julianp 1,847 Views
Joined Feb 11, '12.
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I've found that facilities with overly complicated safety systems make failure more possible. We all make errors of some type. However, I think fatigue and the lack of breaks at most hospitals contribute more than anything to errors.
We had a consistantly violent resident, sent 3 employees to the hospital, and we requested he be moved to a State psych facility. Finally the DNS walked in his room one day and he broke her nose. Needless to say he was gone that night. We always joked that it takes a boss getting their ass handed to them for anything to happen. Guess we were right.
My school taught IV placement and I put a few in during clinicals. However, that was two years ago and I haven't done any since. I'm thinking it's a perishable skill because I remember the basics but I'm not sure I could put one in now.
I'm seriously considering excelsior but really don't have the money to start. Good luck!
Derailing my own topic. I absolutely LOVE Saucony shoes. I will not buy any other shoe for running or every day wear. Sorry, just noticed the username.
It's nice that you've come to visit your grandmother for the first time in six months. Instead of spending your time critiqueing our care why don't you actually...spend time with your grandmother.
I don't know any atheist who gets upset by a nativity scene. The only reason it gets protested is because if it's on government property it is seen as a government endorsement of one religion. My example I always use is how many Christians would protest if City Hall had a Yule tree with Pentagram decorations? I have yet to see any atheist group protest religious symbols on private property.
And, Atheism is a lack of belief in god. That's it.
Also, I'm a male nurse.
According to the rules I don't. According to reality I do. But to pour for someone else? Hell no. Even when I prepour it's just stool softeners and vitamins. Never narcotics and I don't even know on what planet giving someone elses meds would be ok.
Stayed over my shift yesterday and needed to call a critical INR. The MD asked me why the patient was on Warfarin in the first place. My mind went blank. I literally couldn't even think of why someone would be on Coumadin. Needless to say I felt about 2 inches tall the rest of the night.
You can either sit there and let the giant wave of life wash over you or you can get on your surf board and ride it.
There is past history from this patient trying to just "talk about jehovah" with me. Having grown up JW I full well know how the religion operates. Being raised in a cult can give you a unique perspective. As I already stated the issue hasn't come up again. That may be because I read it like I was reading the Hobbit; only with less interest. I guess I should have prefaced my story with the past history as well.
As for Michigangirl, I find humanity fascinating. Religion included. I don't particularly mind working around a patients beliefs because they are already here in a vulnerable state. Employees are a different thing altogether. I compare a nurse who gets Sundays off because of 'church' to be no different than the smokers who want longer and more often breaks because they smoke.
You missed the point. The OP thought the patient was not simply asking to get a prayer read, but trying to prosletyze. He recognized it from previous experience.
I, like the OP, would have no problem reading a few lines of prayer text to someone who had vision issues. I would not, however, do so if the purpose was purely evangelical.
Evangelism is very important to many religions. Even so, that doesn't infer that a nurse has to be "evangelized" in order to fulfill a patient's spiritual needs.
I use this example over and over: What if a Muslim patient kept requesting a Christian read prayers to them, with the stated goal of converting that Christian nurse to Islam? In that case, no one would say, "Don't refuse."
So I managed to break my own rule without thinking about it until halfway through. I have a resident who is a JW (Jehovah's Witness). He's tried to talk to me about god several times but I just brush it off. I've been DF'd (excommunicated for other religions) for about 21 years. Obviously I'm not going to tell this resident because it WILL affect care. Anyway, he couldn't find his glasses so he asked me if I could read his daily scripture. It's a small paragraph that is supposed to provide daily inspiration. Being nice I said, "Sure". Halfway through I realized what was happening. I used to do the same thing when I was a JW. Thinking that if I just planted the seed of god then the person would eventually accept Jesus. It didn't help that I was trying not to laugh the entire time I was reading it because it was full of so many logical fallacies. I'm not going to tell him I'm an Atheist either because he is a long term resident. Now I have to find a way to tell him the next time he asks, he will because I would have back in the day, that I will not read his daily scripture for him.
I don't expect many 'facts' from most news agencies. But this story will more than likely be copied by Law and Order next season.
Since it's Texas I don't think we'll have to worry about this crazy woman getting out in public again.
I like Uncle Ted. I think he makes some good points. But you have to remember that he's nuts. I do like his views on conservation and the environment.
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