How to handle lazy LPN's on the team - page 7

by Nurse ABC

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We do team nursing on our floor with an aide, LPN, and RN as the team leader for up to 10 patients. I'm new to this. We have a few LPN's who will ignore call lights and ask other people to take care of some of their work. A lot... Read More


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    Still at bbuerke's coworker!!!
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    Quote from mjaybx
    Nurses giving patients IV while standing up
    Sorry? I don't get this. Are you saying starting IV's while standing causes bruises?
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    LPN's are not lazy! Maybe that particular one is. I have worked with LPNs who have done much more then I can say
    for some RNs.
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    You have gotten wonderful advice. The only thing I want to add is to remember that RNS don't own LPNS or anyone else of that matter. Doctors don't go around saying "my RN".

    When I hear people use the term "my" when referring to others I get offended. I'm a RN that have been a CNA and LPN. That term used to get under my skin.
    How then should I refer to my boss and my girlfriend? "The boss" sounds like an affectation, and "the ball and chain" sounds just plain wrong.

    Quote from threebrats46
    LPN's are not lazy! Maybe that particular one is. I have worked with LPNs who have done much more then I can say for some RNs.
    Threebrats46, there are sixty posts between the first and yours that you might want to peruse.

    Suppose this particular one is lazy. What would you do if you were in the OP's clogs?
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Congrats.

    Now my advice to you is: Don't refer to LPNs as if RNs own them. LPNs are not "yours" neither are CNAs. LPNs have their own license and accountability.

    From a LPN to RN.
    Okay.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Honey, when you graduate you still may have a LPN that is your boss....
    My boss?

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Just like yesterday I requested fa bolus for my patient...
    Oops.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    I love talking about work with my nursing buddies whether it was a good day or bad day. My peers often tell me what I could have done better or they validate my actions.
    Oops.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Check with your company or the hospital to see....
    If it were her company....

    Quote from buytheshoes11
    My mom is a nurse.
    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    My mother is a nurse.
    Quote from xoemmylouox
    ...my father...
    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    ...your MIL...your MIL...
    Oops.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    yesterday, my patient had his iabp d/c'd....
    Oops.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Another girl I worked with, worked so close to work that her 4 year old grandson....
    Oops. And was the girl an adult?

    Quote from Esme12
    I use a name form twilight but that doesn't mean I am a vampire.
    I just thought I'd throw that in there.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Darn it, ! I have to say goodnight guys, my honey is patiently waiting ....
    Oops.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    This was my first assessment so ofcourse my CI was watching me like a hawk.
    Oops.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    I like when my pt. ....
    Oops.

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    ...my nursing friends.
    Umm....

    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    My hospital does not do this but this is an awesome idea.
    I can't think of a surer road to job satisfaction than buying your own hospital.

    "The hospital at which I work" is rather verbose. English is a funny language. Let's ease up on one another.
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    I think you must work for an ex employer of mine! Nurse ABC
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    If another staff member is not pulling their weight. I take it to a manager. Its their job to guide staff and develop a healthy team.
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    If it were only that easy. It usually isn't. But it's a great thought.
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    Quote from Wet Noodle
    Okay.


    My boss?


    Oops.


    Oops.


    If it were her company....





    Oops.


    Oops.


    Oops. And was the girl an adult?


    I just thought I'd throw that in there.


    Oops.


    Oops.


    Oops.


    Umm....


    I can't think of a surer road to job satisfaction than buying your own hospital.

    "The hospital at which I work" is rather verbose. English is a funny language. Let's ease up on one another.
    Wow. You have waaaay too much time on your hands. I think I'm done with this thread. You all have taken MY opinion about the word "MY" way too seriously. Thank you and goodbye.
    nursel56, chevyv, and Fiona59 like this.
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Wow. You have waaaay too much time on your hands. I think I'm done with this thread. You all have taken MY opinion about the word "MY" way too seriously. Thank you and goodbye.
    I'm sorry if you didn't notice, but it was not only "YOUR" posts in the reply! LOL
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