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:madface: :madface: My dad is in the hospital and is getting IV antibiotics...the cannula became dislodged, so he needed a new IV. This "nurse" (and I use that title loosely with this person) came... Read More

  1. by   dragonflyRN
    Or....you can avoid at all costs.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    We were taught to start in the hand and then go proximal.

    Patients admitted from the ER usually have an antecubital IV - policy says we have to restart that IV and we go distal almost all the time. Starting at the hand.

    Sometimes I rip the end off one of the fingers of my glove to get a better feel for the vein.

    Your comment did sound a bit like you were bragging and you did seem very angry.

    I understand how you feel about your dad though. I hope he is getting better all the time.

    steph
  3. by   Mulan
    Have you ever actually worked as a nurse?
  4. by   TazziRN
    Quote from luvkitties
    After I blurted out my comment (still not sure why I did it), she asked me how long ago I graduated and where I went to school. My mom then piped up that I had recently passed my boards...the nurse went on to say that some days you have good days, others not so good...I tried to rectify the situation by saying that I understood because there have been days where things didn't go so well for me, either. I wish things could have been different on both sides of the situation, but unfortunately what's done is done. At this point, all I can really do is learn from my mistake, and make sure it doesn't happen again unless it's really warranted.

    ~Lori
    Ahhh, now, see.......NONE of this was conveyed in your original post. What you did was the exact opposite of what you are now saying. Nowhere, at any time, did you say you tried to rectify the situation with that nurse or that you felt bad. If you had told the whole story, you would not have been jumped on, I can guarantee that. The tone of your post was not "I hurt someone and I learned a lesson." It was "Geez, I know more than that experienced nurse does."

    As for why your instructors didn't tell you things, they will teach you what you need to know in order to pass your boards. Real life is different. You will learn shortcuts that no nursing school would ever teach, but they work. I worked with intern nurses (just finished their first year) this summer and I supervised two of them with foley insertions. Both pts were male. Both interns placed the sterile drapes on the legs and the containers on the drapes. I asked them "What are you going to do if the pt is altered and combative, or in so much pain they can't hold still while you're setting up like that?" Both interns just stared at me. They were doing what they had been taught in school, but what they were taught does not work in real life.
  5. by   LeahJet
    Quote from luvkitties
    Sorry, but this is inaccurate...perhaps I didn't properly explain. I was referring to past experience during clinicals when I saw other nurses doing things not "by the book" and my reaction to that, NOT the scenario I had posted previously, but thanks for your patronization just the same.

    ~Lori
    Thanks for clearing that up....and you're welcome.:wink2:
  6. by   luvkitties
    Quote from LeahJet
    Thanks for clearing that up....and you're welcome.:wink2:
    :chuckle

    ~Lori
  7. by   luvkitties
    Quote from TazziRN
    Ahhh, now, see.......NONE of this was conveyed in your original post. What you did was the exact opposite of what you are now saying. Nowhere, at any time, did you say you tried to rectify the situation with that nurse or that you felt bad. If you had told the whole story, you would not have been jumped on, I can guarantee that. The tone of your post was not "I hurt someone and I learned a lesson." It was "Geez, I know more than that experienced nurse does."
    Well, in the original post, I was just venting...I was only focusing on what was making me upset, not the whole picture...oops, my bad Yes, I really did try to compensate for what I blurted out, because I felt bad after I said it, and I didn't intend for my comment to come out in a harsh manner...I didn't mean to belittle anyone or make myself sound superior, because I'm not by a long shot...lots of room for improvement here :wink2:
    Last edit by luvkitties on Sep 9, '06
  8. by   MMARN
    Wow. That nurse is a potential risk to herself and others. If she's been a nurse for 27 years, then it's a miracle she's not sick. I feel sorry for your dad that he had to go through all this. Hopefully, she will be caught in time and given the much needed guidance in order for her to practice with more care. Very sad indeed.
  9. by   mhull
    Nevermind, it don't matter.
    Last edit by mhull on Sep 9, '06
  10. by   angel5
    What I am wondering is...Did your Clinical Instructor tell you IN FRONT of the others that "YOU WERE THE BEST STICKER"? And even if she did not, I can see her being encouraging in the things she says to the students but to tell one that she is the "BEST"? I would think this is very unprofessional for someone in her capacity of whose job it is to teach ALL the students.

    When I was doing my first clinicals teh Instructor held up my Care plans and told the other students, "Look at hers. THIS is how it is suppossed to be done!" Needless to say, I was embarrassed and there was resentment among the other students, even my friends but we got past it. I would NEVER do that to students! Not only did your instructor tell you that but she gave you this sense of.."I am the best." I don't meant to sound harsh, but this is how you came across to the reader of your post.
  11. by   grace90
    Quote from km5v6r
    Early in the days of HIV I touch the arm of a AIDS pt without gloves. He started crying. Many people wouldn't come around him let alone touch him. He said the skin to skin contact reminded him he was still human and that at least one person saw him that way and wasn't afraid of him.
    Wow! Thank you for the reminder of the importance of human touch. :heartbeat
    (I realize this is off-topic ) With gloves on it is hard to assess the moisture and temperature and general condition of a patient's skin, also.
  12. by   jrbl77
    i had a clinical instructor tell me 31 yrs aog that i was the worst student she had ever seen. meanwhile, i have been a nurse for the past 29 yrs and think i am a pretty good nurse
  13. by   angel5
    Aren't you glad ytou were thick skinned enough to not let that get you down? I know as a Nursing Student how that would really put the skids on alot of people. I applaude you for being for 29 years what someone else may have perceived as "the worst." Just goes to show that no one should make judgement calls so casually!

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