dream'n, BSN, RN 11,503 Views
Joined Aug 28, '06.
Posts: 965 (58% Liked)
I found the new regulations; Federal Register
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities
They are from the federal Medicare and Medicaid Program and apply only to LTC facilities.
Paxil saved me, I am utterly useless and cannot get out of bed without it after about 4 days off. I've been on it for years. Tried multiple times to taper off or switch to another AD and always reverted back to severe depression and almost constant panic attacks. My psychiatrist finally bluntly told me to take my Paxil and plan on staying on it a looooong time if not forever. Recently had some issues surface when I ran out of my Paxil and couldn't afford the refill, ended up very badly. BTW, they added Wellbutrin to my mix at that time and now I feel stable and normal.
So sometimes people need these medications to have a full, normal life. Took me a long time to come to grips with that fact.
Ok, what is the real issue here? You've posted this same thing twice. Are you trying to find something wrong with this nurse? Several posters have already explained that this nurse was probably correct, but you're still not satisfied? I'm getting a freaky-dink feeling about all of this. I think you probably need to back off the nurses and do whatever it is you're hired to do.
How about the hospital have some of the overstaffed OB-GYN doctors 'float' over to Cardiology to see patients? All MDs went to Medical School so they should be able to function just fine out of their specialty, right? The Neurologist could handle Nephrology and the Pulmonologist could work easily for the day in Orthopedics.
Seriously though, I think floating is as dangerous for nurses as it would be for Drs. Why the ANA hasn't dealt legally with such issues (along with staffing ratios), I don't know
I'm sending good thoughts your way. It'll be hard, but you can succeed.
Sounds like you would enjoy living under a socialist regime. Let me know how that works out for you.
You had seen the pump and bag running before this incident. I would have grabbed a supervisor, written an IR, and after my shift never went back to that unit due to safety concerns. I also would have raised **ll.
The fact that you say a new Heparin bag was ordered by you from pharmacy makes me think that maybe your pump beeped and some idiot just disconnected and trashed your empty Heparin bag without checking what drug it was or even letting you know. And they were too cowardly to fess up.
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