Murphy's Law... (long) - page 2

Okay, so I had the weirdest shift last night. First, I was really busy, just because my pts were busy. I had a 90 yr old lady, LOCx1, very unsteady on her feet, who decided she was going to walk... Read More

  1. by   miko014
    I love my NM, but she is worse than the ANM as far as that goes. I have never asked her not to do that to me because she's really only done it twice, and it was when I was so new that I was too afraid to speak up. But if I have to tell her anything that I think she won't like, I take her away from people, lol. As for the ANM - she's fairly new to the job, having a hard time adjusting to it, and kind of stressed out. She's about 60 and I think she didn't realize what she was getting herself into. don't get me wrong, she's not bad at it, and we get along well most of the time. But when she does stuff like that...yikes. Anyway i told ehr how it makes me feel when she calls me out in front of other people, so hopefully it will get better.

    As for the "I just won't tell you anything anymoer" comment - I just rolled my eyes and was like "how old are we?". Get real, she has to tell me stuff, I just think there's a better way to handle it.

    And the SW started telling me "legally, all we can say is that Mrs. X was admitted to the hospital on such-and-such date". And that's what I was worried about - I don't know what I need to say, what I'm allowed to say...I just needed 2 seconds worth of help. I have never heard of a nurse writing a work excuse - it's always been a doc or SW, but I'm fairly new to evening shift, so I guess things are different then.

    THANK GOODNESS I'M OFF TODAY!
  2. by   CoffeeRTC
    Wow...days like that you need to laugh about or you will end of crying. Which by the way...it soundled like you wouln't have had time to to either.

    I've had days like that. The topper was after finally leaving work...I get into a car that had a flat tire. Yep...it was almost 1:30 am (from a 3-11:30 shift) Now thats when I just lost it.
  3. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Enjoy your day off!!! You sure do deserve it!!

  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Oh yea I can relate. My sympathies lie with you. I am sorry your coworkers did not see fit to help you out....

    Hang in there, in all the ups and downs, at least when we know we hit bottom, it's all UP from there.
  5. by   gitterbug
    Miko,
    Enjoy your day off, pamper yourself a little. Regarding the excuse, I saw a nurse fired for giving a family member an excuse without clearing it with the physician. Seems there was some shady stuff going on and the family member got paid for time he did not spend at the hospital. You did the right thing to CYB. The ANM needs to be reminded the right way to give instruction and information to staff. Let the NM know if she continues to act to unprofessional.
  6. by   miko014
    Quote from gitterbug
    Miko,
    Enjoy your day off, pamper yourself a little. Regarding the excuse, I saw a nurse fired for giving a family member an excuse without clearing it with the physician. Seems there was some shady stuff going on and the family member got paid for time he did not spend at the hospital. You did the right thing to CYB. The ANM needs to be reminded the right way to give instruction and information to staff. Let the NM know if she continues to act to unprofessional.

    THANK YOU!!! I was not comfortable doing that seeing as how I have no idea what I am legally allowed to say. I was covering my own butt and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

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