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What I Hate About Nursing In 2021

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Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

Medic2RN72, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Research.

- Lack of "proper PPE" ( I have to use hairnets for shoe covers because they are too small for all the dudes). BUT, I have to wait for a "PPE observer" to watch me don & doff correctly!

BTW- She told me that I couldn't take off my gown & gloves at the same time! ...uggggh, I'm freakin wearing hairnets for shoes covers and you're worried about doffing gown & gloves together?

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 15years medical. Has 42 years experience.

On 7/20/2021 at 12:53 PM, LookUp2Sky said:

 I'm 64 years old... should just give up & file for my social security 

I was 62 when I was fired from a 17 year position and decided to retire, LookUp2Sky.

SS meets more than I need to live on, and I'll be applying for Medicare soon, 3 months before I turn 65.

Now, I've had to my advantage a working wife, medical Nurse Belinda, who pays my health insurance and enjoys spending money on me. I live a relatively fugal lifestyle and am no gold-digger.

Had I been single, I would have retired at age 65 and gone on Medicare.

Just something to consider, LookUp2Sky.

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

I can't wait to retire! Some day....

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 19 years experience.

On 7/22/2021 at 2:59 PM, SmilingBluEyes said:

Not in our clinics. PPE gowns and masks are worn the whole time we are there. Shields on when assessing/directly caring for the patients.  Makes for a long 12 hour day. We have been told the masks are permanent. *sigh* Sucks.

The gowns went a while ago. We are back to only using them during cannulation and take off again. Thank goodness. Those things are so HOT!

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

14 hours ago, kbrn2002 said:

The gowns went a while ago. We are back to only using them during cannulation and take off again. Thank goodness. Those things are so HOT!

yes they are. We are boiling all the time. and no fans allowed either per the state. Miserable.