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  1. Case Management Nursing (CM)

    I started working in UM a year ago. They want strong clinical background, charge experience, and really look at extras like being certified having a BSN and committee work. I also never stopped applying for jobs... for real... like submitting applica...
  2. The Gypsy Rose Blanchard Story

    It doesn't matter if you have the pieces together. It doesn't matter if you can prove it. All that matters is the red flag. As mandatory reporters we are expected to report to social services (not to our supervisor, or the facility social worker, or ...
  3. So Mandatory Reporting Isn't a Thing for Doctors?

    Ya you're right, they did say someone had made a report at one point. Even that doesn't mean much, CPS is far too understaffed and overworked. I think i just got rawled up because he was on camera stating he suspected abuse but couldn't report it wi...
  4. OK… let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I know I haven’t always been a perfect healthcare provider, I know I have screwed up and possibly put lives at risk, I’m not pretending I’m perfect… but I really need to vent here before I say somet...
  5. Under appreciated or Self-Centered

    It'll happen, just not on your schedule. Start acting like a charge nurse now so its easy to see you in the role. Education is great but it won't make you a better nurse or leader, people want to follow someone who is willing to work in the gutter w...
  6. Uncomfortable with practices at new job

    While leading the charge and advocating for evidence based practice sounds like a fabulouse romantic though, its a great way to piss off your coworkers and put a bulls eye on your back. You will get pushed out of there so fast youll wish you had just...
  7. Should I be asked to get consent without the doctor?

    So everyone is sort of echoing my thought process I know a consent isn't valid even if it's signed in all the right spots if the patient never spoke to a doctor, but I'm in a screwy position because I'm taking the patient to the procedure knowing th...
  8. I'm working in a non-teaching hospitals radiology department. Every procedure we do requires consent. In my past life of working in the ICU either the resident had to call the family for consent ahead of time or get the order for it to be deemed emer...
  9. I'm guessing you mean you are still in your "probational period" and don't think the job is a good fit. Yep they have to pay you for the work you did even if it is orientation. This is why a lot of jobs don't let you accrue PTO until after that perio...
  10. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    I work in radiology and sedate patients every day, our hospital has a scanning system but we don't scan any of our meds, the patient is either covered or inside the scanner, the meds aren't ordered ahead of time so they aren't on the patient's profil...
  11. Mandatory Vaccination

    Ahhh my favorite yearly argument Amen! Thank you! No one is forced to do anything, we had the options of getting vaccinated or going to nursing school, get vaccinated or wear a mask, get vaccinated or don't work in the hospital... you always have...
  12. Advice for working floor with "attacks" (anxiety?)

    Everyone is different, see a psychiatrist, don't try to be your own doctor (we are all guilty of this). They put me on Zoloft first but it gave me stomach issues, Prozac was doing a good job for many years until I had a near-death experience in a flo...
  13. Advice for working floor with "attacks" (anxiety?)

    I've had panic attacks since high school, they've become more managed now and have almost disappeared. I worked in ICU most of my career, the weird thing was I never had anxiety or a panic attack once in 10+ years working PICU (beyond typical what di...
  14. Iv antibiotic running as primary?

    I've worked places that do this and then run a "flush bag" behind the antibiotic for 20 mls. Drives me nuts because I have to make a special trip to hang the flush bag and the pump beeps twice at the end of the infusion (night shift sleeping babies/p...
  15. I'm really interested to hear about how other people view/perceive/promote high value care. I'm fairly new to my unit, everyone prides themselves on being "cost aware". People hold each other accountable for the tiniest of extra costs. I've been coun...