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yikes, I just wrote up someone at work ,which is something I swore I would never do , but there ya go I did it ... here goes why... it was xmas eve (night shift) we were shortstaffed (thanks... Read More
Dec 29, '02Been there and done that. It is one thing to take grief from another licensed person. But I refuse to take grief from someone making comments abouts patients and they clearly have no clue as to what is going on.
I had a similar situation to yours wendy. We got slammed with 3 admits, knew they were coming, so I asked them to hold the third while we settled the first two.
Well, some orderly down in the ed decided he did not want to wait and brought up the third patient. He stated he could not find anyone at the nurses station....GEE I WONDER WHY COULD IT BE WE WERE ALL IN ROOMS...BUSTING OUR BUTTS.
Anyway so he leaves transferrers the patient to her bed and tells NO ONE. I came out of my room going down the hall and found a chart laying open on a laundry cart. I closed the chart and noticed the name was of the woman I had received report on....that was supposed to be in the ed.
I did not even hesitate. I wrote the person up and called the nursing supervisor to have her personally walk it down to the ed and report this to the manager there.
Dec 29, '02Wendy did you ever know you are my hero? How WELL you handled this......better than I WOULD Have..What a first-class A$$hole! Ya done good, girl. Keep your head UP!
Dec 29, '02Writing him up vs assault and battery??
Hmm. Choices, choices.
You did good, Wendy, you did good!
Dec 29, '02originally posted by kaycee
like you i don't like to write people up either. but this guy needed it bad and i think i would follow it up with a little call to the manager of the er, and the charge nurse in the er that night. just the comment about "she's only a pt from a nursing home" would have set me off. i'm a charge nurse in the er and if one of the tech's(that's what we call them) behaved in that manner i would want to know about it and believe me, he would of wished he hadn't opened his mouth.
happy new years - cheers!
Dec 29, '02well I got a voicemail from my manager saying that she was "going to look into the matter"
we shall see, either way ... I was at my wits end with that guys attitude and found no other recourse
normally I can handle snide sarcasmic remarks but he just pushed it, I mean really, had the patient been alert and oriented and english speaking would he have said those things? ahhhhh maybet he would have haha
Dec 29, '02WTG, Wendy!!
I'm so glad you wrote him up. Betcha he won't pull that crap on you again, especially when his buds try to guess who wrote him up and discover that it was you.
Funny how being very judicious with write-ups can carry so much more weight with the staff.
Dec 29, '02I think we have all lived that Med/Surg floor ER nightmare. You handled the situation very well.
Imagine what your patients think when they hear his comments. "A truly compassionate team player"..... Just one of the reasons health care gets a bad rap!!!!
Dec 29, '02Wendy-you were a lot more civilized with this sorry excuse of a person than I would have been....follow through and don't let it get pushed to the side....
Dec 29, '02I agree with nursepract. It's WAY too common. The two worst days/nights of my entire career were both on a Christmas Eve.
It wasn't a safe situation to have to receive 3 patients like that, and having that tech mouth off like that is literally adding insult to injury (or at last possible injury).
You really did do well. Very restrained, very professional... Yep, I'm impressed too.
Dec 30, '02From an ED nurse - if one of my wardies had done that...& I had heard about it....he would have been enroute to admin as quickly as I could shuffle his arse out the door. We get enough grief about inappropriate transfers from the floor nurses as it is (is it my fault if the only bed available is in the cardiac ward & the patient is being admitted for D's & V's???)....most of us do our best to be accomodating & keep things smooth.....this guy is just a moron!!