The Mighty Pulse – June

Posted on July 8, 2014 by in Mighty Pulse

mighty-pulse-bannerHow was your work experience in June? Answer the following questions to tell us and we’ll report the combined results back to the community. When answering questions, consider only the previous month worked. View previous month’s results here.

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17 Responses to “The Mighty Pulse – June”

  1. Avatar of Virginia Fleischman
    Virginia Fleischman
    3 April 2013 at 3:44 PM #

    I find my work life frustrating as my skills are being used to benefit others and not being compensated fairly.

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    islandbeachkevin 13 April 2013 at 6:24 AM #

    Think outside the box http://www.responsemagic.com/l2?4962

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    Penete 23 April 2013 at 7:01 AM #

    Terrible bullying, oppresion going on in Austin texas where 2 chains of hospitals have a monopoly and hold us hostage with chintzy rates, scare tactics. I believe the Stepford nurses were cloned here !!!It’s all about a buddy sytem , the good ole girl network , you’ve got to be a friend of a friend here to receive an equitable shift assignment .if not you are just one of the many drone bees who works yourself to death, while the haves sit back each shift and have a nice time at work and get all the kudos. You may think I sound bitter and that it’s just a case of sour grapes, but I have been in this field over 25 years, have had multiple jobs in other towns , and I have never experienced or witnessed anything like the injustice that is being done here.This place takes the cake !!!!!

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      Lynntxtx 31 May 2013 at 5:55 PM #

      Come to Houston! Lower cost of living, lots of jobs, friendly people! I work in Pasadena and have great coworkers and great managers! I thought of moving to Austin and interviewed at 2 places. Did not get a good reception. Glad I decided to stay put.

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      Judy 13 June 2013 at 1:17 PM #

      Sounds familiar!

    • Avatar of Coco
      Coco 19 November 2013 at 6:55 PM #

      Very similar situation in San Antonio as well…..

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    L. A. Johns 1 May 2013 at 4:54 PM #

    Having to deal with 2 different states Nurse Practice Acts is a major problem for me. My patients cannot have their blood drawn at my clinic lab, they have to go across the street to a lab in the state where I work. Because the clinic I work in has a draw station but the lab is in the next state over the border. The Nurse Practice Act in CA requires a cosign of an MD while OR allows me independent practice, with no cosign.

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    Vickie 5 May 2013 at 1:22 PM #

    I have found in my 30+ years in nursing that when I get burned out in a position that I can switch to something or somewhere else and renew my faith in nursing and renew my reason for selecting this career in the first place.

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      Vicki 24 May 2013 at 1:28 PM #

      So true. I love what nursing has given me. Yes it takes so much out of me, but in 34 of nursing I have grown beyond anything I could have dreamed or imagined. Being able to move into another field when I am burned out or restless has always kept my mind learning and experiencing.

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    NurseKat 6 May 2013 at 10:44 AM #

    I hope my very sincere post does not offend anyone. It’s written because I want to stop the badoutcomes. We are all on the same page and we ALL must follow the standards of care and the policy and procedure if we are going to have safe Water Birthing Practices at our hospital. We aren’t trying to bring birth back as it never left. We love natural childbirth and we staff nurses believe in the birthing process just as much as you do…but we do have rules that govern safe practice in the hospital setting and they must be followed or bad outcomes will very sadly keep happening. No one wants that!! Please self evaluate your part in the process! Thx so very much.
    Nurse for almost 25 years! I love what I do!

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    NurseKat 6 May 2013 at 10:48 AM #

    Happy Nurses Week! Happy Birthday Florence Nightengale! My Hero! Remember the Florence Nightengale Pledge we all said at graduation before we began our own practices? That pledge is scared and still governs my practice almost 25 years later!

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    Becky Oloo LPN 20 May 2013 at 10:29 PM #

    The maximum number of patients care for would only let me enter 28. I the floor I worked on we had 56 patients and I was often solo nurse. This was a nursing home mind you, but how accurate is the survey if you can’t enter the correct data.

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      Vicki 24 May 2013 at 1:32 PM #

      I agree. I work hemodialysis and work 12 hour shifts. Part of the day I am the only nurse on the floor, so I am constantly rounding assessing and reassessing my pts. Some days 9and this is frequently) I do see the 40 I tried to enter. Until more states enact staffing regulations, RN’s in dialysis clinics, esp in the 2 BIG companies, will assess and try to monitor this many pts.

    • Avatar of Nick
      Nick 29 May 2013 at 10:41 PM #

      Rebecca and Vicki, we’ll update the survey permissions for future months. We put caps on some of the options to avoid someone entering really big and impossible numbers and skewing the data. Obviously, we didn’t put the caps high enough!

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    indiec 25 July 2013 at 9:35 PM #

    Hi

  10. Avatar of Traci Walls
    Traci Walls
    13 August 2013 at 12:13 PM #

    I had a week long vacation and I got multiple texts about open shifts. I replied back “on vacation” each time then I whipped out the caps lock button! Didn’t go anywhere, but knowing I didn’t have to go to work was priceless!


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