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Joined Mar 2, '07 - from 'Illinois'. msjellybean is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Emergency'. Posts: 284 (38% Liked) Likes: 277

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  • Mar 12

    Only time I wear gloves with IVs are when I'm hanging blood, drawing labs, or hanging/pushing chemo. It's really useless to do so otherwise.

  • Dec 6 '15

    Interesting. At my hospital, we pad side rails & have them all up. When all 4 side rails are up per seizure precautions, they are not considered to be a restraint.

  • Dec 1 '15

    Quote from SwinkerDoodleRN
    I love reading this stuff. I work in PICU and we have a doctor who will write "check snot for RSV.". Or "get pts butt out of bed" instead of writing ambulate hallways or swab for RSV! Lol. I've also looked at his progress notes and right After we went from paper to computer charting I read a note he had written that stated, "pt not drinking but unable to read the organized ******** in the graphics. ". Haha. Not as good as some that vie read on here
    But had to share.
    This kind of reminds of me a note one of our docs wrote one time. He's notorious for putting random, non-sensical things into his progress notes. I don't remember why the lady was in the hospital, but in the middle of his note, we have this gem, "the pt is laying next to an uneaten chocolate chip cookie. I think this is good."

    As for the funniest order I've ever seen, insert NG PRN for hiccups.

  • Sep 6 '15

    Floating happens a lot at my hospital. We have an internal float pool, but since they are paid more per hour to be floaters, they make every effort to float regular staff first. There are two med-surg floors in particular that are almost always short, because they're terrible floors to work on and they have a hard time keeping staff.

    I don't have a problem with floating, as long as I don't get dumped on.

    The one time I had an issue was this: my floor is currently in the process of learning how to take step down ICU patients (we're currently med surg). We are all to have a certain number of orientation days on that floor, along with more education. I come in, on an overtime day, and find I'm to go to the step down ICU. I complain, as I'm not fully trained there yet. House supervisor meets my complaints with, "well it's your turn to float and there is no one else." My manager essentially told me to suck it up and use it as a learning experience. A week after I wrote it up as a patient safety event, I was counseled by my manager & director on my "bad attitude."

  • Aug 26 '15

    Just wanted to say to whomever asked, I work in a magnet facility and staffing is always an issues. Always. There are two floors that never have enough nurses and my floor is starting to feel like the second float pool. I think we've floated someone every shift for the last 5 days.

    I floated on Sunday noc, leaving my floor with 1 RN and 1 tech for 4 patients. And yes, it's not like they were super busy; but just one RN scared me (and the nurse that stayed on the floor). And it didn't even meet minimum safe staffing; which mandates we have 2 RNs (not just 2 BLS trained persons on the floor) even for 4 patients.

  • Aug 3 '15

    I always have tampons, advil, some kind of a protein/fiber bar, gum, a travel deodorant, & single serve powdered drink mix packets in my locker.