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    momrn94 likes this.

    Before you are assigned to violent patients, you should have CPI training, at the very least.

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    h00tyh00t, anitalaff, JadedCPN, and 6 others like this.

    " I was getting report from a nurse who has been an RN for 5 years who was complaining about a patient. I said that the patient didn't bother me ."

    Think about that. The off going nurse was fried with the patient, your statement was not necessary, either commiserate, or ignore statement like that. She was venting.

    Ignore buzzwords like "baby nurse"... and prove YOURSELF on the unit.

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    anitalaff, Kooky Korky, klone, and 22 others like this.

    There is no way a hospitalized patient can "sleep in". They are subjected to a constant barrage of hospital personnel that interrupt them.
    I was recently admitted overnight. I HATED required someone else to assist me in any way, shape or form.
    I would NEVER trade my health and independence.. for anything.

  • 29

    The next step would be to write yourself up. You did not follow medication administration protocol.

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    Sour Lemon likes this.

    "Being impatient, I looked to see if they were hiring at the bedside job".

    Your post is hard to follow. I can't tell what you want, and I think you can't either. Take some time to carefully assess what position you want.

    You are qualified for many.. deep breaths.. take some time for introspection.

  • 4

    You are going through the stages of grief. This is not the time to " feel bad for the teammates who get paired with me".

    You are in shock, take care of YOURSELF first. You are not escaping reality.. you are taking time to process grieving.

    When my mother dropped dead, I was in the shock phase of grief. I knew I would not be able to take care of sick and dying patients. I asked for one month off. Nursing administration denied my request. I quit on the spot. Nurses are humans.. and deserve time to grieve.

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    BSNbeDONE, reeveslpn, h00tyh00t, and 9 others like this.

    You don't have to return to a chaotic nursing unit to fulfill your need for patient interaction.

    There IS a happy medium... go find it.

    Best wishes.

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    TheJosACast likes this.

    Some corporate owned facilities run credit checks to assess the applicant's overall stability.
    If someone has bad credit, it most likely means they cannot handle their personal finances.
    If they can't handle their personal issues, they might not be able to handle work issues.

    Less than perfect credit should be okay.

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    Scottishtape likes this.

    Agreed home health is a tough place to begin. Do not agree with the recruiter's rationale.
    Home health care is a challenge. You will be the only nurse assessing the patient, you do not have the experience required to call the shots on your own.
    However, you need a job. Pediatric home care will require a variety of nursing skills.. such as assessment, teaching, medication administration and interpersonal skills.

    You should be able to market yourself in the future with pediatric home health experience.

    Best wishes with your career, let us know how it's going.

  • 3

    Quote from newnurse925
    sorry. just 1 more question:

    should i have notified the MD?

    i just told the patient "it's probably not safe for you to leave, otherwise you would have been discharged; instead of being admitted." "it would be best to hang out until the MD sees you in the morning." "they have a specialist on your case, also"

    i feel like i did keep the patient against his will, because i never got the MD involved and told him he wanted to AMA.

    thanks for the replies.
    Of course you notify the MD. The patient wants to leave Against Medical Advice. You would notify the person giving that advice. The responsibility for the decision to let them leave or not is on the provider.

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    sallyrnrrt, hopefulRN'17, Lev <3, and 1 other like this.

    You should be receiving weekly progress reports. These reports from your preceptor are shared with nursing ed and your manager. If there is any problem, you should be given notice with a performance improvement plan.
    If you are not getting the proper feedback, and instead .. hearing conflicting gossip from a family member, it's time to call a meeting with all parties involved to discuss your progress in orientation.
    Take control over your orientation.

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    Lamharr, jaderook01, Kooky Korky, and 27 others like this.

    Taking home controlled substances is a far cry from a patient complaint.

    I have never worked in a facility where a nurse was suspended during the investigation. That is not the process. Any disciplinary action takes place after the investigation, if it is warranted.
    Spend these days off searching for employment in a facility that is not "termination happy". Do not go to the meeting with the manager alone.

    Best wishes, let us know how it's going.

  • 6

    Quote from NurseUnforgetable
    I'm speaking the entire shift. All the nurses had to take a turn being a CNA for a full shift. I really needed a witness for insulin. She was sitting at the nurses station talking to the other CNAs chit chatting when I asked her for help and she said no, I'm a CNA today. She never got up to help me look for someone who was a nurse. She was very snooty about it as if she was resenting being a CNA that shift. All the nurses were super busy and the house supervisor was on another floor. When it was my turn to be a CNA I helped witnessed narcs and insulin.
    She sounds like a real piece of work. She is NEVER going to work for YOU, so feel free to let her know you want the weekly requests to stop NOW.

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    WinterLilac and caliotter3 like this.

    You know you are at your best on the evening shift.

    So pay for child care.

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    So why aren't you taking a floor PCT position? If patient care is what you want, go to where the patient care is needed.