Cant believe the nurse did..... - page 12

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A few threads latley have had tittles that got me all excited to read the juicy "gossip", only to be very disappointed or think the OP was a little on the the nutty side. So I thought we could share our juicy "I can't believe the... Read More


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    Wow. Can't think of anything else to say....
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    Thanks guys! Think I'm getting my fill of the juicy stuff! A few W T F!! moments.

    I always shake my head when I see thebig warning on jevity bottles "not for IV use" and think about the poor sap who had that infused. You really need some common sense to nurse
    Last edit by Daisy_08 on Jan 6, '13 : Reason: Spacing
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    Patient: "Nurse, can you adjust my pillow for me?"
    Nurse: "Wait a minute, I'm going to find an aide to help you."
    10 minutes later, after frantically searching the hallways and finding a CNA in the room next door that overheard the conversation between the nurse and the patient.
    Nurse: "Hey Jane Doe, CNA, I've been looking for you for 10 minutes. Can you adjust this patient's pillow?"

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    I can't believe that some of us are so atrocious to other nurses. I've never worked LTC, but I can imagine it would be incredibly difficult to find enough time to assist someone to the bathroom even if it only takes 10 minutes. Passing meds on so many residents is outrageous enough without adding on bathroom assistance. I was pretty much shocked when someone suggested that it was more important to spend a half hour assisting a resident to the bathroom than to give meds.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
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    Quote from Esme12
    UNfortunately it happens all the time......many patients have had untoward outcomes when tube feeding instead of lipids were hung on IV lines.
    How??? I don't understand!
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    I had ST come to screen a patient because he was holding liquids and not swallowing. This particular resident will do this every few months r/t advancing dementia.

    ST came at shift, by then the resident had spit what he was holding out and then started to drink without problem. The oncoming nurse told ST that the resident was just lazy and would prefer to have someone just eat for him.
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    Quote from Daisy_08
    A few threads latley have had tittles that got me all excited to read the juicy "gossip", only to be very disappointed or think the OP was a little on the the nutty side.
    I gotta say, though, that it's been a loooong time since my tittles got anybody really excited.
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    God I'm so sorry that LTC can be so understaffed for what you need. No, I would be the last one you'd want advice from, I haven't been in LTC since Nursing School. I have always been a fan of your other posts BrandonLPN, but this one is a dignity issue as I have said before my worst fear is laying in my own spent food with no one to help(not saying you don't CARE), but when something is out of my ability to change- I then advocate by reporting the resulting issue to my superiors.
    I really tried to resist commenting on this, BostonTerierLover. I swear I did. I also hate to come off as the immature one on the board but... "SPENT FOOD?"



    I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'll stop now



    Ok, OK I'm really done this time
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    Had a doc that neglected/refused to learn to get labs and X-Rays on the computer. He would just ask one of us to do it. And we did. One day he asked me about a baby w/an Hispanic surname. I repeated the name, and he (a native Spanish-speaker) started to correct my pronounciation. I just said, "If you're gonna critisize my Spanish, you can look up your own labs!" He back-paddled quite nicely!
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    Quote from eatmysoxRN
    I can't believe that some of us are so atrocious to other nurses. I've never worked LTC, but I can imagine it would be incredibly difficult to find enough time to assist someone to the bathroom even if it only takes 10 minutes. Passing meds on so many residents is outrageous enough without adding on bathroom assistance. I was pretty much shocked when someone suggested that it was more important to spend a half hour assisting a resident to the bathroom than to give meds.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
    Especially when this 10 minute bathroom cycle repeats itself over and over with each room you go into to give meds.
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