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12/12 This week I have learned (as I struggle to stay awake)

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Princess Bubblegum has 8 years experience.

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I hurt my lower back in a code last week and our employee health department won't let me come back to work until my doctor has cleared me to work without restrictions. I learned that I miss my usual routine, even though the whole hospital has been at ridiculous capacity/acuity for the past few months.

I registered for winter term classes. My younger sister has been incredibly negative/discouraging about me going to school, and I've learned that it just makes me even more motivated to do well and prove her wrong. I'm excited regardless of her approval. I really want to get my textbooks now.

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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Not much learning this week either; however, the more I anticipate going from 40 hours to 36 hours/wk, the happier I get;

A walk-in that comes into the ER shot five times makes people waiting much more appreciative towards staff and their ailments so much trivial...hey actually have an "a-HA!" moment by learning what's a TRUE emergency. :D

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I relearned that having an orientee is like having two extra patients.

I've gotten out late every night this week.

OBS as it stands at my workplace is not a good environment for a new grad. You kinda have to know what you're observing people for. There is not enough time to ask questions on my unit. Unless you like leaving 2 hours late every shift.

I learned that a little extra communication makes all the difference between wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone and wanting them to leave, quick.

I love teaching new grads, but it wears me out!! Why do we check urine after a hysterectomy? Because we don't want them to bleed out because of a nicked bladder. Yes, it's supposed to be green. No, brown is not good. Here, why don't I go do these fifty-eleven things while your slow butt does this one piece of charting. Yes, you will get faster. No, this unit does not get any better, we've actually had good days so far. Sorry.

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Double Dunker has 3 years experience and specializes in Med Surg/PCU.

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I learned that having a week off at home after months of crazy amounts of overtime is almost as good as a week at the beach.

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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I've learned a recipe for Kaluha Balls. :inlove:

I'm going to make them for Christmas Eve!

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... that 62 degrees in mid-December in Indiana is awesome.

I feel the same. I went for a run Saturday but had to wear somewhat warm gear because I'm still recovering from my cold. It's a little ominous. This weather is very peculiar, even for Indiana.

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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I've learned a recipe for Kaluha Balls. :inlove:

I'm going to make them for Christmas Eve!

Yes, I'm quoting myself for pecas-

Cani sent me this pic! Yummy!

I can't wait to make them!

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quiltynurse56 has 3 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in LTC and Pediatrics.

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I feel the same. I went for a run Saturday but had to wear somewhat warm gear because I'm still recovering from my cold. It's a little ominous. This weather is very peculiar, even for Indiana.

I live in Iowa and we have had warmer than normal weather this month too. Had a good old fashion thunderstorm around midnight last night.

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Far, feel free to send some my way. ;)

@quilty: As long as it doesn't mean a winter that extends into April, I'm okay with it.

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pecas has 2 years experience and specializes in Addictions Nursing, LTC.

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Yes, I'm quoting myself for pecas-

Cani sent me this pic! Yummy!

I can't wait to make them!

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I know you're gonna send me the recipe!

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I learned that telling a patient "y'know, pressing your call light over and over does not speed up the time you have to wait until your fentanyl is available, but it *does* exhaust the nurse that will bring it" is not "therapeutic communication".

Huh. How bout that.

I also learned that taking care of a DOL with short term memory retention of roughly 30 mins is like a real life version of 50 First Dates.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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I know you're gonna send me the recipe!

The heck with the recipe, just send me some!

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