Dangerous nurses

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    Have any of you ever worked with a nurse you would classify as dangerous ---- dangerous as a nurse and as a person?
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    I have seen some nurses do some crazy stuff that I would never do i.e. recap a needle after giving an IM injection to a known drug user. etc. Mostly I see nurses dangerous to themselves. Rarely I see someone dangerous to patients.
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    Yes I have . . . . two.


    steph
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    I've worked with nurses whom I consider to be incompetent/dangerous.

    They've done things such as: crush MSContin and give it to a pt,
    Remove far too much fluid from a dialysis pt and put the pt into hypovolemic shock, and cause their accesses to clot, continually leave too much fluid on a dialysis pt, and cause the pt to go into CHF, contaminate sterile supplies then use them on pts.

    Yes, I have spoken to the nurses and/or reported them. Nothing was done, and the nurses' behaviors did not change.
    SanfranciscoSue, herring_RN, meluhn, and 10 others like this.
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    yes, only a few that I would say were dangerous to patients. Usually I would try to bring up situations that I viewed as dangerous to the charge nurses and usually was told they were aware of the situation.
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    No. I have worked with people who are dangerous as nurses and doctors, but I do not fear them in general. One nurse who I think is dangerous as a person does her job very well. But both dangerous as a nurse and a person no. Do you? This would be a very unsettling combination.
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    We have one on our unit. Her patient care is terrible. Instead of trying to improve things, she lies to cover her butt. The worst part is that she doesn't seem like she cares one bit. She's been spoken to, written up, etc. She just doesn't care. That's part of the reason I think she's dangerous.
    MLMRN1120, herring_RN, MPeterson, and 3 others like this.
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    Quote from Valerie Salva
    I've worked with nurses whom I consider to be incompetent/dangerous.

    They've done things such as: crush MSContin and give it to a pt,
    Remove far too much fluid from a dialysis pt and put the pt into hypovolemic shock, and cause their accesses to clot, continually leave too much fluid on a dialysis pt, and cause the pt to go into CHF, contaminate sterile supplies then use them on pts.

    Yes, I have spoken to the nurses and/or reported them. Nothing was done, and the nurses' behaviors did not change.
    Dear God.
    April, RN, merri666, and sharpeimom like this.
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    In order to protect the guilty parties, I will not share too much information. I have worked with at least two dangerous nurses...dangerous to the patients. One nurse was incompetent. The other was just plain lazy!
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    I have met up with that combination many times. Sad, isn't it? Nothing ever happens to them.
    TrishaDL likes this.


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