Apr 21, 2014

What Do You Do?

 
What do you do when a family member of a patient asks you to police who comes in and out of the patient room to visit? Only the one's listed are allowed by the family member. Your patient cannot talk, sedated, and intubated, and has no say over this.

What do you do if a patient's visitor barges in the room, demanding you stop what you're doing, may it be taking care of the patient right after receiving him from the OR . . . so you can hook up her oxygen to the wall for her using the hospital oxygen?

Just wondering.

Apr 20, 2014

Saturday Mass Vigil

Photo: Happy Easter, Peeps! That last night's Saturday Vigil mass was so long, beautiful though, mass with candle lights and all.
Happy Easter, Peeps!
 
So the mass last night lasted 2.5 hours. That was the longest Catholic mass I've ever been. But since for some reasons, I had all weekend "on" this holy season, I had to do the vigil.

Happy Easter!

I will have to get ready for work now.

I am bringing yellow Peeps for potluck contribution, and chips, and beans . . .

Apr 14, 2014

Don't fear CCRN Exam

Don't fear.  Prepare, study,  and the rest (experience,  will,  faith,  and luck) will make me pass. 
 
That's what I tell myself. 
 
Now,  enough positive talk, and study,  Karin.

CCRN Review Day 1

WELL, since a couple of my coworkers younger than I just passed it, I feel like I have to take it so here I go, trying to make time to review for the exam before I take my CCRN sometime this year.

Wish me luck.
 
I ordered the oh-so-recommended Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio review course. It cost me $158 for the 2011 DVD set review from her website. This is newer and a better deal than the one found in Amazon. I will let you know about the program when I get it.
 
Oh, by the way, I just passed my second course in nursing.  Another 4.0. Goodbye Nursing Theory.
 
Oh and while I'm waiting for my Laura course, I am reading this  Pathophysiology book. Funny, my engineer friend cannot even pronounce it. It really is a no-brainer. I think it is written for pre-med students without any medical background. It is a good review for nurses too. I recommend it.