armyicurn, BSN 4,495 Views
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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.
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.
You didn't hear it from me, but the nurse was pretty much told she would be fired if she considered legal action.
Typical of management. never sticking up for a good employee.
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.
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.
Start leaving bananas at his computer/office. If he eats it, then we know who the real monkey is.
I would have told him to f*ck himself.
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.
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.
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.
Same as last year. An unstable cardiac in the hallway & shortstaffed.
I've had a lot more patients saying something to that effect lately. My standard line is "I'm a nurse, not a concierge."
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.
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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