i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same? - page 8

I absolutley despise my job. I work as a nurse in a intermediate/telemetry type floor. We are in the process of moving to a new hospital, so we were a telemetry unit and we are splitting into... Read More

  1. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    I love my job and I love my confused patients.I love working bedside.
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  2. Visit  brandy1017 profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    I love my job and I love my confused patients.I love working bedside.
    For those of you that love working with confused patients please let your coworkers know! They will love you for taking them off their shoulders. Some people do handle confused people well. I'm not one of them! God bless you if you can handle the confused and demented patients!
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  3. Visit  alrighThen profile page
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    Haha. Oh God the swabbie story was just too much. I laughed and laughed. It's easy to laugh about work stuff when I'm not at work. Guarantee you I'll be ready to smack a freakshow by tomorrow night though. Which is when I return to the nuthouse.
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    Quote from brandy1017
    For those of you that love working with confused patients please let your coworkers know! They will love you for taking them off their shoulders. Some people do handle confused people well. I'm not one of them! God bless you if you can handle the confused and demented patients!
    About half to three quarters of our floor is confused.lol
  5. Visit  multi10 profile page
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    The Day I Started to Hate My Job: A patient throttled me. His effort to kill me was unsuccessful but it made an impression on my neck and on my mind. I've been spit on, kicked, hit; never bitten though.
  6. Visit  Bringonthenight profile page
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    Quote from multi10
    I've been spit on, kicked, hit; never bitten though.
    There's a silver lining to every story..
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  7. Visit  Jenni811 profile page
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    I put a mask on patients who spit. Once had one in restraints. Screamer and sputter. Wasn't about to subject myself to spit anywhere. Nobody deserves that. We had to get on iv in her. It took 5 of us to do it.
    Is this wrong to put a mask on them for something like this? One of my coworkers flipped out at me for doing it. I was like ok...do you want spit anywhere on you? We took it off the second we were done. I guess we could wear the masks but that doesn't protect our hair or eyes.
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  8. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from Jenni811
    I put a mask on patients who spit. Once had one in restraints. Screamer and sputter. Wasn't about to subject myself to spit anywhere. Nobody deserves that. We had to get on iv in her. It took 5 of us to do it.
    Is this wrong to put a mask on them for something like this? One of my coworkers flipped out at me for doing it. I was like ok...do you want spit anywhere on you? We took it off the second we were done. I guess we could wear the masks but that doesn't protect our hair or eyes.
    *** NOT WRONG! Actualy SOP in many fcilities. My hospital has anti spitting hoods but we will splap a mask on until we get hood. Any patient who hits, kicks, spits on, or otherwise attempts to harm staff will find themselves in four point restraints and wearing an anti spitting hood so fast their head will spin. On top of that if they are A&O I WILL be calling local police and pressing charges. Our wonderful local cops treat assaults on hospital staff like assaults on themselves and take them VERY seriously. I do not need to wait for a providers order to initiate any restraint I feel is needed.
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  9. Visit  multi10 profile page
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    I was bitten by a dog in Georgia (10-day course of antibiotics cured the suppurating wound). Also, my playful cat sometimes nips me and draws blood (more antibiotics).
    But I have never been bitten by a human being. Hannibal Lector wears a muzzle (cage) around his mouth for a reason.
    Last edit by multi10 on Mar 4, '13
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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    *** NOT WRONG! Actualy SOP in many fcilities. My hospital has anti spitting hoods but we will splap a mask on until we get hood. Any patient who hits, kicks, spits on, or otherwise attempts to harm staff will find themselves in four point restraints and wearing an anti spitting hood so fast their head will spin. On top of that if they are A&O I WILL be calling local police and pressing charges. Our wonderful local cops treat assaults on hospital staff like assaults on themselves and take them VERY seriously. I do not need to wait for a providers order to initiate any restraint I feel is needed.
    Thanks! I know our policies on restraints and I have no problem doing it. I don't think we have spit hoods so mask was my only option. I just want to be like "spit away my dear. You'll only get it all over you."
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  11. Visit  jmll1765 profile page
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    Quote from jrwest
    Not gonna quote it, but sugarwahine10 you have said the complete truth in your comment! especially the cattle part- I liken it to mass production- assembly line mentality!

    I sure agree/sympathize with you- you took the words right out of my mouth!

    -applewhitern- we arent allowed to say we have other patients either, and say that " we have the time" despite that being a big fat lie!!!

    We have been given "scripts" too. "Is there anything else I can do for you, I have the time" and "Is there anything I can do for you, it's my pleasure". If I were a patient and every staff member that came in my room used the same line..I would feel that it isn't genuine...just following the company line. Not to mention the fact that the whole "it's my pleasure" line sounds vaguely suggestive!
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    Quote from jmll1765
    We have been given "scripts" too. "Is there anything else I can do for you, I have the time" and "Is there anything I can do for you, it's my pleasure". If I were a patient and every staff member that came in my room used the same line..I would feel that it isn't genuine...just following the company line. Not to mention the fact that the whole "it's my pleasure" line sounds vaguely suggestive!
    *** I remain deeply saddend that nurses have meekly submitted to something so offensive and stupid. My last hospital tried to introduce scripting and it was nipped in the bud early by some highly experienced nurses who simply laughed at managmenty and walked out of the meeting telling of about the scripting expectation. Oner very senior nurse stood up and said "Let me get this strait, I am going to have to say the exact same words to my 80 year old retired nun as I am the 30 year old Hell's Angel patient? PFFFFFFT!" ANd she marched out of the meeting dropping her script into the trash on her way out. Every other nurse in the room followed suit and the hospital's following of the latest and stupidest scripting fad lasted all of 15 min.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    *** I remain deeply saddend that nurses have meekly submitted to something so offensive and stupid. My last hospital tried to introduce scripting and it was nipped in the bud early by some highly experienced nurses who simply laughed at managmenty and walked out of the meeting telling of about the scripting expectation. Oner very senior nurse stood up and said "Let me get this strait, I am going to have to say the exact same words to my 80 year old retired nun as I am the 30 year old Hell's Angel patient? PFFFFFFT!" ANd she marched out of the meeting dropping her script into the trash on her way out. Every other nurse in the room followed suit and the hospital's following of the latest and stupidest scripting fad lasted all of 15 min.
    We have them taped to the computers we use. I don't bother with them. It is silly and the patients know we aren't being sincere.

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