mc3, LPN 13,260 Views
Joined Jun 20, '05 - from 'AZ'.
She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'various'.
Posts: 1,006 (51% Liked)
A thought that just came to me in this snowflake age, at what point does not calling the parent constitute holding against their will?
This is my biggest pet peeve! My experience is that some parents do that for two reasons. 1) It will stop the kids from nagging you to let them stay home, and if they're really sick the nurse will call anyway and 2) it's easier to tell your boss you got a call from the nurse and you have to go get your sick child, rather than calling out for the entire day.
my "magic" staple remover takes out shoelace knots in seconds! Try it, it works
No offense, but you lost me somewhere in the top third of your post... Anyway, the Board is the one making the rules and you'll have to do what they ask.
I still can't figure out how you ended up with all these charges that weren't true either.
My brain may just be tired today!
P.S. to Far - notice the three ellipses
Oh, I just noticed the little check mark next to my name turned to silver!! Hurrah me!! Do I win any prizes? chocolates? wine? No? Nothing?
Yes, I got the "well I don't want to get sick on my vacation" lecture today. Again. Like it's my fault the kid has a cough but his lungs are fine, no fever, no sore throat, and Mom had already given him cough medicine. So I told them that working in an elementary school is a cesspool of germs 'cause there's over 900 kids here blah blah blah story". Again. What the heck were you thinking when you decided to be a teacher? That you'd been teaching classes in a clean room, surrounded by children in hazmat suits? If you're so worried about germs, tell your classes to wash their hands, cough into their elbows and get on with teaching. Don't you go to the grocery store/mall/church/or anywhere in public?
(thank you, I feel better now. Stepping off my soapbox, for now...)
Heck yes it sounds ignorant. But my point of making it sound ignorant was beause the OP sounded just as ignorant as i did degrading young/new nurses. So how come an older more experienced nurse can sound ignorant but i can't? should i light the fire and say "we shouldn't hire over weight nurses?" how is that any different than saying we need to stop hiring young/new/cute nurses because that is what she was implying. So if she can get away with saying that, tahn i can get away with "We need to stop hiring overweight nures" (I certainly do not think that at all im just using an example that really gets to people so they can relate)
I never said those were my only qualifications. codes do not scare me. I have ACLS and have been in lots of codes. We have one telemetry nurse delegated to carry the code pager and i have to code pager from time to time. Times have changed, and all i can say is that from a BUSINESS stand point it is a smart move. Think about it in more simpe terms...you run open a pizza shop you chose between two people:
1) a 50 year old with excellent skills, really good at making pizza. Years of experience, maybe more t than you. The 50 year old is demanding you pay 15/hour.
2) a 24 year old with developing skills. He/she is eager to learn from your already hired employees. They are great with customers. They are ok with miniumum wage.
I know this isn't pizza we're talking about. But i would go with the 24 year old? Is there a little ageism with nursing?? you betcha!! Would hospitals admit it? nope. They are going to think of any excuse other than the nurses age. Yea it will suck when that time comes for me, but it isn't about me.
I had a student come in after "vomiting" in lunch AKA "ate too fast and started coughing up the food in his mouth." No fever, tolerated water and crackers just fine in my office. His teacher came into my office right as I was sending him back to lunch.
Teacher- Please don't tell me you're sending him back.
Tomato- Yes, he is fine to stay in school. Send him back if he complains of any pain or nausea.
Teacher- He is sick.
Tomato- No he's not. I checked.
Teacher- He vomited.
Tomato- I am aware.
Teacher- I don't want to get sick.
I wanted to go "Oh gosh, you don't? I thought you wanted to get sick! That's why I was sending him! Thanks for letting me know, most people love getting sick. That's why I was confused."
Advertise With Us