tried to understand their pov as we all have so much on our plate. I do believe that we need to be intentional In our actions to treat eachother with respect no matter what the situation is. Unfortunately, In nursing lots of your coworkers will Intentionnaly be nasty.
  8. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    My feelings exactly. People come to the hospital for health care and life saving measures. Why the heck should we have to deviate from that to entertain, make sure the toast is done just right and fill up their water pitcher as soon as they call.
  9. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Thank you for your support 😀.This is is the attitude of 80% of people I've worked with as a nurse. Rude, nasty and sarcastic. I'm glad these people work in environments where they have zero unrealistic demands placed on them. Maybe some of these negative posters should have taken a hint and left nursing awhile ago because this is the same negativity I don't want to become my personality and reality.
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    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Thank you guys for the support but I'm so flabbergasted as to some of the responses. This is a discussion board and usually you can agree or disagree but for those of you who are negative this is exactly the reason nursing is declining and will continue to do so. Why do we have to be so negative? Why do nurses eat their young? Why should that even be a phrase in our profession? To all my Florence nightingales out there, great job y'all I'm glad you never had to worked short staffed, take unsafe patient load, always be on time for every single minuscule pt/family request, dealt with some lazy and rude coworkers who find great joy throwing eachother under the bus. If I wanted to be in bedside I would stay and be just as miserable as some of you with the negative posts. My health and happiness is far to important to me.
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    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Ruby Vee or should I say Florence nightingale. First of all I was making a general thought of what bedside nursing is for me in my current situation if you don't agree you could've kept on scrolling or don't comment at all..people like you are what we don't need, yes you can disagree but to state your own negativity based on my own personal situation is ridiculous. Ones like you are exactly the type I do not want to deal with on a daily basis..we all know nursing is a tough job and rather than just stating why you disagree you are negative and nasty. You have proven my point on why no one respects this profession. Just like a crab in a bucket trying to bring the other down who's trying to get out.
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    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Ruby Vee or should I say Florence nightingale. First of all I was making a general thought of what bedside nursing is for me in my current situation if you don't agree you could've kept on scrolling or don't comment at all..people like you are what we don't need, yes you can disagree but to state your own negativity based on my own personal situation is ridiculous. Ones like you are exactly the type I do not want to deal with on a daily basis..we all know nursing is a tough job and rather than just stating why you disagree you are negative and nasty. You have proven my point on why no one respects this profession. Just like a crab in a bucket trying to bring the other down who's trying to get out.
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    Stressed out after 2 years in the ED - HELP!

    I've been a nurse for 1.5 years and I could not wait to get out of the hospital. I did PCU, oncology, and tele and all were pretty miserable most times with tele being the absolute worst. I felt after just a year and a half its way to early to be burned out but there I was having anxiety attacks and sleepless nights prior to going to work. I applied for RN case manager and will be starting that pretty soon. I'm open to change and will try to make this work. I am hoping I can do this for maybe two years as I want to switch careers. Nursing is a miserable profession and as far as I can see will probably get worst due to stupid HCHAPS.
  14. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    I am not playing the blame game in regards to my marriage but if I stay at the bedside it will put a strain in our relationship. Different people have different coping mechanisms. I just so happen to let the negativity affect my mood at times. Wished I could help it but I can't. I dont think it necessary to seek medical advice as my physical and mental well being is intact, I just have no time for BS and as long as there are choices I'll make the one that's best for me. Life's too short to get up feeling like crap each day
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    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    My ultimate goal is to get out completely. It's just so sad to see..while at work all my coworkers can talk about is how unhappy they are and how burnt out their becoming. Plenty nurses on my floor at taking antidepressants. No ma'am I will not go down that road. If you have a job that makes you have to rely on chemically dealing with your stress then something is seriously wrong. HCHAPS is ruining floor nursing. Nursing is declining as a profession and no one respects us. Unless we band together and take a stand things will only go south as hospital move to improve reimbursements thru hotel-like treatment. Pts come to the hospital to get better, not to be treated like they're at the Hilton. Management makes pts and families feel like they have a right to demand things not essential to pt care..I'm just sick of this foolishness and don't want to spend another minute as primary care floor nurse
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    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    I'm fine dealing with my patients because I really do love some of them, I usually wear a brave face and I don't show my unhappiness when I'm around families or patients. I do believe in keeping a professional demeanor even when I'm fed up. What irks me is the fact that no matter where I go the pt ratio is 6-7 to 1 nurse and I am suppose to treat people as if they are my only pt. If the aid can't answer the call light and I'm in another room that pt has to wait. When management does rounding the pts all complaint how we are not responsive to their call lights, well no **** 35 beds, 5 nurses, 2 aids..I tell my pts that if we are not responsive there is a reason as in we are very busy in other rooms and will get to them when we can. The hospital makes them feel like they are in a hotel and yet don't have the staff to treat them as such, my md's call back like 5-7 hours later on a tele floor, this is crazy!!! Things other disciplines can call the dr for, they call the nurse to tell you to call the dr. I'm just so sick of this crap and it's only going to get worst as the years go by with this HCHAPS ********,
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