Fired again from LTC and I don't care.
Here's one of the DON's shenanigans: one of the other nurses was telling me about it - they had a patient who had very UNSTABLE blood sugar - there was an order for insulin at "X" time (say, 8pm).
The nurse did a fingerstick on her and her blood sugar was way low - something like 45! So naturally, she held the insulin.....
...would you believe....the DON got onto her the next day - she told her she was "working OUTSIDE OF HER PRACTICE" by withholding the insulin (it was routine not prn), and that she was supposed "to follow doctor's orders!"
The nurse telling ME about it was flabbergasted. So was I...I said, "You're NOT working outside of the scope of your practice when you protect a patient!"
Nurses are not *******' ROBOTS! We're supposed to use some nursing judgement when called for and that's what she was doing.
WHAT DO THEY WANT, MINDLESS ROBOTS?
May 28, '04
I could understand it if she simply asked if you advised the doc....but I couldn't see giving the insulin (no matter what kind it was) with a BS of 45.
It wasn't me.
What did I get fired for? No good reason, that's why I can laugh about it. I just feel sorry for the residents.......
well, I know a facility that received a G citation on quality of care because the nurse gave insulin ac breakfast and didn't check to see that the resident ate. The resident's BS bottomed out later that am. Must be a little more to it.
Nope, that's the whole story.....that's why I say it's so bizarre......or that's what was told to me anyway.
Last edit by Town & Country on May 28, '04