armyicurn, BSN 5,442 Views
HI, got questions? Just ask. :)
Have you ever been to the VIP wing at the former and new Walter Reed?
That is not excusable!
I would have told that nurse sup NO. I already started drinking.
I hate management that panic to fast and call people off just to realize 30 minutes later that they really need all hands on deck. I do not condone such thinking. If you tell me I am off, then I go on to do other things as my mind is already made up.
Why do you think the offgoing nurse should clean up?
This is our situation also. For quite awhile we were working mandatory overtime. Now we have "incentive shifts" for people to sign up for. It's working pretty well from the standpoint of staff members. I'm not sure how our leadership team feels. I hope it is working for them as well. If it looks like there might be a low census situation coming up there are usually a ling line of us trying to sign up.
I shower all the time. Before, after my work outs, after a crazy shift. Oh, and I put lotion during the winter months.
Outgoing shift should clean up. I expect the same when I return in 12 hrs. I might let you get away with it once but that depends on the pt's acuity. Do it again and I see it as habit forming, I take you in my office and deal with it right there.
I go home with pay. I am a salary employee. Other times, I catch up on the tons of mandatory training required or other government related politics.
That is exactly what I tell everyone when I hear them freak out about the autoinjectors. I tell them to get the vial.
Who did your voice over?
Have you contacted your BON? It may be a while before anything shows up on your record. Has it been a month? It would not hurt to call the BON and check for yourself. According to some of your postings, I do not agree on how they behave. It sort of boils my blood that there are some spineless lifeforms out there. Good luck.
I prefer to dive in and take care of it. I do not worry about smells anymore
The reason that most nurses don't want to orient is that we have taken new nurses under our wing, helped them develop skills and confidence - and then had them stab us in the back. I guess that is just the nature of the business. I am very jaded when it comes to mentoring or precepting because I have given 100% and then been treated like crap once the new grad can function independently. It sucked and I will never ever do it again.
If you can't handle codes, don't do it. Codes don't bother me but the pts that are rotting from inside out, or outside in. Laying in the bed crying, on the vent, pressure to soft to medicate are the problem. Families that want everything done while mom sits in the ICU alone with the most horrific skin, wounds etc. That's the part about ICU that can get to you. One thing I have learned in the years of being a ICU nurse is... There are worse things then death!!
I find those Pyxis machines are horrible. Sometimes my finger print logs me in under someone else! My facility is aware of this issue. We have manual log in with a username and pass but only after 3 failed attempts to finger in. Its biometrics but I doubt it's the most sophisticated level. .
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