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Just off to do a night shift so thought I would get this of my chest first. Can I add that collectively I have so much admiration for Student Nurses, I cannot believe how many work fulltime to fund nursing school and I generally find them hardworking committed and utterly professional.
Have any of you ever been in a situation where you did not agree with the doctor's plan of care? Or a situation where you were asked to do something/ give a med/ etc that you felt would jeopardize your license harm the patient? If this happens I know you should not perform the task, and you should explain to your superior/ the doctor your reasoning, but what if they don't agree with you and want you to do the procedure anyway? Would you just tell them that they have to do it themself? or get someone else to do it?
Have you noticed an increase in your coworkers on facebook, or texting CONSTANTLY on their cell phones?
So much that when you have a pt. going bad, and in front of your coworkers ( who are on the computer, giggling and texting too) and you are asking the unit sec. to place orders for a STAT stuff while you are on the phone with the doctor....that these coworkers ignore you, only to ask you later" You had a pt going bad, why didn't you ask for help??"
Hi all, I was going through my school information tonight, I am not yet a student. I noticed that the CMA program they have seems to have alot more "stuff" about basic healthcare than the RN program does. Like Medical Terminology. It's a whole class in the CMA program but not even mentioned in the outline for the RN program. Is that just something that you learn along the way in the RN program? I noticed a couple other classes to that aren't listed on the RN program. Just curious how this works.
I can barely even breathe I am just outraged and upset and everything else. I shadowed in ob/gyn (my choice for working after graduation, if I am so lucky) and lucked out shadowing an amazing team of nurses. Its a big downtown hospital, very busy. Anyway, the backstory is that a first time mom was getting in induction, did not like her perinatologist, who is known to frankly be a big jerk and is legendary for being really rude, disruptive and awful to the nurses, paitents, other drs.
SO,the patient was literally crying to not have to see dr...
Even work seems dull and unsatisfying, and these low-energy times make getting through even a normal shift harder than usual. The residents are grumpy and complain about the cold, no matter how high we turn up the thermostat or how many blankets we put on them. The staff grumbles incessantly as well, not because we have actual gripes but because we too are starved for sunshine and fresh air, and the arid, superheated atmosphere of the nursing home makes it more uncomfortable to work in during the winter than during even the hottest of summer days.
Regional Discussion - Ohio
Can I get some estimates on what hourly rate I might expect to be offered in Cleveland? I'm an RN with 15 years exp. Last 4 in CVICU (IABP, cardiothoracic & vascular recovery), BSN, CCRN-CSC. I expect pay rates will be lower than here in LA. However, im beginning to wonder if I can afford to live in Cleveland. Any info would be greatly appreciated, including estimates.