wernicke BSN, RN

Peds, Psych, Rehab, Geriatrics
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wernicke has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Psych, Rehab, Geriatrics.

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  1. Adderall doesn’t have those effects at therapeutic levels. The person saying that is a brand new account and that’s the only post, which makes me suspicious that they’re a troll who posted that to try and get a rise out of us.
  2. It’s not clear to me either what the mechanism was but he did confess on the phone with his ex wife. He apparently didn’t realize it was being recorded and was admissible. https://www.ketk.com/news/crime-public-safety/william-Davis-murder-t...
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    Unsatisfied Patient

    Nah, it's only human. Had a lady, of sound mind, literally beg us for bed rails. State still gives us a really hard time in those cases, because the bed rails violate her "right to fall". The very concept of the "right to fall" is beyond absurd...
  4. Happy update-she stopped this behavior! Turns out she had a traumatic experience with incontinence in a healthcare setting. She was able to work through it, and the traumatic situation was very preventable so we were able to assure her that it ...
  5. The patient is in her late 90s and is here for rehab following an accident. She has absolutely zero cognitive deficits-sharp as a tack. She also has no diagnosed psychiatric history. Her medical history is surprisingly minimal, and her prognosis is g...
  6. I'd be stunned if this wasn't the case.
  7. Sadly this was correct. The same patient has a wound vac. I did a dressing change for her today, found that she was soiled so cleaned her up. When she was on her side, and I was wiping her, she yelled out "no! no! no!" then whimpered "why John ...
  8. Thank you all! And this thankfully happened. After three days off, I came back to her back to her baseline. She is a lot more "there" than given credit for-she has dementia that's quite advanced and cannot really communicate (lots of word...
  9. Update for everyone: It all worked out! I had a new job within two weeks, and word of the situation had actually gotten around in some circles. I also had a ton of people volunteer to be my reference, including people who could vouch for the situatio...
  10. I had an elderly female patient with advanced dementia who required a Foley Cath. Her family very much wanted it done, and before her disease progressed, she herself wanted everything done for her as well. Her survival was at risk without the cathete...
  11. I was worried it would come off as unprofessional or as bashing my last workplace.
  12. It's a very long story, but I currently work at a pediatric facility plagued with many problems. I have spent the last 18 months trying to sort them out, and I had a wonderful manager. Was making progress-our last audit was our best ever. I have...
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    No Parking, Yes Problem!

    As of right now there's only been one ticket. In my state, I will not be towed or booted as long as I pay. Parking tickets do not go against me, they go against the vehicle, since the state officially has no way to know who was driving the car at the...
  14. I'm still a ways away from doing it but I like to plan ahead. I'll be applying to jobs in about six months all being well. Im a new grad in home health; virtually all my patients are ventilator dependent. There's also central lines, TPN, trach/peg, ...
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    No Parking, Yes Problem!

    Thank you all for your replies-the agency ultimately decided that they'd cover any parking tickets. I think the first person I spoke to on the phone was unfamiliar with policy. Still nuts how the agency has to write off tickets as a business expense-...