Totally Had One of Those Days :( - page 2

by Fngrpntsnotasin | 2,067 Views | 16 Comments

My pleasently confused little old man pulled his peg-tube completely out this morning! The CNA, who I thought was familiar with the resident, was apparently not familiar with the resident's abdominal binder!!! CNA: "Uh, Mr.... Read More


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    Quote from NurseLoveJoy88
    how about 4 falls in one shift!!
    Four falls, one shift, SAME RESIDENT.

    Took her to the hospital after one of her falls because she was c/o pain and, not ten minutes later the hospital staff brought her back because she wasn't complaining. Didn't call the doc on call, didn't get an x-ray because she "wasn't in pain". Whatever.

    Documented like the dickens that night.
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    The worst shift I can remember was last summer. It was the weekend, and I was in charge. A very heavy downpour caused a power outage during supper. The elevators were out, so about 65 people were stranded in the dining room. Just before the lights came back on, a resident fell in his room.

    I ran upstairs, carrying 3 lanterns. An aide was already there, talking to the resident, who was on the floor. The resident's wife, who is a huge witch (with a B) was screaming about how she had been waiting for 10 minutes and where were we and she was paying $X000 a month for nursing care. I asked her what happened. She replied "I'm not part of the health care team! That's not my job! I'm paying $X000 a month for nursing care!"

    I replied "I'm trying to help your husband, and you're not giving me much to go on. I'm going to talk to my aide now." I turned to the aide, assessed the the resident, and ignored the wife, who shut up very quickly.

    I had a staff meeting today. It started before my shift and went over an hour into my shift. I got to start my 4:00 meds at 4:15, and it snowballed from there. The charge nurse was working sick, and couldn't go into any rooms, so I had no help. It was the Med Pass from Hell.
    Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Mar 19, '10 : Reason: more information
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    You know...I have been off since friday, so I decided to call work and see how things are going today (and talk to one of my favorite nurses!) They ended up sending 3 residents out to ER yesterday. All from our wing, All from one hall, All admitted! gee whiz...
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    Quote from teeniebert
    ...a happy yellow sign taped to the employee entrance door..."Survey In Progress"...
    Blahhhh
    scoochy likes this.
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    Quote from Nuieve
    - being 2 weeks new nurse
    - a 1 hour meeting in the beginning of shift.
    - a new admit (my 1st one that I actually did a part of... assessment and documentation)
    - start medpass 2.5 hours into the shift
    - wandering/missing pts, half of them... have to run around the whole facility to find them
    - everyone suddenly all needy and in pain or just losing their marbles for no reason at all
    - A&I just when I started catching up (never done these before)
    - understaffed NACs... 2 for 27 pts... one of them is slow, lazy and annoying
    - one of the NACs walking away 1.5 hours before the end of shift with only 1 left
    - another res screaming for help 24/7 and falling down the bed every two hours (we have mats under her bed, so it doesn't count)
    - a brand new (inexperienced) nurse as a partner on the other side of the hall

    It wasn't fun.
    cant believe ...same things used to happen to me every day ...every single thing .... cant believe more facilities exist like mine...
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    I walked in a few minutes early last week to find 3 people on the floor! One needed to be transported, the other two were okay. But I was awake and alert and ready for my shift after all that adrenaline!
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    Quote from NurseLoveJoy88
    how about 4 falls in one shift!!
    I cringe whenever I hear: " _______ is on the floor!" When there is a fall on the unit to which I am assigned, it usually occurs right before shift change....grrrrr!!!


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