False accusations. - page 6

by Capp

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I work as an LPN at an assisted living facility while I'm in school to be an RN. I got a call over the radio Sunday that a grumpy family member wanted to complain to someone about his father's care (something that had nothing... Read More


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    I think tyvin deleted her account. lol
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    Emergencies are emergencies and sometimes you don't have time to reschedule your non-emergent business when you have to act.

    I once had to RUN for the code cart, only to find another patient's family member standing in the way of my path to the code cart. Did I say "excuse me sir, I need to get that cart filled with life-saving equipment behind you. Could you please step aside? Thank you and I am so sorry for the inconvenience"? Nope. I said "MOVE," and grabbed the cart.

    Hopefully your management is even minutely reasonable and understands the same.
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    I think we need to be respectful of each others opinions. I think that maybe sometime people say what they have to say and don't feel the need to respond any further. Sometimes they just haven't been back on the forums because they are on a stretch working.

    allnurses promotes the idea of a lively debate. This means we are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite and to please refrain from name-calling. This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread.

    AN's first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks. We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling.


    Our call is to be supportive, not divisive. Because of this, discrimination, racial vilification and offensive generalizations targeting people of other races, religions and/or nationalities will not be tolerated.

    We can all agree to disagree without being disagreeable.
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    What a nasty post. She is trying to do her best and it sounds like she prioritised correctly in an emergency...if some one has fractured legs during nasty fall hardly the time to respond to the other family member with his complaints.
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Well, I certainly don't think you are unprofessional, Capp.

    You said, "I wouldn't do this" and so, congratulations on your restraint!

    Now (I wouldn't do this) but part of me would be tempted to loan you the GPS so you can find where the guy lives and also (I wouldn't do this) loan you the bat so you can break his legs.

    But we're not going to do this, now are we?
    NO!

    Phew!
    Professionalism preserved!
    My first thought was "I'll ride shotgun, while you break his legs", but that is sssssssooooooooo unprofessional. (I would never do that)
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    Normally, I would've chosen to discuss this with you but just because of your choice of words in ventilating your feelings, I restraint and refrain myself from any further dialogues. Nurses are expected to and held to a certain decorum.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 11, '13 : Reason: TOS/divisive
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    If that's all you have to offer, I'm sure the OP is most appreciative. People in general are expected to act with a certain amount of 'decorum' , and this dillweed not only didn't behave, he's trying to discredit her and accuse her of patient neglect! She prioritized well and didn't tell this idiot what he was or where to go.If she shames nurses, then what I do as an NP would probably give you an attack of the vapors.
    uRNmyway, Hygiene Queen, and morte like this.
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    As Esme12 quotes: "We can all agree to disagree without being disagreeable." I like that quote and find it very appropriate under the circumstances.

    Now.....I've been in this LPN's shoes as the single licensed nurse for an assisted living facility, and you can bet your bottom dollar, your cowboy hat, and your house cat that the resident with broken legs comes first and foremost! This nurse did exactly what he was supposed to do, and that vindictive family member can go fly a kite if he thinks his complaints deserve to be heard over the cries of a person in pain.

    Most nurses in long-term care settings have dealt with similar scenarios more times than we care to count, and if venting behind the scenes about it later makes one a bad nurse, there are an awful lot of us who'll have to plead guilty as charged. On second thought---and admittedly, NOT an original one---why don't we try something novel and be supportive of our fellow nurses, instead of condemning each other? JMHO.
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    The fire department arrived in several minutes, but for some reason they didn't send an ambulance at first but just a fire truck. Then after they were there for 10 minutes they called for an ambulance and we waited an extra several minutes for them.

    Not sure why they wouldn't originally send an ambulance when I identified myself as a nurse on the phone and said I suspected a fracture.
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    Quote from Capp
    The fire department arrived in several minutes, but for some reason they didn't send an ambulance at first but just a fire truck. Then after they were there for 10 minutes they called for an ambulance and we waited an extra several minutes for them.

    Not sure why they wouldn't originally send an ambulance when I identified myself as a nurse on the phone and said I suspected a fracture.
    Sometimes they are already out on a call and haven't cleared. or they have cleared but are at the hospital and will ahve a longer response time. so they send the truck
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