Dumbest rule in your hospital? - page 3

OK, here's a good one: Same psych hospital I mentioned in the "called on the carpet" thread allows discharged patients to fill out a "satisfaction survey" before they leave. Now, in all fairness,... Read More

  1. by   pawashrn
    my hospital has ask all nurses to say something positive about the patient and their day when giving eachother report. Here's mine( Patient is alive and Iam going home)
  2. by   EmmaG
    Quote from elizabells
    I'm vaguely embarassed that I don't speak Spanish.
    Why??
  3. by   gr8hart
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Why??

    Exactly! Any foreign language speaking patient who decides to move to the USA to live and work, should make learning the language of their adopted home.....priority number one.
  4. by   EmmaG
    Well, that's not what I was thinking, but either way... I don't see why it should be embarrassing.
  5. by   CrispyRN
    I'm also sick of the patient satisfaction phase as well! Some of the dumbest ideas include: hourly rounding on patients, have patients grade the nurse on a scale of 1-5, and "what is the most important thing that I can do for you today?"

    I'm SICK of it! I can't do my job!
  6. by   EmmaG
    Quote from CrispyRN
    have patients grade the nurse on a scale of 1-5
    Whoa, whoa, whoa.... back up a sec.

    What the heck????
  7. by   Ayvah
    All the customer service BS.

    We are supposed to lie to our patients "What can I do for you, because I have the time"

    Maslow's hierarchy of needs apparently doesn't apply anymore. It is now more important to have a pianist in the lobby and the smell of baking bread in the unit than have enough staff to provide the patients with basics, like a bath.

    And that's the tip of the iceberg
  8. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Whoa, whoa, whoa.... back up a sec.

    What the heck????
    [EVIL]Evil Liberal!!![/EVIL]
  9. by   ERGirl83
    Quote from firstyearstudent
    I'm not sure what that's supposed to be about. I was born in the US and I'm a native English speaker. As a writer and a former editor with over 15 years of professional experience, I consider myself something of an expert on the English language.

    As a nurse working in Southern California, I think it's time that I learned Spanish, actually.
    Please.

    It'd be wonderful for you to learn Spanish, but you shouldn't HAVE to learn Spanish to do your job.

    Requiring nurses to do their job in English hardly seems like a stretch to me.
  10. by   all4schwa
    Nurses arent allowed to draw labs. We start IV's, do ABG's....but if lab is taking a year for those stat labs, we aren't allowed to draw them. I've had a Dr who had to in the middle of the night because we couldn't get a phlebotomist up to do it.
  11. by   not now
    Quote from all4schwa
    Nurses arent allowed to draw labs. We start IV's, do ABG's....but if lab is taking a year for those stat labs, we aren't allowed to draw them. I've had a Dr who had to in the middle of the night because we couldn't get a phlebotomist up to do it.
    Really?

    We only draw stat labs and peak/trough. Sometimes I forget and sit there thinking "Where's the lab? Oh wait! That's me!" Because I was a phlebotomist at another hospital and we did all the stat draws. Thank goodness it only takes me a few minutes to realize that.

    Urgent and routine are drawn by a phlebotomist. That totally doesn't stop me from drawing an AM lab if, say, the central line decides it wants to flush well but I can't draw blood off of it to save my life and lab has already been on the floor. Or when the PICC decides to clot off.

    We do not draw ABG's only lab. Not even RT draws ABG's.

    Which leads me to another dumb rule: Nurses cannot administer inhaler medication in my hospital. I'm not talking breathing treatments(we can't do those either except in ED) I'm talking metered dose inhalers like Advair, Proventil and Qvar.
  12. by   Selke
    This is not a rule where I work, but I have heard of dumb L&D managers wanting to start one of those idiotic "time outs" for vaginal births.

    PLEASE. Time outs have become a complete farce and completely useless at this point.
  13. by   sjt9721
    Quote from Ayvah
    All the customer service BS.

    We are supposed to lie to our patients "What can I do for you, because I have the time"

    Maslow's hierarchy of needs apparently doesn't apply anymore. It is now more important to have a pianist in the lobby and the smell of baking bread in the unit than have enough staff to provide the patients with basics, like a bath.

    And that's the tip of the iceberg
    Don't you dare have the smell of baking bread on my floor if I'm NPO!!!

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