queenb091 580 Views
Joined: Aug 15, '01;
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We used to have Olympus scope at our hospital. We used other companies for service. I don't remember getting great service from Olympus. Trying to get in touch with the rep. was a pain as I remember. We bought brand new Fujinon scopes last year. We have awesome service and support. They sent 2 reps down for a week to train staff and docs in the use and cleaning of the scopes. It has been about 18 months since we bought these scopes and we can call our rep. (who lives about 100 miles away) and he will talk us through a problem on the phone or come down and work on it. He also drops in abt every 2-3 weeks.
I had an issue with this a few months ago. A physician scheduled a scope on a Saturday( a whole other issue in itself). I notified my CNO, so she would know why we were there on the weekend. I received a call from "upper management" saying that only 1 nurse needed to come in. I stood my ground and told them "absolutely not," that it was not safe. I did find my hospital's policy re: GI procedures and it states the RNs sole duty is to monitor the patient and the LPN/tech assists the physician. Hope that answered your question.
We get $1.50/hr for carrying the pager and time and a half if we get called in. Lawton, OK
As to the white lab jackets, the hospital is providing us with 2 lab jackets with "RN" embroidered on them. If we want more we have to purchase them at the gift shop (don't know how much yet). We do wear our name badges (that clearly state our titles...RN, LPN, CNA, etc.) but I guess that that is not good enough.
Yesterday it was announced that all RNs will have to wear white jackets with "RN" embroidered on them. We have to wear these year-round including the summer. (It gets to be over 100 degrees here often in the summer.) I am so upset right now because I have so many matching jackets for my scrubs. Has anyone else experienced similar problems?
If your husband is admitted to the hospital for DVT, don't call the Sheriff's Dept. and tell them that the doctors and nurses are trying to murder your husband because he is on Heparin and Coumadin. You will be the one who is carted off by the law.
Also, (same lady) do not pull out your medical dictionary and stop anyone (nurses, doctors, housekeepers, dietary) to tell them about your husband's condition (he had multiple diagnoses) and why he should have different meds and that the doctor is an "idiot". (The doctor is not very appreciative when she is called an "idiot".) BTW when the lady was asked by the charge nurse where she went to medical school (since she knew so much more than the docs or nurses), she replied that she knew all of this from reading her medical dictionary and that her mother taught nursing school when she was a "little girl" and she sat in the back of the class sometimes. Needless to say, she took him out AMA.
I am a Rn student and I also work in a hospital as a tech. In school we are required to wear any solid combination of maroon and white. In the hospital where I work we are allowed to wear any scrubs except denim. If you want to wear white I say go ahead. For myself, I will stick with the cute patterns and bright colors. They hide my spaghetti stains from dinner. I gets lots of compliments from the patients about my scrubs. I also introduce myself when I go into the room so they know who I am.
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