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Davey Do

around 25 years psych, 10 years medical

Overcome fear by seeing the funny yet ridiculous side of every situation.- Edgar Cayce

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Davey Do has 42 years experience and specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical.

Artist, Bicyclist, Nature Lover, Asocial, Childless, Agnostic, Fired and Retired, married to a Medical Nurse (Belinda). Am generally content. Thank you.

Overcome fear by seeing the funny yet ridiculous side of every situation. -Edgar Cayce

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    $20.00 Words

    Tetrahydroisoquinoline. "Gal-darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue purttier than a twenty-dollar (prostitute)!" -Taggart, Blazing Saddles Hello. My name is Davey Do. And I'm Lexiphanic. I can't stop using my tongue like a twenty dollar (prostitute). Anticholinesterase inhibitor. There I go again. Do any of you share this malady? (This thread was inspired by the shy wallflower of a member whose allnurses nomenclature is @amoLucia.)
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    allnurses Positive Thread

    It seems that some threads here on allnurses get a lot of attention tend to being negative, whether they be about professional or personality problems. So, hey- this thread is aimed at the positive attributes of the allnurses' website, anything past or present. I have oft stated that allnurses is my favorite website and one of the reasons is that it that's because it focuses on the career of my calling, which was nursing. In being associated with allnurses for over a decade, I have felt closeness, camaraderie, and a kind of kinship with my virtual colleagues. I have learned lots of techy stuff and have been exposed to alternative viewpoints the like I had not previously considered. allnurses also allows me to communicate and express myself in a way that utilizes my bliss, which is art. Loading up images has much improved since the upgrade of December '19. Before the upgrade, if I noticed a typo or an area on which I wanted to improve on an uploaded image, I'd have to ask a mod or administrator to delete the old image and upload the edited one. sirI, among others, were always amicable in performing this task for me Since the upgrade, I can now delete the old image and load up an edited one all. by. myself! And even when I was working full time at Rightway (I want to stay positive!) Regional Medical Center, I visited allnurses at least once daily. Soooooo.... what do you think are some of the positive attributes of the allnurses' website- anything past or present?
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    The Common Ground of Nursing

    @Hoosier_RN said, in another thread, "I no longer socialize with coworkers. I'm friendly, but professional, and need that separation to keep myself fresh. I've found that if I hang out with work chums, all we talk about is work, and this just adds to the feelings of 28 years that are not the same as my feelings when I began years ago. I surround myself with people who share my other interests", which set me to thinking. There's a common ground that we Nurses feel with our compadres, having been in the front trenches, relying upon one another. We feel especially close to those who have the same high standards as do we. "All we talk about is work" is often the chain that binds our relationship. The chain, the bond of our relationship, our work, defines our relationship. Often times, when that bond is broken, so goes the relationship. Hoosier's action of loosening that bond a bit can be seen as a two edged sword. We need the camaraderie, but we also need to divert our attention and pursue other interests. We need to possess something else which is important to us in order to refresh ourselves so that we may return to the workaday world. My closest coworker/friends at Wrongway Regional Medical Center in geriatric psych were my work wife Eleanor and my brother in arms Rooty Payne, psych tech. In response to Hoosier's post, I said, "I've had some of the best, closest relationships with people I've worked with, only to have them fade away once that chain is broken. Even though one or the other of us tries to keep the friendship momentum going, it never lasts. I figure one of the reasons is because I'm such a loner, keep to myself, and am attracted to others who choose a similar lifestyle." Eleanor and Rooty are like me, in that they are fulfilled within their own lives and do not need a relationship with me in order to carry on. I haven't communicated with Eleanor, except though Rooty, since I was "Fired & Retired" from Wrongway nearly a year ago, and I'm okay with that. I'm sure Eleanor is, also. Rooty and I communicate through emails and texts every so often, but we discuss little to nothing about Wrongway. Our conversations mainly focus on our interests, our respective spouses, and the fun we have chiding each other. The reasons why I believe Rooty and my relationship has continued is due to his moves to stay in contact, our fondness for each other, but also because of my little Sister's death last Spring. Rooty asked if there was anything that he could do, and I replied, "Yeah- just keep in contact". Rooty has done just that. It's nice to know that Rooty and my common ground continues and may or may not be enhanced at any given point. But what is important is the fact that we once shared a common ground of nursing.
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    Nurse Superhero!

