dlrrn2010 860 Views
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being wrote up is rampant where i work...i get that they want to make a point so it doesn't happen again and again...but what happened to communication and as you said, we are human and make mistakes.....once a resident had a bruise on their hand from a caregiver holding her wrist too tight when she was combative and my managers comment was "it was an accident'...well so was the wrong strength i gave the resident (for example) but it was till a med error and i got wrote up....what happened to team work...everyone trying to get everyone else in trouble where i work is frustrating
im considering...i am tired of unfulfilled promises...and i don't make waves often if at all....hope you like the job you find!
sometimes we are not appreciated as much as we hope we are and yes, this is sad that nurses, esp great ones are expendible and replaceable
this happens everywhere! and it is very sad
i was told i was getting days in december...now it is march and i'm told a few more weeks... prn nurses are filling in days and others hired after me are working days and i still remain on my 2nd shift. I am hopeful it will all work out but 3 months later i still remain on 2nd. I am getting frustrated. I have considered putting my resume out there for days. Had i known in december it would be 3 plus months it would have already been out. I am a rn that has been practicing for a year. i love my residents (ltc facility) but my future goals say i need acute care experience. Is it time to cut my ties and put out my resume to hospitals or should i hang in there and hope they stick to their word. I do not know what is going on my im frustrated with it all. any words of wisdom will be appreciated.....
i think this depends on you and your family. I am a recent rn grad..i started 2nd shift with promise of first shift within 6 months..then i was told i had first shift the week before christmas and am still waiting on the official schedule ( in ltc). I see others prn working first and im getting discouraged wondering why i haven't started first shift they offered me. I too feel underappreciated. We too are understaffed, and have tons of drama. I truly enjoy my residents and where i work but im getting no answers after 3 months of being told i was going to first.. They now say a few weeks, but my trust is broken. I would say weigh it with your goals of where you want to be in several years. What is your ultimate dream job, and does it want experience in acute care? im still determining where i want to be and if experience in acute care is needed. I love my ltc residents but my goals tell me that i need acute care experience. I don't want to start over at another job however. So that is my best advice. Research where you want to be ultimately and go from there! Hope this helps some!
i don't have any answers for you ...i have been there and management did not take me seriously either, they said i was taking it personally. I had other nurses administer their meds with the same abuse and they said they would never return to that room because they could, she wasn't their true assignment. Management did nothing. I left that place after 3 months and moved closer to home so not sure how it ended up...but just know it happens and it is frustrating that we have no true outlet....i did document everything (and this patient was alert and oriented and a previous nurse!!!!! i know how hard it can be, i came home in tears because no one backed me and helped me deal with the abuse....you are not alone though and I hope you can maintain your strength and get through the day!
That I have definitely learned! Sucks nurses can't learn to support others and help the new ones get a positive experience...
school is tough...i think all and any schools are going to have their "problems" in our eyes. I am a fairly new graduate and I had high expectations. You may feel inadequate for a while or like you don't know much. But I realize I have learned a LOT, but experience is priceless. For me, I realize I have to try to put my lack of confidence aside and make the most of a situation and what i have in front of me. I read, and read and read in school. Then clinicals I was apprehensive my first clinical but embraced the experience after that. Ask tons of questions while your in school. Now I am a recent graduate and still admire all those with experience and can't wait to have that experience. You will learn more and more every day of your nursing career. The learning never stops!!!
thanks for all the info....I've tried most of your comments, even offered to let her do her own accucheck but she declined...My STNA and I tag teamed and she was a good distractor so I could administer all the meds..I think that's what we will keep on doing for right now. Glad to hear your comments and know I'm on the right track! Thanks
i let her know that if she wanted a different nurse that was her right...she questions my fingerstick method for accuchecks, my eyedrop method, etc....it's a control issue and i want to help her and let her be in control as much as possible but it's becoming rediculous..
congrats on that job...that's incredible, i'd love to have that opportunity...i went on in school to be an Rn and my first job is at a nursing home.. I LOVE my residents and am blessed to have the job but i dream of working with the tiny miracles....you do what you can and any amount of help will be beneficial...
I'm a fairly new nurse who doesn't want to be labeled by my STNA's...I highly believe in hard work however. When my STNA's "relax" at the end of the night by watching the tv and there is still things that could be done by them i get aggrevated. I give it my all while at work. I don't want to push my high expectations on others but I feel they need to step it up...how do I encourage/get them to complete there assignments till the end of shift without being labeled as a "b"...is this possible or do i need to get over this?
I'm a fairly new nurse who has encountered a difficult patient. She has a bipolar diagnosis but is in my facility for rehab. She is in pain from RA with contractures. She questions all actions of the nurses and stna's. I'm opening this up to get suggestions on how to deal with this type of patient!
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