How inconsiderate - page 2

I have to vent. I work on a telemetry unit (grated its not all monitored pt.) in a hospital that is not financially endowed. All the staff is leaving. Currently there are only 2 full time staff... Read More

  1. by   mattsmom81
    Originally posted by sjoe
    "All the staff is leaving."

    Last one out, turn off the lights.
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Originally posted by sjoe
    "All the staff is leaving."

    Last one out, turn off the lights.
    No Sh*t!!! Sheesh!

    I remember having heavy responsibilities as a new grad, but not THAT heavy! And supposedly things have IMPROVED!

    What does your head nurse say about all that? The unit should be CLOSED until there is appropriate staffing IMHO!

    I'm tempted to come down mySELF!
  3. by   MandyInMS
    Hmmmm all the staff is leaving..hmmmm wonder why?
    Listen to the advice of all the posts above...you are being USED!
    Protect your liscense, I'm sure you worked too hard to get it to have it snatched away. Best of luck (((hugzzzz)))
  4. by   susanmary
    Monitoring 15 patients -- only SOME of which are yours -- while taking a full patient assignment? Management could hire telemetry-trained agency nurses if they wanted to -- they just need to spend the few extra $$$$ -- why would they do that if you are willing to do it all for your basic salary? Unsafe practice -- especially for a new grad -- you need to transfer now. Include a line similar to this in your resume:

    "Charge nurse on a fast-paced telemetry unit. Supportive team player, detail oriented, with adept assessment skills. Interpret telemetry strips for entire unit and provide feedback and support to both regular and agency staff."
  5. by   kids
    Congradulations on your restraint in not throwing a chair at the person asking for one.

    Sheesh...and people wonder why I have "wasted my career" by never working acute care.
  6. by   susanmary
    Originally posted by cheeriobby
    To top the day off we had a code blue, one of the family members from another patient (not the roommate) had the gul to walk into the room and ask for a CHAIR while I was doing chest compressions.
    You mean you didn't stop the chest compressions to get the family members a chair. Shame on you -- you will probably be getting a nasty letter from the patient stating poor customer service. What the heck ... you could have continued the compressions AFTER you hand delivered the chair to the patient's room. Get your priorities straight!:chuckle :chuckle
  7. by   nrw350
    there would have been 2 people needing chest compressions if i had been there when that person asked for a chair!!! And that 2nd person would not have been me!

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