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  • 9:04 am

    Patient and "the sister" are frequent flyers. "The sister" has nothing to do with the patient's plan of care.
    You will get to know the flyers. Nothing you could have done differently, you asked for a doctor's order.. the frequent flyers did not get what they "thought" they wanted.
    What they want is attention. Brush up on borderline personality disorder.

    Best of luck, it's a jungle out here.

  • 8:41 am

    I don't see how a nurse can be nose deep in a chart without eye-balling their patient.

    As soon as I got report, the patient was MY responsibility. I always started my shift with a quick visual assessment, made sure I wasn't left bad or there was not a change in condition.

    Plenty of time to go through the chart after you know the patient is okay.

  • 12:58 am

    So, what did you say to the rude nurse? You need to start standing up for yourself.. NOW. As a nurse you will be required to be assertive for yourself and your patient.

    In this case, eye to eye contact and say, where is that documented in the patient's dietary orders?

    Best of luck, it's a jungle out here.

  • 12:15 am

    I don't see how a nurse can be nose deep in a chart without eye-balling their patient.

    As soon as I got report, the patient was MY responsibility. I always started my shift with a quick visual assessment, made sure I wasn't left bad or there was not a change in condition.

    Plenty of time to go through the chart after you know the patient is okay.

  • Jul 27

    I don't see how a nurse can be nose deep in a chart without eye-balling their patient.

    As soon as I got report, the patient was MY responsibility. I always started my shift with a quick visual assessment, made sure I wasn't left bad or there was not a change in condition.

    Plenty of time to go through the chart after you know the patient is okay.

  • Jul 27

    I don't see how a nurse can be nose deep in a chart without eye-balling their patient.

    As soon as I got report, the patient was MY responsibility. I always started my shift with a quick visual assessment, made sure I wasn't left bad or there was not a change in condition.

    Plenty of time to go through the chart after you know the patient is okay.

  • Jul 26

    So, what did you say to the rude nurse? You need to start standing up for yourself.. NOW. As a nurse you will be required to be assertive for yourself and your patient.

    In this case, eye to eye contact and say, where is that documented in the patient's dietary orders?

    Best of luck, it's a jungle out here.

  • Jul 25

    Take the energy spent on anger, use it on a plan.
    You have MANY skills, that qualify you for MANY opportunites. Market yourself to where you want to be.

  • Jul 25

    Take the energy spent on anger, use it on a plan.
    You have MANY skills, that qualify you for MANY opportunites. Market yourself to where you want to be.

  • Jul 24

    Your job is to follow prescribed medication orders and GET THE PATIENT COMFORTABLE.
    Instead, you chose to judge the patient and worry about yourself.

    I truly hope you are written up for this travesty of nursing judgement.

  • Jul 23

    What is your level of experience and expertise? Many options are available to you as a nurse.

  • Jul 23

    What would your scope of practice include.. in this "coverage"?

  • Jul 22

    Quote from tami2017
    I know, i totally agree with you! They recruited me, i didnt apply there. Their recruitment process is very aggressive. I was having trouble finding a job in my specialty, psych. I thought lets give this a chance. Only now it has become apparent that they really dont emphasize the training part and cant wait to get me out the door on the case. That is what raised the red flags for me and prompted this post for advice.
    I will bet the rent the agency starts with M and ends with M. Run from this " assignment". No nurse and no pediatric patient should be put in this position.
    The agency cares about NOTHING but money in THEIR pocket. You are jeopardizing your license working for these money- grabbing bozos.

  • Jul 22

    Your job is to follow prescribed medication orders and GET THE PATIENT COMFORTABLE.
    Instead, you chose to judge the patient and worry about yourself.

    I truly hope you are written up for this travesty of nursing judgement.

  • Jul 22

    Your job is to follow prescribed medication orders and GET THE PATIENT COMFORTABLE.
    Instead, you chose to judge the patient and worry about yourself.

    I truly hope you are written up for this travesty of nursing judgement.


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