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beckyboo1 has 30 years experience.

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  1. beckyboo1

    I Am A Sober Nurse, But Only for Today

    I am dealing with a family member in rehab as we speak and this gave me some insight into what that person could be feeling and how they could respond to those feelings. Thank you.
  2. Great article. I work in an outpatient endo center too. Only physicians do the procedures where I work. CRNAs give propofol for sedation and it works soooo much better than the old versed/fentanyl sedation. The only difference I see is that we don't use room air for inflation. We use CO2 which almost totally prevents the "toots" afterwards. The CO2 mostly reabsorbs in the system and the patient is much more comfortable post-procedure.
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    Ask Me If I'm Safe At Home

    Ruby, I remember reading about your first marriage before but I didn't realize what a nightmare you'd been through more recently. Thank God you finally got out! We as if ppl feel safe at home in our endo center but most patients make jokes about their dog or the gun they have at home. I need to make sure they understand how important asking this question can be. Thanks for much for sharing your story
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    Old Dog, New Tricks

    Thought I'd chime in here about change. I spent 30 years working in the same hospital with 27 of it as an LPN before I went back to school and became an RN. The past few years a lot of things changed in the hospital and I found myself unable to get off the unit I worked on. I finally bit the bullet and applied for a job in another town. I now work in an outpatient endoscopy center. What a huge adjustment with going from knowing pretty much everything about the unit I was on to working in GI which was never something I had done much of. I was scared to death but after >6 months at my new job, I totally love it! It was a great move (plus having weekends and holidays off is something I'd never experienced). Good luck to you Davey Do in whatever you decide but just know change can be just the thing you need.
  5. Sorry if this has already been posted. Utah Officer Fired For Arrest Of Nurse, Recorded On Video : The Two-Way : NPR
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    Finally Leaving Nursing...For Good!

    After 30 years of hospital nursing, I hit the wall. I no longer enjoyed pt care. I hate the politics, the lack of adequate staff. I took a leap and now work in an outpatient endoscopy facility. I love it!! No non stop call lights, screaming families, no foleys, no death. I feel better than I have in years. Plus...no weekends or holidays. I've never had a job I didn't work them. Good luck to you OP!
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    signs of a bad unit

    What is a virtual ICU? I'm not familiar with it.
  8. beckyboo1

    Quitting without a notice

    My thought is that yes, you can leave without notice but who is to say that down the road you won't decide to interview for another job and when you go for the interview, BAM, there is one of the managers from the place your ran out on, who has since taken a job with the company you want to work for.
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    COB rollcall

    Graduated LPN in 1987, finally went back and became an RN and finished in Dec 2014. All those years have been hospital years. I think I qualify as a COB!
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    So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?

    You all might think I'm weird but I like being the nurse when we have nothing left to do for the patient but keep them comfortable. I like making sure they have the right meds to ease their suffering, putting chapstick on their lips, coming their hair, rubbing their backs when turning them. Just feels like the least I can do at the end of life.
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    Jane Doe, RN, AAS, BSN, MSN, CCRN BFD

    I don't care if they put all those initials on there. I just have no clue what a lot of them even mean lol
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    When do going back to school STOP!!

    What exactly is a Method 3 LPN?
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    Esme welcome back!!!!

    So glad you're back Esme! We've missed you!
  14. beckyboo1

    Not Cut Out to Be a Nurse?

    Seems to me it's the NP with the problem, no you. As a medical assistant, you cannot be expected to anticipate treatments OR do patient education.
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    Liking members at AN

    Was wondering the same!
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    Liking members at AN

    For those curious about the Mockery of Nursing Thread, I had it bookmarked. Here's the link. Read on! lol https://allnurses.com/nurse-colleague-patient/the-mockery-of-674000-page105.html

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