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    lindarn likes this.

    Thats exactly what I told the women that was discussing this with me!! Thanks!!

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    We just talked about her son not feeling well and that her older son just got over a virus that is contagious and all I said well he has a red throat, and she stated that he had a headache, so I said lets just be safe and pick him up and he can come back Monday.....His brother had Cocksakies (spelling)

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    ok I took this summer job thinking it would be a breeze. I am doing at a camp with another program located in the school and is a part of my school district. There where many issues, but I am concerned about one that just happened today. A child came in and was showing signs of a contagious virus that his brother was diagnosed with, so I called his mom and asked for her to come and get him. This child happen the be a family member of the head of the camp in which I barely have spoken to the whole time I have been there. This head is on the contact sheet, but only as part of the contact list if parent or gardian couldn't be reached. The head is now unhappy that I didn't contact them before contacting the mother and that she would have taken care of them. I couldn't believe I was getting a talk to about this. I said if I allowed you to take this child without the parent know no matter what your relationship is and you get into a car accident that can involve me, because I didn't notify them. I mean this is my first year and I dont't know anyone and I am just trying to make sure I follow what I think is correct. I mean I am i nuts or is this something I should be scolded for? To add a cherry this mother said that I said " how can I send her kid to school so sick" TOTAL LIE, he was not even really that bad, just a soar throat that consisted with this infection and I would never say that!

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    Quote from evilnightwitch
    You did the right thing, it would have been a violation of privacy practices. The contact person named can only be notified in the case of emergency, when the nex of kin or guardians cannot be reached. I learned this lesson the hard way.
    Thank God this is my first experience in the school system and i was like WHAT THE HECK!!

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    lindarn likes this.

    ok I took this summer job thinking it would be a breeze. I am doing at a camp with another program located in the school and is apart of my school district. There where many issues, but I am concerned about one that just happened today. A child came in and was showing signs of a contagious virus that his brother was diagnosed with, so I called his mom and asked for her to come and get him. This child happen the be a family member of the head of the camp in which I barely have spoken to the whole time I have been there. This head is on the contact sheet, but only as part of the contact list if parent or gardian couldn't be reached. The head is now unhappy that I didn't contact them before contacting the mother and that she would have taken care of them. I couldn't believe I was getting a talk to about this. I said if I allowed you to take this child without the parent know no matter what your relationship is and you get into a car accident that can involve me, because I didn't notify them. I mean this is my first year and I dont't know anyone and I am just trying to make sure I follow what I think is correct. I mean I am i nuts or is this something I should be scolded for?

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    Quote from Aneroo
    No, but the uterus is connected to the fallopian tubes, tubes are connected to the.... to the....? There is a space between your fallopian tubes and the ovaries. Some theories say that tampons and I'm assuming hanging upside down can lead to retrograde flow, which I think some believe leads to endometrosis.
    I think that's their reasoning. -Andrea
    then dont lay down when u got it cause that could happen, lol there is not gravity when u lay down.........

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    Quote from spidermonkey
    If you work in this field long enough you will eventually get a patient complaint. Whether it's VALID or not doesn't matter- it hurts. It's inevitable that there will patients w/whom you just clash or that you can't do anything right for. I know it HURTS, but in order to be effective and keep doing the job you know you do well- you have to let it go & move on. Sounds to me you didn't do anything wrong- she sounds like a very manipulative patient!
    I always enjoy having the answer ready before the question.....I can read a person as soon as I walk into the room......i make sure that i ask them what they need when i assess them at the start of my shift....and tell them the nurses aides name and that i will be on the floor and the aide will assist them with anything they need.......and if they are in pain just to let them know when they come in and i will be happy to give them relief, but try not to let the pain to get to severe, and estamate the next dosage for them, because i have several other patients that r in the same position they are and it may take me a couple of minutes to give them relief......let them know i am always available but to please be patient because i will be with other patients.......and if i do not address them with in a 15 min time span, unless emergency, just ring again and that i apologize for any discomfort this may cause

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    Quote from justmanda
    I actually had a patient get in my face...UP IN MY FACE, FINGER WAGGING, when I told her I was going to call her doctor to get her IV Demerol changed to a PO med. You see, the woman (hx drug abuse/ETOH) came in with a scratch on her finger. I swear, I can't believe she was even admitted. She had already been in the hospital for three days and there was hardly any evidence of said scratch. The IV Demerol, however, had left chemical phlebitis all up and down both arms. We started IVs on her every shift. There were several red lines..the length of the veins on each arm. I told her, when I was taking the IV out: "I'm going to call the doctor and ask for some PO pain medicine. This Demerol is eating up your veins." She started crying. I NEED MY DEMEROL, she said. I told her that we could find a way to manage her pain without causing her injury. She had no veins left for me to use anyway. She told me "I don't care if you mess up my veins, just give me the Demerol." She acted quite desperate. I said, "Let me just call your doctor and see what he suggests" She chased me down the hall saying "You have NO RIGHT to call my doctor. That is between ME and HIM!" I told her I would relay the condition of her veins to him, which I was OBLIGATED to do, and let him make the decision. She packed up her stuff and left AMA...inflamed arms and all. It was quite a scene. You can't always do what the patient wants you to do -- even if it results in them "firing" you.
    Well a person with alcohol addiction dose need something, like librium to help with the DT, i would have disagreed with the treatment ASAP....I would have called the DR. right away and have them deliever the bad news.....and contacted the charge nurse to have her colaborate.....those people are unpredictable.....

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    Quote from Roland
    What things "didn't" you learn in nursing school or during orientation that could have resulted in a patient being harmed? I knew a person who said that she was never taught that certain (any?) IV medications cannot be given during a TPN feeding in the same PICC line. She had a situation where she was going to push a med using a free lumen on the same double lumen PICC line while TPN was running, and was stopped at the last second by another nurse who just happened to come into the room. I cannot remember the med, but she was told that it would have likely caused an embolism had she proceeded. This caused me to ponder what other sort of "common knowledge" that is sometimes missed in school and on orientation, but that could result in real client harm. What would your "top three" things be that fall into this category?
    you have to look up compatability of any meds and this also goes with iv meds and iv lines also.

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    Quote from InfoNurse1595
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    Its always nice to enjoy your job, but in the end these people don't define you as a nurse. you never tell them you will have someone else do it....you always chalk it up to medicine. Such as we get a better output count if we change it every 4 hours, its better regulated that way. Could you have done it right then, well sure u could have, why not. When u develope a relationship with a patient its better to keep a distance. People like that are looking to point out the littlest thing...she may have removed the tape just to point it out.



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