What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 65

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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 went in to see what was going... Read More


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    I saw a CNA suction a trach.... and when she realized I saw her she stopped and was like it needed done I just did it quickly...like that rectifies the situation.

    when I did my ER rotation in school there was a male nurse that did not give an overdose patient the charcoal solution because he said that people who OD are a waste of his time....I was shocked.
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    Quote from jtmonique

    when i did my er rotation in school there was a male nurse that did not give an overdose patient the charcoal solution because he said that people who od are a waste of his time....i was shocked.
    people like that both scare the heck out of me and disgust me. they don't belong in the er or psych.


    kathy
    sharpeimom
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    Quote from sanctuary
    Working Child In-pt Psych long ago, we got a package of scented markers. Co-worker opened each one, sniffed it, commented on smell, and spent the rest of the shift with several colored polka-dots on her nose. Said the kids were all in a great mood, kept smiling at her even during med pass.
    This soooo sounds like something I would do. Seriously. Markers and crayons and colored pencils just take me back to childhood. I would totally sniff the markers and get a touch of color on me in the process. :spin:
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    Not filling up the med cart! Not answering call lights!! Some nurses think call lights are for their CNA's only to answer--no, sorry nurses, we all provide care, its a team effort. Some CNA's deliberately ignore call lights too, but as nurses we should remember the accountability is on us.
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    I have not had nurses make major errors in a long time that I am aware of, but if I had a nurse who crushed meds and pushed them in an IV I would have to immediately wonder if that person was indeed a nurse. Anyone who makes that type of mistake is either seriously impaired or not a nurse. That would scare the hell out of me. I have had a nurse break a patients arm, give medications without a doctors order, be unable to recognize critical changes in patient condition etc but for the most part I have not seen too many patients that have been that unsafe. If I ever catch a nurse giving a tube feeding in an IV or crushing pills and putting them through an Iv line I will FIRE THEM ON THE SPOT AND THEY WILL GET A QUICK EXIT FROM THE BUILDING with a call to the board of nursing and my manager. I will get them out then, right there, on the spot. That is so scary.
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    Quote from southern_rn_brat
    haha! I was feeling very bad one day and had to work. I went in without a bit of makeup on. I had been working the same floor at a LTC for 2 years so my patients knew me very well. I went to give my favorite patient his meds and as I walked out of the room I heard him ask his roommate "who is that ugly new nurse" lol I went back in and said "its me!! wendy!" he wouldnt believe me lol

    another patient said "honey, now I know why women wear makeup" lol

    needless to say, if I ever feel that bad again, I just call in lol

    That is so funny. On the rare occassion that I dont wear makeup, even if Im not sick, everyone asks me if I am feeling ok.
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    Quote from jtmonique
    when I did my ER rotation in school there was a male nurse that did not give an overdose patient the charcoal solution because he said that people who OD are a waste of his time....I was shocked.
    I TRULY hope this person is not a nurse now. Did he ever get reported? Speaking of wasting time---this one totally wasted his nursing school instructors time, as well as his employers time. How someone with an attitude like this ever chose to go through nursing school (and managed to graduate) is beyond me.
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    Quote from jtmonique
    when i did my er rotation in school there was a male nurse that did not give an overdose patient the charcoal solution because he said that people who od are a waste of his time....i was shocked.
    Quote from sharpeimom
    people like that both scare the heck out of me and disgust me. they don't belong in the er or psych.


    kathy
    sharpeimom
    kathy, i totally agree with you. they don't belong anywhere else but behind prison walls, in my opinion.
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    Quote from sqky
    (Doctor's order: Dilaudid 2-4mg IVP Q 2 hrs prn pain. Monitor patient closely for 10 minutes after administering, patient is very sensitive to narcotics.)
    do you mean .2-.4mg? 2-4mg is insane for an opiod naive person :-/
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    Quote from diane227
    I have not had nurses make major errors in a long time that I am aware of, but if I had a nurse who crushed meds and pushed them in an IV I would have to immediately wonder if that person was indeed a nurse. Anyone who makes that type of mistake is either seriously impaired or not a nurse. That would scare the hell out of me. I have had a nurse break a patients arm, give medications without a doctors order, be unable to recognize critical changes in patient condition etc but for the most part I have not seen too many patients that have been that unsafe. If I ever catch a nurse giving a tube feeding in an IV or crushing pills and putting them through an Iv line I will FIRE THEM ON THE SPOT AND THEY WILL GET A QUICK EXIT FROM THE BUILDING with a call to the board of nursing and my manager. I will get them out then, right there, on the spot. That is so scary.

    Just wondering...How did the nurse break the patients arm?
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