How to handle lazy LPN's on the team - page 6

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... Read More

  1. Visit  WhereIsMyCallBell} profile page
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    I think you must work for an ex employer of mine! Nurse ABC
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  3. Visit  andreaogrn} profile page
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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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  4. Visit  NursesRmofun} profile page
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    If it were only that easy. It usually isn't. But it's a great thought.
  5. Visit  OnlybyHisgraceRN} profile page
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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.
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  6. Visit  redhead_NURSE98!} profile page
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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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  7. Visit  Wet Noodle} profile page
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Wow. You have waaaay too much time on your hands.
    My, my, my. Yes, but you see, I'm not robbing parking meters.

    I'm just kidding around. If your posts are any indication, you sound like an excellent nurse.
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  8. Visit  caroladybelle} profile page
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    First, 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.
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  9. Visit  LPNnowRNhopefull} profile page
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    Too 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.
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  10. Visit  NursesRmofun} profile page
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    Good points, Caroladybelle.
  11. Visit  chevyv} profile page
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    I 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
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  12. Visit  redhead_NURSE98!} profile page
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    "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......"
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  13. Visit  Wet Noodle} profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    "You don't, owwwwwwn meeeeeee.....
    ...except for the 12 hours of your shift.

    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    "And don't tell me what to doooooo
    ...as long as what you do is within your scope of practice.

    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    And don't tell me what to sayyyyyy
    ...as long as what you say keeps up the Press Ganey scores.
  14. Visit  mjaybx} profile page
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    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


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