is she crazy ???

  1. we have a charge nurse that had business cards made up to give to pt's with her name and personal cell phone andher home address.. can you believe it??? she hands them out to patients.. i don't think the nurse manager is aware.. but i wish she would. this nurse is very controlling and vindictive and i don't want to be near herevery body has trouble with her.. she is mean , rude and nasty .. and thinks she is just the cats pajamas.
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  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    there is no way i would ever ever do that...i really don't want patients to know my name much less my address or cell number!!!!


    Quote from kizzykatlove
    we have a charge nurse that had business cards made up to give to pt's with her name and personal cell phone andher home address.. can you believe it??? she hands them out to patients.. i don't think the nurse manager is aware.. but i wish she would. this nurse is very controlling and vindictive and i don't want to be near herevery body has trouble with her.. she is mean , rude and nasty .. and thinks she is just the cats pajamas.
  4. by   crissrn27
    Yeah, she sounds nutso to me. Besides the fact that I don't think the NM, HR, etc would like this, what if she gives that to some wacko? Baddd idea!
  5. by   EmmaG
    In this day and age, that's not only crazy but stupid. I hope she lives alone, because I'd hate to think that there was anyone else (particularly any children) put at risk by her reckless behaviour.
  6. by   sharann
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    In this day and age, that's not only crazy but stupid. I hope she lives alone, because I'd hate to think that there was anyone else (particularly any children) put at risk by her reckless behaviour.
    Sound like a wakco.
    I would let the higher ups know how great this charge nurses judgement is by myself or anonnymously reporting her actions.
    Maybe they can avoid a lawsuit and get her out of there.
  7. by   onlyhope
    sounds crazy. i put white tape over my last name on my badge just so no one can look me up... you never know now a days
  8. by   Sabby_NC
    Oh dear poor lack of judgement there.
    Gives me the chills thinking of potential visitors late at night!!
  9. by   DDRN4me
    Can we say overstepping multiple boundaries???? administration definitely needs to know about this!!!
  10. by   BBFRN
    All of the above, plus she's possibly opening herself up to future legal problems if she's giving advice over the phone from home without being able to actually see the patient. I'm sure the facility has no protocol for her acting as a telephonic nurse for them in her off hours.
  11. by   cmo421
    Quote from kizzykatlove
    we have a charge nurse that had business cards made up to give to pt's with her name and personal cell phone andher home address.. can you believe it??? she hands them out to patients.. i don't think the nurse manager is aware.. but i wish she would. this nurse is very controlling and vindictive and i don't want to be near herevery body has trouble with her.. she is mean , rude and nasty .. and thinks she is just the cats pajamas.

    They are nuts! LOL,people like this make me laugh. I do not think what she is doing is illegal or unethical, just foolish and self promoting. I bet she/he is one very lonely ,isolated person who needs all the "attention" they can get. It will kick her in the butt some day. I would drop a hint to someone so they can try and intervene and then just ignore her.
  12. by   nyapa
    Quote from onlyhope
    sounds crazy. i put white tape over my last name on my badge just so no one can look me up... you never know now a days

    Our badges are designed so that only the first name you choose to be called by is printed boldly on it. In very faint letters (you'd have to have the id badge right up to your face), our full name is on there. I have actually had the experience where one of my husband's patients, who happened to be violent, had climbed over our 6ft fence and was sitting under a tree at 2 in the morning. Of course the police were called! And our phone number is now silent.

    Why is this nurse doing this? Are the patients able to tell you? Its queer!
  13. by   fmrnicumom
    I agree that it is dangerous, particularly if there is anyone else living at home with her. If you believe that management is unaware, they should be informed. It's frightening to think what might happen if someone crazy, vindictive, and/or criminal were to get a hold of that information.

    Tiffany
  14. by   muffie
    oh my that is special

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