Valerie Salva 13,494 Views
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I used highlighters to color code on my report sheet various things that needed to done and info about pts. I designated different colors for different things.
For example, a pink highlighter dot means the pt is diabetic. A pink check mart next to that means they are scheduled for routine finger sticks. Yellow means pt has a foley. I would make two short yellow lines- one for I, the other for O- and fill in the yellow lines with the amounts for my charting and report.
A green mark means wound care/dsg change needed, and so on.
i have worked for the va for ten years. i am a dedicated employee to what the va does.
the administration and staff leave something to be desired.
1. housekeeping walks around and goofs off and goes down to smoke all the time.
2. a stat bed has to wait because the housekeeper is on his or her lunch break.. those lunch breaks seem to
last the entire shift.
3. secretarys are rude in person and on the phone
4. it is the most politically correct place in the world to the point of being annoying. every picture has
every demographic represented.
5. although they deny it, i believe they have a quota system for hiring.
6. the administration has no concept of reality when it comes to patient care.
7. people are hired as adminstrators that have no leadership quality what so ever.
8. time and money are not factors of waste at the va.
9. the person that works at the front desk in a clinic should be nice to people, all of the time, some of my
experiences as a veteran have been that this person is normally hostile.
10. it seems that no one ever goes above and beyond the call of duty or to meet the standards, the exception being the patient care staff.
11. housekeepers cant clean rooms worth a darn in the inpatient settings.
12. some pharmacists are rude to both nurses and patients at times.
13. alot of va nurses have only ever worked at the va, they have no idea how good they have it, none at all.
and when it comes to being pulled or having a heavy assignment every blue moon, all hell breaks loose.
14. it is sad when the union backs up a nurse who is lazy and has a bad attitude but yet can not be fired.
1. patients are taken care of for the most part
2. each hospital has a outpatient pharmacy for the veterans, the wait time is long, but they also deliver via
3. they spend alot of money rebuilding things, new computer systems, new equipment
I think that there are tens of thousands of LTC nurses who are giving their meds outside of the time parameters every day. Some meds passes are so huge, there is no way humanly possible to get the meds out "on time."
We pretend we give them on time, and mgmt pretends to not know how it really works- that is the reality of LTC.
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