What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 40

What has other peers done intentional/unintentional to freak you out? Good or bad. Happy or sad. On my FIRST day as a LVN, (LTC) a res was screaming in her room as I was walking out to leave. I... Read More

  1. by   UM Review RN
    Unit Sec was "too busy" to call a Rapid Response and "too busy" to call the PCP for a crashing patient. Incredible enough, but the nurse for that patient decided to wait on the US to call instead of doing it herself.
    :angryfire
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Jun 23, '07
  2. by   CRNI-ICU20
    I once worked with a nurse who read this doctor's order:

    Replace urine output "cc for cc" .
    In other words, for every 100 cc's of urine, the nurse was to adjust the IV fluid rate accordingly....
    She withdrew the URINE FROM THE FOLEY BAG, AND INFUSED IT DIRECTLY INTO THE PATIENT'S CENTRAL LINE CATHETER....CC FOR CC.....
    I have to go get another cup of tea now....ugh.
  3. by   muffie
    Quote from CRNI-ICU20
    I once worked with a nurse who read this doctor's order:

    Replace urine output "cc for cc" .
    In other words, for every 100 cc's of urine, the nurse was to adjust the IV fluid rate accordingly....
    She withdrew the URINE FROM THE FOLEY BAG, AND INFUSED IT DIRECTLY INTO THE PATIENT'S CENTRAL LINE CATHETER....CC FOR CC.....
    I have to go get another cup of tea now....ugh.

    OMG, that's all
  4. by   catlynLPN
    Quote from texas_lvn
    IT was for fun until people come on and take funny things as not funny. I am sure more posters than not laughed over it. Get over yourself.

    I read alot of this stuff for learning. You can learn from other people's mistakes. Hopefully, I don't have to learn something so big as that K+ shouldn't be given IM, but some things are suttle.

    But some of it is funny, too, and I get a kick out of it.
    So......:trout: me! I enjoy reading junk that other people post here.
  5. by   NBMom1225
    Quote from drmorton2b
    The most common thing that freaks me out that I see nurses do are older nurses not wearing gloves when obviously required and saying "I've been a nurse for 35 years and haven't gotten anything yet, we didn't wear gloves when I first started"
    A nurse who took care of my immunocompromised daughter in the NICU almost seven years ago said something similar when I asked why she wasn't wearing gloves...funny how my daughter was suddenly reassigned to another nurse,hhhhhmmmmm?
  6. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Quote from CRNI-ICU20
    I once worked with a nurse who read this doctor's order:

    Replace urine output "cc for cc" .
    In other words, for every 100 cc's of urine, the nurse was to adjust the IV fluid rate accordingly....
    She withdrew the URINE FROM THE FOLEY BAG, AND INFUSED IT DIRECTLY INTO THE PATIENT'S CENTRAL LINE CATHETER....CC FOR CC.....
    I have to go get another cup of tea now....ugh.
    Are you serious????? How did everyone find out?
  7. by   CRNI-ICU20
    the nurse was observed draining out the urine from the urine bag then drawing the urine up in a syringe and then pushing it IV into the central line.....yes...the patient became very ill .....tachy.....eventhough the urine was thought to be "sterile".....it was not a compatible "substance" with the blood stream...ie it' a by-product of the kidneys...high ammonia, etc....the patient almost died...and prob. would have if not for the observer intervening....ugh.
  8. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from kaeri
    I am so thrilled to see so many nurses who are happy to point at other nurses and report their failings. It is also heartwarming to see that no-one here has ever done something rotten.
    Congratulations.
    What is the point of this post?
  9. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from zudy
    This happened over 20 years ago, and it still creeps me out....
    I was working in an acute neuro unit at the time. I had been off for a few days, and when I got back I had a pt that was new to me, but she was was 3 days post op from a craniotomy for a bening tumor. She was doing very well, in fact the only reason she was still in acute care was because there were no empty step down beds. a very nice, spry 78 yr old lady.
    After introducing myself to her and talking a little bit, I told her I needed to do neuro checks on her. SHe got a real cute grin on her face, and told me to go ahead.
    When I checked her pupils, her right eye was reactive, but her left was fixed and dilated. I kept calm, she kept smiling and talking while I cooly(I thought) checked the chart for her previous pupil checks. ALL WERE PEARLA! I checked again, trying to act like nothing was wrong, and the pt kept grinning at me, but that left eye just looked, well, a little odd!
    I finally said,"Have yoiu ever had any problems with that left eye?"
    She said,"Now, honey why would you ask me something like that?"
    I started to explain pupils reacting to light,etc, and she laughed out loud!She said,"I have had a glass eye for 25 years, And not one person has noticed before you!" She was right, she had had 5 nurses in acute neuro before me, they had all charted PEARLA in her neuro checks. I also read all the progress notes, the neurosurgeon hadn't caught it, either!:uhoh21:
    I usually chart PERRLA (pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accomodation)
  10. by   grace90
    Quote from CRNI-ICU20
    I once worked with a nurse who read this doctor's order:

    Replace urine output "cc for cc" .
    In other words, for every 100 cc's of urine, the nurse was to adjust the IV fluid rate accordingly....
    She withdrew the URINE FROM THE FOLEY BAG, AND INFUSED IT DIRECTLY INTO THE PATIENT'S CENTRAL LINE CATHETER....CC FOR CC.....
    I have to go get another cup of tea now....ugh.
    What was the pt's outcome after that? :uhoh21:

    I once called the telemetry tech to check on a pt's rhythm who was being monitored on the surgical floor and he nonchalantly said "asystole"... my response was "ok...WHAT????" then he started laughing and said what the rhythm really was, which was quite benign I think.
  11. by   anonymurse
    Quote from Balder
    What is the point of this post?
    Much less this one, derivative of the first?
  12. by   anonymurse
    Quote from zudy
    She said,"I have had a glass eye for 25 years, And not one person has noticed before you!" She was right, she had had 5 nurses in acute neuro before me, they had all charted PEARLA in her neuro checks. I also read all the progress notes, the neurosurgeon hadn't caught it, either!:uhoh21:
    Had a pt whose lungs had been repeatedly charted CLR, only prob was she had no lung sounds on one side (no lung) and her remaining lung was super junky.
  13. by   sanctuary
    Had seven, count 'em, seven hours of q15 min notes "Sleeping quietly" on a female who had come in c chest pain, only to find rigor had set in by shift change.
    Quietly, very quietly......:smackingf

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