How to handle lazy LPN's on the team - page 8
by Nurse ABC 12,196 Views | 83 Comments
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
- 2Sep 26, '12 by caroladybelleFirst, I am really glad that I do primary care these days.
Second, in regards to the "my" debacle. Possession works both ways. When I was in "team" nursing, I was oftenreferred to as "my RN", "your RN", etc. Am i then "owned by someone.
And as a note, when working team nursing, there is the phenomenon of "it all falls to the RN". When the RN has to eat/leave floor/etc, another RN covers meds that cannot wait and cares. However, if the CNA or LPN goes on lunch, there is rarely ever any attempt to have a fellow CNA or LPN cover that work - it all reverts to "their" RN, in most facilities in which I have worked.
Things that seriously take the "team" out of team nursing.
- 2Sep 26, '12 by LPNnowRNhopefullToo much conversation on the word "MY". We have always been taught that "it is not what you say, but how you say it." Therefore, if someone is using the term "MY" to illustrate an association or pairing with other staff, why don't we leave it at that.
Nursing can get petty, especially when we all get tired either physically, mentally, or emotionally. This forum is one of the best tools that anyone in the medical field can have - but if we can't be civil in here - it is no doubt why some may be having it difficult on the floor.
Do your best to elevate the profession, but most importantly, to elevate each other as humans. There is no limit to what a kind word or expression can do for someone.
- 2Sep 26, '12 by chevyvI always kind of like the "My". Makes me feel like I'm part of the team. Our pm supervisor tells us "my nurses" all of the time and I still like it. I feel like she's got my back. I'll have to be a bit more careful.
Right now, I have the opposite problem....the (boy that's hard) LPN wants to do my job as well. I wish she could just stick to hers as she has a ton to do now. I've been telling her to slow down and let me do my job or that pesky "working within your scope of practice" thing comes into play
- 2Sep 26, '12 by redhead_NURSE98!"You don't, owwwwwwn meeeeeee.....
I'm not just one of your many toyysssss.....
You don't owwwwwwn meeeeeee, don't say I can't go with other boyyyyys
"And don't tell me what to doooooo
And don't tell me what to sayyyyyy
And please, when I go out with youuuuuu
Don't put me on displayyyyy......"
- 3Sep 26, '12 by Wet NoodleQuote from redhead_NURSE98!...except for the 12 hours of your shift."You don't, owwwwwwn meeeeeee.....
Quote from redhead_NURSE98!...as long as what you do is within your scope of practice."And don't tell me what to doooooo
Quote from redhead_NURSE98!...as long as what you say keeps up the Press Ganey scores.And don't tell me what to sayyyyyy
- 0Sep 27, '12 by redhead_NURSE98!Quote from mjaybxI did read your post. "Nurses giving patients IV while standing up" does not specify whether the NURSE was standing, or is the PATIENT standing? I'm asking because I give patients IV's while I am standing up all the time (they would be lying in bed) and was curious if I was doing something wrong.Uh no if you read my post I said I was given an iv while standing because the person didnt want to be bothered with doing it the proper way. I still have pictures and it's still there if you want to see redhead_nurse. Smdh
....not sure what the need was for all the smart mouthing.