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    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. pigeonpot 23 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    It’s not just about facilitating a career, it’s about being able to stay employed. Doctors at least have more weight when it comes to these matters. Nurses, well, it’s considered “part of the job” in many hospitals. I wish it weren’t so, but if a patient sexually harasses every nurse on the floor, someone still has to turn him, bathe him, wipe his bottom, give him his meds. We can’t just refuse care in the end unless he physically assaults someone while in his right mind. I do really wish there were more places that valued the safety of their nurses more, but I haven’t found one yet, and I’ve worked in some very “prestigious” hospitals.

    [–] TIL that in 2015 a Canadian man broke into a home,fed the cats and horses,cooked a meal,did the laundry,wrote in the homeowners diary and was apprehended sitting by a stoked fire while drinking a cup of tea. pigeonpot 3 points ago in todayilearned

    In Houston there was just a raid where 2 people and a dog were killed when police burst in a house without announcing themselves and the homeowners had guns. Looks like it was probably a mistake raid. But the police union says it wasn’t because they found a dime bag of weed. Totally worth 2 people’s lives, and 4 injured officers, right?

    [–] What was the best ‘Play stupid games & win stupid prizes’ incident you’ve witnessed? pigeonpot 5 points ago in AskReddit

    Took care of a girl once who was on an ATV when it flipped on top of her. She survived, but she broke a whole bunch of bones. Surprised she wasn’t on a body cast.

    [–] What's the most insanely misguided belief you've heard from someone who claims it's 100% fact? pigeonpot 105 points ago in AskReddit

    Haha, boyfriend had a guy at work who was totally on the chemtrails wagon. Then my boyfriend asked about the truck that goes around neighborhoods in the dead of night spraying chemicals into the air. “Oh that? That’s a mosquito truck”.

    [–] What's the most insanely misguided belief you've heard from someone who claims it's 100% fact? pigeonpot 329 points ago in AskReddit

    I read a study that concluded that someone who believes in one conspiracy theory is far more likely to believe in additional conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theorists accused the study of being a conspiracy to discredit them.

    [–] What's the most insanely misguided belief you've heard from someone who claims it's 100% fact? pigeonpot 442 points ago in AskReddit

    Oh my gosh, I had a fellow student in nursing school who thought that and was quite suprised in Anatomy class to learn otherwise. I was pretty appalled. Not as bad as the student nurse who thought ADD and depression were made up conditions. Like dude, you literally have access to read all about the MRI and endless studies on this. God help his patients...

    [–] When did your feeling about "Something is very wrong here." turned out to be true? pigeonpot 12 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in AskReddit

    One thing I’ve learned over time as a woman is to always trust your instincts about creepy guys. The group of guys I’m with at the time often didn’t get that feeling at all. When alarm bells go off, listen.

    [–] Our ER gets it pigeonpot 6 points ago in nursing

    Have witnessed many, but in 6 years of nursing I’ve never seen or even heard of any nurse reporting an assault. Healthcare has the highest risk of assault, even more than police officers. It would be very looked down upon by management to even consider reporting. Be nice to your nurses, people.

    [–] What is something that everyone praises but is actually horrible? pigeonpot 1 points ago in AskReddit

    The guilt of calling in is real, because you know staffing is probably not going to get someone to replace you, they are just going to be short staffed, so you feel like you are putting patients at risk by calling out. Am sick right now for the first time in 3 years on my job. Missed 3 days and now have to register with my insurance for short term disability to “protect my job” per my manager before I can come back to work. Because apparently working with sick people with contagious illnesses 40 hours a week is fine, but you get sick for 3 days and it’s unacceptable. They require a doctor’s note and insurance involvement to come back.

    [–] And then we all lived happily ever after.. pigeonpot 11 points ago in nursing

    Yeahhhh, I feel like that patient is so far gone this would be my response.

    [–] Short but sweet pigeonpot 7 points ago in MurderedByWords

    Yes, absolutely they do. From and RN doing rounds in Neonatal ICU I saw a few born addicted. It’s really sad to see...

    [–] The only question that should be asked... pigeonpot 28 points ago in nursing

    Yes! I don't care if the food is good, but I feel like all this emphasis on patient satisfaction puts more emphasis on feeling good rather than getting better. While scores take some things like hospital acquired infections into account, the focus on patient satisfaction dilutes what hospitals and nurses are there for. No one wanted to become a doctor or nurse for people to have good hotel or restaurant experiences. I do feel like our energy could be better used focusing on best practices instead.

    [–] How can you describe your legal, legitimate job so it sounds illegal or sketchy? pigeonpot 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I touch partially clothed people and give them narcotics or sedate them. When they are confused I tie them to the bed and don’t allow them to leave. I will only tell a few people about their whereabouts or condition. Everyone else is prevented from learning about them.

    [–] What are some cliche things that people do in real life only because they've seen it done before in movies? pigeonpot 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Yup. Was held at gunpoint once, but the idiots pointing their guns at me were holding their guns sideways like they saw in the movies. I took a chance and ran because I knew their aim would be terrible. Don’t try to fake it if you live in a state where firearms and hunting are common pastimes, and most people have at least seen proper shooting stances.

    [–] We're more than happy to give our pets a peaceful death if they're terminally ill, but if a human is terminally ill and considers a peaceful death its controversial. pigeonpot 4 points ago in Showerthoughts

    Work as a nurse and that’s not been my experience at all. We have narcan nearby at all times, because overdoses do happen following doctor’s orders. It is a decision between comfort and life sometimes. Give too much morphine and you depress the breathing rate to the point they aren’t breathing at all. Once we get the order for palliative care only, we do whatever is necessary to relieve pain, even if it means death, as long as the patient/family understands the risks.

    [–] What is just a placebo effect but most people don't realize? pigeonpot 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Wow, I watches Scooby-Doo my entire childhood and just now realized that this was the moral of the show.

    [–] “Your refusal to provide free cosmetic work is criminal!” pigeonpot 2 points ago in ChoosingBeggars

    Do some research in your area, there might be some options. Houston has a dental school that gives quality dental care for much less. The work is done by students, but professors are there to check every step. It is more time consuming, but could be an option.

    [–] What should society learn to accept? pigeonpot 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Had a college roommate who believed this. She said dinosaur bones were buried by the devil to temp Christians into doubting the Bible. Best part is... she was a biology major. Had another nursing school classmate confused that men had the same number of ribs as women, because Adam gave up a rib to create Eve. A Nursing degree is also a Bachelors in Science.

    [–] Gettin ready for those new grads... pigeonpot 54 points ago in nursing

    Every unit needs one good place. Because everyone has that day at least once...

    [–] What would you do during the Purge? pigeonpot 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Jaywalk right in front of a police officer, holding eye contact the whole time (with the exception of looking both ways as I cross the street).