Written up and confused. - page 5
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I have been a nurse for 2 years now and have been fortunate enough to avoid any deaths on my shift until recently. Last week I had a hospice patient with a DNR who was exhibiting Cheyne-Stokes breathing, fixed pupils, and a thick... Read More
- 2Oct 12, '12 by neverbethesameGet out NOW. RUN!!!
“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”
― Maya Angelou
She has shown you her ethics (or lack of) and her "management" style.
"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me."
She fooled you once so it's her fault but if she fools you again, it will be yours.
- 0Oct 12, '12 by tyvinQuote from MADALENE4591It appears that we've been there as they say as I absolutely recognize and agree with your posts advice. I've seen the ugly and I'm here to tell you that some people are just plain evil. I have worked and seen "those caliber of people" and raise you by 4. I am now pursuing the matter with the EEOC. I went into nursing thinking we were here to help. Alas, from the get go all I saw was neglect and abuse by all, that culminated into ruined and shattered lives. I like the part about the escape plan...oh so true.My heart goes out to you! I have been in your shoes and in the real "nursing world" please be extremely careful when you venture in
following the so-called "chain of command" path. I got terminated for doing the "right" thing and at times Administrators are in a fantasy world and don't want any employee rocking the boat! If you are seeing " red" flags that managers are piling up derogatory
reports, you need to have an escape plan and look for employment elsewhere as the integrity of the manager is questionable and you are in a very hostile working environment. If you don't have strong alliances at the top , you are putting your nursing career on the line
It caused me dearly and my 25 yrs impeccable nursing career got ruined because of senseless and malicious gossips !!!
I fought hard because of good principle but unfortunately , I was dealing with different caliber of people .... Take care and good luck!
P.S. If managers are issuing Corrective Actions ... make sure you write a rebuttal on the C.A. Statement. Unfortunately, the prevailing rule per institutional policy = refusal to sign is automatic termination on the spot unless you file a grievance with HR and again make sure you have a strong basis to support a claim and always have a witness during any disciplinary proceedings and make anecdotal notes in your memory bank of issues that might back fire.
OP, you performed a comfort measure and if I were you I would report her to the BON. Have you talked with the doc to get his take...if not please do so. Doctors can be our greatest allies. Look in the p/p manual; look up your states nurse practice act might be a good idea too. Watch your back.
I know your fear all too well so try to not worry too much. I know that's easy to say but drink nice tea with honey, relax, turn off all the tvs and radios etc...meditate. In silence comes our greatest plans.
You did good.
- 0Oct 12, '12 by SHGRSo sorry this happened to you. You mentioned the patient's family was glad that you suctioned. In this day and age when families so often delay any mention of hospice and we have to worship the Press Ganey scores, it seems really weird that that the family's satisfaction with your caring action and attentiveness to comfort didn't satisfy your manager.
- 2Oct 12, '12 by meteorite36Your supervisor is not in a position to threaten your license, that is a decision which can only be made by your state board of nursing. She is a bully. Your actions were quite correct and appropriate. I would make a formal complaint about her if it is possible to go higher up, additionally, most nursing homes/hospices (if that is where you work) have state bodies which oversee and govern them - you may consider making a complaint in this direction. Finally, threaten her with harassment via an attorney - well worth the couple of hundred dollars for a nicely written letter! Your license is your lively-hood, do not let anyone threaten it or take it away - no job is worth that.