we had 4 pt's on our unit , i was in charge, we had one discharge , which left us with three pt's . i took one pt and gave the other nurse 2 pts', and a admit coming. the other nurse freaked out and told me i need to take it. i said we have only 3 pt's on this unit. this nurse feaked out , told me i was unfair and saying i needed to take the pt. i said what? you can take up to 8 pt's , he went on and on how unfair i was. i was shocked .. he was yelling at me at the nurses station. he said to me " your really trying to avoid that admit arn't you? for cripes sakes we had 3 pt's on the unit , he had 2 other pt's. i was in charge of the unit, he has been a bully before to me , so i did a midas on him. since when do you give the Charge nurse your pt?? so weird... has anyone ever encountered bullying in the work place ? and as a charge nurse a staff nurse refusing to take a pt , when he only has 2 himself? he yelled at me so loud a CNA heard him yelling at me down in the hall. he did this at the nurses station in front of staff.... crazy , anyway thank you for letting me in vent ..
Dec 31, '12
by tyvin, BSN
Oh yea...when I was charge this one time in a SNF and an LPN male nurse was administering a medication that was a deep muscle IM. I was checking to make sure he knew it was a deep IM. This conversation took place by his cart outside the patient's room. He told me he knew and to watch him. So I stand there and as he looks at me with the syringe in his hand standing over the man who is laying in the bed and he slams it down on the patients outer thigh and said to me "is that deep enough for you?" When he came out I started to say something to him and he said "That's it, I"m leaving"...OK bye but your abandonment of your post is grounds for fire (even if his behavior in the room wasn't). So then I'm calling the on call and one nurse comes to me and tells me the LPN is out in the front. I go outside and he starts to rant and rave about RNs vs LPNs pay. By this time I've had it and tell him "I thought you were leaving?" He tells me he's had time to think it over and he's sorry. BTW, the patient was fine and the shot didn't bother him though he was quite demented and I don't think he was with us when it happened (if you know what I mean).
The LPN had worked there for 15 years and it's only my one year mark. I took it to the DON and I don't know what happened and I don't care. There was so much BS at that job I quit shortly after that.
Last edit by tyvin on Dec 31, '12