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  • Sep 25

    I'll be following this thread for an update on how the karate chops work.

  • Sep 25

    As my late father-in-law used to say, "Don't force it honey, get a bigger hammer!"

  • Sep 25

    I kept a long thumbnail to pierce that packaging. After all, we are in a hurry.
    Manufacturers do not give a rat's patooty. They are at the mercy of big pharma .. like us all.

  • Sep 24

    OP, I hope that you come back & update us.

  • Sep 24

    I had to call 911 for self harm. It changed things for the better in this child's life. It is an emergency as much as a cardiac arrest. I don't have a counselor, but I had one when this student started to escalate. It was my day off when the student self harmed, no call. I told her and my administrators that I would HAVE to call because my license made it so. I questioned the counselor, I think they believe they can fix everything. You need to help this girl, it will be a positive in the long run.

  • Sep 24

    The more I hear about this the more I tend to think CPS would be route to go. They have the umbrella of authority over all the entities and, hopefully, can decipher what is best for the child. It seems there are a lot of "buts" being offered up by the involved parties. Just remember that if you "suspect" the girl is being neglected you are required to report. It's CPS' responsibility to investigate and make a decision. Even if CPS ultimately says there is no neglect, it changes the entire complexion of all those involved and will ratchet up their interest and enthusiasm. So, don't beat up on yourself. You are being the child's advocate. There has been valuable insight from savvy nurses offered to you here. You are an experienced nurse and "mom to many"...let your intuition be your guide and act on it. Please keep us informed.

  • Sep 24


    Here's some that a quick google search found:

    Things to consider

    Using WiFi to Track Clinical Assets | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

    RFID vs. WiFi for Hospital Inventory Tracking Systems


    Hospital Asset Tracking | Real-time Locating | Versus RTLS

    Healthcare Asset Tracking & Management | STANLEY Healthcare


    I don't know anything about the above companies.

    When I googled this I did discover that Cisco has "The Cisco Location-Aware Healthcare Solution." I couldn't copy the link, so just google that. Cisco is one of the best companies for computer networking, so I would expect their product to be top notch.

    I also found that Philips has an asset tracking product for healthcare. That is also a highly regarded company.

    If you have an IT person or a biomed person, enlist their help with this.

    Good luck with your project. It sounds like it will be very interesting.

  • Sep 24

    It is a radio frequency ID chip. I always called it a "slacker tracker". I work from home now.Every minute of my activity is followed and documented by IT. Welcome to George Orwell's 1984.

  • Sep 24

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Many facilities which have had a stringent "no cell phone" law in the past are loosening up on that mandate. I'd say it's best not to be The Law, and taking a picture and sending it to the boss for a ruling is still being a tattle tale. Unless the phones are interfering with patient safety or becoming a HIPAA issue, leave it be.
    The way I read that post is that the phone itself has the note put on it and slid under the door. After all, how would OP be taking pictures without a phone? I can't imagine standard cameras would be allowed either, and then there's the hassle of finding a computer to connect to and print the photo. And then OP could find herself in some serious hot water for theft of property.

  • Sep 24

    Quote from Kooky Korky
    You sound like a hurricane!

    I think you might be in trouble for the cell phone dealings. Has your boss reacted yet? Or the owner of the phone?

    I do understand where you're coming from, but your actions seem extreme.

    Or laudable if we want the rules followed.

    Might be best not to be The Law, though. Maybe take a picture and send it to the boss and ask for her or his ruling?
    Many facilities which have had a stringent "no cell phone" law in the past are loosening up on that mandate. I'd say it's best not to be The Law, and taking a picture and sending it to the boss for a ruling is still being a tattle tale. Unless the phones are interfering with patient safety or becoming a HIPAA issue, leave it be.

  • Sep 22

    That was the appropriate intervention.

  • Sep 20

    Susan: Billy made it he should clean it up
    Susan: Billy made the mess he should clean it up
    Mom: Billy is my precious angel and he doesn't clean up anything so figure it out
    between yourselves.
    Susan: But I didn't do it.

    I don't know if any of you remember this conversation from childhood but that seems like the easiest answer.

  • Sep 20

    I'm not a nurse yet, still applying to NS, but I'm excited for the day when I can work with older nurses who have so much experience and don't take crap from people. I love wisdom that comes from experience, not just thinking you have wisdom because you read a textbook I plan to learn a lot from them

  • Sep 20

    Quote from Rose_Queen
    How does fiddling with equipment in which one has zero training and no one else in the room "learning the machine"? And yes, absolutely to the incident report- a piece of equipment was turned off unintentionally. User error is still an indication for an incident report to point out the failure of the system in having trained individuals touching the CPAP.
    Per OP "I was not familiar with the home device CPAPs, so I immediately tried to call the RT to help me turn it back on. " OP was prudent in her action.. RT was at fault, not the OP. RT needed to intervene per the nurses's request .. and teach in this situation. Instead, RT chose to throw OP under a bus, rather than assist her.
    All it would take would be 2 minutes of instruction.. the OP would have been taught by a team member and the patient would have the O2 they needed.

  • Sep 20

    Quote from sb1959
    I caught the error myself when I futher examined all the paperwork sent from the hospital. Even put a comment on the order "Admission order clarification- not on discharge medication list". Our ehr prints all the meds active and discontinued. No I havent been written up for any medication errors.
    If your supervisor does end writing you up for this error, I would place the information you stated above in my response if it was me. The key is keeping your response (verbal and written) professional.