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Wuzzie

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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Here.I.Stand in Vaccination for clinical   
    You’d better stop eating apples. 
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    Wuzzie reacted to Luchador, CNA, EMT-B in BSN transferring to LPN program?   
    It's incredibly thoughtless of you to spout off your Christian clap-trap unsolicited without knowing anything about the op.  She could be a Muslim, a Hindu, a Wiccan or an atheist. 
    Maybe you can't help yourself. I've met quite a few religious zealots that seem to have a compulsion to get in people's faces and throw their beliefs into things like letting out with a massive fart in a packed elevator. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from JKL33 in "Recently Browsing"   
    If it's an Iphone you can turn that off.  I found it quite by accident and I was creeped out too.
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from JKL33 in "Recently Browsing"   
    If it's an Iphone you can turn that off.  I found it quite by accident and I was creeped out too.
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Emergent in New Grad with Mixed Feelings   
    You lost me and a good number of people here who would have been supportive with this statement. You should have stopped at your first post.🙄
     
    And food for thought, saying "no offence" does nothing to make your statement less offensive. 
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    Wuzzie reacted to barcode120x, BSN, RN in New Grad with Mixed Feelings   
    Definitely part of what some of us call the "new grad blues." It's a combination of you trying to get used to an unfamiliar environment as well as starting the working life as an RN. It all really boils down for you and how you can handle the environment. I'm a pretty chill dude and I keep to myself so when I hear gossip about among coworkers. I go in and do my thing. Then again, my team and management are pretty cool overall. But definitely don't stay in an environment that constantly puts you down or has a lot of negatively. Unfortunately, it's tough for new grads like yourself because you may have no choice but stay for at least 6 to 12 months or more because of these so called contracts. You probably have no choice but to make the best of it and hang through the next months but I would definitely consider transferring out after 6 months if it's rough. But remember, just because you transfer out doesn't mean your new unit is gonna be easy and fun, it could be exactly the same. Maybe look into outpatient RN jobs but those are kind of rare for new grad RN's. These feelings will dissipate over time and as you become a more experienced RN.
    I'm sure you know by now, but higher degree doesn't equate to higher pay, at least for nursing it doesn't if you are comparing the same job position. Your BSN does allow to you get into job positions that are not available to associates degree RN's thus possibly allowing you to get paid more. If I'm being honest here, it kind of makes me cringe to hear you say that it's "degrading" that you have the same pay as an associate's degree RN. I just hope you didn't go into nursing because you wanted to get a high paying job...
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Emergent in New Grad with Mixed Feelings   
    You lost me and a good number of people here who would have been supportive with this statement. You should have stopped at your first post.🙄
     
    And food for thought, saying "no offence" does nothing to make your statement less offensive. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from JKL33 in "Recently Browsing"   
    If it's an Iphone you can turn that off.  I found it quite by accident and I was creeped out too.
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from JKL33 in Free teaching labor   
    I've never gotten paid for precepting students or new employees and I've lost count how many I've had.
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    Wuzzie reacted to nurse_bri, BSN, RN in New Grad with Mixed Feelings   
    ALSO: I work in PA and those familiar with nursing programs here there is diploma, associates, and bachelors. I have a BSN from a very prestigious university and my pay is the same as anyone starting with an associates and diploma program... it just feels degrading on top of everything else I stated above. Yes experienced nurses deserve more but those starting out is just frustrating... (no offense to those who have those degrees whatsoever...) 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Megan1977, MSN, RN in This MD culture   
    Keep calling and document everything he says including if he says anything about not calling him. Also notify the supervisor that you called him and document that. If she doubles down on the call her first thing let her know that you’ll be documenting that in the chart as well. You can do this in a way that is professional by saying something like “ shall I document this in the nursing notes or in the orders?” while wearing an innocent smile. She will protest but stand your ground. Trust me, if you do what she says and something happens to a patient she will throw you under the bus so fast your head will spin. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from cec0007 in Sitting down - New nurse looking for advice   
    It’s really not a matter of “earning the right” it’s not having enough experience to do the job. It seems counterintuitive but most of the “sit-down” types of jobs require skills that new grads just don’t have. 
    You really should reconsider the 8 hour shifts. It’s only 4 hours more per week but it’s less hours per day on your feet. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from cec0007 in Sitting down - New nurse looking for advice   
    It’s really not a matter of “earning the right” it’s not having enough experience to do the job. It seems counterintuitive but most of the “sit-down” types of jobs require skills that new grads just don’t have. 
    You really should reconsider the 8 hour shifts. It’s only 4 hours more per week but it’s less hours per day on your feet. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Luchador, CNA, EMT-B in Associates if I don't get into a BSN program?   
    That depends on the reason she can't get into the BSN program. If her grades aren't good enough for it they probably aren't good enough for the ASN/ADN program either. It really isn't a "backup" option unless she opts for a for-profit school that will take anyone with a checkbook and a pulse.
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    Wuzzie reacted to ozoneranger in Unvaccinated Boy in Oregon gets Tetanus   
    This case was a 6-year-old child who lived on a farm, and whose parents stitched up a forehead gash at home and brought him to the hospital a week later presenting with symptoms of lockjaw. After a 6-week stay at the hospital, he fully recovered.  -In 2017, there were 84 deaths reported in VAERS from Tetanus vaccines. Harvard University and the FDA report that under 1% of adverse events are captured in VAERS, so we can extrapolate those to represent a minimum of 8,400 actual deaths which occurred in the U.S from tetanus vaccines.
    https://healthit.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/docs/publication/r18hs017045-lazarus-final-report-2011.pdf
    We all know hospital stays and medical care in general are exorbitantly expensive. So how can families avoid paying $1 million in ICU expenses or $1 million in long-term home care for a vaccine injured child?
    Follow basic first-aid guidelines and DO NOT STITCH YOUR OWN WOUNDS AT HOME. Because the DTaP is not adequately safety tested, and is unlikely to be very effective if a deep puncture wound or home-stitched gash is infected with tetanus toxoid. But seeking medical care and specifically immune globulin treatment AT THE FIRST SIGNS OF EXPOSURE will be.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1565228/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16557581/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/6114281/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/6228737/
    Tetanus was also found in a 22 year female who was fully vaccinated. We didn't see this all over the news. Can't let the public know that vaccines don't always work.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27301930
    I am one of those nutters you call "anti.vax.  "pro death"  pro-plague"
    The question I have for you is --are you ready for federal vaccine mandates?
    I’m not questioning your comfort level with today’s vaccine schedule, because today’s vaccine schedule will change. New vaccines and additional doses are added all the time.
    Children today receive as many as 70 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18, which is over 15 times higher than the number of doses administered to children in 1940 and 3 times the number given in 1983.
    Vaccines are a $40 billion global market with projections to surpass $100 billion liability free dollars by 2025. Who will be getting all these vaccines?
    https://www.grandviewresearch.com/press-release/global-vaccine-market
    There are nearly 300 vaccines in the developmental pipeline for children and adults — and no end in sight.
    Are you certain you will be 100% comfortable with the vaccines that will be mandated in 5, 10, 25 years?
    No critical thinker, no honest person would ever sign off on the sight-unseen vaccine schedule of the future. And yet that’s what you’re doing when you condemn the people who are fighting for your right to refuse. Today, you have the right to refuse,  should you ever choose to use it, because the very “anti-vaccine” people you demonize have been fighting for us all.  Right now, the burden of “herd immunity”  falls on small children, but that is changing. Vaccine manufacturers see an untapped market in adults and are coming for you next.
    What will you do if your state, your employer, or your insurance company forces you to get a vaccine that you simply don’t want? Perhaps it hasn’t happened to you yet, but if the right to refuse is eliminated, it will and faster than you might think. Who then will you turn to?
    Our “representatives” who are bought lobbyists and get campaign donations from pharmaceutical companies?
    Do you really think empowering government with the right to inject you with whatever they want is less dangerous than measles?
    Once we start down that slippery slope by removing an individual’s right to refuse medical procedures that carry the risk of injury or death, once we remove an individual’s right to speak for him/herself and his/her children, we open ourselves up to an insidious new era where other drugs and other procedures can be mandated.
    Are you going to roll up you sleeve to next years schedule? 5 years? 10? 20?
    All government regulated licenses will be withheld....drivers, professional, passport, hunting, fishing gun carry permit......
    Roll up your sleeve because that is exactly where we're headed.

