wooh 30,796 Views
Joined Feb 12, '04 - from 'GA, US'.
wooh is a RN & Critter Mama.
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We don't, but those that work in the city rather than the suburbs get the joy of paying for parking. Strangely, I don't find that as bad as charging patients/visitors for parking. Which the bigger hospitals in even the suburban areas around here do. I guess I just feel like they already pay enough to be there to have to pay for parking too? But that's apparently how they pay for the parking decks. The company that builds them gets to charge for parking instead of the hospital having to pay to build them.
My hospital used to give 'bucks' out for things. We had coins worth a buck to use in the cafeteria and buck ones that you could cash in for $20 gift cards once you got 5. But times got tight... Now each patient gets a letter from the hospital foundation that states if an employee did an exceptional job for them, they may donate money to the foundation in that person's name.
The way I have set up my medical information, and advance directives (EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE ONE) No female healthcare professional shall be in view of me undressed, and “Implied Consent” is revoked the second it happens, which would create medical battery.
And yes the advance directive is with me at all times, dead serious, at all times.
I had an 80 year old obese woman tell me I couldn't give her perineal care because I was a dude. I felt like telling her, 'Good plan, I probably wouldn't be able to control myself..".
A separate issue is that on several occasions my family member has used their home CPAP and mask in the hospital. From our experience, I believe that further oversight and monitoring by the physician/RT of hospitalized patients who are using home CPAP's would be valuable for the patient.
I'm glad to hear that - for next time. For now, well....... it's out there. Nothing we can do about it now...
For people saying it does not provide privacy,what makes you think the nursing home/ALF has more privacy?
I know many of you did not receive or open the email containing the survey. While I posted the link to the survey in an earlier post, I failed to include the contents of the email that contained the link to the survey.
The intent of the survey was not to insult nursing professionals in any way by making you think what you do has ever been accurately portrayed by any TV show. Your responses here have made it very clear that the media does not do a good job in realistically depicting the vast and complicated roles of the nursing profession.
I will post this in the previous post where I shared the survey link for the benefit of those reading through the thread for the first time in hopes that they read this part.
couldn't agree more, always love those shifts, but there are some women who have there stuff together which makes things better. those disorganized chaotic ones god help them and those long shifts of blah blah blah.
I applied for jobs that were a 90 minute drive from home. I applied at SNFs and LTCs. I even applied at a hospice and at a home hospice. I was willing to work anywhere just go get that coveted one year experience. Where I live, no one is new grad friendly! I got my dream job out of the blue and am more grateful for it than I can express, but some classmates of mine are still looking and a few who had better grades and more leadership skills than I have still have not gotten their first interview.
Perhaps you weren't trying to be harsh, but it really is rough out there for new grad nurses. It is soul destroying to know that these people worked so hard and are waiting tables because no one thinks that their applications are even worth looking at. I don't think (as someone said) that anyone should have to retire so that I have a spot, but I do think with so many jobs going unfilled, they could at least look at new grad resumes!
Sorry, i understand and agree with the provider and witness being in the room. Why didnt the nurse simply state that it was for legal purposes? Not "I have the right to be in here!" That is obnoxious!!
Why should the nurse be responsible for obtaining parts for respiratory equipment such as ordering a new home CPAP mask?
Shouldn't the RT be the one to troubleshoot the problem?
Just guessing, but if the roles were reversed I see a "no brainier" sexual harassment case. Did I misinterpret something here? The female RN saying that "she has the right to be in the room." I would think if there was no necessity the she was there to see his genitalia, or at least the implication would have to be disproven, and a reason for remaining present based on professional necessity would need to be proven...? Yes? No?...
Thanks for sharing. I'm not surprised at the lack of sensitivity, but the behavior after your requests are seriously worthy of legal action!!
What if Grampa decided to take some Viagra and get frisky with Grandma?
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