Once a Shift?

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    Last edit by Flo1216 on Dec 12, '02
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  3. by   2banurse
    Now Flo, you got my curiosity piqued!!! Once what?
  4. by   Flo1216
    Sorry...I went to edit my thread and I accidentally deleted it and now I don't feel like re-typing it. The title was " once a shift' Maybe if I am feeling energetic , I will retype it later.
  5. by   cactus wren
    Hmmmmm....
    Once a shift ??? Once a shift abusy Med/Surg nurse gets to go pee?


    Once a shift the 'suits " will walze through, and say..."good work...and by the way, do you want to work a double ?"

    Brain dead I guess, there`s GOT to be more....
  6. by   baseline
    Let's see.........vital signs, drsg changes, dinner, smoke breaks, getting to pee,,,,,,,,,,
  7. by   Flo1216
    It was actually referring to a new cna who thought that you are only supposed to clean patients once a shift. Never mind turning and positioning them, even if they are clean. I am too exhausted to go into it. I had to make up a clinical yesterday in the ER with the instructor from hell. First she told me to go to the wrong hospital and then denied it , then when I needed a urine sample from a foley she swore up and down you could do it without a needle and use a syringe even though the nurse told her you couldn't so of course I aspirated the fluid from the balloon and when I told her the urine looked unusually clear she told me that healthy urine can look like water(the urine in the foley was almost brown and the pt was 95 years old and admitted for dehydration)and then she almost stuck me with a needle trying to aspirate the urine.She was waving that thing all over the damn place. And THEN she recapped it. She made me reinflate the balloon but of course the foley was already out and I had to put it back in. There is more but I am actually procrastinating. I am in the middle of writing a care plan(actually 3 for ICU-but you only get one grade) that is due tomorrow and I also have to study for an exam that is tomorrow morning and I still have to walk my boyfriend's dog because I said I would, which means having to clean up his gigantic poop(the dog's, not my boyfriend's) since we have the pooper scooper law here. Can't I ever get away from cleaning poop? I better go now....
  8. by   Rena RN 2003
    :chuckle i'm sorry flo but i couldn't help it. i'm sorry for your awful day but you did give me a smile.

    hope tomorrow is better and good luck on your exam.
  9. by   Flo1216
    I try.
  10. by   Tweety
    I worked with a nurse who cleaned up her patients at the end of her 12 hour shift and not before. She had a patient on a video monitor for seizure precautions once, and I watched as the patient literally was ignored by her. I couldn't stand it and went to take care of him myself. She claimed she was just about to go into there (when she finished reading Harry Potter).

    I literally hated her for her lack of ethics. I was so glad when she quit because I was getting ulcers working with her.
  11. by   P_RN
    Big Old hug from here.

    Half a stiff paper plate and some zip lock bags make a good pooperscooper.

    Next time you get a doofus instructor say can you show me this one more time?

    Get some rest. I'm not convinced they even read careplans.
  12. by   mattsmom81
    LOL Flo....sorry for your rough day...glad you can laugh about it...and NO YOU WILL NEVER ESCAPE from cleaning poop...:roll
  13. by   GPatty
    Bless your heart!
    Sometimes I also feel like I'll ALWAYS be a pooperscooper~ no matter what I do or where I go......
  14. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    I worked with a nurse who cleaned up her patients at the end of her 12 hour shift and not before. She had a patient on a video monitor for seizure precautions once, and I watched as the patient literally was ignored by her. I couldn't stand it and went to take care of him myself. She claimed she was just about to go into there (when she finished reading Harry Potter).

    I literally hated her for her lack of ethics. I was so glad when she quit because I was getting ulcers working with her.
    gosh, i woulda written her up.

    but then again, i'm an ol' meanie....

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