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Deebuzz

Deebuzz BSN, RN

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  1. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Your emotional, physical and mental health will suffer along with your family life. I have finally decided to leave the bedside and I've never felt so happy. At only 25 I felt like I was going to be stuck in this state for the rest of my working life but I found the courage to finally make the decision that saved my health and my marriage. I went into nursing with the intention of helping people and being the one to make a difference to those who may feel hopeless. All my intentions were quickly shut down when I started working on the floor. We deal with some unappreciative, sarcastic, rude, and egotistical (patients, family members, physicians, coworkers, and managers). There is no care in nursing just bottom-line concerns. My first nursing job was ok, I worked in ND at the time, I moved to FL and that gave me the green light to officially leave floor nursing. I hate the anxious feeling before every shift, the nagging family members, pts who are rude self-entitled, coworkers who throw each other under the bus, physicians who disregard concerns, and a whole lot of other things I can elaborate about that is just downright awful. I'm glad to say my degree didn't completely go to waste as I am now an RN case manager. I believe being away from the bedside will renew my interest. I refuse to live a day dreading having to go to work, nursing has literally changed how I respond to people before I use to smile at everyone now I walk past people with my face looking like a pit bull ready to bite. Whenever someone would tell me to smile I thought, "Wow I have changed for the worst" I refuse to be a martyr for this profession. Taking care of myself is more important than risking it for people who **** on theirs.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Deebuzz

    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.
  10. Deebuzz

    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.
  11. Deebuzz

    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.
  12. 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
  13. Deebuzz

    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
  14. Deebuzz

    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 ********,
  15. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    Yes I would but on a different level, I won't be providing direct patient care. I don't mind going the the motions of dealing with people. I hate the direct contact I have with nasty patients who don't give a crap about their health and family members in my face at the bedside asking a million questions as if I have time to sit and talk and counsel them. CM is a different perspective so I'm hoping I'll like it.
  16. Deebuzz

    Leaving Bedside Nursing

    I come home miserable most days that I work and just want to go to bed in a very depressed state. My husband hates that I bring that negative energy home. There is always that 1 or 2 patients that really tug on your heart and you feel a sense of purpose however the dissatisfaction far outweighs those feelings.
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