Impaired Nurses...what should you do... - page 3

Ok...I want to get a general idea of everyone's opinion. Lets say you have a nurse who has a really bad health problem ...and that health problem begins to impair their ability to perform their job.... Read More

  1. by   sjrn85
    it doesnt "just" mean from the last person that posted...or anyone I have quoted.
    I realize that. I said that just to clarify that based on what you posted, I had no other ideas to offer; I didn't mean for you to infer that I thought you were addressing me specifically.

    And no, I really don't go home and talk about co-workers/patients. I try to leave work at work.

    Best of luck to you in your search for ways to handle this type of situation. I'm sorry I couldn't be of any help to you.

    Good night.
  2. by   Keysnurse2008
    Quote from sjrn85
    Also, this thread started out being about a very specific situation with very specific details such as blood glucose levels and symptoms. I'm sorry if I misunderstood your intent for it to be about illnesses in general.
    Nothing was deleted from the initial post..only additional info was added to clarify exactly what I was truly asking.This isnt so much about one health issue as much as it is about all health issues.All health issues that can rob us of the energy/tolerance to perform our jobs like CHF, cancer, uncontrolled diabetes...if it impairs our ability to safely meet all of our patients needs.BC as I said...the baby boomers are advncing...I am getting older too....it will be me someday. I will have a very difficult time....leaving nursing.But...when I get to the point where I cant safely perform my job without coworkers having to worry over my prominent health issues....someone....please....step in.Do the right thing..if administration isnt listening ...go to risk management if I wont listen to your heart to heart talk with me.
  3. by   Keysnurse2008
    Quote from sjrn85
    I realize that. I said that just to clarify that based on what you posted, I had no other ideas to offer; I didn't mean for you to infer that I thought you were addressing me specifically.

    And no, I really don't go home and talk about co-workers/patients. I try to leave work at work.

    Best of luck to you in your search for ways to handle this type of situation. I'm sorry I couldn't be of any help to you.

    Good night.
    sjrn....thank you...I really have concluded...there is no easy answer.And that if it is a patient safety issue she is concerned over....if she brings it up again...and she will....I will tell her to call the risk management dept...if she gets no where after a confidential heart to heart with the coworker.But again...thanks
  4. by   prmenrs
    I'm closing this for moderator discussion.

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