armyicurn, BSN 4,504 Views
HI, got questions? Just ask. :)
My hospital has a very strict cell phone policy but there are always folks who think it doesn't apply to them. One CNA dropped hers into a poopy diaper while talking to her sister. The other one was fired for snapping pics of a celebrity. Well, they TOLD YOU NO CELL PHONES. What part of that did you not understand?
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
Follow policy like others already said before me. I wear mine. It is a huge Apple 6+. I am all over the hospital and if my colleagues need to call me (for work related), they do it. My Verizon signal is all over the building.
I also use my iPhone as a step tracker. I also have Lexicomp loaded and other apps that I use while at work. If I have to pull it while I am with a pt, I tell them that I am looking up their meds for interactions and so on. I've never had a pt say anything against me using my phone for professional use.
Stay OFF the drugs! In MHO, weed just numbs the brain but it does not take the pain away for ever.
Is there a 2014 survey data results article? I'd like to see it.
Smoking is nasty!
Provigil. Get your provider to give you this.
Like the pp said, its also most likely poor self esteem. I know this Doctor in my hospital that won't make eye contact when talking to you. He walks right in and he's like: can I see my patients charts? In a demanding way. But its most likely insecurity on his part. He can't probably handle having a conversation with some fine ass nurses like the ones on my floor and when he talks to his patients we can tell how uncomfortable and fake he sounds. He sort of talks to his patients the way you talk to a 4 year old when they get a boo boo. I guess a Social skills class is not included in the Medical school curriculum.
Hell no! I am old and have no tolerance for this. Do not ignore it. Who does this clown think he can call/label people? Let him/her get away with it and it will get worse. Doctors think they are better because they spent 10-14 or more years studying. Wrong! Half of the time they have no idea what to diagnose.
Even more sad when you hear them talk about their PA and compare it to nursing school. I dare this clown to follow me one day in the ICU, ER, CathLab or medsurg.
Honor? Really??? Sorry but I do not think it has anything close to it.
Start looking for another job. But before you leave, ask the interviewer why are they not honoring their word???
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.
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.
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?
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