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WILTW 7/18: I'm tired :\ (complaint department and other things)

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ixchel specializes in critical care.

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I can-I had such an eventful week!

If you want me to...:shy:

Yes!!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it! Thank you!

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Cheyenne RN,BSHS has 35 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, ICU, Infection, Home Health, and LTC.

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OrganizedChaos LVN... I am so happy a new life is being brought into the world. I admire you. I cannot imagine having at least one little one still knee-high how you can do it. Mine were 4 and a half years apart and I thought I must have lost my mind! LOL

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ixchel specializes in critical care.

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Absolutely the VERY BEST guide for a first day nurse that I have read in over 30 years of nursing! Where were you when I hit the floors running back in the early 80s??????? Please share that in the article section or on the student nurse boards or somewhere. It is too good and well balanced and honest to be just in the one thread.

:yes::yes::yes::yes:

p.s. Hitting the LIKE button once does not do this justice.

You just turned my face 9 different shades of red! Thank you! :) Perhaps I will share it in an article. I like keeping stuff like this low key usually because the snowflakes become party poopers sometimes. :)

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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OrganizedChaos LVN... I am so happy a new life is being brought into the world. I admire you. I cannot imagine having at least one little one still knee-high how you can do it. Mine were 4 and a half years apart and I thought I must have lost my mind! LOL

Thank you! [emoji5]️[emoji5]️ I'm so excited, well when I don't feel like throwing up my guts. I do have to say I'm really nervous because my son just turned two & he is starting to really show those terrible twos. I know I can do it & thankfully I have my husband. He can help me get threw anything.

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xoemmylouox has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I learned that sometimes GoFundMe is necessary. It's the only way I'll be able to pay for my husband's funeral expenses. I never knew arrangements were so costly! We both are on Social Security so no resources to speak of, and of course the funeral home wants all their money upfront. Ouch.

I learned that hospice facilities are a Godsend when a patient's pain is out of control and nothing you give them even touches it. I'm so glad we got him there in time for him to get some pain and agitation relief. His nurse and CNA were top-notch and I'm so grateful that he was able to die peacefully. God bless hospice nurses!

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to get hospice on board in time. They are miracle workers sometimes. Please take care of yourself.

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xoemmylouox has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I have learned that being an LPN has given me a leg up in my transition program. I have also learned so much about meds that I cannot believe how I felt educated about them before.

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I have learned that being an LPN has given me a leg up in my transition program. I have also learned so much about meds that I cannot believe how I felt educated about them before.

I can say this, too, as I finished my MSN.

I try to tell the ADN students who are scribes or techs at my hospital that they really should try to learn those drugs more completely. They aren't hearing it right now. They just want to pass their tests/classes.

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Jensmom7 has 36 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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That's just crazy to me. I would never talk to my coworkers about my mental health diagnosis or share meds & for the same reason you explained. You might be friend(ly) now, but what happens if you piss a coworker off? I'll pass!

I have a hard enough time dealing when people at work find out I'm diabetic, I can't imagine divulging a psych diagnosis and being under that particular microscope.

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So orientation began this week, and my first shift on the floor is Friday. I have to admit that I'm feeling intimidated and unprepared as that first day approaches. I've met several of the new nurses/externs I'll be working with, and I feel like my program didn't prepare me as well. I know that I'm intelligent and retained a lot from nursing school, but the nursing skills that many people obtain through their program is something that I know I'm lacking. I guess I'll just have to learn a little more than the other new hires. Please pray that I have a patient, understanding preceptor.

I learned that there are Power ports, where dye can also be injected.

While technology is helpful and convenient for many things, it can also make the staff too dependent and careless.

Pressure ulcers are now called pressure injuries because not all of them are ulcers.

Yeast can look like a pressure injury but blanch when you put pressure on it.

Good luck! I begin my orientation next Monday and I am scared too!

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Jensmom7 has 36 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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So orientation began this week, and my first shift on the floor is Friday. I have to admit that I'm feeling intimidated and unprepared as that first day approaches. I've met several of the new nurses/externs I'll be working with, and I feel like my program didn't prepare me as well. I know that I'm intelligent and retained a lot from nursing school, but the nursing skills that many people obtain through their program is something that I know I'm lacking. I guess I'll just have to learn a little more than the other new hires. Please pray that I have a patient, understanding preceptor.

I learned that there are Power ports, where dye can also be injected.

While technology is helpful and convenient for many things, it can also make the staff too dependent and careless.

Pressure ulcers are now called pressure injuries because not all of them are ulcers.

Yeast can look like a pressure injury but blanch when you put pressure on it.

Kraken, whenever you think your program didn't prepare you for the big world of nursing, just remember this:

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The knowledge will come. Keep your eyes and ears open, ask questions, take notes...and breathe!!

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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I have a hard enough time dealing when people at work find out I'm diabetic, I can't imagine divulging a psych diagnosis and being under that particular microscope.

I know. I can only imagine what would happen if I disclosed to a "friend" at work about my psych diagnosis. Yikes!

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SororAKS has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU/CCU, Open Heart OR Recovery, Etc.

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So sorry for your loss *hug*

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