VIDEO: A Message to Nurses Everywhere - page 9

Hello everyone, I have had a very challenging start to nursing. Since starting in Nursing in April 2015, I have been through a lot. I have seen great acts of kindness in nursing wherein nursing... Read More

  1. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    "Nor have I been rude". Wow just wow. "Did you get the manual for the internet?". That was totally uncalled for.
    Well you posted that she needed a manual for nursing & stated that nursing was a "game". So when I say it it's rude? Do you want to be the pot or kettle?

    Quote from Workitinurfava
    That is your opinion. I have stated facts based on my observations.
    Those are not facts, those are you opinions. I did in fact say that but what you view as "rude" is your opinion.

    If you dislike me that much, there is a block feature here on AN. I would suggest you use it so you don't have to read my threads/posts.
  2. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    Well post as many bullying post towards me and the OP as you would like (if it makes you feel better). You need help. It really isn't that serious. I am done responding to you because as you told the OP (you aren't listening). Your behavior is only showing her the bullying, uncaring and cruel behavior that goes on in the nursing field. State your feelings but don't recruit members to bully someone or bully the people posting. Your are the only person doing this throughout the whole thread.
    IMO, you are really exaggerating. "Bullying," "you need help," "cruel behavior," "recruit members to bully," etc. Come on.
  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    Why won't you just leave the girl alone? You said what you had to say, posted many post (pointing out that she isn't listening to you) and I refuse to join your lets attack the OP bandwagon. Whether nursing is a game or not is your opinion. I have mine and I won't be bullied by you to say and act a certain way towards this person.
    Whoa! You aren't being bullied, and if you think. You are, then you're part of the problem.
  4. by   LetLoveNReasonUnite
    This is getting out of control. The user that has come to my defence has felt attacked by you.. regardless of your intention. Whatever name you call it, "bullying", or whatever, there has still been some hurt.. I will throw a quote out there, "When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't." -Louis C.K. I do not think that you are a bully... but this is very understandably a hot topic for you OrganizedChaos. Can the admin please close the thread? I think it would be best for all of our blood pressures if it was closed.
  5. by   Workitinurfava
    I hope the OP gets help and I am not wasting anymore time (going back and forward with people) distracting from the person who came on this site to get help. She may get more depressed watching this behavior on this post. Sorry Op. I do apologize.
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    Well post as many bullying post towards me and the OP as you would like (if it makes you feel better). You need help. It really isn't that serious. I am done responding to you because as you told the OP (you aren't listening). Your behavior is only showing her the bullying, uncaring and cruel behavior that goes on in the nursing field. State your feelings but don't recruit members to bully someone or bully the people posting. Your are the only person doing this throughout the whole thread.
    Neither you nor the original poster has been bullied. No one is recruiting anyone to bully you or the OP. If you truly feel you're being bullied, just opt out of the thread. Problem solved. At least, this particular problem. If you truly see this as bullying, then you have other, bigger problems including not understanding what bullying is.
  7. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    I hope the OP gets help and I am not wasting anymore time (going back and forward with people) distracting from the person who came on this site to get help.
    And adding to the problem. Please don't claim bullying unless there is *real* bullying. It only adds to the stigma that all nurses are rude, when in fact, it's not true & bullying occurs any & everywhere.
  8. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    "Nor have I been rude". Wow just wow. "Did you get the manual for the internet?". That was totally uncalled for.
    You and I may disagree on whether that was rude and/or uncalled for, but it does NOT rise to the standard of bullying.
  9. by   Workitinurfava
    I stand by what I said but I am not going to continue distracting from the OP. You are left to interpret things how you choose. The focus of the post is on the OP and I will opt out of this thread.
    Last edit by Workitinurfava on Jan 8
  10. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Everyone makes mistakes; absolutely everyone. Anyone who says they haven't made a medication error is either lying or too stupid to realize they've made one. If every nurse who ever made a medication error was terminated, there would be no nurses. It's what you do AFTER you make the medication error that is the difference between a good nurse and a bad one.

    When you make an error, you should recognize that you've made one, admit it -- to yourself and to everyone else who needs to know -- and then set about mitigating the damage to the patient. After the patient is as safe as you can make them, you initiate a discussion with your nurse manager, even if you must email them, phone them or text them. Tell your manager that you made a mistake (because you don't want the first she hears of it to be from a physician ranting and raving about her "incompetent staff"), that you realize how devastating the consequences to the patient could have been and that you could not be sorrier for that. If you've figured it out already, tell her how the mistake happened and what you will do in the future to prevent it from ever happening again. And then take the chewing out you get with humility and with as much grace as you can muster.

    People who react with defensiveness or attitude to having a medication error pointed out are the people who are terminated. People who make horrific errors and then admit it, fix it and are honestly sorry can survive with their jobs and their licenses intact. If the OP reacted to counseling about her medication errors the same way she's been reacting here, it is not surprising that she was terminated. Termination was probably the only way to keep her patients safe.
    That makes a lot of sense - thanks for taking the time to explain.
  11. by   OrganizedChaos
    Can I just thank everyone? I may not always get along or agree with all of you but you guys are there to make me feel sane when I think I'm going crazy.
  12. by   tnbutterfly
    Thread closed per OPs request.

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