brandy1017 26,780 Views
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Ceiling lifts really only help with turns... if you need to look at the skin, you have to get the sling off and then it's just you and your muscles holding the patient in place. Sometimes it's really challenging to assess the skin no matter your tools. My facility also changed their policy that on the medsurg floors a head to toe is only required once every 24 hours. Whether or not that's good nursing practice is another issue... but maybe the op could say in interviews there was a misunderstanding in expectations and she's learned from it, etc.
A skin assessment is done while completing the head to toe. Did you not do that either? In most patients, this take less than 10 minutes and should be the first thing you do in a shift so you have a baseline of patient condition. I check skin while assessing each body system. While I'm checking radial pulses, I'm looking the arms over then check the elbows before moving on. While listening to lung sounds, I check the chest and back. While it's too late now, PLEASE make assessment a priority. DTI's are usually preventable.
Don't sweat it. They told you it was a great interview. It wasn't a social date--they are under no obligation to say such niceties if it wasn't so.
If you don't get the job, it won't be because you cried. But I hope you do get it!
Judging by your whole post, I don't think you ruined your chances. They required you to relive a painful memory, then you rallied and told them how you overcame difficult circumstances. I personally think you should be a shoe-in. (For what that's worth.) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.
I don't think that ruined your chances. I think it made you look sincere in your interview. I was speaking to my CNO about the possibility of a promotion, and she was telling me thibgs that concerned her about giving me the promotion. I teared up a bit and told her I was embarrassed for doing that. She said to me, "If walls could talk, they'd tell you how many people have cried in this office." I ended up getting the promotion.
Even if you aren't selected, you won't know if this situation weighed more heavily than anything else in the hiring decision. Stop worrying about something that you can not change. This could be a good experience if it allows you to progress to a better interview experience in the future. You are less likely to tear up again. Good luck.
Well we are a boring lot. I called in when my dog died. Actually I sat on the couch crying and shaking for two days. He was my best friend for 14 years.
As you said, you do NOT have to give a reason. Management cannot ask the reason, or ask for your PHI.
I have called off because I could not sleep. I have also called off because it was time for a mental health day. Neither are unethical.
I've taken sick days, mental health days, and "I'm sick" interviewing elsewhere days. The last two due to management practices that created a toxic work environment that the majority of staff are looking to escape.
I have had a day or two when I was mentally in a place where the thought of going to work that day was beyond my ability. I called off.
Definitely enforce the call out rules but also consider examining morale. In my experience when people won't pick up OT or are calling out in large numbers its often the result of poor working conditions. Are they burnt out?
nursing may not be that profitable a career. (I entertained a job offer of $22 dollars/hour as an R.N. in a town in small town New York).
Oh Lord Davey Do, sometimes I wonder what it would be like to get a glimpse into your mind...and sometimes I wonder if you're either missing or have too many crayons in your box!
Either way, I have the same sense of humor but without the savvy art and technical skills.
I fail to see how this is "new". It's an enduring myth arising from the idea of nursing as a vocation & promulgated by an industry that has refused to institute the same basic safety measures that protect truck drivers and airline staff.
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