June 26, 2016, 8:42 am

Can I Take Viagra

Can i take viagra or

Can i take viagra A better chance to live….

Can i take viagra Tomorrow?

Can i take viagra Then why on earth is this guy having his surgery today?

Can i take viagra And the ad is for Electric Furnace Steel!

Can i take viagra What? Are they going to melt him?

Can i take viagra It looks like he was abducted by aliens and their resident Scotty is ready to beam him up!

Can i take viagra Either that or there’s a buffet lunch on that gurney and everyone is standing at the table to partake of the dry croissant sandwhiches, can i take viagra wilted lettuce with french dressing, can i take viagra bottled water and dry chocolate chip cookies.

Can i take viagra Hey, can i take viagra that’s what nurses get for a sponsored lunch!

Can i take viagra Paid for, can i take viagra of course, can i take viagra by the Electric Furnace Steel sales rep!

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I have been immunized.

I received a DTaP shot.

Just like a baby.

I didn’t cry like a baby, can i take viagra but someone has decided that those of us who did not have, can i take viagra and survive, can i take viagra Pertussis (Whooping Cough), can i take viagra should be reimmunized as adults as our immunity from previous immunizations cannot be guaranteed.

And they are finding cases of it in the community. Can i take viagra Hey! Thanks to all you folks who decided not to immunize your kid! Now I’m getting immunized so YOU don’t have to!

Being a grown up, can i take viagra I got the shot in my arm.

And that is where the difference ends.

My arm hurt, can i take viagra I went off my bottle and was cranky for four days.

Of course my “bottle” was Diet Pepsi, can i take viagra but you get the idea.

No wonder these little tykes get so fussy.

I am not, can i take viagra however, can i take viagra showing signs of autism.

Oh…wait, can i take viagra wasn’t that the MMR?

Hah! Been there and had every single one of them!

I’m from the generation who believed in immunity by active infection…..

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I actually decided to post after a very busy four-hour shift.

During the 240 minutes I was working, can i take viagra I spent 25 minutes on two Medication Reconcilliation Forms while triaging.

Ten-percent of my workday was spent on these two pieces of paper.

Both patients knew their meds, can i take viagra but they had to think of the doses and when they last took them.

Both patients were on, can i take viagra I kid you not, can i take viagra ten medications each.

And of course every medication came with an explanation. Can i take viagra It’s not like Sgt. Can i take viagra Friday on Dragnet. Can i take viagra The questioning is succinct, can i take viagra but the answers aren’t.

Of course, can i take viagra we are no longer allowed to write just the name of the medication down on the sheet, can i take viagra even if there is no chance the patient will be admitted.

We must fill out the dosage, can i take viagra the instructions, can i take viagra and time last taken.

On everybody.

And we have to ask because if they don’t know, can i take viagra we actually have to write “DNK” for “Does Not Know” everytime they don’t know.

Now, can i take viagra we nurses are an adapatable bunch. Can i take viagra We simply took our med list off the triage notes so we would not have to double chart.

Fair enough.

But now, can i take viagra if every single box isn’t full with either a number or “DNK”, can i take viagra we don’t get full “credit” for doing it.

I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again: it is the admitting doctor’s responsibility to ascertain the dosages of the patient and write the appropriate orders.

Instead, can i take viagra they can simply write a check mark next to the list that the nurses compile and that constitutes an order.

Oh, can i take viagra they love those of us who do those medication reconcilliation forms nice and neat and precise.

Because they don’t have to.

As I’ve noted before, can i take viagra I often feel like a scrubbing bubble in the toilet bowl of health care.

Only what I do is never enough.

When it comes to finding a way to frustrate, can i take viagra over-work and add ridiculous amounts of paperwork to the nurses, can i take viagra

They (JACHO?) will always find a way.

And we will continue to jump through the hoops.

Because we will get “dinged” if we don’t.

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On a lighter note, can i take viagra my 94-year-old patient kissed me on the cheek before getting into her taxi.

