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Those who get it - get it, Those who don't - Never Will.

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abbaking specializes in Telemetry, Med-Surg, ED, Psych.

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You are reading page 2 of Those who get it - get it, Those who don't - Never Will.. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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Wow. Altruism got 50%? I figured it was down around 8% or so, lol. ;)

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scoochy has 32 years experience and specializes in PACU, CARDIAC ICU, TRAUMA, SICU, LTC.

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I would like to put this on the windshield of every car in every health care facility's parking lot.

Thank you for your post! :yeah:

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I agree with the vast majority of your post!----however,

"My job is more complex than any job you have or ever will have. I am responsible for people's lives. I am on the top of my game at all times. "

I do believe there are a bunch of folks in uniform in 140 degree heat dodging bullets (or IEDs) that may honestly and IMHO, accurately, dispute that position. DD was a combat medic with 2 tours in the sand box. 16 hr days 7 days a week and R&R are your only days off in 15 months...with your family on the other side of the planet.... or DH who was there in the early days....(use imagination here).

Aside from that...KUDO's to YOU!:yeah::lol2::nurse:

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I agree with the vast majority of your post!----however,

"My job is more complex than any job you have or ever will have. I am responsible for people's lives. I am on the top of my game at all times. "

I do believe there are a bunch of folks in uniform in 140 degree heat dodging bullets (or IEDs) that may honestly and IMHO, accurately, dispute that position. DD was a combat medic with 2 tours in the sand box. 16 hr days 7 days a week and R&R are your only days off in 15 months...with your family on the other side of the planet.... or DH who was there in the early days....(use imagination here).

Aside from that...KUDO's to YOU!:yeah::lol2::nurse:

i am pretty sure that abbaking wasn't referring to those who have duties in war.

they are in a class by themselves...

and are number 1 re hardship and complexity.

thanks for the reminder, FL.

that said, can we at least chant, "we're number 2!! we're number 2!!":anpom:

leslie

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Lucky0220 has 4 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Acute Rehab.

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i totally agree with your post -- could have written it myself if i'd thought of it. i'm glad you did!

hey ruby! you did kind of write it yourself....about 3am this morning!! post on manners. i think that you and the op should go out for a drink together. if you invite me along, i'll buy! ;)

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Love you!

:yeah:

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Just curious, how old you are and how long you have been a nurse?

Really, why would it matter?

There are people on here, both young and old, in age and years worked, that agree with it.

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CNM 26.2 has 12 years experience and specializes in L&D/Postpartum/Newborn, Home Health.

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This thread reminds me of one particularly CRAZY shift I had. We had one patient after another walking in-all of them of course in labor. We had every room full-we were short a nurse-we did two back to back c-sections (and it's a small hospital with only 1 c-section OR) we did three back to back deliveries and even had to transport a patient out-crazy,crazy busy!! Babies were crying, no one could get their work done.....finally it slowed down a little but babies were still crying and all the mamas wanted to sleep and wanted them in the nursery. I offered to help the nursery nurse out and hold one of them-I sat down at the nurses station (FINALLY!) to get some charting done-I had the baby in my arms as I was charting. A well-meaning grandmother walked up to the station to find out which room her daughter and new grandson were in-I gave her the room number and then she said "I would love to have your job-you just get to sit around and hold babies all day." That sweet little grandmother is lucky I didn't rip her face right off!!!!!!!

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I get your point but it seems like you're on a bit of a high nurse. I'm sure many doctors could write a similar post about their crazy experiences. I think it's really insulting the way nurses downplay the importance of doctors. A nurse doesn't just welcome a patient to the hospital and treat them. They wait for the doctor to give them orders, then it is up to them to see how they can implement them and keep track of the status of the patient (yes, I know NPs can function independently). The way some nurses talk you'd think that doctors didn't even exist. And yes, nurses spend much more time with a patient than a doctor does, but that's because that's the nurses' job. People talk as if doctors just don't feel like dropping by to see the patient and the nurse got stuck babysitting. You think the doctor's job is any less crucial than yours?

Nursing is important, but I wouldn't say that cancer researchers, engineers working to create earthquake-proof buildings, or factory workers working hard to support families have any less of an important job than you do just because they don't work bedside.

Last I heard, health care required a team. And that includes housekeeping. Who would you be nursing if drug companies didn't make a pill for everything under the sun? If biomedical engineers didn't create state of the art equipment? If housekeeping didn't keep the facilities clean? If that factory worker couldn't afford to come into the hospital.

I agree though, the fact that people think nurses just pass pills all day is pretty annoying. And you seem to be frustrated/burned out/jaded (understatement). I hope you can find something that invigorates you and renews your excitement.

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bagladyrn is a RN and specializes in OB.

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Morphed - replies such as yours are exactly what the OP seems to be referring to as "Those who just don't get it".

Obviously you don't recognize the value of a vent.

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Morphed - replies such as yours are exactly what the OP seems to be referring to as "Those who just don't get it".

Obviously you don't recognize the value of a vent.

I wondered how long it would take for someone to not get that this was a "vent".

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