Nurses in trouble get second chances - Minnesota - page 5

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Minnesota State regulators say they protect the public with a closer watch on caregivers accused of misconduct. Those who lost loved ones want them to do more. Elda Bothun lay unconscious on her bed inside a Bloomington... Read More


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    Quote from LadyFree28
    Most environments, even outside of acute care, EXPECT nurses to know BLS and first aid...you should have SOME knowledge on how to respond to a emergency, especially if you need to do CPR-at least compressions on a pt who has a pacemaker.
    *** Sure but anyone who takes a simple half day class can be just as qualified to do CPR. Nurses are not taught to deal with emergencies in school.
    We run our nurses residents through dozens of Sim Lab emergency situations and they all have to be taught what to do.
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    This is why,in part,I will take early retirement. Just from social security. I am tired of it all!
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Sure but anyone who takes a simple half day class can be just as qualified to do CPR. Nurses are not taught to deal with emergencies in school. We run our nurses residents through dozens of Sim Lab emergency situations and they all have to be taught what to do.
    But that's my point...nurses are able; and they are taught....it's not just in the hospital.
    We still have to treat and manage emergencies; there seems to be a myth that nurses in LTC, home care, or any other setting-it's ONLY acute care that are the experts-don't know how to handle emergencies; and that's not the case.
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    But that's my point...nurses are able; and they are taught....it's not just in the hospital.
    We still have to treat and manage emergencies; there seems to be a myth that nurses in LTC, home care, or any other setting-it's ONLY acute care that are the experts-don't know how to handle emergencies; and that's not the case.
    *** Our residency program is unusual. Most nurses, hospital or no, are not taught to deal with emergencies. Certainly not in school. Other than CPR what other emergencies are your nurses trained to deal with?
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Our residency program is unusual. Most nurses, hospital or no, are not taught to deal with emergencies. Certainly not in school. Other than CPR what other emergencies are your nurses trained to deal with?
    At my previous employment, I helped create plans on how to deal with seizures, because we has a high population of patients with seizures
    disorders, as well as diabetic instabilities (especially hypoglycemia) and first aid; we were required to have BLS.

    At my current employer, in LTC, we are trained in first aid, BLS, disaster response, as well as clinical death; we can determine "cessation of life" under our license in my state.

    Most hospitals in my area have sim labs and in Critical Care, nurses are trained in emergencies; it is expected have the opportunity to move up and become a resource nurse, which includes rapid response duties.
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    Did you really need to bash a certain group of nurses? As nurse we should be uplifting each other.
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    Yikes! Did anyone else reading this post get the authors intent?
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    Quote from RNInterupted
    Yikes! Did anyone else reading this post get the authors intent?
    I'm sure we did...no forgiveness for a financial issues; plenty of chances for failure to rescue...
    I'm more baffled if failure to pay taxes is severe, that there can't be financial counseling, like there are corrective action plans for failure to rescue...I'm really curious about that.
    Last edit by LadyFree28 on Oct 13, '13
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    Perhaps you should try not to be so damn judgmental yourself. THAT is what creates the drama.



    Quote from wooh
    If so, it's often caused by things like jumping to conclusions based on a couple sentences. Like deciding:

    If you think "nurses eat their young" then perhaps you should start changing that by not jumping to conclusions and making assumptions about a situation based on a couple sentences in a newspaper article.
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    RNInterupted, your posting is very touching; I commend you for all your achievements, and sympathize with you for what you've been through and had to deal with. The two things I'd like to say to you is, first of all, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Your achievements speak for themselves. Many have not seen a quarter of the struggle you've been through and yet, have nothing to show for themselves. So lift up your head and hold it up high.
    Secondly, remember this; life isn't simply about how many times we get knocked down, but rather how many times we get back up, and keep fighting for what we believe. You probably have heard/read/seen this before: pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and go get what is yours.
    Do not let anyone determine what you will or won't achieve. That decision should be made on your terms. Pick up that resume, edit and proofread it, then post it wherever you can. If you have to explain what happened to 100 hiring managers before you can get your foot back in the door, do so.
    I wish you the best as you move forward. God bless.


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