Latest Comments by SleeepyRN

Latest Comments by SleeepyRN

SleeepyRN (7,160 Views)

Joined Oct 26, '11 - from 'Berwyn, IL, US'. Posts: 1,032 (53% Liked) Likes: 1,684

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    I am baffled as to why, but this happens to me occasionally. And I KNOW how to take a manual BP. So I just don't get it.

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    Quote from heron
    Please keep in mind that risk mgmt and medical directors will not keep you informed of disciplinary actions that don't involve you.
    While in this particular case, it didn't involve OP, she stated that she and other staff are now hesitant and kinda scared to work with him, which DOES make it OPs business.

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    I'm very glad I stumbled upon this. I used to think TID PRN meant you had to wait 8 hours. So from now on when obtaining orders I will ask for clarification with the MD/NP if they want it spaced out or not.
    Great post and answers!

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    morte likes this.

    Quote from BrandonLPN
    If that sort of accusation ever made it into patient documentation, then one of your co-workers is incompetent at charting.
    Why? It's charting on behavior.

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    PMFB-RN likes this.

    Quote from VANurse2010
    I don't consider that useless as much as the mistake of an inexperienced doctor. I'm not blaming you, either, but in the future if you continue to have concerns you should consider escalating over the resident. not be intimidated by doctors. Advocate for your patient.

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    TriciaJ, annie.rn, and Heathermaizey like this.

    Quote from KThurmond
    Your story just pissed me off. It brought up my experience. In my clinical, it was me and three other people on a orthopedic floor. It was boring. I would take care of my patients and then sit in the break room doing drug cards. At our evaluation, our instructor call me in last and verbally ripped me apart. She said crap like I'm the most behind and sometimes she don't know whats wrong with me, etc. When I got diagnosed with bipolar I txted her and said do you remember saying you don't remember what was wrong with me. She said I remember saying sometimes you acted like you didn't want to be there. I told her I have bipolar 1, OCD, & borderline personality disorder. She started apologizing. I was so mad. I was thinking "you should've asked before making assumptions"
    Bad call telling her that. I hope it at least was after you graduated.

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    Quote from cyc0sys
    From the way it sounds, she did it to take you down a peg. Pride only leads to mistakes which get patients injured or killed. I'd go back and double check your care plan to see if it was really in the best interest of the patient or just some pie in the sky fanciful thinking. There is no crying in nursing school unless you want to be the butt of every joke in your cohort. Put it under your belt and drive on. Wait until a doctor does the same thing and that tongue lashing will seem like a walk in the park.
    There is no crying in nursing school......One should try to avoid crying in front of instructors or students, but it happens. It sounds like you need to be taken a peg....or two.

    That instructor outright bullied her with lateral violence (whom I want soooo badly to get my hands on and shake sense into her head, I'm that angry for OP)

    Tears don't make a person weak. It makes you human.

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    Missingyou and Goal_NP like this.

    "My point of view, Test isn't that hard if you study a lot and particle nclex questions.I have A's and B's, but lately I been getting mostly A's,since I have been pushing myself extra hard."

    Say exactly that to her.

    If she continues to be negative, tell her that you are needing positivity, focus and support in your life right now and that her negativism hinders your ability to cope with the demands of nursing school.

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    LakeEmerald likes this.

    Quote from GoldieRN1
    My reprimand was about modifying the dose of lantus, I gave less then the ordered amount and I made the mistake of not going back to revise my charting and telling the nurse for the changing shift what I did, it was a big mistake as a new grad. I was terminated and my license was sent to the boards for falsifying documentation and I ended up with a reprimand based on not calling the doctor regarding the insulin and falsifying documentation. I applied for a NY license and they gave it to me after the reprimand, California declined my application and they said those were grounds for revocation or suspension of a license.
    That really really sucks, buuuuut.....that was technically prescribing without a license. You changed the dose. You "prescribed" a different dose and didn't notify the doctor.

