Nurse Sings the blues - page 2

After yesterdays extra month of suspension for some silly hair debackle I thought I was making my trail by fire and all. Today i worked 10 hours and my "home" big unit with the same manager and... Read More

  1. by   Furball
    Whenever I have a confused pt with many lines I INSIST that the sitter be 1:1. If this is not possible due to staffing I document the need for 1:1 and why it isn't provided. Sh--t happens, especially with confused, sick pts. Many times a sitter can handle 2:1 but you have to look at each pt individually...

    Mario, don't feel bad...at least you weren't sleeping or reading a book when the TLC was pulled..THEN I'd be ticked. You were helping another pt...YOU WERE DOING YOUR JOB and very well I might add, even if your hospital doesn't appreciate your efforts.

    I agree with Nurse Dennie...you have sitters so you don't have to resort to physical restraints.
    Hope everything irons out soon! You've had enough wrinkles in your new career.
  2. by   zudy
    Mario, I had a pt once that gave me a big smile, yanked out his cental line that was SUTURED in, then he WAVED the thing at me !!! And I was standing at the bedside!!! Explain that one to the surgeon!!! Mario, what I want to tell you is that not only does stuff happen, somestimes the pts are like two-year-olds, they can be EXTEMELY fast, andf you simply can't be everywhere at once. I hope you have a better day, let us know how you are doing, hugs, zudy
  3. by   mattsmom81
    Mario, are you having so many good experiences at this place that you can tolerate all the cattiness we're reading about??

    I hate to say this but there are just some bad people out there sometimes...who gang up and single out someone for their own amusement. The 'new guy/gal' makes an easy target.

    Nobody deserves to be treated badly...you are learning and should be nurtured.... not emotionally abused by these inconsiderate, catty people. Find some good staff to hang with and bounce some ideas off them...is there anyone there you can trust? Maybe this place is not for you, maybe it is on a different shift/different crew.

    Take care of yourself...life is too short to spend with people that aren't nice, IMO. (((HUGS)))
    Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jun 28, '02
  4. by   eltrip
    Mario, I hate that this is happening to you. I've had the fecal matter hit the fan more than once in my life...usually have had a number of good experiences to help me make it through. Even restrained patients pull Houdinis that I never expected to see.

    Keeping positive thoughts flowing your way...
    ((((((((Mario))))))))

    later,
    Joy

    :angel2:
    May the nurse angels watch over you while you work.
  5. by   RNinICU
    Mario, I feel like you are my adopted son, so I am going to give you the same advice I would give one of my boys. Find a more supportive, friendlier place to work. There are some places that just do not seem to be very welcoming to new people. You are a kind, caring intelligent person. You appear to be very dedicated, and will someday make an excellent nurse. You can be an asset in the right environment, but the people in this place seem to be determined to beat you into the ground. Are there only a few male CNAs there. Maybe they just don't like male CNAs. Whatever the problem there, if you can find another place to work, I would not stay there. Just make sure you leave in a professional way. Give at least two weeks notice, and never say anything derogatory about your former employers or coworkers after you leave. That kind of thing can always come back to bite you on the a** later.:kiss
  6. by   RNinICU
    The others are right about patients pulling Houdinis. I have had patients pull out endo tubes, chest tubes, foley, a-lines, and pacemakers. Anyting you can put in, a patient can pull out, even with restraints on.
  7. by   Brownms46
    Talk about Houdinis...and it brings to mind this bil hip guy...back in the olden days, when they had hips in bed for 30 days!

    They used to just roll them a half turn, from side to side, with a hip abductor in place. Well this guy would get up every darn time!! He wasn't confused preop, but was post op. This guy could get out of any restraint we put on him, and then put them in his pocket and come show them to you..;Chuckle! EVERYONE tried tying those things everyway but right...and a few mins later out he would come...with them in hi pocket...and a look that said...hummph...you didn't do a good of a job as you did...I'm bacckkkkkk! We never could keep him in bed, but he left without a problem! I guess he knew more than the doctors, as they no longer keep them in bed like that anymore...:chuckle

    Now we who are supposed to be more experienced...in dealing with these pts, can't keep them from doing stuff..(including miss tatlle tale...cause I'm sure she has had someone do the same...or then again...maybe she just blamed someone else )...how are you supposed to ???
  8. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by RNinICU
    Mario, I feel like you are my adopted son, so I am going to give you the same advice I would give one of my boys. Find a more supportive, friendlier place to work. There are some places that just do not seem to be very welcoming to new people. You are a kind, caring intelligent person. You appear to be very dedicated, and will someday make an excellent nurse. You can be an asset in the right environment, but the people in this place seem to be determined to beat you into the ground. Are there only a few male CNAs there. Maybe they just don't like male CNAs. Whatever the problem there, if you can find another place to work, I would not stay there. Just make sure you leave in a professional way. Give at least two weeks notice, and never say anything derogatory about your former employers or coworkers after you leave. That kind of thing can always come back to bite you on the a** later.:kiss
    I totally agree with everything you just wrote! I was asking myself the very same questions also!
  9. by   pfleige
    look in the occupational outlook hand book on altavista.com search engine, there you will find all the occupations in the health care field from the top to the botttom and also other fields. It's a good orientation to find out what is out there and can direct you on the right path for you. There is a lot of alternatives where you can help people.... just a thought, I heate to see you going ..... every day...
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Brownms46
    JMHO here...but I just don't think you're in the right place...to be nurtured as a future RN...
    Ditto.

    It doesn't sound like a place that enjoys their teaching duties.

    ((((hugs mario))))

    Heather
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by suzannasue
    OMG, Mario...I send you hugs and tugs over the WWW...
    OK, I had a bad day. Am I the only dumb a** that clicked this link?

    Heather
  12. by   RNinICU
    No Heather, dumb a** number two here.
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Oh good. A dumb a** never likes to stand alone!

    Heather

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