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hawaiicarl BSN, RN

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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to Emergent in Help. Input. Agree. Disagree. Thoughts.   
    Would you worry so much about a glass of milk or tray of food? 
    You are overthinking this IMO. Enteric feeding is not a sterile procedure. 
     
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from TriciaJ, RN in S & M Nurses   
    My initial thought was isn't being a masochist like a nursing pre-requisite? Then I remembered this
     
    I guess there are some sadists in the field as well.
     
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from TriciaJ, RN in S & M Nurses   
    Haha I used to work at West Edmonton Mall back in the 80s
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to DaniannaRN in Unvaccinated Boy in Oregon gets Tetanus   
    I know my opinion may not be very popular, but those parents, and other anti-vaxxers, should have their kids removed and vaccinated by the state.  If you are willing to put your kids thru tetanus, polio, etc, then you don't deserve to have them.  There are lots of kids who can't have vaccines due to health issues/allergies.  So they depend on everyone else being vaccinated.  
    I had german measles and chicken pox as a kid.  I had whooping cough as an adult.  My parents were not anti-vaxx, they just didn't follow up on all the shots I needed.  I was miserable and suffering.  When I had whooping cough, I though I was going to die, I couldn't catch my breath when coughing.  Why on earth would a parent willingly do that to their kids?  I would rather have a kid with autism than a dead kid.
    These "parents" should not have even been given the choice to refuse the second dtap.  It should have been given.  But unfortunately, we can't do that yet.  Anti vax nutters have the right to put their kids' lives at risk.
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to klone, MSN, RN in Unvaccinated Boy in Oregon gets Tetanus   
    Luckily, tetanus is not a communicable illness.
    What's horribly sad is, after all of that, and all of his long months of recovery, the parents declined further doses of DTap or any other vaccines. That's the biggest "WOW!" for me. So, in answer to your question - no, it did not scare common sense into them.
    Holy cow, it autocorrected my w t f to "WOW!" I think that's ***ing hilarious.
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from OldDude in "ASKholes"   
    This is a great question! Hmmm, Answerholes? Enablers? Dr. Phil? The Wizard of OZ? #PeopleWhoAreTooPCToTellThemTheyAreFingIdiots?
    We should do a survey on this one.
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from OldDude in "ASKholes"   
    This is a great question! Hmmm, Answerholes? Enablers? Dr. Phil? The Wizard of OZ? #PeopleWhoAreTooPCToTellThemTheyAreFingIdiots?
    We should do a survey on this one.
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from Emergent in Sitting down - New nurse looking for advice   
    My initial reaction was similar to dream'n, but after reading the post the OP wasn't particularly whiny, was just looking for options to meet his limitations.  No "woe is me, the world is unfair" to be found, move along people.  I work in a mixed ICU, we do open hearts, LVADs, neuro, CRRT, the usual mixed bag.  I can honestly say with the current charting requirements for the position I am sitting at a computer documenting 40-50% of my shift.  I am permanent charge so my number is slightly skewed, when not in charge probably about 30-40 % of time is documentation.
     
    Hope this helps OP, good luck with your back.
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from OldDude in "ASKholes"   
    This is a great question! Hmmm, Answerholes? Enablers? Dr. Phil? The Wizard of OZ? #PeopleWhoAreTooPCToTellThemTheyAreFingIdiots?
    We should do a survey on this one.
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from OldDude in "ASKholes"   
    This is a great question! Hmmm, Answerholes? Enablers? Dr. Phil? The Wizard of OZ? #PeopleWhoAreTooPCToTellThemTheyAreFingIdiots?
    We should do a survey on this one.
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from OldDude in "ASKholes"   
    This is a great question! Hmmm, Answerholes? Enablers? Dr. Phil? The Wizard of OZ? #PeopleWhoAreTooPCToTellThemTheyAreFingIdiots?
    We should do a survey on this one.
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to KatieMI, BSN, MSN in Sitting down - New nurse looking for advice   
    Just to let you know - none of your ideas can be applied to nursing. 
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from Daisy4RN in "ASKholes"   
    I tell my wife I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body.  She says that explains a lot.
     
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from Daisy4RN in "ASKholes"   
    I tell my wife I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body.  She says that explains a lot.
     
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from Daisy4RN in "ASKholes"   
    I tell my wife I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body.  She says that explains a lot.
     
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from Daisy4RN in "ASKholes"   
    I tell my wife I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body.  She says that explains a lot.
     
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from Daisy4RN in "ASKholes"   
    I tell my wife I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body.  She says that explains a lot.
     
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from Daisy4RN in "ASKholes"   
    I tell my wife I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body.  She says that explains a lot.
     
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to Nerdy RN in Imposter syndrome?   
    I thought nursing was going to be easy because I aced all my exams in school. I had a high GPA so I thought that equaled great nursing skills.
    Then, when I hit the floor, I felt like I never even went to nursing school. You will be asked one hundred questions a day by patients and families and ancillary staff, and none of the answers are stuff you learned in school. You just slowly get a little better and a little smarter, but you will never have the answers to everything!
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to Davey Do in "ASKholes"   
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to NurseCard, ADN in "ASKholes"   
    My preceptor rolled her eyes at me.  Don't y'all think I'm being bullied?  I'ma quit.
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to TriciaJ, RN in "ASKholes"   
    Yes, by all means tell your preceptor about all the things she is doing wrong.  Because of course she begged to be able to precept, because she wants to learn the new and correct way of doing things.  And you would certainly be doing her a favour to let her know when she is triggering you because she would want to work on her sensitivity.
    You graduated 2 years ago and you want to quit your fifth job?  Absolutely do not stay one more minute where they don't appreciate your specialness.
    Yes, there are times when I'm tempted to just play along.
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN reacted to hppygr8ful in "ASKholes"   
    In light of a couple of recent threads where someone has asked a question or asked if their opinion might be wrong - only to return with ugly responses to well- intentioned advice or experience - I did some research into the question why do people ask for advice they have no intention of following. What I discovered was a new term called Askholes.
    In essence when someone asks for advice/opinions from others they are doing one of three things. !: they are genuinely seeking input, advice or an objective opinion. 2. They are looking for approval for a course of action they have already embarked on. 3. They are seeking validation for an opinion they have that they have no intention of changing. 
    In the millennial age where feelings are more important than facts and opinions are always right if they make the person who has them happy we see way to much of this. 
    When someone asks "Am I wrong? when they clearly think they are right and have no intention of hearing out responses I believe all answers should be qualified with the proviso: "Do you really want an answer?" 
    I am a person of strong conviction and opinion - and yet I have often times learned a lot from people when I ask for an opinion/advice and am open to all answers.
    So I guess what I am saying is don't ask if you don't want answers.
    Hppy
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from ahunter29, MSN, RN in Imposter syndrome?   
    I came out of a four year degree program absolutely clueless.  I could tell you about Orem, Pavlov, Mazlow, and a bunch of other useless crap (nursing management, and nursing research fall under this category), but not a thing about actually working with patients.  (This may be a slight exaggeration)
    Don't sweat it the majority of your learning will be the first 5 years or so on the job, there is a steeeeeeeeeeep learning curve.
    Good luck!
    Cheers
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    hawaiicarl, BSN, RN got a reaction from morelostthanfound, BSN in Older nurses...chasing that carrot   
    Wow OP I was starting to wonder if we are soul twins, I am in the EXACT same spot.  One of my buddies retires in April and I am SOOOOOOOOO jelly.  Like you I have another 13 years of wiping *** to look forward to. yayyyyyy….  I need to find one of those work from home for insurance company jobs someone mentioned.  Hmmm wonder what they pay?
    Cheers
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