nurse2033 19,081 Views
Joined Jun 6, '07.
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Yes, AE units are the backbone of the AE system of course. You can't do AE without us, and you can't have troops across the globe without AE. We are all in a bucket and deploy on a regular cycle, about every 20 months. In fact, that's one of the best things about AE, you will perform the mission you train for. There are only 3 active duty AE units, so 90% of AE is done by Guard and Reserve units.
Wow, it's definitely a violation of your privacy. The facts are thin here though. Why was she following you? Did she feel that your case was fraudulent? If she was not on the clock while following you, then it was not part of her job. My advice is to get a lawyer. If you don't want to do that, call her employer and file a complaint. If you don't get any traction there, report her to the board of nursing. Maybe you are upset, or I'm just old, but your grammar and syntax are really hard to follow. You look better in all respects when you write in whole, complete words, that are wrapped up in complete sentences.
Great post, I'm sure you will do great. My alma mater (Excelsior) has a vet mentoring program, perhaps your school has one too. I'm an active Guard flight nurse and a nursing educator. If you need any mentoring just send me a note. The culture change will be harsh, but adapt and overcome (I know it's a Marine thing, but it works!). Oh, and everything cyc0sys said as well...
To answer your question, you are doing neither. "Do not put your hands on me" is like the sign that says "please do not smoke". You should say "if you put your hands on me you will be restrained and I will press charges". This should be stated calmly and clearly from a position of strength. People will weigh the consequences of their actions in real time. There should be no negotiation, just a statement of what will actually, legally, and practically happen. If you do this, as I said, in a calm but firm tone and body language this is not escalation. If you allow the situation to escalate you, then you should remove yourself. Good luck.
I can't believe it's gotten to where this is even a question. It's sad you have to wonder if it's OK to demand not to be hurt.
I would listen to heart sounds if it was indicated, such as a suspected valve problem. But focused assessments are the standard, meaning you don't listen to heart sounds on patients that it is not indicated. If you worked in tele, ICU, or a heart unit this would be very different. Anything you suspect by listening to the heart can be confirmed by imagery or labs. If I were a manager I would never forbid anyone to listen, but your manager is right, it is not going to change what you do. The ED is not a place for a deep dive, just get them to definitive care.
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