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~Mi Vida Loca~RN

~Mi Vida Loca~RN

Emergency Room Nurse
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  1. Provider: "Where is your husband woman??" Me: "Buried in the backyard after muttering the words, listen to me woman I am your husband" :sarcastic:
  2. I am usually all for looking at the other side of things, in fact I will argue for the other side even if it's not my personal belief on it. However, I can't get on board with this because it is now directly affecting patient care based on our own moral compass. You choose to pick a profession where you take care of patients, all patients from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. The patient is the ones who's rights gets priority; they are after all who you are there for. Where does it end?? I don't agree with addiction so I refuse to Narcan the patient and they just die?? Or maybe I feel overweight people brought it on themselves so I won't be taking care of them either?? Teenage mother, unwed mother, nurse doesn't agree and just doesn't provide care?? The list can go on and on. We don't base our patient care off of our own moral compass. If you want to be able to pick and choose patients and procedures that go along with your own personal cultural beliefs then you find a private practice that follows your beliefs or you find a different profession.
  3. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    I have never seen them. Not in the ER's anyway with our stretchers in any of the hospitals I have worked at. Honestly I don't even know why I care about tall people with all they put me through. :p
  4. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    I love this!
  5. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    I really don't understand why we can't figure this problem out. I don't see them as often now, but as a kid our dining room tables had leaf we could insert in the middle to make it longer. We should have beds that can do this with like an insert mattress or something along those lines to extend it.
  6. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    Me trying to change IV bags. :|
  7. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    I would be afraid of retaliation. I might have also just worked too much and then watched the Slender Man documentary and just had a really trippy dream that I projected as a real event. Probably that's more likely. :p :p I probably just made that up too!
  8. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    I get bullied by the tall people at work. They think it's funny to put the ceiling IV polls on the shortest setting so I can't reach it. After watching me struggle a bit they will come in laughing and pat me on the head saying "now now little one" as they lower it back. I now have a fear of giants. I can't even read my kid Jack and the Beanstalk anymore.
  9. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    We often had "afew" tall people. My Dad is 6'3", I am "alittle" over 5 foot. One time I asked my patient how tall she was, she said "4 foot 12". So I said "5 feet?" She said "no 4 foot 12" she paused for a minute and it clicked. I told her "congratulations, you can now tell everyone you're officially 5 foot"
  10. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    I see quite alot of tall nurses

    Nah, we are there. It's just no one can see us over the giants.
  11. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    World Turned upside down

    I immediately think of songs with like 85% of the sentences I hear a day. LOL I was hoping I was not alone. OP I would be willing to bet a virtual beer that he will be wanting you back again when he sees how you being a nurse can benefit him. My ex-husband was NOT ok with me going back to school. He wanted me to be a stay at home mom. When he saw he couldn't stop me he knew he was the financial provider and used that saying he would not help at all nor would he help with the kids or childcare. So I got student loans and proceeded. So when he saw finances wouldn't stop me he then tried to dictate what field of nursing I would go into. He wanted me in peds or baby, somewhere with not a lot of males. He forbid ER which is where I wanted to be the most. So when he saw he was losing the battle he didn't think things were gonna work anymore and tried to sabotage the last semester of nursing school. By that time I was taking care of 4 kids. 3 older sons and a toddler daughter. I had spent a couple years doing pre reqs. We had moved to another state where I had to sit on a wait list for 3 years, finally got my number called and was in the program. I had been working on this for 7 years. Get to the first week of my last semester and my brother dies. My ex-husband was TERRIBLE and then tried to seize the opportunity to have me drop out to deal with his death. All it did was give me motivation to how close to my freedom I was. When he finally saw nothing was going to work and I was going to graduate and then I passed my boards and landed a job within a week of graduating he saw he lost the battle. So all of a sudden he wanted to be a nice supportive husband and realized how good my income would be with his. Within 6 months of graduating I was FREE and a year after graduating my divorce was final. Never have I looked back. I don't know your man. But I do know that from the little bit you described it doesn't seem like he values you at all and that's just not worth your time nor your energy. You have way too much good coming your way and as they say "aint nobody got time for that"
  12. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    World Turned upside down

    Am I the only person that started singing Fresh Prince of Bel Air in their head to the title?? Anyway. lol OP; Count this as a blessing. Sounds like he knows you're about to become a lot more independent and not dependent on him. You're almost done with school, you don't let ANYTHING get in the way of that. Nothing. Focus on that and now this dude. People have offered you a place to crash, take advantage of that. You're about to venture into a new chapter in your life and it sounds like this person should be left in the past.
  13. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    The Medical Aspect of Execution

    Exactly, I mean sure some people are going to have strong feelings and opinions. But majority of the posts in this thread have kept personal feelings out of it and focused on the topic at hand and questions asked. I have found it very informative. I can respect it's a passionate and touchy topic. But we are talking about medications used and the mishaps that happen and opinions on best way to solve these issues with the current facts at play which is public execution exists as or now.
  14. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    The Medical Aspect of Execution

    Why is that? What are you even talking about? I have found this to be a pretty good discussion on sticking to the facts and questions asked.
  15. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    The Medical Aspect of Execution

    I read something quick today and a few things that made me read again: Williams "Morbid obesity makes it likely that either the IV line cannot be placed or that it will be placed in error, thus causing substantial damage (like a collapsed lung)," his attorneys wrote in an earlier court filing asking the judge to block the execution. Wait WHAT??? The IV placement is going to be difficult resulting in a collapsed lung????? Anyway it said for the sedative they were getting a "megadose of midazolam" I guess I never realized they used Versed for lethal injections but upon reading this apparently they do often. It looked like in Ohio they used Versed and Dilaudid in 2014 and that didn't end up going well. Which I imagine it wouldn't. It looks like it took an awful long time for DOD to occur with a lot of struggling. I would imagine so with this duo. It's what I was worried about earlier. :| :|
  16. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    13 Reasons Why; a deep view or glorifying suicide?

