Daisy4RN

Daisy4RN

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  1. Advice?

    First of all, we all make mistakes bc we are all human. You haven’t mentioned the type of mistakes so I would just caution you to focus on the big mistakes, the ones that will cause harm/the most harm and see what you can do to avoid those (asking qu...
  2. I'm back!

    Welcome back! No argument from me that HH can be brutal. I have done it two different times as well and after the 2nd said no way ever again. So much more work/paperwork the 2nd time. Besides the paperwork, constant calls to MD, calls from pts/f...
  3. Eighteen Days: My COVID Story

    Ty. Mine were not recent losses but it still bothers me that I could not be there. I can’t even imagine what you must have went through working during Covid and then losing your Dad. I hope that with time you and your family’s pain will become less a...
  4. Two-Headed Snake Bully Nurse

    I wouldn’t worry about it just yet. The person who texted you is a coward, IMO they should either keep their trap shut or say it to your face. (Maybe with the phone number you can trace it though). I would try to keep a low profile and hope it just ...
  5. Eighteen Days: My COVID Story

    So sorry for your loss! I can relate, both my parents died at different times and I wasn’t able to be there for either one, it is devastating indeed.
  6. Polst

    The POLST is a MD order (vs an advance directive) and therefore needs an MD/provider signature to be a valid order (at least in my state). Check your state requirements and notify the MD immediately for a signature; the pt status on Hospice doesn’t ...
  7. I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    Well by using that logic one would have to also consider Medicaid, Blue Cross, Kaiser, Tricare and every other private or Fed/state Insurance to be Universal healthcare also. So when we have so many different entities we do not have universal healthc...
  8. I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    Kinda painting with a broad brush! Personally I have seen many more people on Medicaid who feel entitled than those on Medicare, (and even when they have not put into the system like those on Medicare). And even if true about Medicare recipients not ...
  9. Allnurses Debates!

    Personally speaking I hate debating on this site (not in general) because some people are notorious for the attack on the person and/or the person’s ability as a nurse/HCP. I have seen this happen to many posters and have experienced both multiple ti...
  10. Allnurses Debates!

    “John McNichols said something along the lines of "Artists have an important role in any society and that's to show us alternative perspectives to the accepted mainstream ways in which we think... for this reason we afford the artist latitude in thei...
  11. A Sticky Wicket

    Exactly, and usually when they go “out of bounds” innocent people get hurt in the process. Add to that they fail to see their hypocrisy. Yikes! They were showing the copies to people at the party/gathering? I see why you were so out...
  12. Wanting to get trained in ICU. Have I messed up?

    I think it would just depend on the individual hospital and their needs etc. Either way, 5 months med surg is probably not enough to get you into ICU without extensive training, and is definitely not enough for travel. If ICU is your goal you may nee...
  13. A Sticky Wicket

    I think that principals are very important and I also like to stand up for what I believe in no matter who likes it or not. The problem comes when people have different principles and either can’t discuss them logically/realistically or can’t figure ...
  14. A Sticky Wicket

    So where were they going to “publicly display” these armbands, social media? I also agree that this is disrespectful to the deceased (unless they were given permission by the deceased). Not only that but how do they even know there was foul play invo...
  15. I also kept a very low profile at work and didn’t share with others unless it was something I felt could possibly help them (ie I have been through that also…). I think your question pertains more to what you wish that patients/families knew about yo...
  16. Nurses Calming the Chaos of Conflict- Part 2

    Your article provides good tips. I have never understood the need for some people to create more drama in the workplace and especially in nursing when one is already busy and stressed. My tip is to use an ounce of prevention and avoid drama in the fi...
  17. The facts are quite obvious to anyone paying attention, I don’t need to spell them out to you nor will I. I have already explained the point. But as usual when all else fails attack someone’s credentials for having a different pol...
  18. Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10070.pdf SS uses your highest 35 years of work for their computation. Every month past 62 you wait the monthly amount goes up a little. I had planned to retire at 62 and take what ever I got and work part time...
  19. Even your own source does not say he talked about injecting bleach, he commented (based on other study/MD), that injecting disinfectant to a particular area might help. Did he use the wrong word, Yes, and I already stated it needed clarifying, and ...
  20. And we simply understand that the fact that Trump and others were banned/canceled etc was completely political and still is (except in extreme rare cases). This is why people continue to not trust the government, bc of the continued “politics” in pla...
  21. Sheesh, Did you even read the politifat link I posted? Trump (no matter how much you don’t like him) did not tell people to drink bleach. Perhaps it would be more productive to worry about what Biden/admin is doing now, like for instance, withhold...
  22. Treatment of Nursing Students

    This is exactly what I was getting at! If I was the student I certainly would not have stood there for 8 hours doing nothing. I have been on both sides of this situation, it is not that difficult to reassign. And yes it may not be ideal but stuff hap...
  23. Healthcare Workers Still Love Their Jobs

    It would be interesting to see the percentage of just nurses instead of all healthcare workers included. I bet it would be very different!
  24. Treatment of Nursing Students

    Well I am not sure what behavior you saw but like I said before you will definitely have a better understanding once you become an RN and work in the hospital. I am curious about your stmt re: “standing in the same spot for 8 hours”. I don’t remember...
  25. Pros and cons of RN clinic nursing?

    What?! No more country store job, eh. Well I am glad you are doing what makes you happy! My biggest gripe with the out pt setting was having to babysit grown adults who won’t do the job they are getting paid for without constant prodding. It got re...