new nurse, in trouble already - page 3

I got a call from my DON this morning...said he heard back from the corporate nurse. Said she asked him if he would have done anything different than I did in caring for this patient, and he now... Read More

  1. Visit  Town & Country profile page
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    I highly doubt they will report anything to the BON.

    If they're like every other LTC facility I've worked at; they have plenty of skeletons in their own closet that they want to stay buried.

    If you know what I mean.
  2. Visit  lorajane profile page
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    You are probably VERY right on that one! I gave them my two-weeks' notice last Thursday, so only one weekend to go, but the saga continues.

    Last night, after working my normal weekend-doubles schedule (Sat 6a-10p and Sun 6a-10p), absolutely exhausting, at best, I did not have a nurse to give report to. We were supposed to have two nurses (10-6, MSU, 42 patients), and one had called in. The nurse who did come in "Lisa" was told she would have to take all 42 residents, but when I started giving her report on my two trach patients, she said she had never taken care of a pt with a trach and refused to accept their care...I totally understand, and support her decision especially because one of those pts is pretty sick by NH standards (went into resp distress on me, at shift change, about three weeks ago, sats 76%, turning blue/purple, etc). SO, "Lisa" called the nurse-on-call ("Christine")for the facility, and told her she would not accept care for these residents, and was told she didn't have any choice, the nurse-on-call had called everyone she could and no one was available to come in, and "Christine" was not coming in to help. (!!!!!!!!:angryfire )

    We called the DON (on leave, wife had new baby), the acting DON (also the ADON for the MSU), and the staffing coordinator (a CNA, yes you read that correctly, CNA), and everyone passed the buck! So, I ended up working until 2 am when the M-F 10-6 nurse came in for her 7th night in a row!

    Yes, that means I worked 20 hours! On the hall, responsible for 16 patients (10 medicare, two trachs, most of them alert/disoriented...), giving meds (not many, thank goodness), and breathing treatments!

    THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS!!!!!

    I am still so tired, I can't even decide who to report to first... the BON, the State, the administrator (not holding my breath on that one...), the Labor Board...!

    This is even getting hard to believe! I didn't have these problems at the other facility...and the hospitals "don't hire LVNs". Am I supposed to stop nursing, and let me skills get rusty, or am I going to have to work as an aide, until I finish my RN stuff? Ugh!!!!!!!!


    Quote from SunStreak
    I highly doubt they will report anything to the BON.

    If they're like every other LTC facility I've worked at; they have plenty of skeletons in their own closet that they want to stay buried.

    If you know what I mean.
  3. Visit  truern5 profile page
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    Lorajane,

    Why do you have to stop working as an RN? Sorry I think I missed something?

    Quote from lorajane
    You are probably VERY right on that one! I gave them my two-weeks' notice last Thursday, so only one weekend to go, but the saga continues.

    Last night, after working my normal weekend-doubles schedule (Sat 6a-10p and Sun 6a-10p), absolutely exhausting, at best, I did not have a nurse to give report to. We were supposed to have two nurses (10-6, MSU, 42 patients), and one had called in. The nurse who did come in "Lisa" was told she would have to take all 42 residents, but when I started giving her report on my two trach patients, she said she had never taken care of a pt with a trach and refused to accept their care...I totally understand, and support her decision especially because one of those pts is pretty sick by NH standards (went into resp distress on me, at shift change, about three weeks ago, sats 76%, turning blue/purple, etc). SO, "Lisa" called the nurse-on-call ("Christine")for the facility, and told her she would not accept care for these residents, and was told she didn't have any choice, the nurse-on-call had called everyone she could and no one was available to come in, and "Christine" was not coming in to help. (!!!!!!!!:angryfire )

    We called the DON (on leave, wife had new baby), the acting DON (also the ADON for the MSU), and the staffing coordinator (a CNA, yes you read that correctly, CNA), and everyone passed the buck! So, I ended up working until 2 am when the M-F 10-6 nurse came in for her 7th night in a row!

    Yes, that means I worked 20 hours! On the hall, responsible for 16 patients (10 medicare, two trachs, most of them alert/disoriented...), giving meds (not many, thank goodness), and breathing treatments!

    THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS!!!!!

    I am still so tired, I can't even decide who to report to first... the BON, the State, the administrator (not holding my breath on that one...), the Labor Board...!

    This is even getting hard to believe! I didn't have these problems at the other facility...and the hospitals "don't hire LVNs". Am I supposed to stop nursing, and let me skills get rusty, or am I going to have to work as an aide, until I finish my RN stuff? Ugh!!!!!!!!


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