Nurses Say the Darnedest Things! - page 7

One of the many zillions of trivialities that spark my hyperactive imagination late at night when I can't sleep: Have you ever thought about what we must sound like to the average layperson when... Read More

  1. Visit  No Stars In My Eyes profile page
    ...Had a pt. who told me "the doctor said I had 'loose blood'. Never have figured out what THAT meant!
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  3. Visit  wichitaarea1992 profile page
    My daughter is working in the Wichita, Kansas area and is telling us that she quit because the State has come in for the 4th time in a 6 month period. According to my daughter if the state closes the facility (an Alzhiemer's facility) then SHE will lose her certificate because they (the state) cannot prove who isn't doing their jobs so everyone in the facility loses their certificates or licenses. We think this is a bunch of malarky. Can anyone confirm this?
  4. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
    I don't know what the Board of Nursing rules and regs are in your state, but I have a tough time imagining that surveyors would make a blanket recommendation that everyone employed by a bad facility should lose their license/certification. I suspect that this threat may have just been a story told to the employees by the management at your daughter's facility to try and keep them from blowing the whistle on the poor conditions there. Just my opinion, of course, but I've worked in places like that and seen the same sort of behavior. It's a shame, but I wouldn't put it past some of the administrators and nurse managers I've worked for....they'll do anything to keep THEIR phoney-baloney jobs and throw the staff under the bus.

    Best wishes to your daughter. I hope she finds a new job FAST.
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  5. Visit  nurse.sandi profile page
    I actually laughed. I can see my little pics going on in my head now...
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  6. Visit  JeneraterRN profile page
    My favorite poem to chart (just to see if anyone notices) is " Pt agreed to take MOM in am if no BM in the PM." The nurses get a kick out of it, anyway.

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