wooh 31,346 Views
Joined Feb 12, '04 - from 'GA, US'.
wooh is a RN & Critter Mama.
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Good thing nursing and housekeeping and dietary staff all take the ethics and compliance classes each year. Would hate for HCA to have anything unethical going on...
I have had 31 falls in my building this month already, and the full moon is yet to come. I am NOT looking forward to filling out my monthly variance report, let alone going through the 15 incident reports that will land on my desk between now and Halloween.......
In the field, both of us being good samaritans, I'd probably defer to an EMT unless I saw he didn't know what he was doing. (After all, they are trained to respond in the field.) But if the guy started to try giving rescue breaths to someone who is breathing, I'd immediately ask to get credentials (because someone's BLS has obviously expired) and while he's digging out his wallet kick him the hedoublehockeysticks out of the way!
Hardest nursing? Whatever I'm doing.
Easiest nursing? Whatever someone else is doing.
I feel every shift that doesn't end in me strangling a random administrator is a day I've gone above and beyond.
I love when they request another nurse. Someone else gets the distinct privilege of dealing with their crazy butt instead of me. Life becomes good again.
I just wish I had the same opportunities to have those wage increases on my floor. ... When I made the comment about just passing meds I was just coming off a shift on medsurg when that was all that I did. ... I have had over 150 hours of critical care class only to make $22/hr !
Considering that I have had to stop families from endotracheally suctioning intubated patients ... I have no problem picturing a family being overly aggressive with a Yankeur.
I am sorry using a legal definition in Latin causes problems for you, but it is common to use with anesthetic and surgical malpractice cases. A relatively healthy girl comes in for an elective surgery then dies while in the hospitals care is hard to defend no matter what. More than likely the hospital will settle and that will be the end of this case.
Res ispa loquitor will more than likely be used in this case.
"Res ipsa loquitur is a legal Latin phrase which translates to "the thing speaks for itself." The doctrine indicates that there is no need to provide any further detail-the facts of the case are sufficient to find liability. Generally, because the facts are so obvious, a party does not need to provide further explanation. The phrase is most often applied to civil tort claims in which liability is clearly established merely based on a review of the facts.
In some jurisdictions, res ipsa loquitur is merely a rule of evidence which creates a presumption that a defendant acted negligently simply because a particular accident occurred. The presumption arises only if (1) that which caused the accident was under the defendant's control, (2) the accident could only occur as a result of a careless act and (3) plaintiff did not contribute to the accident.
"Plaintiffs attempted to invoke the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur based on the fact that plaintiffs were injured by bricks which fell from a private bridge."" Legal Latin - Res ipsa loquitur
Anesthesia legal 101 res ispa loquitor. The act speaks for itself.
Most of us have kids and most of us of have had patients, do you really think it is realistic to ask a child not to talk especially an adolescent of this age?
Considering how many family interactions I've been a part of or witness to that the family has completely skewed what really happened, I'm not judging a hospital based on a one-sided account of what happened.
No need to change the way you give report just based on this fool. In most cases, those that are the biggest jerk to give report to are the worst nurses.
Sheesh, I make a mistake, I tell EVERYONE. Better for my colleagues to learn from my mistakes than for them to have to make the same one.
Everyone that wants to close visitation, will YOU leave your family member alone in the hospital?
The answer isn't blanket rules forbidding visitation during whatever hours. It's allowing staff to kick out disruptive visitors. And management standing behind them when they do.
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