What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 46

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   ayla2004
    Quote from jojotoo
    I had a new intern order IV Tylenol once. :trout:
    thats a valid prescription we have 1g paracetamol iv (tylenol to the north americans.
  2. by   diane227
    I worked in this HUGE ED in Houston and we had this small observation unit across the hall from the ED. One day they called a code in that area so I and the other charge nurse went running over there. When we arrived, the patient was just lying there and no one was doing CPR. Reggie, the nurse with me asked the tech who was standing there to start CPR and he said "I can't. My card expired".
  3. by   Otessa
    Quote from diane227
    I worked in this HUGE ED in Houston and we had this small observation unit across the hall from the ED. One day they called a code in that area so I and the other charge nurse went running over there. When we arrived, the patient was just lying there and no one was doing CPR. Reggie, the nurse with me asked the tech who was standing there to start CPR and he said "I can't. My card expired".

    Holy cow!!!!
  4. by   teeniebert
    Quote from diane227
    I worked in this HUGE ED in Houston and we had this small observation unit across the hall from the ED. One day they called a code in that area so I and the other charge nurse went running over there. When we arrived, the patient was just lying there and no one was doing CPR. Reggie, the nurse with me asked the tech who was standing there to start CPR and he said "I can't. My card expired".
    !!! I'm not sure whether to say or !!!
  5. by   fuzzywuzzy
    A fellow CNA passing out bedtime snacks and using her bare hands to dig ice out of a pitcher for the sodas.
  6. by   PostOpPrincess
    Quote from Tweety
    A nurse crushed Percocets, mixed with water, and gave it through a central line IV.
    OMG.

    This is nuts.:smackingf
  7. by   ybstressed
    Oh dear...how sad!
  8. by   ybstressed
    Quote from slinkeecat
    I saw a nurse sniff and then lick her finger and exclaim... "Yep, it's Jevity"... she touched goop that was around the stoma of a G-tube.... I damn near stroked out


    The image should say enough....ugggh!
  9. by   ybstressed
    ok...i work in a peds office and i once heard a nurse (not a ma but a nurse) tell a patient that they should go to the local urgent care at 5 pm. now, it was 9 am when she told the patient parents this bit of information. i have worked in peds offices for 6 years and when someone has a child sick enough to go to a urgent care facility and not the office means something is serious and needs immediate attention. not to mention children go downhill quick. so i asked the nurse why she was sending the child to a urgent care when we had available appointments. she stated that the child (13 years) fell off the top of the family car (i have no idea why he was up there) and hit his head on the pavement. he was a little disoriented x 5 minutes and now was c/o blurred vision and a massive ha. the mom stated that he was no longer disoriented but was acting funny and was having trouble keeping his balance while walking.
    now i might have been a first semester nursing student but i almost passed out. i told her to call the parent back and go the er asap. and this was her response “i know what i am doing! i have been a rn for years and let me tell you…unless the child is unconscious or gushing blood there is no emergency! there little head are made for this kind of stuff.”

    so i called the parent back and told them to take the kid to the er. now this happened yesterday and i’m off the next two days so i am eager to know that happened to the child.
  10. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from slinkeecat
    i saw a nurse sniff and then lick her finger and exclaim... "yep, it's jevity"... she touched goop that was around the stoma of a g-tube.... i damn near stroked out
    gack! acck! and and andmy:my:my:my:my:


    sharpeimom
  11. by   sharpeimom
    i just decided after reading some of this thread, that there should be a "yikes!" button next the "kudos" and "quote" buttons. :d


    kathy
    sharpeimom
  12. by   tattooednursie
    Quote from slinkeecat
    I saw a nurse sniff and then lick her finger and exclaim... "Yep, it's Jevity"... she touched goop that was around the stoma of a G-tube.... I damn near stroked out

    Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! Sick!!!!!!
    I'll tell ya. . . I think I have lost my appetite for the day! Let me print this out and put it on my fridge. Could be the latest diet trick for me.


    Okay, I have a story for ya. . . . .

    There was an agency nurse who would wait until the meal trays were all collected and placed back on the cart, and fix himself a USED plate of the residents LEFTOVERS!!! I don't even want to think about all the times I have seen them spit, vomit, or chew on something and spit it back out and nicely place it back on the plate.
    Eeeek! Then he would go back for seconds! This was after he would raid the employee refrigerator to see if we brought anything for lunch.
    He grossed me out so bad!!!
    He wasn't there long though. He attempted to prevent me from contacting the Ombudsman after a fairly brutal patient vs. patient abuse (Res's glasses were smashed into her face by another res). He was so determined to not have to do the paperwork, he followed me around after I had stated I was calling the ombudsman to make sure I didn't touch a phone. However, I wrote that number down, and called immediatly after I had gone home. I also let them know about being prevented from calling earlier by that nurse. That was his last shift.
  13. by   sharpeimom
    [quote=texas_lvn;1873955

    i do not want anyone to flame me for having a child so early, ect. he is the best thing that has happened to me.[/quote]

    if someone flames you, just tune it out, because anyone who would criticize for that reason is an insensitive jerk. we all do things according to our individual timetables. i didn't marry until i was 37 and a nurse i worked with, planned a baby shower for me (at work, yet!!:angryfire) because she just assumed i must be pregnant, to be getting married then when i'd been single so long. we each have our own plan.

    sharpeimom

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