Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly - page 8

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A former facility thought they could multi task the housekeepers by having them be lab techs. If they were in a room cleaning, they could drop their mops and get a few vials of blood for us. That lasted about a month before it... Read More


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    Quote from MN-Nurse
    I got nothing on the cleaning crew doing lab draws, but:

    The CEO just put out a memo that he wants to put hometowns on all RN badges. You'd think he just told them to all stick needles in their eyes from the reaction.
    Why???
    What on god's green earth could be the idea behind that?
    Forget needles... get me a pencil... and make it sharp!

    These stories are killing me!
    canoehead, nrsang97, Psychtrish39, and 3 others like this.
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    I think along with hometown, they should have the last 4 digits of your SSN and your mother's maiden name...
    JHU2016, Silverlight2010, Jenni811, and 20 others like this.
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    Quote from MN-Nurse
    I got nothing on the cleaning crew doing lab draws, but:

    The CEO just put out a memo that he wants to put hometowns on all RN badges. You'd think he just told them to all stick needles in their eyes from the reaction.
    Why hometowns?:icon_roll
    Hygiene Queen likes this.
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    Sounds like a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, or Disney. Will all the RNs be referred to as "cast members"?
    opossum, redhead_NURSE98!, nrsang97, and 9 others like this.
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    Lol, I was born in Norway, but I am an in no way Norwegian (except by birth), and my ancestry goes back for centries in America. To work with me in Texas to North Carolina, or walking with me in New Orleans- you'd have no clue I am a closet Scandinavian. If I had to wear my hometown, Hardanger, Norway, I would get a lot of confused looks, because I am blonde/blue eyed lol! But, my southern accent would make them wonder if that was a joke.
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    Easy 6:1 nurse patient ratio. LMAO!!!

    Yeah right most nights I average 10 patients at any given time. Those unsafe staffing sheets are like my best friends now.
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    You know what forget the housekeeper/phlebotomist story. I think this one takes the cake. It infuriates me just reading it.

    Quote from sra27
    I think the housekeeper/phlebotomist policy is going to be the winner... However I do have a "good" one to share. A certain hospital that I worked at for a short time stated that their nurses were perceived as "lazy" by the general public. To improve their image, the management decided that nurses (and nurse techs) were no longer allowed to sit down during their shift unless they were lucky enough to leave the floor for a lunch break (which almost never happened) or using the restroom.

    The nurses' station was closed down and all the tables and chairs on the floors were removed, except for a single card table with one chair, a computer, and a phone for the secretary. The nurses were issued zone phones to carry, and portable computers with instructions to do all charting in the patients' rooms so that they and their visitors could "see you working". The nurses were also issued locater badges, to track were they went on the floor and how long they spent in each patient's room. (to make sure they weren't "sitting down being lazy somewhere") To add further insult: there was a room set aside for physicians to dictate and review their charts and sit down with tables chairs and computers, but it was only accessible with a physician's ID badge.
    JHU2016, nrsang97, wooh, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from wooh
    I think along with hometown, they should have the last 4 digits of your SSN and your mother's maiden name...
    ...and the last time you had a bowel movement...
    JHU2016, Jammin' RN, Silverlight2010, and 15 others like this.
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    OMG!! How disrespectful can management get? Did they take chairs out of manager office?
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    Quote from wooh
    I think along with hometown, they should have the last 4 digits of your SSN and your mother's maiden name...
    Heck, go ahead and put your facebook password on there too.
    Aurora77, Altra, Hygiene Queen, and 2 others like this.


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