    I read the book years ago, forgot all about it until people kept talking about this show and it sounded so familiar so I had to go back and check my kindle and realized why. The biggest problem I see is the people and group it was most hoping to "target" it didn't. They see it as funny, they have said the girl Hannah was too sensitive, the new joke it to tell someone that makes you mad "here's your tape". I don't feel it glorifies suicide. I also don't feel the scenes of suicide or rape are too much. They SHOULD make people uncomfortable. Rape and Suicide aren't pretty. I feel it can maybe get people to stop and pause and see that their words have an effect on people. That their actions have an effect on people. I also don't feel that it's teaching people that are being bullied or that have been sexually assaulted that this is the way out. Absolutely it's going to be hard for them to watch as it hits home. All that said, I don't quiet see why it got all the hype it did. I didn't dislike it, but I wasn't completely engaged either where I had to hurry and see the next episode. If I remember the book actually kept me more entranced.
  17. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    The Medical Aspect of Execution

    I remember researching this years ago and reading that the mortality rate in a non diabetic attempting suicide by insulin overdose is not very high. That it takes a heck of a lot more insulin than one would expect. Like 700-1000 units. Really surprised me. I often wondered why not have them go out via carbon monoxide. From what I have read is the person gets sleepy and passes out and that it's painless. You can even hook it up via nasal cannula or mask to go quickly. I am wondering if it has to do with containment and risk to others or something. So just a little FYI regarding execution. The term "well hung" apparently originally came from public executions. When a person is hung if it's done efficiently it can cause priapism. So they would say the convict was "well hung" or "hung well" 9 hrs of a Trauma conference and that's what I took from it. lol
  18. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    The Medical Aspect of Execution

    I am assuming we don't just give a large dose of opiates because there is no guarantee to that, it's not going to usually instantly kill unless they play around with different dosages and who is going to be the test subjects on that? Everyone metabolizes things so different. I have seen someone take 500mg of Oxycodone within an hr all that happened was they woke up with a massive headache. Their hope was to die. They did it again with 600mg and 30 of ambien and alcohol along with phenergan and zofran. They woke up the next day again. But then I have seen someone take 15 5/325 percocet and die. Same with IV stuff. Seen so much given you would expect them to die but they don't, meanwhile you give a regular dose to someone else and they need narcan. Just way too many variables. I would wonder what about the coctails given for assisted suicide patients, from the studies and documentaries I have seen, they seem to go well. But again they are already on the edge of death and it's also oral medication which I am assuming a inmate isn't going to take willingly.
  19. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    The Medical Aspect of Execution

    Thanks for giving me some directions, I will go check it out.
  20. ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    The Medical Aspect of Execution

    Ok I must have missed something, (I'll admit though I never watch the news anymore) has something been happening recently regarding bad executions??
  21. I loved it, I was for the Dad.
  22. So the day came and we finally got to meet and it was awesome. I got to show him the hospital and where his new stomping ground will be, we ate good food, had good drinks. Thank you AllNurses!!!! I am half tempted to share a picture. Now I just can't wait until he moves down next month and gets to work!
  23. Well for me anyway. So a few months ago I took a job in the ER and ended up relocating. (not a big move from where I lived but new city, didn't know anyone, big changes going on with me all around). I have absolutely LOVED working in the ER. Sure not everyday is awesome, but I am learning tons and just love the overall environment and just can't ever imagine going anywhere else. I work for a great company, the pay is awesome for a newbie, their is such unity unlike I ever saw on the floors between all levels of the providers. The Docs are wonderful most of the time and really have our back. Watched a Doc go straight up Ninja to a patient that was acting out to the Nurse. He doesn't put up with that when it comes to us. Anyway it's just been a wonderful experience but a very lonely experience having no friends near by. Well I convinced a friend I met from these boards to come apply to one of the openings we had, he wanted to be in the ICU (still might ) but I bribed him to the greener pastures that are the ER. Now from AllNurses have I not only met some wonderful friends, but I have a NEW CO-Worker to ROCK THE ER WITH. Any guesses on who? They post on these boards a lot. We have never actually met yet, we will Sunday, but I will finally have a friend in this new town also. I am so excited. I guess though I better be careful about venting about my co-workers here though. HAHAHA My new co-worker and AN compadre is; DRUM ROLL PLEASE "THAT GUY" :D Our ER better watch out!!!! I got a new partner in crime in town!!!!
  24. Next time I am in Salem I will deffinitely come say Hi to you again!!! No way though am I moving there! lol Now maybe someday I might consider Portlands level 1 lol
  25. You forgot to tell them how excited you were about meeting me and working with me and how grateful and indebted you are for me getting you to make the change. :| HAHAHA
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