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hotflashion, BSN, RN 7,250 Views

Joined Oct 8, '09 - from 'New England'. She has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Foot care'. Posts: 281 (29% Liked) Likes: 170

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  • Apr 22

    I thought I wrote about this somewhere, but the end to my particular story is that I worked two weeks and gave my two week notice. The place was dangerous. The DON essentially lived at the facility, filling in gaps in the schedule; she called her husband in to do maintenance work on a volunteer basis. Nurses or RPs worked double shifts as a matter of course. The company could not always meet payroll. No policies and procedures. After my relationship with the company was severed, I reported them to the Department of Public Health and OSHA. I'm still pursuing payment for cost of treatment for a needle stick injury; they had no insurance at the time of my injury. They had no procedure in place for a needle stick injury and as a new nurse, I didn't know exactly what should be done and when; luckily, the source was low risk. I learned a lot from this experience but it was not the best way to learn and could have had very dire consequences.

    Good luck. Get out if it is dangerous. Report dangerous conditions to the overseeing authorities.