Appropriate Action? - page 4

I am Nursing student with just over a semester until graduation, and I want your opinion on a situation that happened in clinicals. A first-year student was discharging a patient who happened to... Read More

  1. by   firstaiddave907
    i think the school did the right thing. and that iv tape hurts commign off. and how the hell does the nurseing know how a gun shot wound fells . he doesnt know how the guy got the wound maby the guy was mugged or something. pluse he was aussuming that the guy was a crimal or something if he was like if you can take a bullit then taking some tape ioff sohuldnt hurt. anyways skin is senstive espical wehn you take hari off witht eh tape.
  2. by   apsu97
    this student should have definately been expelled. We had students do way less harm than that at our school and were let go. I would not want that student to take care of anyone in my family and what would it say about a school who allowed them to graduate, They have a responsibility to graduate nurses who treat the patients with respect and empathy. The instructors did the right thing
  3. by   Balder_LPN
    oops
    Last edit by Balder_LPN on Dec 8, '05
  4. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from apsu97
    this student should have definately been expelled. We had students do way less harm than that at our school and were let go. I would not want that student to take care of anyone in my family and what would it say about a school who allowed them to graduate, They have a responsibility to graduate nurses who treat the patients with respect and empathy. The instructors did the right thing
    Sorry, I dont see the harm the student did here. Not the correct way to deal verbally with the pt, and certainly not PC to be making judgements of the pts friends.

    If there was "harm" to the pt, can someone please point out the SPECIFIC harm done?
  5. by   nicunana
    I'm with you, Balder, I'm having a hard time identifying the actual "harm" that was done to the patient. It was very poor bedside manner and the advice (though sound) was somewhat flip & beyond the realm of what the student probably should have offered.
    As for the patient being a traumatized victim of crime, the OP was up front about not knowing the circumstances of the gunshot wound. It could just as easily been a hunting accident or even self inflicted by careless gun cleaning technique. It seems we have all jumped to some conclusions also.
    If this student was expelled from school, instead of being educated about what to do (or not do) in future interactions with patients, then I hope there were previous existing problems that weighed heavily against him in this decision. Otherwise, I think the school & instructor fell far short of their responsibility to teach him to be a better nurse. None of us entered school on day one already being perfect care providers. It took hard work on our parts and on the parts of our instructors, but together, we made it.

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