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Diana Gaeta
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#timehop just reminded me that two years ago today is when I first wore my purple scrubs. It's been a great time at Saratoga hospital (not including my digit-ectomy) and I miss my purple protectors. But today is my first day in teal scrubs and I think this might be pretty rad too. 
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Really, really appropriate for me right now and every single day ever.   #motivation  
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One of the last warm days out... I had to take advantage. Playground pole dance! 
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SFW pole freestyle. Beware, this video was filmed with a potato, but it's my first full freestyle video that I'm willing to share.
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This was amazing Alex. Good video. 
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I'm a happy and proud omnivore and I STILL think this is the best shit I've ever seen.  Official fan, right here.  
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hahah Yes! thanks Diana :)
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It's like Christmas. Got to take Andreas pub back one more time before I bounce for good. 
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Republicans control the Senate.  #BenadictCumberbatch is engaged.  My moving plans have been delayed.  This is the darkest timeline.  

#community   #guysimscared  
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Apparently they "couldn't get rid of these". Blasphemy. 
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Any RN worth his or her salt will tell you that their lives and jobs would be utter hell without their PCA's, Techs, CNA's (type depending on the kind of unit you find yourself on).  What they also know, that sadly most administrative bodies do not know is that the hospital's status and reputation is largely dependent on us and the work we do.  

Deescalation, patient falls, pressure ulcers, use of restraints on confused patients...all of those things and more on a hospital's record can be the difference between a person choosing to be cared for there and demanding to be transferred, it can determine whether or not your hospital makes Magnet status, it can directly affect how much revenue the hospital is able to make.  And that's all part of my job description.  
Reducing and preventing those black marks on a hospital's reputation are my responsibility, and that is piled on top of my full 13 hour shift worth of daily patient care responsibilities.  Today I was splattered with obvious CDIFF, I further injured my already injured shoulder moving a patient, I cried with 2 patient family members, and bitter-sweetly said goodbye to two patients I've really loved (one of whom I've worked with for nine months).  

And at the end of this shift I learned that the much awaited, much coveted "incentive pay", is being given only to certain positions.  Most importantly, not ours.  The anger and sadness felt by my coworkers brought out secrets, and we revealed to each other our pitiful pay rates.  While, for the work we do, all of our pay rates are abysmal, I did learn that the inexperienced woman with no college education that I just recently trained was hired at almost $2/hr more than I make right now.  

This is what happens when #healthcare  is not valued as important and vital.  It's what happens when #nursing  is thought to be RN's taking orders from doctors when really it's a TEAM of RN's and PCA's working with doctors to provide the best possible patient care.    And tomorrow I'll go work my ass off again, and I won't even look upset.  Because patient care comes first.  
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+rosie perez you are a doll, thank you so much. It's hard being here today, I feel so insulted. But everyone is pissed, not just myself. With a mass of us all notifying that we're searching for other work... Idk, maybe something will happen. I'd rather not leave my unit. 
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I know this study should be sufficient enough to prove to me that occurrences like the   #fullmoon   or #fridaythe13th  don't have any effect on people...but I'm just not convinced.  Personal experience disagrees with this one so hard it's impossible for me to ignore.  What I'd really like to see is a similar study, except this time look to med/surg units and nursing homes.  Compare the number of patient falls, sudden changes in patient status, and injuries to nursing staff during full moons.  I'd be knocked off my feet if they saw no real increase in all three.  

And there's something to it, Moon phases affect my stupid female organs, so why couldn't they have an equally influential effect on the brain?  The moon is a helluva drug.
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My patients inexplicably go nutty. Every time.
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Nursing Support
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  • Phelps Hospital
    Orthopedic Technician, present
  • Saratoga Hospital
    Patient Safety Activities Companion, 2012 - 2014
  • Saratoga Hospital
    Patient Care Aide, 2013 - 2014
  • Suffolk County Community College
    College Aide, 2010 - 2011
  • Kid's Place
    Assistant Teacher, 2010 - 2011
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June 10
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Chronically Awesome blogger living with Lupus and other illnesses
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Surviving Lupus and Chronic Illness
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  • Manhattanville College
    Sociology
  • Sachem East High school
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