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Daisy4RN

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    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
  2. Like
    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
  3. Like
    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
  4. Like
    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
  5. Like
    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
  6. Like
    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
  7. Like
    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
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    Daisy4RN got a reaction from bluegeegoo2, LPN in What's the funniest nursing superstition you've ever heard? Do you believe it?   
    I also worked in a facility where we were unable to open the windows. We had 1 room on the unit that people (both staff and patients) swore was haunted, I normally dont believe in ghosts but that room did freak me out at times.
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    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
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    Daisy4RN got a reaction from Hoosier_RN, MSN in Where are the Nurses? Patient takes his inquiry about lack of nurses in the hospital to Heloise.   
    I don't know if this is a real patient or not, but I do know that the scenario is of course correct! And while I applaud the continued effort of nurse's to attempt to effect change we all know that this needs to come for CEO/admin. In most areas of the country (except Wyoming I guess!)  it is a matter of bedside nurse shortage, and until/unless changed by admin these issues will remain.
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    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Davey Do in Pyxis Problems   
    Very, very good, JKL!
    One you missed was understandable, since you couldn't see how the nurse's behavior was inappropriate.
    While waiting in the pyxis line, one nurse was choking his chicken:

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    Daisy4RN reacted to xoemmylouox in Pyxis Problems   
    We don't have a med room. Most of our pyxis machines are in main hallways so there is no hiding from patients. They can walk right up to you and demand their meds.. It's super convenient for them to walk up and request their diluadid right then and there. No need to dilute it either.. They'll take it straight in their IV.. 🙄
    Really, it's a disaster and clearly and afterthought. The only floor that has a true med room is the rehab floor.
    It makes no sense.
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Davey Do in Pyxis Problems   
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Davey Do in Pyxis Problems   
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    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Lets see if we can figure this out.
    Long time nurses (or at least short term who feel like long term) who have been dragged through the ringer multiple times by patients, families, other staff, admin etc. want to keep the BS to a minimum during their very busy work day because they are running around with multiple demands from everyone. Or, could it be that the nurse did not screw up putting in the IV (it is hard sometimes bc of bad veins or in this case probably dehydration) and didn't like the "spouse" telling them they don't know how to do their job. Or, could it be both!
    Hmmm, think we might have an answer here?
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    Daisy4RN reacted to MunoRN in DNR? details please   
    DNR commonly refers to resuscitation in the setting of cardiopulmonary arrest, but the term "resuscitation" broadly refers to reversing medical conditions which threaten imminent death (shock, respiratory failure, etc), generally speaking a large portion of ICU care is technically "resuscitation".  
    How a provider interprets the terms doesn't really matter though, there always needs to be more patient specific clarification of which medical interventions the patient would want and which they wouldn't, not to mention which medical interventions would be appropriate to offer for the patient to accept or decline.
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Young_Torso in DNR? details please   
    From the understanding I've gathered from speaking with the palliative care physician that helped formulate the NY state MOLST form, DNR only refers to cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event of a cardiac arrest.  There is a separate order for DNI.  You can be DNR only, DNI only (makes no sense, but whatever), or both.  The way "DNR" is interpreted in every healthcare facility that I've worked in is that you're doing every intervention needed to sustain life prior to cardiac arrest, but allowing for natural death in the event that it does occur.  

    MOLST forms allow patients and families to decide on other advanced directives (ex.: do not hospitalize, no feeding tube, no IV fluids, no antibiotics, etc.), but these are in addition to the DNR order...or sometimes without, as you can wish for CPR and still have directives for "no feeding tube."
    Good question though.  Advanced directives can be confusing and have a ton of grey areas.
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Sour Lemon in DNR? details please   
    It does vary from place to place. Where I live now, we have POLST forms and some people are classified as "DNR II" instead of DNR. "Comfort Care" also means something very different from one region to another.

    But as Davey says ...whatever type of form you have, it's always customizable.
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Davey Do in DNR? details please   
    Each DNR specifies the wishes of the the patient or legal representative. The interventions can range from absolutely no interventions in the event of  cardiopulmonary arrest to full treatment.
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    Daisy4RN reacted to SDANG in DNR? details please   
    What is a DNR? Is it simply NO chest compressions? I always thought that it ALSO meant NO ACLS medications to resuscitate, and NO intubation. If the patient would allow or want either meds to resuscitate or intubation, then it would be considered a "PARTIAL CODE." Is this INCORRECT?
    Can these details about a definition of DNR vary from facility to facility?? Can it vary state to state? Or country to country?
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Davey Do in Donate medical supplies?   
    HA HA HA HA! Kids!
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Floor_Nurse in Donate medical supplies?   
    I wonder what quantity of medical supplies gets thrown out (especially in home health care) because people don't know what to do with it. Near me is a Physical Therapy place with a big "give-away box" at the entrance. Yesterday, I saw a couple of new Trach' s (sealed in the package), a new BiPAP mask, and an oxygen concentrator machine... not to mention new enteral feeding bags and split gauze...all free.
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    Daisy4RN got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in Interesting case of the spilled pills   
    Yes, this is sooo true, the minute you tell the manager, or MD, that you will not do this/that and that they can feel free to do it if they think it is OK they immediately change their tune!! Been there, don't that many times.
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    Daisy4RN reacted to Here.I.Stand in nurses so ***y and bossy   
    Bossier than Florence Nightengale?  🤔
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