Quote from SwissMiss28
He's been a nurse for 5 years. I used to work the same shift as him but in a different section. When I would see him in the Nurses Station, he would be watching videos on his iPad, talking to friends on the facility phone or schmoozing with families & CNA's. He also brings his puppy to work! He definitely knows what he's doing. He'll sign his name on everything in the box then just leave it there for me to process. I'm behind as soon as I start. I'll walk in & find 10-40 orders/faxes to process every day. I have no problem helping someone out when they've had a bad day & they're behind. He just really irritates me. For instance, yesterday I asked him if he gave a resident N.O preparation H PRN to a res who had bleeding hemorrhoids. He said no, the res was not in pain & everything was fine.
Oops sent that on accident.
Anyways, he said he did not administer the tx. When I was charting, I noticed he wrote that he did administer the tx, resident's pain level & response. I always thought his charting seemed like a big lie.. The med was new from the pharmacy & hadn't even been opened! He'll also chart someone ate 25-50% of lunch. To me there's a big difference between 1/4 & 1/2.
When I ask him how someone responded to a new med or if their dressing was changed, he'll say, Girl, I was soooooo busy today! I didn't have time for that!"
He also faxes the MD's & says a skin problem, skin tear l, etc.. is resolved when it hasn't just because he wants to D/c something he dislikes. He's stated wounds are closed that are not.
I have spoke to my supervisor about it several times, but nothing has happened. I feel like I'm wrong for not reporting all of this and more, but I'm also scared of losing my job because he is so well liked or because I let it go on for so long without reporting it. I feel like they may tell me I should've reported it sooner.