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  • Jun 23

    Learn from this. Carry it - hide it, never take it out of the pocket, or leave it at your locker. What's there to think about?
    I carry mine on vibrate, it has a pedometer app.

  • Jun 21

    I'd have lost my job because if ANYONE, including doctors, called me or anyone I worked with "monkeys" I'd have gone ape-sh*t on his a$$. The last time a doctor was anywhere near that inappropriate I has his butt pulled into the Chief of Staff's office and his privileges were suspended for 10 days.

  • Jun 21

    Quote from target98765
    You didn't hear it from me, but the nurse was pretty much told she would be fired if she considered legal action.
    While it's quite understandable that such intimidation would frighten many of us, it is not right for the nurse to just acquiesce to this B's in Admin and Management. They need to consult attorneys and government agencies that deal with these criminal acts and disrespect.

    Maybe the nurse didn't c/o to the authority high enough to fix this situation immediately. Get a lawyer and fear be damned. Shame on you for letting them bulldoze you like this. Go to the media.

    The doctor is mentally ill or sleep-deprived or who knows what, but this behavior is totally not acceptable.

  • Jun 21

    Typical of management. never sticking up for a good employee.

  • Jun 21

    I workes on a vascular access team and one of our previous CNO's said any monkey can start an IV then cut our staff................I was one of the cuts. It was really hurtful. I was an LPN at the time went back to school and got my RN now working back on the same team. ( all those in charge at the time are no longer there) no not "monkey" can start an IV. It does take talent and skill plus we do mote than that.

  • Jun 21

    Out of respect for yourself and the rest of the nurses, I would report him to the Medical Director. That is insulting, degrading behavior and should not be tolerated. If the Nursing Supervisor is aware of this and is tolerating this, then he/she should be reported to the Director. Excuse me, but I have too much respect for what ER Nurses do to allow that kind of ******* to continue to be degrading and abusive. Emergency requires extreme teamwork. There is enough stress in the ER to allow that.

  • Jun 21

    Start leaving bananas at his computer/office. If he eats it, then we know who the real monkey is.

  • Jun 21

    I would have told him to f*ck himself.

  • Jun 18

    Quote from floridaRN38
    Do what u want in moderation just DO NOT do it when u r caring for your patients. What u do off the clock is your thing.
    That's actually terrible advice for any nurse who is subject to random drug screens.

  • Jun 11

    Quote from TheCommuter
    I purposely avoid advising strangers in stores or on the street about health-related issues. I personally would have not made suggestions to the elderly woman about treating her cut, and I definitely refrain from revealing that I am a nurse unless someone specifically asks. It results in less aggravation for me.

    Good luck to you. I would let this situation go. The pharmacist was wrong for being so rude and haughty about his credentials, but you gave medical advice while not at work. The pharmacist did it on the company's time. That's the defining difference.
    ^^ This.

  • May 11

    Reminds me of the hospital when, despite introducing myself AND writing my name on the marker board, patients would holler "NURSE!!"

    I always wanted to answer back, "yes, patient?"


    I feel that often our students aren't learning even basic manners at home. One student would come in and shout "INHALER!" (He takes it QD before recess.) I answered with "excuse me? Is that how you ask?" Now he says "inhaler, please!" LOL! I'll take it.

  • May 11

    Same as last year. An unstable cardiac in the hallway & shortstaffed.

  • May 5

    I've had a lot more patients saying something to that effect lately. My standard line is "I'm a nurse, not a concierge."

  • May 5

    I would deflect it back onto them with some sort of phrase such as; Happiness is an inside job. Don't assign anyone else that much power over your life.

  • May 5

    IMO, it's not even "your job" to make them healthy; for some people that's an impossible, unattainable goal (and there's only so much we can do to undo the damage people have done to themselves). Our job is to provide nursing care, end of story. Happiness and health are up to the individuals.


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