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    I don’t want to work extra!

    Lately it seems like I’m always being asked to stay late, come in early, or work on my off days because people keep calling out. I just want to work my scheduled shifts and be left alone, but I hate to say no when I’m asked to work extra. Anyone else...
  2. I have had this happen so many times and I don’t know the right way to handle it. So many times the secretary or another nurse will say “so and so’s family member is on the phone but they don’t have the pin number - it’s completely up to you” making ...
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    16 Hour Shifts

    My manager called me in to work a 16 hour shift. At the end of it I was feeling really nauseated from lack of sleep and threw up all over myself on the way home. Therefore I called in for tonight, and I’m told I have to work my next Saturday off. Tha...
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    16 Hour Shifts

    My manager keeps texting me on my off days asking me to work 16 hour shifts. I find 16 hour shifts extremely brutal, and the drive home is not safe at all. How do I set healthy boundaries? I feel bad not agreeing to come in when asked. Although I don...
  5. 1. Just walked onto unit for my shift and grabbed my assignment sheet, haven’t even take report on anyone yet..”The ER is calling report on your patient coming” 2. Only like 25% of my patients’ medications are in the med room - the rest I’ll hav...
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    Forced into ICU With No Training

    On my unit we don’t have ventilator patients, and the most invasive lines we have our CVLs. No arterial lines. Also no insulin drips, no levophed, no sedative drips. There’s just a lot of ICU things that I’ve never dealt with before.
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    Forced into ICU With No Training

    I am a stepdown-nurse. The hospital tried to float me to the ICU to take my own assignment of patients with no training whatsoever. When I expressed concerns to my manager, I was told “go home and watch Youtube videos”. I told her I was worried for m...
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    Using PTO

    The part that confuses me is, how do I know which days to request off before I know which days I’m expected to work in the first place? Like, lets say I requested March 1st and 2nd off...I may not have even been scheduled to work those days in the fi...
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    Using PTO

    I have been at my job for almost 9 months, and haven’t used any PTO yet. I’m thinking of using some soon, but I’m not sure how to go about it. Should I tell my manager far enough in advance that she hasn’t already made the schedule out yet (she makes...
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    So Sick Of Rudeness At Work

    1. A patient was about 2 seconds from leaving AMA so I paged the MD because that’s the quickest way to get in touch. “First of all let me just say that I don’t like to be paged.” Like, the patient could have been coding, you don’t know why I paged ye...
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    Unsure of My Next Move

    Hi! I started out right out of nursing school on med surg floor of a hospital. I worked there for 7 months before Coronavirus hit. At that point my manager granted me a leave to figure out what would be best for me and my family. I tried to come back...
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    Floated to ICU with no experience

    Got a pt who needed to be intubated. I’ve never cared for an intubated pt. before. I will be talking to my manager about how unsafe this all was.
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    Floated to ICU with no experience

    I’ve been a medsurg nurse for about a year. Today I was randomly floated to the ICU even though I’ve never worked on an ICU at all. I absolutely did not feel comfortable with this. Is this common to be floated to an area you have no experience in?
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    Feel Like I’m Completely Failing...

    Came into a shift absolutely bombarded with things. Critical values I needed to report on multiple patients and it took forever to find out which doctor I was supposed to tell because pt. usual Dr was out. Pt. c/o not breathing well. 2 pts who needed...
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    This is NOT what shift report is about!

    I work my tail off to take care of my patients. I give everything I have during my 12 hour shifts. But it never fails, at shift report you bet the oncoming nurse will find something to criticize me about and make me feel like crap. “Shift report” is ...