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- Dec 23, '12 by VICEDRNQuote from hiddencatRNUap work here and largely know the routine. Frankly, my general opinion about uap is that it is easier to do their job then cajole them into doing it themselves. It's just less aggravating that way.
Do you feel this way about UAP too?
- Dec 23, '12 by BostonTerrierLoverRNIf you have time to play wardwide-hide-and-go-seek, Lol(where I work). But then, that is if their on the ward somewhere(or didn't get pulled at beginning of shift).
Maybe a Nurse Advocate would be cool. One you could call when an MD isn't answering their pager, or when you get to the unit to find out they cancelled you-and swear they called, when I can't find an extra blanket for a child with fever, but the advocate has given 5 to a family camping out against policy(never enforced), or when the air conditioning went out in the middle of summer- and they put in a new vented system that served everywhere- but the nursing station(98 degrees one measurement). Yes, that's how you can have a Magnet Facility-just give me what I need to do my job without chronic improvisation, rare resources, and stocked supplies on regularly used items.
I spend too much time on "looking-for" instead of doing. Accessibility makes for most of my facility complaints.
(On a lighter note, one night I had a family member ask for an EXTRA pillow- I wanted to say soooo bad, "1432 is looking really bad peekid- if he goes- you have dibs on his pillow!")
I wonder if I'm the only one who thinks about that kind of stuff- like how many people have died under this blanket? This pillow? This bed? This room- no tellingLast edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Dec 23, '12
- Dec 23, '12 by hiddencatRNQuote from VICEDRNMy feeling is that if the "resource" of a patient care advocate is going to be foisted on me whether I like it or not, then by gosh they are going to be helpful to me when they can be. They can grab water for PO patients, hunt down pillows, bring extra blankets, change the TV channel and set up the phone in the room for the patient. I don't have to hunt them down- they're usually tracking me down anyway to ask if bed 15 (who I was just in to see 2 minutes ago) can have more pain meds (no, just went over this with them 2 minutes ago) so when they bring me those messages I use that opportunity to delegate whatever fluff task I have at the moment.Uap work here and largely know the routine. Frankly, my general opinion about uap is that it is easier to do their job then cajole them into doing it themselves. It's just less aggravating that way.
- I'm wondering about their etiquette in emergency rooms.
Anyways, are they allowed to listen? Have you check the hospital policy?Last edit by fasnv on Dec 24, '12 : Reason: more info
- My Great Aunt-in-law was in a hospital for a few years. In my experience around nurses, they were all great. All of them appeared to be really calm people. The only bad experience I had was with the billing department. There was a lady who gave me an attitude every time I asked for a receipt. She would pretend that she was busy. Yes, I was kinda ****** in the end because I got so tired of her bs. If I could do her job legally, I would do it. It doesn't take twenty minutes to do this.
One day, I realized how incompetent she was. Back then, I could not speak English properly. Certainly, I was polite to her. I knew how to say that I need my receipt.