armyicurn, BSN 4,496 Views
HI, got questions? Just ask. :)
I work on a critical care unit nights. We generally have 3 to 4 patients with once in a great while 5 if staffing is short. If we are titrating drips then we try to keep it at a 3:1 ratio
Smoking is nasty!
Start looking for another job. But before you leave, ask the interviewer why are they not honoring their word???
Let them refuse. I hope it keeps going for a bit so I can apply for that dream job
We have video cams in the med room. Why? Diversion is a big issue is some departments. I recently had to be a chairperson for someone that came under investigation. Some med rooms are located in areas of little to no traffic (after work hours) like the GI lab and Cath lab.
Those cameras do a good job recording and give you a lot of detail. Where they fall short, is when when the controlled substance is taken away from the field of view of those cameras.
We do nothing! Let it linger so the annoying family leaves.
Report it. If you fear that your coworker may confront you asking you if you reported them, you can ask to be assigned different shifts. Security can also escort you to the car at the end of the shift.
I remember those keys. I'd never allow an LPN to carry those keys. So what was the outcome on the LPN? Guilty?
Not trying to insult ANYONE as per my comment (#183). In my organization, we do not have keys and even when deployed in austere regions of the world, LPNs are/were not allowed to carry such keys. Apologies to those that feel offended. We are all entitled to our own opinions but there will be times (like my post) that some will feel otherwise. Carry on.
OP, do not ignore the comments. The more you let that go, the worst it gets. Those ignorant, Metamucil lacking parasites that you are working with are just feeding from you ignoring their comment. On your next day off, stop by HR and ask them to show you policies about EO. When asked why, tell it like it is. Do not fear about loosing your job. You will find another one within 24 hrs.
I ofter hear comments but with Hispanics and their accent. In my position, if I catch an ignorant soul, they will remember me for the rest of their life. No one has NO right to judge anyone because of their color, race and so on.
If you like your job, stick around but do not let these parasites treat you as such. They will either get used to having you around or if they do not like it that much, they will move on. Stick to your guns.
Can you tell us where you are (I've not read the entire 12 pages..) When I was stationed in Georgia, I used to get patients that would ask for a white nurse. This did not happen all the time, but when I was charge RN and later went to become a nurse manager, I would tell them that we are short staffed and dealing with matters pertaining to race, color or religion is the least of your problems while in MY ICU. The PT never said anything else after that and I made sure they always got a non caucasian staff for their duration of their stay in my unit.
Evil? Yes, but in my unit I rule and my staff does not condone such behavior. Specially if the pt comes in thinking that all males are doctors and they are still thinking like it is the 1950s. I have no tolerance for that.
It seems to me that you are admiring the docs than your colleagues at the bedside. At my facility, we are provided scrubs. Yes, they are wrinkled but I am at the bedside where sheet happens. I told one recent new RN hire when she complained about the scrubs being so wrinkled: You are here to provide care to the sick. You are not here for a fashion show. That's the last time she complained. Those Doc's you are admiring, do they work at the bedside or in the OR? Sounds like they are in family medicine and probably have no callouses in their hands. And this business with the hair down... Do that in my department and we will be in my office talking about it. Hair down has no place at the bedside unless you work behind a desk. You will understand the first time a lunatic pt pulls your hair.
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