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    Studies how that environmental factors can lead to med errors. It was close to 90 this weekend and we don't have the a/c on at work yet! I thought I would croak! And it's going to be in the 80's and humid all week.They had better get a move on. We had numerous complaints both from residents and families.I hope they followed up and called admin today. Add on the fact that I work with a woman who appears to be loosing her mind and I just may have to take a LOA for my own mental health...At least until they switch over the HVAC system.We do have whopping large fans-you have to hold everything down on your med cart when you pass by or you lose it.One of my residents said " That fan is going to blow me bald" They are big and LOUD-like airplane engines. O-I so don't want to go in tomorrow.At least the nutjob is off tomorrow.
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    Let me start out by saying I am sorry that your employer seems to be intent on cooking you alive. However, your post had me laughing so hard that I almost peed my pants. I love the part about the nutjob. Also the part about the resident saying the fan would blow him bald was a hoot.

    I would like to see those studies. I need to make copies and give them to my boss because what little AC we have barely works on a good day. I was cooking this week myself and I was feeling a little on the crazied side too.
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    Wow, and I whine because it's always hot in the mornings. It gets really cold during the night (I know, I've frozen along with them,) so they turn the thermostats up, and of course first thing in the morning we're running around, so with it being 80, we're burning up.
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    Worked in LTC - The residents were too cold with the AC on...the DON had AC in closed office, the residents rooms had horrid AC/Heating units in the rooms blowing gale force wind on the B bed, curtain closed nothing for the A bed.
    In the hallways the nurses melt...
    Over night forget about any AC - I figured out how to unlock the thermostat =)
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    I'm sorry. I know it is just miserable to work when it is hot, it just puts everyone on edge and makes for an awful shift.
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    The families whom complained on Sunday all got calls and apologies from admin. on Monday. A family member actually called the dept. of health,too.The a/c was on when I went in today.Can I get an "amen"? It's just a shame that things had to go so far.Many of us spoke to maintenance in the past week when we saw the long range forecast but they had picked the date to "switch over" to a/c and a little heat wave was not going to change that date. I'll find the study regarding med errors and the factors that lead to them and post it when I can. I remember that "excessive heat" was in the top 5-right up there with "inadequate staffing" and "inadequate lighting" (bit of a no-brainer )
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    Quote from ktwlpn
    The families whom complained on Sunday all got calls and apologies from admin. on Monday. A family member actually called the dept. of health,too.The a/c was on when I went in today.Can I get an "amen"? It's just a shame that things had to go so far.Many of us spoke to maintenance in the past week when we saw the long range forecast but they had picked the date to "switch over" to a/c and a little heat wave was not going to change that date. I'll find the study regarding med errors and the factors that lead to them and post it when I can. I remember that "excessive heat" was in the top 5-right up there with "inadequate staffing" and "inadequate lighting" (bit of a no-brainer )
    That's the funniest thing I've heard all day. I have suffered through multiple employers who stick like glue to some fixed "switchover" date (at one place it was June 1 and the thermostat would stand at 85*F or higher in the afternoons by mid-May most years - mind you, it was a newsroom, but it was still miserable) and I've always wondered what the deal was with such a plan. Is it just to save money? Do they have to call in HVAC or maintenance people to enable the change from heat to A/C? Ah, the mysteries of central air....
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    I seem to have the opposite problem at work.
    Especially in summer, the arctic blast of the a/c is bone-chilling.
    The secretary who controls the thermostat is prone to hot flashes.
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    Quote from ktwlpn
    Studies how that environmental factors can lead to med errors. It was close to 90 this weekend and we don't have the a/c on at work yet! I thought I would croak! And it's going to be in the 80's and humid all week.They had better get a move on. We had numerous complaints both from residents and families.I hope they followed up and called admin today. Add on the fact that I work with a woman who appears to be loosing her mind and I just may have to take a LOA for my own mental health...At least until they switch over the HVAC system.We do have whopping large fans-you have to hold everything down on your med cart when you pass by or you lose it.One of my residents said " That fan is going to blow me bald" They are big and LOUD-like airplane engines. O-I so don't want to go in tomorrow.At least the nutjob is off tomorrow.
    i'm ALWAYS off on tuesdays. why cant you remember that?

    love,
    the nutjob
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