    I'd say it's definitely grounds for revocation of a license. But, sheesh. You were a new grad, probably doing what many other nurses told you to do. You've learned your mistake (I'm assuming.) As for appeal, I've found it best that admitting complete fault and all the steps you've taken afterward matter a great deal in anything in life.

    Appeal. Take full and sole responsibility. Say how you learned from your error in judgment, and prove to them what a valuable competent nurse you have since become.

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    There is a section under specialties specifically for corrections nursing.
    Could get you more responses.

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    VampyrSlayer and kalycat like this.

    No need to give up on your dream. :-)

    I haven't read the posts, so please excuse me if it has already been brought up. Do you know your triggers? Do you have allergies that trigger an asthmatic episode? If so, you can learn how to avoid those triggers by speaking with your doctor and then your employer if it is something like a chemical you can't be around...

    I have a coworker who gets BAD allergy symptoms when they vaccum the carpet. The poor girl wears a mask sometimes to try and limit exposure. But in general it's pretty well controlled with nasal sprays.

    So many of us nurses live and work as nurses with a "disability" of some sort. I'm one of them :-)
    I was told even by an instructor (among a few others) that I shouldn't be a nurse with interstitial cystitis. Showed them wrong.

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    Quote from CosmoRN77
    Ok fine I get the point of this ridiculous battle between state versus federal laws but the Board Of Nursing is governed on a state level and a nurse cannot lose their license over this matter only lose a job correct?
    Edit: Clearly I didn't read other posts before responding.

    Forget legality even. There are places that won't hire you if you smoke cigarettes. My mom's doctor's office recent became part of a very large health care system. She had to be drug tested of course, but she even was cheek swabbed nicotine. That's the health system's employment policy.

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    Cola89 and nursel56 like this.

    I had a bizarre opposite experience once.

    I grew up with my mom, an RN, having worked for a doctor in an office since I was a little kid. He has a large family of brothers and their wives, and they are all doctors. His own wife is a doctor too. They are all in different specialties, and they were all my doctors. Basically I grew up with them, and they are like family. Except when it comes to money.

    One day I was in my OB clinical rotation when the doctor who was doing a few circumcisions that day happened to be my mom's boss's wife (and my gynecologist.)

    So I'm observing the circumcision, and she asks me why I'm pursuing my RN. Why not stop at LPN. She said she pays her LPNs the same anyway.

    I was just completely shocked that she asked me such a question. I could have asked her why did she continue her education and specialize. Then ask her why she went even further and became a surgeon.

    Fast forward 3 years, and I'm working as an RN for her husband for $14 an hour. Their entire family pays PITIFUL wages. I literally made more as a patient care tech than an RN in his office. But I had no other options at the time. Competition for jobs is fierce around here.
    I later was hired at another office, same specialty, making $24 an hour.

    So that puts into perspective why she asked why I would go for my RN. Not because she pays her LPNs the wage of an RN, but because she and the rest of her family pays RNs less than or equal to patient care techs, MAs....

    I had to fight for that $14 an hour too. He wanted to pay me something like 11 or 12 an hour.

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    I have worked with many NPs and have never come across that kind of attitude.

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    turnforthenurse likes this.

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Won't help unless she can legally change her social security number too.

    And that was when I had no other option but nursing homes. Now I'm 5 months in post acute rehab, with no plans on quitting anytime in the next year.

    Ive worked with my doctor (A LOT) on my crippling anxiety issues, and am doing pretty well now. There have been a good 4 times in these last 5 months that I definitely would have quit without notice in the past. (Feeling terrible for coworkers for it, but my extreme panick issues used to beat my good conscience every time.)

    I'm not concerned about future employment. I have a solid 3 year work history of part time, very part time, but still 3 years.... at one job with a reputation of being very reliable and now this job where I pick up shifts even last minute if my work is in a bind. So I'm developing a good work ethic reputation here too.