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Cant believe the nurse did..... - page 9

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... Read More

  1. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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    Once upon a time, I misread an order for CaCO3 in tabs instead of grains... gave 5 tabs and ordered more, thinking I needed 10. I had JUST graduated.
    Thankfully, the doc and patient had a sense of humor. Doc didn't even do a QA, and the patient said his bones felt stronger already.
    My NM didn't fuss, either...seeing me poring over my dosage calculation workbook in tears was enough for her.

    I was mortified. But that was thankfully the worst mistake I've ever made (knock wood).
    fsh1986 and mitral like this.
  2. Visit  VICEDRN profile page
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    Quote from transducen

    Why?????
    So many medications are dispensed as single dose medications that she assumed the patient was supposed to get all of those little tiny pills instead of just one.

    Another favorite: a new grad administered k+ to a dialysis patient upon the request of an intern (intern!) without a written order. She gave 40 po and then proceeded to run in almost an entire 40 meq bag into patient in less than an hour. Never checked the k, never requested a written order, never bothered looking up how to administer iv k+, Never forget her sobbing over her computer on her first and last day off orientation.
  3. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    I saw a brand spanking new intern hear his attending say make sure the pt had 80 meq of K repleated before he left and proceed to give it IVP.

    I had a student push Lasix into an arterial line by accident once as well.
  4. Visit  NurseOnAMotorcycle profile page
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    Quote from VICEDRN
    ...Another favorite: a new grad administered k+ to a dialysis patient upon the request of an intern (intern!) without a written order. She gave 40 po and then proceeded to run in almost an entire 40 meq bag into patient in less than an hour...

    Quote from BostonFNP
    I saw a brand spanking new intern hear his attending say make sure the pt had 80 meq of K repleated before he left and proceed to give it IVP.

    I had a student push Lasix into an arterial line by accident once as well.

    OH MY GOD! I hope someone stopped them!!
    Last edit by NurseOnAMotorcycle on Jan 5, '13 : Reason: fumble-fingers: "hopw" = "hope"
  5. Visit  VICEDRN profile page
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    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle

    OH MY GOD! I hope someone stopped them!!
    Not until it was too late. Pt admitted with EKG changes. Complicated course.
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  6. Visit  PacesFerryBSN profile page
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    Ok here's a couple, had a nurse confess to me that they gave PO mucomyst IV, had nurse brag about getting a urine sample from the bottom of a foley bag, worked in psych and had a Doc that yelled at a Borderline patient that was annoying everyone to "stop it ! And go to your roooooom!
    Wow!
  7. Visit  squatmunkie_RN profile page
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    Wow. Can't think of anything else to say....
  8. Visit  Daisy_08 profile page
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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
    Fiona59 likes this.
  9. Visit  gummi bear profile page
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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?"

  10. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
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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 ~
    WeepingAngel, Fiona59, catlvr, and 5 others like this.
  11. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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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!
  12. Visit  ClearBlueOctoberSky profile page
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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.
  13. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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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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