Nascar...if it were only momentarily I might be able to over look it. I fear these nurses have terminal stupidity.
I've given them skilled charting guidelines...don't have to think...just document on what I've circled. I couldn't have made it easier for them but am still getting "Alert, pleasant and responsive, ate well. Call Bell in reach, safety maintained, will continue to monitor".
Who gives a flying fig if they are pleasant? Since we aren't running a COMA unit, responsive is a given. It's not a skill to hand them their call bell.
I think it might be time for me to hang up my stethescope. Between dumb nurses, more regulations every year, and the feeling I'm beating my head against the wall
....not to mention the investigations about abuse and falls and and and.
I fear when it's time for me to live in a nursing home, it might as well be self serve since most of them seem to know diddly squat despite months of orientation and teaching/training every week.
For sure I'm voting a resounding YES on Questions 1 and 2 on the Massachusetts ballot....assisted suicide and medical marijuana.