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    What would you do about this issue?

    Order food where she wants to eat for the both of you and and down and have a come to Jesus moment with her. Tactfully, lay out your expectations of her that coincide with her job duties. Sometimes, ppl have expectations that others justify not having of themselves. They fall in to habits that sometimes they inherited from the poorly performing preceptors they had. I can't remember if you said you did or not, but if you do not say anything....if you are not direct in what you like and don't like (even though they should know better!) you can hold them accountable until you hold yourself accountable first. Do not go off assumptions that you're on the same pg but she she simply just wants to write her on page in a book that's not hers. Tell her, the little old ppl she cares for DID NOTHING WRONG, BUT GET SICK. They saved up 50,000 to but because low end LTC is at least 5,000, that money is gone in 10 months. If I'm paying 5,000 a month I WANT QUALITY SERVICE, don't you?? Somebody tells them when to eat and go to bed and they wait on others to help them if they mess their pants. We shower when we want. It's Thursday. They may be told they have to wait to shower till Friday. They have cared for others all their lives and they are at our mercy most of the time to help them. One day she just might be in their position. Let her know she is not in this alone...she is their to aid you in caring for them and you appreciate her...you couldn't run the unit without her. (By the way, the best ran units are the ones that have CNAs/Techs who think they are running the show. Give her that if you haven't already.) Do you two talk about your personal lives at all? What I'm getting at is maybe if you work to build more commeraderrie with her and other CNAs in the future it will also build in them that drive to at least want to help you and be around even if that drive isn't their bc of motivation to simply help pts/residents the best way they know how. Sorry for the poor analogy but it's almost like a mommy daddy relationship were the closeness of you two dictates how well you take care of the helpless ones under your care. You're a not a team but that doesn't mean you can't be tonight...or the next time you work. Encourage her by letting her know that a job well done may make her feel good even better herself....it will give her a sense of pride and dignity in a job well done. Be willing to compromise. Let her sleep on her freaking BREAK. It's her time off the clock and she is of no service to the job, awake or asleep. Maybe you already do, but I remeber when I was a CNA, when a nurse jumped right on in and offered to help with a few pts during a round (under the guise or sincere intention of just wanting to see how the pts/resident's backside was looking ) my respect for them sky rocketed. At the same time, I genuinely cared about the residents/pts I took care of. I'm sorry you're in this situation but it will not last for ever and you will get through this. I'm just throwing out ideas....you can throw them back.
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    Nursing instructor doesn't allow open textbooks during lecture !??!

    OP, I think you will make it very far if you learn to think ahead of the irritant your nursing instructor has become to you. You're an adult, and while I understand in certain circumstances in nursing school you will be babied until you can be weaned, I DO NOT think its ok to tie the tie the leash that short. Students have their groove and the reasons stated on here as to why she is justified to disrupt your groove other than "it's her classroom" doesn't make sense to me being that her students are ADULTS. Listen to me when I tell you it WOULD NOT BE WISE to make a splash about this. Don't do it! Here is your chance to develope some critical thinking skills. Why can't you read ahead and then photo copy only parts of the textbook that make the least sense or is the most perplexing and then follow along with that in class while doing to to the photo copy what you would do in your textbook?
  3. NurseUnforgetable

    What's Rude?

    I'm a new nurse and I never was too bad with giving report (I've gotten better) but my pet peeve is when the next shift has to make report a pain to give. If you're asking pertinent questions...kudos to you; you are on top of your game and I love it because it's also helping me. When the question is in no way at all pertinent to a pt's care and then when you ask and I offer to look it up the information on the computer right then in there and you say...."I'll... I'll look it up." it's not necessarily rude it's just annoying. I always try to be ready with the best report I can give. In a way, maybe I should thank those ppl for being annoying:unsure: (thank you)
  4. NurseUnforgetable

    songs that describe the work day

    'Relax, Take it Easy' by Mika and I know this is awful but that new song by Ariana Grande, 'I'm So Into You' No, it has nothing to do with a pt. I have a deep burning limerence for a co-worker that I need to resolve with myself. Rico Suave is 18 yrs my senior and 18x hotter than any man I've ever met, hands down. I dread when he chooses me to do count or if he's the nearest one around for a witness because the fantasy of attacking him in the med room with all sorts of Just will not leave me alone! I try to stay in my little corner so I can focus and he thinks I'm being standoffish BUT THIS IS WORK. I don't mean to sound immature. These thoughts and feelings are so so so inappropriate and incredibly naughty! Maybe if I just try to imagine him having a nasty foot fungus it will help. Now I just need to find a song to help out with that one.
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    One thing i dont understand(at the nurses' station)

    I only speak English but I can relate to you enough to understand that what you're likely doing is respecting others that share your culture by engaging them in the language you share with them. There is nothing wrong with that. That's a beautiful thing. You shouldn't have to translate a personal private conversation. Obviously your conversation is PRIVATE or else you would have spoken in English so they could understand. Love, do what makes you happy, but I wish you didn't feel obligated to translate your conversations to people. The people who "get it" don't need or want you to and the people who "don't get it" don't deserve it and the second you do you are playing into the entitlement they've acquired as Americans to always pry into the business of those who are different and speak a different language and keep tabs on everything they do.
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    One thing i dont understand(at the nurses' station)

    I only speak English but I can relate to you enough to understand that what you're likely doing is respecting others that share your culture by engaging them in the language you share with them. There is nothing wrong with that. That's a beautiful thing. You shouldn't have to translate a personal private conversation. Obviously your conversation is PRIVATE or else you would have spoken in English so they could understand. Love, do what makes you happy, but I wish you didn't feel obligated to translate your conversations to people. The people who "get it" don't need or want you to and the people who "don't get it" don't deserve it and the second you do you are playing into the entitlement they've acquired as Americans to always pry into the business of those who are different and speak a different language and keep tabs on everything they do.
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    One thing i dont understand(at the nurses' station)

    I see several comments like yours, but never any explanations of why two people simply having a conversation in their own language, when the conversation doesn't involve you at all, but happens to be in your presence is rude. Do you mind sharing why? Also, I'm just throwing out possibilities for why some people may feel the way they do. If the boot doesn't fit....but I know that if you and others in here aren't wearing a size 8 shoe, somebody is.
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    One thing i dont understand(at the nurses' station)

    If you feel left out...ok, I feel left out too at times, but why get all in your feelings when you could walk away and talk to someone else? To say it should be against policy for ppl to speak their native tongues openly while doing patient care is UNDERSTANDABLE, but from coworker to other coworkers is rather extreme. It's a revisit of history past when Native American Indians and the Indians of Mexico were admonished and punished for speaking their native langue at school and the work places they were hired. Why are we now doing this in the work places and schools today?? I never knew such policies existed, but I always knew America was full of people who viewed non-English being spoken in their presence as a problem. I could be wrong, but it sounds like to me that you feel slighted because you may be apart of a culture that is accustomed always being in an environment set up for you to always be "in the know" and to dominate the scene. It's quite difficult to do that if you don't know what's being said and the situation is flipped where others are in better position to dominate the scene because they have knowledge you can not have access to unless they reveal it to you. Mind you....they are probably talking about a natural friend of theirs you don't know from a can of paint on the wall or talking about the sale last Friday....it doesn't matter, it make still makes you feel uncomfortable because of all the possible things they could be saying. I fail to see how this copromises you taking care of your patients? Nobody should have to hide and sneak around to speak their native tongue because you feel slighted and uncomfortable. It's a beautiful thing to be able to speak your language in a personal conversation and others not understand you. I don't feel slighted the least bit. It's called me minding my business.
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