What Nurse doesn’t like overtime?!

What Nurse doesn’t like overtime?!

OT = Over Time
OT = A Nurse’s BFF

That extra pay is always nice, but beware of the notorious tipping point.

One of the benefits of being a Nurse is that infamous 3-day work week. In a perfect world, your full-time job on requires 3 shifts per week, so in your mind if you pick up an extra shift (or 2… or 3) you could make some serious cash!

You work the overtime, you put in the extra hours. Those extra hours take a toll on your overall health. I don’t know about you… but it only takes one bad shift to put me over the edge (maybe it’s just me?) I literally drive myself into the ground with that money as my motivator.

Then you get your paycheck two weeks later…

It seems “the man” had other plans for your money. I’m talking about taxes. The higher your paycheck, the larger the amount of monies that are deducted (10% of $10 is $1, but 10% of $100 is $10). And these deductions of course, especially if you enroll in other voluntary benefits.

Everyone has a different tipping point based on multiple factors, this is just my warning message to you to be aware that this tipping point exists.

I don’t know about you, if I’m going to exhaust myself I want to see the money!!!

—-SHOWWWWW MEEEE THE MONAYYYYYYYY—-

[from the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’]

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What they didn’t teach you in Nursing school about placing an NG tube!!

What they didn’t teach you in Nursing school about placing an NG tube!!

That first time you placed an NG tube!! Do you remember it?

We all had to learn the skills needed to insert an NG, but nothing fully prepares you for placing that first NG on a real patient that is A+Ox3 [all my non-medical readers that means Alert and Oriented to person, place and time].

The number of success tips out there is unending. We’ve all heard them. I wanted to briefly mention my tip for placement success… but I REALLY wanted talk about the unmentionables that were skipped over during Nursing school.

I hope you’re listening… heh heh.

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When the patient sexually harasses the Nurse

When the patient sexually harasses the Nurse

We’ve all dealt with or heard about sexual harassment from a patient. Oh, you know who I’m talkin’ about…

That patient that doesn’t understand professional boundaries.

That patient that thinks the hospital is a pick-up bar.

Or that patient who gets a lil “grabby”

The question is, what do you do about it? And better yet how do we prevent it from happening?

I offer some thoughts:

  1. Are you part of the problem
    -wardrobe?
    -body language?
    -communication?
    -physical assessment faux pas?
  2. Is the patient part of the problem
    -creeps will be creeps
    -thank you Hollywood
    -creepin’ creepy creep
  3. When it happens
    -stop it in its tracks immediately without fail
    -always stay professional
    -bring support

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