She got fired... - page 13

I was in my Ethics class today and one girl started talking about how her friend, an RN was with a patient when they started to bleed out. She said that the patient needed their vein sutured up or they would die. They called the... Read More

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    Quote from cblnurse2be
    maybe she just needed to play "hero" and feed her ego! you guys are funny though.. lol
    i need a hero, i'm holding out for a hero 'till the morning light
    she's gotta be sure and it's gotta be soon and she's gotta be larger than life.

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    Quote from CBLNurse2Be
    Wow. This was a great laugh this morning! I really should be getting dressed to take my son to speech therapy.. But this is just too good! Haha. My thought this whole time was... Veins don't flow as fast as arteries- so how Is this so? I'm only a pre-nursing student but even I was thinking critically about this and what I'd do!
    Pre-nursing student or not - you have an essential quality that will help you succeed, the ability to poke fun at your own situation with humor instead of getting defensive! Best wishes!
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    The patient was my dog groomer's great uncle's neighbor's sister. Apparently this happened during a hurricane. There was no electricity, and the hospital's generator was damaged by the storm. The nurse had to run ten blocks to the nearest store in the middle of the hurricane to get candles and a Swiss Army knife, and did the procedure by candle light. She balanced the candle on her head and used the various tools on the knife to repair the vein. After she saved the patient she repaired the generator, but got fired and told she would loose her lisence because she was not a member of the mechanic's union.
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    Quote from man-nurse2b
    eeewww! u guys really cracking me up on this thread...guess nurses do have a sence of humor after all.
    you wouldn't survive orientation without it!!:d
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    Quote from Woodenpug
    Idk y u old biter nurses r being so mean to the op, she was only telling a story about a nurse eating her patient.
    Did I get so caught up in the vein-suturing that I missed the part where the nurse chewed the patient's face??
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    ^^ that is ALL I am hearing about!! It's so disgusting and well.. There are no other words for it! I've seen all kinds of news stories lately-- like the mom eating her infant's brain. The first thing that popped in my head was prions. I think I should start my own country.. I can't handle all of the idiocy that surrounds me these days.. :/ it's damaging my positive outlook and how I view people. My kind heart is going to turn bitter.. Quickly!
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    Quote from CBLNurse2Be
    ^^ that is ALL I am hearing about!! It's so disgusting and well.. There are no other words for it! I've seen all kinds of news stories lately-- like the mom eating her infant's brain. The first thing that popped in my head was prions. I think I should start my own country.. I can't handle all of the idiocy that surrounds me these days.. :/ it's damaging my positive outlook and how I view people. My kind heart is going to turn bitter.. Quickly!
    Can I apply to be a member of your country?
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    Sure! If you're a peaceful person! LOL
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    And don't mind my nerdiness! (I'm sure that's not even a word..)
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    The nurse in question should have did her best to summon help. Direct pressure should have stopped the bleeding, and there should have been somebody around to hear her yelling. Not enough info. I have a good ethical dilema myself, and maybe a nurse can learn from me. I was fired for a "client confidentiality" issue recently. I worked in a detox facility, and a former staff's mother contacted me for help. Her daughter got involved with a man, who was a former client, a drug dealer. Since their relationship began, he got her hooked on heroin, into prostitution, and was stripping. Her mother pleaded with me to try and save her daughter's life, for in Minnesota we've had a lot of people overdose, and she didn't want her daughter to be a statistic. I got the name of the guy, and thought he went through our program, but did not access his info at detox. I foung on "Google" that he was wanted by the police. I informed a police officer friend of mine of his whereabouts, and his name. He had 3 current felony warrants out for his arrest per the officer. Well, he was arrested, my former staff member found out that I gave the information, and as a dependent addict she complained to my supervisor, and I was fired. I responded to them that under HIPPA, I'm allowed to disclose what I did. They said I violated CFR42 instead. This statute also allows for allowed disclosures to law enforcement. They didn't like it, but I would do it again...to save lives, and protect the community.


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