    The current article, "Why Nurses Are No-Cape Heroes" got me to thinking. We all have our alternative egos, a secondary or alternative personality. For example, we have our personal persona where we act one way to those with who we are intimate, and we have a different professional persona as a Nurse. But if we could become a Superhero, like Superman or Supergirl, what would we be like? I came up with my Superhero while working a slow 12 hour MN shift in ER back in December of '92: The Midnight Male Ninja Nurse (MMNN). Over the years, I've used the character both for entertainment and professionally. For example, at a community mental health center in 1997, I worked with an LPN who was a very good nurse, but one time she made a med error by not following the five rights. I made a small poster showed a copy of it to her, and she hung it on a med cabinet in the clinics med room where we often gave decanoate injections. She said something along the lines of "This will remind me!" So, who what would your Nurse Superhero be like? What would be their name? Who or what would be their Arch Enemy? What Superpowers would they possess?
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    Remembering Numbers

    I have a talent for remembering numbers and it's because of a systematic/associative approach. For example, I remembered the member @Guest856929's number by associating it with: My '85 Toyota pickup that I drove for nearly 20 years. Then: '69, the Summer of- I was 12 years old, I remember the Moon landing, Woodstock, and dropping Little Bro's bike off of the bride. And finally, '29 was the year my Dad was born, and today would have been his 92nd birthday! I've committed to memory many people's licence plate numbers. I know how many revolutions of the chainring on my bicycle it takes to get up the mother of god hill. I would say that I could remember, as a nurse, patient's seven digit numbers, but I afraid this thread would be moved into another forum because it would be on topic with nursing and patients. Yeah. I remember numbers.
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    Happy Birthday Dad!

    My Dad would have been 92 years old today, but passed away in 2013 at the age of 84. Dad was great: hardworking, easy going, great sense of humor, and built like a brick wall. Dad's profession was a welder, but he was a great farmer, mechanic, architect, carpenter, artist, and bowler. This is one of my favorite photos of Dad, an excerpt, taken in the Summer of 1979: He and I were sitting on the porch playing our guitars. I was dating a young lady who was into photography and she snapped this picture. Last Summer, I really got into paintings and sculptures. I had a piece of heavy old black tarp and stretched it across a frame made out of used treated lumber from my old porch. I painted Dad's likeness on it and exhibited it on an easel I welded out of some old rusty metal fence posts. This painting/sculpture symbolizes Dad, in that Dad was the Original Recycler. He could make anything out of junk and he loved the outdoors. I see Dad just about every day now, as he sits near a tree next to the driveway at the entrance to my property. Happy Birthday, Dad!
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    Good Nurse/Bad Nurse

    Universal laws allow for consequences, Curious. It's just that the vengeance is not mine. With the concept of loving indifference, the Cosmos have the say. Seeking retaliation does not raise my consciousness or add to my akashic record. At his time in my life, in Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, I feel more integrity than I do despair.
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    Do you get paid travel time for Home Health visits?

    This information is over 25 years old, as I worked in HH as a visiting Nurse and Supervisor from 1993-96. The Agency paid Nurses 33? per mile for the trip to the first visit, any related visits after that, including lab drop offs, etc. The agency did not reimburse for mileage from the last visit of the day to the Nurse's home. For example, I would schedule my first visit as that which was the furthest, and my last as that which was the closest to my home. I remember one time traveling 50 miles to my first visit, but traveling only 6 miles to home after my last visit. I figured the Nurses were making about $10/hr for driving. Hourly cases at that time were paying a good wage of $16.50/hr. Case opening visits paid $40 and regular visits paid $35.
  9. It is so very nice to be on this General Nursing forum and have fun with on-topic subjects like bashing young Nurses! I mean, really: Who wants to discuss boring off-topic subjects like Licensed Professionals providing alternative care to Patients, or motives for individuals to pursue two major life choices, like becoming a Nurse and a Parent simultaneously. We should have to go to the Breakroom's Coffee Lounge if we want to discuss those subjects!
  10. Oh no! I'm having a panic attack! No one has replied to this thread in like, two minutes!
  11. Omigod, Attention-Seeking Newly-Minted Nurse, I am soooooo glad that you started this thread! I was feeling so alone! Alone like a stone! I was just thinking, "Where Have All The Members Gone?" and then there was you. And then Salisburysteak! And Emergent! I can now sigh a breath of relief... *sigh!*
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    How Long Do You Expect To Be a Nurse?

    Thou art wise as thou art lovely and I'm always glad to see your username on the page, HB!
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    How Long Do You Expect To Be a Nurse?

    What's complicated? I applied, and now I get more than enough money to meet my needs deposited into my checking account every month. Easy greasy.
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    Something very cool just occurred. I was on the cartoon website where I post my cartoons and GIFs. I have a few friends there and we'll comment on each other's art and kid around some. I thought- what the hey? I'll check out the forums and started a thread asking anyone if they did GIFs, and immediately got two responses from artists who, like me, are relatively new at creating GIFs. This GIF was made by Rhonder: I replied, complimenting the work and said that I had a similar GIF: The other member chimed in with his first GIF that he had just created today from some pics, the exact same way that I started out making GIFs! So cool!
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    Which Nurse are You?

    A patient at Anomaly State Hospital use to call me Suave Dave. This cartoon is based on some posts in another thread by JBMmom and TheMoonIsMyLantern, coupled with an incident in which I was involved.