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- Aug 18, '12 by PunkBenRNQuote from cardiacmadelineThats not compatible with life. Diastole needs to be a positive pressure to ensure perfusion. Think about what the diastolic represents.Actually, this is possible. I have charted a diastolic of 0 once or twice in my 6 years of nursing. If you are doing the blood pressure manually, sometimes you can hear it all the way down to 0..
- Aug 18, '12 by Forever SunshineOh I could write a series on this one.
- "He's/ She's on the floor!" - this usually makes me want to cry.
- "Come look at this bruise/skin tear/open area.. it wasn't here last night."
- "He/She wants to speak to the doctor right now!"
- "I have him/her on the toilet and the poop is right there and is not coming out.. can you give him/her an enema"- Bursts my bubble every time.
- "His/her foley fell out"
- "His/her blood pressure is 200/110"
" He/she is refusing to.. *food/toileting/care/heel boots/shower etc*- not flustered that the resident is refusing but more so that the aide thinks I can wave a magic wand and have the resident allow them to do what they refused. I wouldn't mind if they said to me, "Oh by the way mrs so and so refused to be toileted during last rounds." The first thing they tell you in school is the patient has the right to refuse. Which is my response to them every time.
- Aug 18, '12 by turnforthenurseRN"his/her IV came out..." and what REALLY chaps my behind are the aides that SIT with patients and they still lose IV access...
- Aug 18, '12 by LindaB73"so and so pulled this out" As they hand you a dialysis port.
"so and so pulled this out" As they hand you a PICC line
"have you seen so and so? I think we lost him"
- Aug 18, '12 by NurseCard"He's in the floor."
- Aug 18, '12 by Lynx25"So and so bit me again, and she's got a knife now."
- Aug 22, '12 by pfongkthere's a s.n.a.k.e. in Mrs X's room,
Have you seen so and so,
I think I killed Mrs Y. (Vasovagal episode on commode after massive bowel motion)
This one wasn't a fellow CNA, it was a phone call I got from the local police station. "We have a Mr X here, he claims he lives there, can you pick him up please, he's been charged with drink driving on his mobility scooter".
- Aug 22, '12 by sunsetsrnI have a 3 syllable name--apparently the last syllable goes up in tone on the end and becomes drawn out if something is wrong. I've worked 3 places as a RN now and the aides have done it all 3 places. I don't know how many times I've taken off down a hallway from hearing "Tristannaaa!!!"
I also had an aide that would give me odd respers-- like 64. Everytime- even with rechecks, even after I'd tell her that person's norm and then go check it myself and have her check again 2 secs after I left. Sometimes higher than the pulse. I still have no idea what she was counting.
- Aug 22, '12 by sunsetsrnMy other fav was the aide that said "she pulled out her IV and her wound vac" (semi-common occurance for this pt) me-"when?" "This morning" It's 1:55pm(aide shift change is at 2) me-"didn't think to tell me sooner?" "You were busy" Thanx for being thoughtful...
- Aug 22, '12 by qestoutI have a couple of aides that start with "I hate to bother you cuz I know you're busy, but...." and I know it's not going to be good news.