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This is a discussion on Have a question for all nurses. in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... :oornt: I am an RN, who works at a skilled nursing facility. I need advice. I am so frustrated with...by tra10 Jul 19, '11I am an RN, who works at a skilled nursing facility. I need advice. I am so frustrated with it situation I don't know what to do. I work 3-11 shift and work with anouther RN who is 83. Yes, thats right. She has worked there for 25 years and is way passed retirement. I know the economy is tough. But, she is really dangerous. I can give lots of examples on how dangerous she is, but I just want to know if anyone has any advice for me. I NEED HELP.
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- Jul 19, '11 by FancypantsRNHave you talked with her about your issue? That's where I would start. Maybe she doesn't realize...
- Jul 19, '11 by WhisperaI agree, talk with her first. Then work your way up the chain of command.
- Jul 19, '11 by tra10I really just wanted to know if there is an age limit for an RN to be nursing.
- Jul 19, '11 by gin89hi to all RN's.im a new here...who among you here work as an enrolled nurse in singapore.i plan to work in singapore but i doubt because of my experience..i only have 2 years experince. can you give me an advice? which one is better?... work in KSA as a staff nurse or work in SG as an enrolled nurse.
- Jul 19, '11 by OhmyimgoingtobeaRNHhahaha age limit I wish but before there is an investigation in your department I would seriously tell upper management that you don't want to deal with legal issues later on for someone elses mistakes
- Jul 19, '11 by GM2RNThat would be age discrimination. You need to approach this a different way by proving to management that she is unsafe. That is, if you have spoken with her directly without positive results.
- Jul 19, '11 by FLArnCan you determine if there is a common denominator to the mistakes? For example, we had a nurse who was having many near misses that were all related to vision deficits. We mentioned gently that it may be time for new glasses. That didn't solve the problem but it did make her aware that her errors were apparent to others and she retired shortly thereafter. It wouldn't hurt to talk to your manager about it. Phrasing it similarly to this: "I've been noticing that Jane has been having a lot of problems with med passes lately. I think she may be having problems reading the MARs/computer screen. I know she would just be devastated if she made an error that hurt a patient. "Last edit by FLArn on Jul 19, '11 : Reason: fixed typos
- Jul 19, '11 by retiredladyList everyday on paper things that she does that is unsafe, then give it to management. You need proof. Personally, I think that is a little too old, but i have a mother and mother in law that age that are super sharp.
- Jul 19, '11 by OrthoMamaWe have a policy on the unit I work on, that if there are concerns, you need to write them down and discuss them with management. Then they have specific documented examples to work with. Voice your concers tactfully with management and approach her as well.