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    [–] Wow, a shitshow in Washington, all started because of Maureen Walsh throwing fit. meg-c 1 points ago in nursing

    I agree. I work 8 hour shifts and feel like I’m at work every single day. In my book, staying an extra four hours isn’t as hard and coming in two extra days.

    [–] What highly illegal thing took place at your high school? meg-c 2 points ago in AskReddit

    • One teacher was convicted of hooking up with underage students they found on Grindr.

    • Another teacher (and then dean of students) was caught in possession of heroin and steroids.

    • Once during morning announcements, my principle was reinforcing the dress code and said “this isn’t a brothel” and then it was spray painted on the wall in school.

    [–] The Potassium Curve meg-c 1 points ago in nursing

    It wasn’t even the latest Ca result 🤦🏼‍♀️

    [–] How long after the iud should I bleed? meg-c 1 points ago in birthcontrol

    The pain was really only bad the first afternoon/night and continued to have twinges/cramps every once in awhile since.

    [–] The Potassium Curve meg-c 7 points ago in nursing

    Barely.

    This was also the same patient the that lab called a critical calcium of 6.1 for... they called me at 2100 and apologized saying it was supposed to be called at 1300. I checked the charting and it was drawn the day before at noon times.

    Yikes.

    [–] The answer to every nursing issue. More charting meg-c 10 points ago in nursing

    In the litigious world these days, CYA

    [–] The Potassium Curve meg-c 11 points ago in nursing

    I had a patient yesterday that was admitted with a potassium of 1.7 — new record for me.

    [–] [PSA] TIL Cerave is owned by L’Oréal which is 30% owned by Nestle meg-c 2 points ago in SkincareAddiction

    Sure!!

    AM: * First Aid Beauty Cleanser. Like this cleanser a lot — I buy it at Ulta or Sephora. No frills, doesn’t leave me dry or tight. Not much of a scent. Good for sensitive skin and leaves me feeling clean!

    • FAB Facial Radiance Pads. They have glycolic acid and lactic acid, so are a chemical exfoliant. Very gentle on my sensitive skin, so much so I can use every day. I’ve noticed less filaments and smaller pores — not mind blown yet, but enough that I tried the trial size and just splurged on the full size. I leave on for 15-20 minutes before moisturizing.

    • CeraVe AM Moisturizer with SPF 30. Both my moisturizer and sunscreen in one. Drugstore, no frills kind of moisturizer for a good price. Does its job. Absorbs well, doesn’t leave me greasy halfway through the day like the Simple SPF one did.

    And/or

    • First Aid Beauty Tinted Moisturizer. I snagged this on sale at Marshall’s for $10. I like it, don’t love it. I don’t wear any facial make up, so I use this when I want a little extra coverage. Sometimes I mix it with some CeraVe to make it go a little further. For what it is, it does the job. Little tint, good moisturizer, and has SPF. I’ve never used a tinted moisturizer before, so I can’t compare it to anything else.

    PM: * First Aid Beauty Cleanser OR Trader Joe’s Blueberry Açaí Facial Scrub (or sometimes both...). It has very few physical exfoliates in it, but utilizes AHA. I was nervous about using this with my sensitive skin, but I haven’t had an issue. Sometimes I like to wear it as a mask for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. Smells amazing, I want to taste it... I use it 1-2 times/week.

    • First Aid Beauty Acne Clearing Pads. Also snagged these at Marshall’s for $15 I think. I had been steering away from salicylic acid, but recently have been struggling with some hormonal acne (this damn IUD...) so I wanted to incorporate something that would help my acne. I’ve only been using them for a week or so. No crazy change yet, but I wouldn’t expect one so soon. They’re well saturated, gentle... don’t burn my skin. I haven’t noticed any dryness. Hoping they help!

    • I tend to switch it up between First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration and CeraVe PM Moisturizer depending on season and how much hydration I feel like I need. Right now, I’m using the FAB more often, though I have noticed a bit of a burn from the eucalyptus essence in it.

    I feel like I’m promoting FAB, but honestly I’ve just found that they’re gentle on my dry, sensitive skin while also being effective. They’re a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way with these products. I’ve seen a lot of their stuff at Marshall’s/TJMaxx so I’d recommend hitting there to check for any goods! Also, they sell a lot of travel size kits, which could be a great way to test products and see if you like them!

    Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

    [–] Can I use ParaGard if I’m anemic? meg-c 1 points ago in birthcontrol

    Hi, I was in the same exact situation. I had ridiculously heavy periods and only recently learned that it was actually abnormal. I had an ultrasound which showed a polyp, so I had that removed. I had to get a hormonal IUD to help with the bleeding and anemia.

    Good luck!

    [–] Day 44 with my Mirena IUD meg-c 2 points ago in birthcontrol

    I got my Kyleena on 2/15 and still have spotting/brown discharge pretty much everyday

    [–] How long after the iud should I bleed? meg-c 1 points ago in birthcontrol

    Well... I got mine on 2/15 and still have spotting pretty regularly.

    [–] Floating for 4 hours at a time? meg-c 1 points ago in nursing

    I get floated to the tele/stroke floor a lot too, which is weird because I’m a new grad that is not tele certified nor do I have ACLS. Usually they’re good about giving me a decent assignment, but it sucks learning 10+ patients in a 8 hour shift. Plus, like you said... I keep those impatient nurses waiting.

    I’m attempting for a more permanent position, but also looking for another job. We definitely exploit our per diems, as my floor is the only one that can apparently staff adequately.

    [–] Floating for 4 hours at a time? meg-c 1 points ago in nursing

    Yeah, that’s exactly what my facility does too...

    [–] Your first day as a new grad off orientation with no preceptor to lean on meg-c 2 points ago in nursing

    next hour or three charting on the computer.

    lol relatable

    My floor is typically 4 during day shift, so the 5 was really just to test me. Idk how people do that routinely.

    [–] Your first day as a new grad off orientation with no preceptor to lean on meg-c 3 points ago in nursing

    I was given five patients my third week of orientation during day shift orientation and I damn near drowned.

    How the heck did you do 10? Damn, I’m impressed.

    [–] Floating for 4 hours at a time? meg-c 1 points ago in nursing

    I get that I can do it, it just happens all the time. It’s tough but doable, just doesn’t seem quite safe.

    [–] Floating for 4 hours at a time? meg-c 2 points ago in nursing

    I wish we had that rule. It does seem unsafe at times. Never any give backs, always learning new patients with new diagnoses (I get floated up to stroke/tele frequently...)

    [–] Floating for 4 hours at a time? meg-c 1 points ago in nursing

    Damn, yeah it’s kinda hard.

    [–] Floating for 4 hours at a time? meg-c 2 points ago in nursing

    Must be nice 😩 I have legit taken 12+ patients in the course of a 12 hour shift between floating. Seriously it’s too much.

    [–] What am I doing wrong when doing IVs/labs? meg-c 1 points ago in nursing

    Fair enough. Admittedly I’m not great at IVs so I’ll take any advice I can get.

    [–] [PSA] TIL Cerave is owned by L’Oréal which is 30% owned by Nestle meg-c 3 points ago in SkincareAddiction

    Huge fan of First Aid Beauty products — the daily cleanser, the ultra repair cream, the radiance pads, the salicylic acid pads... all in all, so so good for dry, sensitive skin.

    [–] IUD strings? meg-c 2 points ago in birthcontrol

    I’ve had Kyleena for two months and have no problems feeling my strings, but they don’t bother me.