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The Med Room.

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by TheNGTKingRN TheNGTKingRN (Member) Member

TheNGTKingRN specializes in General Surgery.

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Oh sweet med room. You see me at my weakest points. Behind your code-locked doors I unleash my frustrations. In you I confide my true thoughts about patients, speaking adjectives that cannot be uttered in front of them. Med room, on your while tile floor all my new graduate nurse tears have fallen. You also receive dark the joy of listening to three nurses make blunt and upfront hilarious remarks about patients and their families. You know the real nurse. You know us in the raw.

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imintrouble has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg.

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My med room sees none of that from me. I worked in a place that had cameras in the med room.

I always suspected we were recorded too, but I had no evidence of that. That experience, plus life experience, has taught me to be discreet in what I vent, where I vent, and who I vent to.

If I want to cry, or say something I might regret, , I go to the bathroom.

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Ndoht is a CNA, LPN and specializes in Family Medicine.

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I would not do it in the med room. It is still a public place in a public hospital/facility. You never know anyone who is in the same room or just happen to be behind the door may report what you say to the nurse manager or DON. Don't think it's alright just because you are not in front of the patients. I will only vent after I get back home so I won't have to pay for my own actions.

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TheNGTKingRN specializes in General Surgery.

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I honestly think that this was taken way too literal and it was meant to be a comical post. It's not as if it there's yelling and cursing going on in most med rooms. But it's a good place to get away and have a quick release, especially with someone else. I'm so saddened to see that most nurses work in places that lack support and you have to be on the alert and not vent with one single of your fellow nurses. That is just so so so sad. It makes me so happy to work in a place where we have periodical employee evaluations of unit operations, peer to peer evaluations, and open dialogue. I'm also glad that when I feel the frustrations getting to me I do have a nurse I can go to and vent with. I obviously can't take her to the bathroom with me so the dirty linens closet or med room are the next best spots.

I think that the above posters imagine a brawl of cursing and yelling when really it's quick tears that were surfacing finally released, maybe a quick pat on the back or encouraging hug. A quick eye roll or remark under the breath about a patient or family.

I'm not a martyr, I'm human and my snark is either going to surface in the linen room, med room, or I'm going to be one crabby emotionless nurse.

In the end this post wasn't meant to be taken to heart or as advice.

Posters above, please relax. Your own paranoia probably makes you more suspicious than release of emotions in a locked room. Maybe it's that I just work at a facility where we're looked after and we look after one another, idk but I couldn't live with the paranoia some of you carry. No thanks. Lol.

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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A very good friend of mine used the med room to pass gas! Usually after getting me in to do a double check of a narcotic.

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BacktotheBeach has 4 years experience.

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A very good friend of mine used the med room to pass gas! Usually after getting me in to do a double check of a narcotic.

Posted in our break room " THE MED ROOM IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL FART BOX!" Hilarious.

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Camera's in our med room as well. The live feed goes directly to pharmacy, I don't know [or care] if it's recorded or if there is audio. After a while you kind of forget they are even there. I wonder how many times whoever is monitoring those feeds has seen me pulling my underwear out of my butt when they ride up!

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Caffeine_IV has 7 years experience and specializes in LTC, med/surg, hospice.

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A very good friend of mine used the med room to pass gas! Usually after getting me in to do a double check of a narcotic.

I had an embarrassing moment with this. I was alone in med room about 130am bent over to get a med out of the lowest drawer and one slipped out. Right at that moment (while I'm still bent down) someone walked in to be greeted by my fart.

We had a big laugh at the nursing station about it.

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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Camera's in our med room as well. The live feed goes directly to pharmacy, I don't know [or care] if it's recorded or if there is audio.

I don't know who monitors our security cameras, but if it goes to the pharmacy, they've heard me ask, "Does nobody work in the pharmacy today??! Three hours, three phone calls, and no 3%. It's not optional people!!" :o

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TheNGTKingRN specializes in General Surgery.

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I've complained about pharmacy in the med room. I have no idea what is up with the lag in delivering medications. We have both pyxis medication and medications in drawers. I'm missing a medication at least once every shift. Ugh!

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melizerd is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/surg, Onc.

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Lol!! Another nurse and I frequently use the med room to vent together. The door is heavy and locked, you would literally have to have your ear pressed to the door to hear even murmurs of voices inside.

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proud nurse has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Oncology, Alzheimer/dementia.

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My coworkers and I often vent, especially in areas that require a badge to scan to get into. It is a safe haven, and wiser than venting on the floor. And I would sure hate to learn there were cameras or audio in these places.

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