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    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 2 points ago in nursing

    This is interesting! I think even if I knew I wasn't supposed to do compressions, I still would have in this situation however. Your adrenaline just kicks in and all you think about is saving a life!

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 1 points ago in nursing

    All these comments are right. Thankfully I have 6 weeks short term disability and some PTO but our jobs are only covered for 12 weeks of time off. So most moms work as close to their due date as possible so they have more time off at home with baby after delivery.

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 2 points ago in nursing

    Haha. That would be the dream! Unfortunately until nursing staffing shortages improve it's all hands on deck. I've even been charge with a full patient load while pregnant and backup rapid response so sometimes I'm happy with just a standard ICU pair!

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 1 points ago in nursing

    This is exactly right. Thankfully my patient was already intubated and had CO2 monitoring so we were able to tell that we were giving high quality CPR.

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 1 points ago in nursing

    It's true that stress can make you go into labor! My coworkers and I were all joking we were lucky my water didnt break during the code. 😂

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 2 points ago in nursing

    Yes! My coworkers have been amazing. Working in Neuro ICU we often have unresponsive 300+ lb patients that are total care. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't have been able to last so long, because our hospital has a policy if we have weight lifting restrictions we can't work.

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 2 points ago in nursing

    Thanks! I have to do my ACLS certification too! Those dummies are tough!

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 5 points ago in nursing

    Wow. This is an amazing story. You are an amazing momma and nurse! I cant imagine all the hormones and everything you were going through.

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 6 points ago in nursing

    I agree with this post. My hospital did not have a residency program, but I went right into the ICU post nursing school. It was hard because there is so much to learn (nursing basics and critical care) and sometimes I questioned if I did the right thing but honestly I'm so glad I didn't listen to my teachers that said you have to do medsurg before ICU. NeuroICU is great also because you have a vast variety of patients. Some are more "stable" than others, so it's a great place to learn. Good luck!

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 13 points ago in nursing

    Haha. I threw up in so many patient trashcans I cant even keep count. I agree it's hard work!

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 8 points ago in nursing

    So thankful you had a good outcome! It's easy to forget how physical our job is and how much energy it takes out of us! I was just glad my water didnt break during the code! That really would have been a crazy story.

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 17 points ago in nursing

    This is so true and thank you for your sweet comment! You made this hormonal pregnant woman tear up!

    [–] 9 months pregnant and had to do compressions mrsfearing 7 points ago in nursing

    Now you are a true badass! Best wishes for healing and staying cancer free!

    [–] Green Day and Mambo No 5 shouldn't sound this good together... mrsfearing 1 points ago in videos

    Thank you! Came here looking for this one. Definately the best mashup.

    [–] Management be like... mrsfearing 13 points ago in nursing

    Or when they get pissed because you clock in early/clock out late because there is so much work to do

    [–] Anyone crazy about milk or chocolate milk? mrsfearing 1 points ago in pregnant

    Yes!!!! And I've never been a milk person, but I go through at least 2 gallons a week, and I agree chocolate milk is amazing.

    [–] Absolute Fluffy Unit mrsfearing 2 points ago in AbsoluteUnits

    Absolute Mewunit

    [–] My 7 year old rescued glamourpuss! She loves to model for the camera. mrsfearing 5 points ago in aww

    Sorry yall. Haven't forgot about you but she is being a real Diva today. 😂 All this fame is going to her head.

    [–] My 7 year old rescued glamourpuss! She loves to model for the camera. mrsfearing 5 points ago in aww

    Yeah shes a big floof. And we were told she was around 7 years old when we got her so shes almost an old lady!