How I can be so frustrated by my job and love it so much at the same time is amazing.

Thank god for the patients.

They make it all worth it.

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12 Comments

  • Kelly
    Kelly

    September 29, 2006 at 2:09 pm

    There’s still a generation that believes in active infection……

    And I’m pretty sure they’re the ones who’s DTaP shot didn’t do any good when whooping cough came around.

    I could be wrong though.


  • Peggy
    Peggy

    September 29, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    Parents who are not getting vaccinations for their children should have to watch videos of babies slowly strangling to death with whooping cough. So many parents watched their own babes dying in such a horrific way….until the vaccines. My mother and aunts were R.N.s and made themselves available any time to give vaccinations for anyone who asked. That, of course, was ‘back when’. I wonder if nurses still can do that for neighbors?


  • Mel
    Mel

    September 29, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    I have an autistic kid. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. I blame it on his genes because I’m a pretty classic case myself, except I’m a girl. I don’t blame it on his MMR vaccine because AS was described in children long before there was such a thing, but even if I did believe it was caused by the vaccine, I’d rather have a really smart, great kid with AS than a kid dead of a preventable disease.


  • Sid Schwab
    Sid Schwab

    September 29, 2006 at 8:09 pm

    It’s all about the chart. Long as the boxes are checked, nothing else matters


  • Julie
    Julie

    September 29, 2006 at 10:08 pm

    …a scrubbing bubble in the toilet bowl of healthcare I love it! And amen to everything you have said. Med recs. Bleh. 🙂
    Hoping you have an enjoyable weekend. On the bottle. heh heh


  • Alice
    Alice

    September 29, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    Do you actually fill in all that stuff? The nurses here just fill in as much as they can get readily. The “last taken” (which is a really dumb and unnecessary question; for the few patients for whom it matters, it won’t hurt the doctors to ask) is usually blank, and the dosage doesn’t always make it on, and no one bothers to write “DNK.” Try slacking off a bit; I bet JCAHO is too bored by their own forms to notice particularly. Our hospital is surviving, so far. 🙂


  • Candy
    Candy

    September 30, 2006 at 7:58 am

    My guess is that SMF requires the form to be filled out as a CYA move…and to keep the docs happy.

    I wish there were more moms like Mel out there who understand prevention and the horrible end result when preventive measures are ignored — or outright avoided.


  • Annemiek
    Annemiek

    September 30, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    We are not allowed to fill in DNK, but have to find other ways of getting the dosages and names of the drugs; calling the patient’s pharmacy or MD office if we have to. Way too much time consuming. Thanks JCAHO.


  • Azygos
    Azygos

    September 30, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    I’m guessing you actually got the Tdap (reduced dose) as a childs dose of the D and P componet could make an adult ill. When I worked in family practice I would always look for cuts and scrapes on my patients just so I could get them a Td that was paid for by the insurance company.


  • Jo
    Jo

    October 1, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    I got a DTAP during a fingerstick a couple of years ago. No harm, no foul.
    Someone’s gotta do it.
    I think it’s weird though that I haven’t met a kid with Chicken pox in over 15 years.
    Maybe those things do work.


  • Tatiana, RN
    Tatiana, RN

    October 2, 2006 at 7:34 am

    I prefer the patients who come in with 2 bags of medications in tow. Full info on the bottle label. Then you have to sort through the medications they are taking and no longer taking becuase they cleaned out the entire medication cabinet.


  • Bridget Corcoran
    Bridget Corcoran

    December 19, 2006 at 10:10 am

    Hey, I just found this, I love it. I am also a RN with 28 (this year) years experiance. Did Newborn ICU, Adult ICU, ER, and peds tele advice. This is so funny about the immunizations. Isn’t so right about those not getting imm, and that we get to suffer. I found this by looking for med reconcilliation site. we are starting this at a clinic, but did this before in our ER and ICU. What a mess!! How to take a 20 min job, and expand it to 1 hour/per patient. Well keep up the good work. Bridget


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