    Our government has been know to do some shady stuff in the not so distant past.
    This is the kind of thing government does when they think they'll get away with it.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7736157/ns/health-aids/t/government-tested-aids-drugs-foster-kids/
     
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Here.I.Stand in RaDonda Vaught’s Arraignment - Guilty or Not of Reckless Homicide and Patient Abuse?   
    Where did I say they shouldn’t evaluate their system? Evaluate away but in this instance the system was not at fault.  This nurse willfully disregarded every safety measure  (put in place by the system) every warning sign (put in place by the system) and everything we are taught about medication administration. The system did not cause this. Radonda Vaught did. She and only she is responsible for her practice. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Horseshoe in Would you consider your time In LPN school as experience?   
    But she wasn't. She was there in the capacity of a student. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Aliens05 in Help with ACLS   
    https://acls-algorithms.com/rhythms/
    There are hundreds, literally, of youtubes and sites to help you review. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Aliens05 in Help with ACLS   
    https://acls-algorithms.com/rhythms/
    There are hundreds, literally, of youtubes and sites to help you review. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Here.I.Stand in Vaccination for clinical   
    You’d better stop eating apples. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Here.I.Stand in Vaccination for clinical   
    Zero possibilities. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Here.I.Stand in Vaccination for clinical   
    You’d better stop eating apples. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from TigraRN in Emotional Detachment   
    Agree with this. After 8 years in an ED I realized I had started to honestly despise humans and it made me feel ugly. I went back to my previous specialty (peds flight) and went back to my normal just disliking them.😉
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from nrsang97 in Tennessee Nurse RaDonda Vaught - Legal Perspectives of Fatal Medication Error   
    I see what you're saying but in the "good old days" we didn't have anything like a Pyxis or bar-code scanning so we relied on the 5 rights that are still taught today. If those had been followed there wouldn't even be a story regardless of overrides. Frankly, it pains me to say this because I love technology and am the smart user for most of it on my unit, I'm afraid it has made us a little lazy and less detail-oriented. If a nurse is willing and able to override the safety mechanisms built into a system and also disregards the basic tenets of safe drug administration then has our "progress" made things better? Maybe a re-evaluation of the old ways to pull out the positives is in order. Obviously going backwards entirely would be ridiculous and that's not at all what I'm saying but sometimes "new" is not better it just looks cooler.
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Megan1977, MSN, RN in This MD culture   
    Keep calling and document everything he says including if he says anything about not calling him. Also notify the supervisor that you called him and document that. If she doubles down on the call her first thing let her know that you’ll be documenting that in the chart as well. You can do this in a way that is professional by saying something like “ shall I document this in the nursing notes or in the orders?” while wearing an innocent smile. She will protest but stand your ground. Trust me, if you do what she says and something happens to a patient she will throw you under the bus so fast your head will spin. 
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