Kooky Korky 16,920 Views
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Since the patient brought it to your attention I would write an incident report and give it to management as well as providing the appropriate care and documenting truthfully.
Where is OP?
Oh and mind you, the nursing supervisors and managers wont allow for an extra nurse. They said it would never happen. I guess this is upper management's doing. They are sipping on their champagne sleeping like a baby while me and my coworkers put our blood sweat and tears in our job and dont even get acknowledged during the holidays or anything with a nice meal or holiday party or just little things of appreciation. Makes me feel useless and like I bust my butt for nothing. I feel like we are just maintaining the patient care on the shift making sure everyone makes it alive and give meds, thats it. No quality time, performing treatments, doing what you want to do but not having the means to do it given the circumstance
I'm wondering what your plans are for after school? Most jobs involve working on holidays. And, even the more orthodox sects and denominations make exceptions for necessary work.
I had jury duty and informed the instructor. He said for me to refuse the jury duty and take his final instead. My father died. My mother needed my presence immediately. I went home. My nursing instructors were accommodating except for the one who was the department head. He told me school was more important and that he should fail me in the course because I missed his midterm. You should have seen the looks on the faces of the office personnel as I left his office. He relented eventually, but not before I experienced the trauma of believing my nursing education was over. People are like that. They all think their priorities are the only priorities. The best you can do is to contact her again to find out the answer and then deal with that answer.
"Delivery of the placenta will cure preeclampsia."
No. It won't. But a few days of mag sulfate and several weeks of cardiac meds might.
I CAN'T. HANDLE. that this is still taught. It's blatantly untrue, contrary to the evidence, and dangerous to promulgate. Yes, the placenta is an essential part of the disease process, but IT DOES NOT JUST GO AWAY THE MINUTE THIRD STAGE ENDS. GAH. Did no one watch Downton??
Also, the lie that losing your license is only one med error away. And that nurses eat their young. Can we stop, please?
You should not co-sign for him if you don't know what's in the syringe. Also, don't sign for anything you don't actually watch being wasted. Just tell him what you have noticed and how often. He might come clean and even welcome the chance to get help after being busted.
If you're nearly retired and don't know what critical thinking means god help us all.
And if that hat supervisor has already taken report for another unit, what then? If the supervisor refuses report and refuses the assignment, what then? In my LTC our supervisor do a lot. I don't k ow where you work that they sit around, but our supervisors do most admits, as well as help across all 4 units in the building. If a nurse calls off and coverage can't be found, they do take over a patient assignment. On occasion, more then one nurse will call off. Should a single nurse be responsible for 64 residents on 2 separate floors in the building?
And again, the nurse practice act is what matters on if you have to report to a nurse on the unit or can just write report and leave. In my state we can't just write report to a supervisor and hope they get it. I honestly am scared for the patients of nurses who find it ok to leave them because the clock says 7:30 and they can't wait.
I appreciate your position, but I speak with my feet. I understand that everyone has a different situation though.
Feeling forced and being forced are two completely different things.
As previous posters have mentioned, helping out during some extenuating circumstance is one thing, but when stuff like this becomes common place you just have to get a new job.
Remember, as a staff nurse without a union, you can't change systems.
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