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bebbercorn, BSN, MSN, NP 10,567 Views

Joined: Feb 25, '13; Posts: 442 (50% Liked) ; Likes: 741
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Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Family practice, emergency

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  • Apr 29

    Quote from Davia
    I was informed that consent was signed, transfusion orders were in the blood was order but the blood was not administered. I was informed that the night shift nurse just did not get a chance to give it. She ran out of time. I don't have a problem with blood administration on the day shift as blood administration is time consuming on any shift. It's just a part of one of the many task nurses perform. How would you respond to the physician I do have a problem asking how did they do with the transfusion that they ordered on the night shift that was never started.
    How long was everything ready on her shift and what reason(s) did she have for not staring it?
    I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt unless they never manage to get anything done. The opposite shift does the same for me. It's a much nicer way to work than second guessing everything the opposite shift does and fuming about it.

  • Apr 29

    The only way that money factors into this is that now Alfie's bereaved, early-20-something parents aren't left with thousands and thousands of pounds of medical bills, as they no doubt would have been had this occurred in the US.

  • Apr 29

    Quote from Kyrshamarks
    So those that support Universal Healthcare and how great it is care to explain to us how it was great for Alfie Evans? Hopefully not coming soon to the America near you.
    Actually, I think it was "great" for him. He had no quality of life and no hope of becoming well. Death is not always the worst outcome.

  • Apr 13

    Found a live louse on a kiddo today. Got some tape & grabbed it. Not sure why I thought I should keep looking for more, but I did. Found a second & was trying to grab it...looked at the tape & the first was gone!!! Looked quick in her hair to see if I could find it & I couldn't. WHERE DID IT GO?!?!?!?! IS IT ON ME?!?!?!?!

    I'm itchy.

  • Apr 10

    Quote from brownbook
    Let me know what hospital, surgical center, you work in so I, my family, or friends, never go there for surgery!

    For a surgeon to not mark his patient (if that is, as it should be, the policy) should result in an incident report. That management didn't back you up is....well I just hope, as others said, there is more to the story!
    Yea, but, if it's an arm or leg, the surgeon still has a 50/50 chance of getting the right site.

  • Apr 7

    In my opinion, no health care provider should be able to refuse care on any grounds, unless there is some concern of a safety issue. As a member of the GLBT community, most of the comments are very offensive and ill informed. But, you have the right to your opinion. This is a great argument for a "slippery slope." It is preposterous that a transgender female would ask for a pap smear. Gender dysphoria by definition is about being uncomfortable/distressed with one's sex characteristics and body. This is a marginalized group who face significant health disparities. What about the trans kids who are bullied at school and commit suicide. The most recent case was a 12 year old child.

    I went to a Catholic college for nursing, however, I will admit that I'm not religious anymore. I'd encourage you to look at the 7 principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Considering what I know about God, he'd be pretty against this kind of discrimination.

    I just applied to a PACU position that will specifically work with transgender patients. I couldn't be more excited.

    Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching

  • Apr 5

    Quote from Cuttykupcake
    Come to think of it, I also remember people snorting pixie stixs too. Can't imagine it felt very good.
    Nope. LOL

  • Apr 5

    Come to think of it, I also remember people snorting pixie stixs too. Can't imagine it felt very good.

  • Apr 5

    I want to judge - and, oh, I am - but I also think about all the dumb "challenges" the boys at my high school used to do...the eraser thing (how long until you can't take it, burning yourself with the eraser)...playing "knucks" where you hit each others' knuckles with quarters... I think this behavior's been around a long time, but now it has the ability to get a lot of publicity.

    Still judging, but unfortunately...the kids doing it today were only raised by the kids doing it in previous generations.

  • Apr 5

    I saw a meme on Facebook today that said "Don't snort condoms---use them properly so you don't breed".

  • Apr 3

    If he is alert, oriented and mobile with no clinical issue for this.....point him in the direction of the shower.

  • Apr 2

    For clarification, management is saying that you can't leave the room and come back when the patient has pulled himself together? I've had some luck - not all the time, but occasionally - with explaining that I don't engage in these conversations and will continue care after s/he has refrained from rudeness. If they're alert and oriented, I don't feel bad giving them a moment to reflect them on how they treat others before continuing (non-emergent) care. That being said, some people will always be nasty and we do have to treat them, in which case I do my job and get out of the room, minimal verbal interaction, no pleasantries.

    I agree with the advice above to never share anything personal, anything that has meaning to me. Even with patients who are kind, I feel like it takes away from the time we have to talk about the patient's health, questions, etc. My personal life and history has no place in work conversations.

  • Apr 2

    You should have never discussed your personal religious beliefs with a patient ...especially a crazy one. Now he knows exactly which buttons to push.

  • Apr 1

    I have always found that peer recognition tends to work well - for example, Sally submits a note into a collection box somewhere that says Fred did a great job watching her two psych patients when one of her other patients went into respiratory failure. The notes are collected periodically and posted where staff can see them. There were thoughts that it might turn into a popularity contest, but it didn't.

  • Mar 30

    Quote from ElvishDNP
    If you don't want to contract HIV from your patients, don't have sex with them, share tattoo or IV drug needles with them, or transfuse yourself with their blood. If you don't do those things, you will be fine.
    I'm going to start using this in my HIV trainings.