Spritenurse1210 BSN, RN

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Spritenurse1210 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg.

Fun loving and Charismatic. I get along with a variety of people. Drop me a line sometime!!!

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    Administering pain meds to a sleeping pt

    I always educate the patient about which pain meds are scheduled and which ones they have to ask for. I wake patients up for scheduled pain medications. Depending on the reason the patient is on my floor is if I wake them up for prn pain meds. We get...
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    My nursing judgement call.....thoughts?

    I won't let her sway my judgement, since she freezes during true emergencies. Someone has to take charge.
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    Lots of young people on disability?

    I am not an er nurse but I see my share of free loaders who think we owe them something. I am sick of being ordered to wait on them hand and foot and not tell them what I think about their manipulative maladaptive patterns of behavior. I have see a l...
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    Nurse suicide follows infant tragedy

    I don't understand why they threw this woman under the bus. It could happen to any nurse so when I read this it really broke my heart.
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    Silly family members, Trix are for kids!

    Lady (or Mister), I am a nurse and not a magician. I wish I were, because then I could wave my wand and your butt would be out of here so I can actually provide care to my patient.
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    Anyone feel like their hospital/agency/employer is out to get them?

    I got a verbal counseling for not hanging blood in a timely manner. The kicker? I am not legally allowed to hang blood in my state. I had to hunt down an RN that was free to start the blood for me. The charge nurse had 4 people getting blood at on...
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    What do you pack in your lunch box?

    I have a hard time eating while at work because of stress, so I've taken to packing finger foods. They are usually light and easy to prepare . I also am a BIG fan of chocolate flavored Boost. Talk about a healthy chocolate fix! If it is a slow nig...
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    Hyperkalemia and order of meds

    I agree. If the K+ is high, and there is no arrythmias to correct, then you many not need the calcium and bicarb at all. Always look at your patient. I would do all of the above.
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    Sex in a LTC...is this ok?

    Hehehe. When I read this post I immediately thought of Chris Rock saying "there is NO sex in the Champaign Room!" All joking aside, In the LTC setting, you're basically working in their home. Sex is healthy, and if they are able to give consent I ...
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    School should help with boy's insulin pump, mom says

    dont they have a school nurse?
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    Do give up your seat for a doctor?

    I only give my seat to a doctor if I happened to be sitting in the dictation area of the nurse's station or to answer a call light. > I wouldn't have been very well liked in the old school days!!! The way I see it, I work harder.
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    verbal abuse from patient

    I had a guy like this before. He actually said that I wasn't doing what he wanted because he was black. (I'm white) I told him that I was following the doctor's orders and the facility's policy as well as the nurse state practice act. I told him...
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    Legitimate Pain or no?

    You're in the right, but there are also many factors to look at. She may very well be experiencing breakthrough pain. As you said, she has MS and Cancer. Since you're just a student at the moment, let this be a lesson to you in the future about adv...
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    Burned Out.

    The important thing is you applied yourself! Try the veterans association or usajobs.com
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    Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.