Wuzzie 6,766 Views
Joined Oct 22, '15.
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Ex-pedatric flight-nurse. Too many to mention, too sad to re-tell.
I would have taken his clothes off and put ice on him.
Because it is considered an invasive procedure in my facility (renown research hospital) we need an order and it must specify the exact tubes to be drawn but no physician needs to be on the premise.
First of all, let your friend work out her own problems they have nothing to do with you. Second, you say you aren't getting your hours. Well, there you have it. You're taking the new job because you need to have one that guarantees your hours. She doesn't need to know where you're going and you don't need to tell her.
Just to clarify things - mandatory reporting requirements of domestic violence varies widely through states, with three of them mandating neither screening, nor reporting:
Simply, what I am saying is we don't have any idea what it is about the BSN degree that is responsible for the differing outcomes. I think we all would make the assumption that is it nursing-related classes but maybe it's general-ed classes or some other factor that wasn't separated from the degree (of which there are a million).
Again I want to be clear: none of this says a BSN nurse is a "step above" anyone, individual variability is a far bigger factor than any of these other variables.
Second degree ADNs are not really ADNs as they are bachelor-prepared RNs just like BSNs; to seperate them out would shed some light on whether it is the liberal arts education or the specific BSN cirriculum that is affecting outcomes. It would be a great study to do.
It's "mandated" reporters, and that does not include adult victims of abuse (unless they're vulnerable, i.e. cognitively delayed). ETA: I see you mention that later. Since she's not a vulnerable adult, I'm not sure why you brought up mandated reporter laws in the first place, since it doesn't apply to the situation in the OP.
But as a HUMAN, I agree with Makawake that it's everyone's responsibility.
OP, since you've kind of been dancing around the subject, and I'm sure everyone is wondering, can I ask how you got the bruise?
I am well aware of the mandated reporting of suspected abuse of vulnerable populations as I am a school nurse and used to be an ER nurse. I've made "the call" many times. I don't remember reporting on adult, mentally/physically competent victims of abuse that came into the ER. Like you said, our protocol was to provide support and resources to those patients.
So does a manager LEGALLY have to report if he/she suspects an employee is a victim of abuse or not? Or is the manager's role to provide resources and support?
I was not aware that this is a LEGAL requirement. Interesting.
And yes, if you are in a domestic violence situation, please seek assistance.
Your manager is legally required to ask you if you are in an unsafe situation. If your black eye was not the result of domestic violence you need to tell her that but you are not required to give her any other information. If it was the result of an act of domestic violence please get yourself someplace safe and get help.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline – The Hotline
...but she doesn't know what she's talking about.
I know. And yes. "Oh for heaven's sake!"--discourteous and unnecessary.
You are no more educated than the ultrasound tech or the surgical tech without a bachelors degree.
I would encourage people to be kind in their responses. These kinds of reactions may be why the OP is asking an anonymous forum instead of addressing the concern at the time.
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