dream'n, BSN, RN 7,635 Views
Joined Aug 28, '06.
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Sounds like the Dr. is extremely burned out right now and I wouldn't take his crazy vent session personally. I'd let it go...not worth my time and aggravation. Then again, my workplace is giving me enough irritation right now that this Dr. would be like a fly in an elephant stampede.
I have been dying to answer this. First I can not think of one reason an answering service would need any part of a ssn. The amount of info that's asked by an operator usually depends on the Doctor some need a novel others just want a name and number. As far as being put on hold I have my own rules about that, I won't put any hospital or medical staff on hold more than once. So if say you call and in that call I get 10 calls that come in, I will really quick put you on hold then answer the other calls but I just say the office name and make sure to say ans service hold please like This is Dr. Farmer's Answering Service hold please, I never say can you hold, cause I'm not giving them a choice and then I get back to you and finish, sometimes I don't even get to all the calls but I would never make you hold more than once. I will explain why I have to hold in a sec I gotta log off and log back in be back soon
Some issues you list in your post sound fairly common in nursing, but certainly not codes every other day?? Seriously...every other day?? I work in the hospital and we have had way less than 10 codes called in the past several years put together.
As for your coworkers not giving a crap about your allergic reaction, that is how it is sometimes. Especially in a workplace where everyone is stressed to the max.
I'm curious, why are tricyclic antidepressants part of the usual drug test? I've kind of always wondered about that. Are they abused substances for some reason I don't understand?
Honestly I hope "Karen" REALLY needs a nurse someday and finds out that they all left the bedside because of this type of BS. Or her nurse is too busy with fluffing pillows to administer CPR to her. Ugh, her idiot statement that "my tray was 45 minutes late" makes me want to vomit.
I would leave nursing and all its stress behind in a heartbeat, if I was offered a job with comparable benefits and salary. Unless the new job was like a Port-a-Potty cleaner or spider catcher, or something else really icky.
I would never risk my job or license for something so trivial.
Self examination is great, but there are times when a patient or family is just not going to be happy with you. Happens very seldom but if I have a very sick and unstable patient with an acuity that is off the charts, my completely stable but needy (ice, pillow fluff) patient just may not get attention from me as fast as they want it. If Mr. Doe is crumping, I may not have time right now to explain normal lab results AGAIN to my competent patient's 4th family member.
Some patients and their families come into the hospital with aggressive, pushy personalities or certain psychological issues that make pleasing them very difficult. Of course, everyone tries but you can't please everyone all of the time.
In my long nursing years I've learned that a few people will just not like you. Years ago I got yelled at by a patient's mother because she said my tone was condescending (met her 1 minute prior to this remark.) I've never had that complaint before or since, so obviously it was her issue and not me. Although I swear she looked like she wanted to rip my head off.
I once got a patient complaint because their medication took to long to administer on ONE occasion. The reason it was late was because the previous nurse had very seriously screwed up the dosages and I had to take the time to speak with the Dr. and recalculate the medication with the pharmacy. I took it in stride and the patient thought the previous nurse was the "bees knees" and I was just a slow, incompetent idiot.
I waited at little over year, after working on an Oncology floor, to become Chemo and Biotherapy certified.
Pharmacy mixes our chemotherapy and primes the line. They mix it under a certain hood contraption.
I'm almost never out on time. Doesn't matter how much I've gotten done by 5 or 6, something always happens or I haven't been able to chart much all day. Then the only time I have to focus uninterruptedly on charting, is when night shift has taken on my patients.
Mean, hateful, out-right lying families. Needy, yet very ungrateful patients that have no idea that the world doesn't revolve around them. These patients tend to be the healthiest on the floor, but they pull a significant amount of time from the very sick patients that do need alot of care. Many of these time-consuming fluff patients appear to want to be sick so bad.
Can't stand 'out of touch' administrators, that come up with ridiculous ideas to throw on the nurses backs
I've worked at many places...the DON is not in charge of therapy, nor does the DON possess the body of knowledge to run the therapy department.
The therapy department is typically run by an experienced therapist (PT or OT). This person usually has the title of 'director of therapy operations' or 'rehab department manager' or 'lead therapist' or 'senior therapist.'
Administratively, the administrator of the hospital or extended care facility would be in charge of the director of therapy.
Nurses are required to do work which is physically impossible in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities.
Does anyone know what legal action if any is being taken, And has anyone considered nurse abuse from employer and or corporate. Requiring impossible tasks and holding nurses responsible. State surveyors are not concerned. Wondering are nurses. And the legal community.
I think the title DON is just what it says; Director of Nursing
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