is this abuse - page 5

i am working in ltc facility resident was complaining sob no signs or symptoms was noted by charge nurse.she stated to resident that if you was having sob you would not be able to run your mouth... Read More

  1. by   Patti 2nd gen RN
    Quote from augigi
    Man, you guys are harsh! The more of this type of post I read, the more nervous I am about working as a nurse in US facilities. As someone who 's frequently accused of being less than diplomatic, I must have said a version of this comment a hundred times while working in a nursing home.

    In that type of facility, you KNOW your patients. If you're an RN, you know how to assess respiratory impairment. Who knows what tone of voice was used? Who knows if she was kidding around with someone she knows?

    I can't even believe on that little information, people are prepared to call "abuse" or "neglect" and run to the Board to report this woman!

    Sheesh.
    --Not all of us--I agree with you!!! Remarks like this are very relationship dependent, and without the context, we are missing much of the story. And there wass no comment about the patients general behavior, or status--or if the nurse did indeed assess the patient--- These people who want to crucify each other with judgement need to get a grip. We all live in glass houses, and the listener does not always know the whole story. Please--we are not all like that in the USA!!!!
  2. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from Patti 2nd gen RN
    --Not all of us--I agree with you!!! Remarks like this are very relationship dependent, and without the context, we are missing much of the story. And there wass no comment about the patients general behavior, or status--or if the nurse did indeed assess the patient--- These people who want to crucify each other with judgement need to get a grip. We all live in glass houses, and the listener does not always know the whole story. Please--we are not all like that in the USA!!!!
    And I think the perfect thread to merge with this one is "Why are Nurses Such Backstabbers?" (see under General Nursing Discussion.)
  3. by   jill48
    Ummm.... yeah:trout:! Even if you know your patient and know she is not serious, you chart her c/o sob, chart her o2 sat, and chart what you did for her, even if it's only a little bit of reassurance.

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