Well.. I guess I am going to be canned - page 12

Hi all I am a new nurse 4 mos off orientation working on a med/surge nuero floor 6 patient ratio. Its a brutal floor and yet.. I manage to survive albeit exhausted and oft times just disillusioned with the Candy Land notion of... Read More

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    I don't believe that malpractice insurers will cover this kind of situation. Termination is not the same as being sued for malpractice.

    If the patient had sued then malpractice coverage would help.

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    Thanks again for all the wonderful advice. I have contacted legal aid in Fl. Now there is the sticky matter of the would you rehire this employee? I am hoping I won't run into any issue with it. That would be a real incentive to not give a dime especially if they say they would not rehire!
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!

    Totally off topic, but you brought it up. Ever seen the pictures of the vagina and groin area of the woman who spilled McDonald's coffee on herself? The coffee was Not. Drinkable. Caused third degree burns. Totally negligent to heat coffee to that temperature (to save a buck, mind you) and serve it through a drive thru window. It's not a matter of "coffee's hot." I encourage people who know nothing about that lawsuit to do some research on it if you're going to use it in your daily life as a debate point. Maybe watch the documentary "Hot Coffee" available on Netflix. The pictures are less than 30 minutes into the movie.
    Thank you Thank you Thank you. I hate it when people try to use hot coffee logic when they have no clue of the true damage it caused. Could you imagine ehst could have happened if she actually drank. Imagine what it would have done to her esophagus.
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    I find if interesting that people say housekeepjng does not do patient care. I have worked at many hospitals were housekeepers have to know CPR. If giving CPR isn't patient care, then what is?
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    Hey Phoenix, how did it go? Curious to know if everything worked out ok
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    What a ridiculous WASTE of time and resources! I can't believe you are even worried about this. I am so sorry you are having to deal with this silly silly thing. WOW.
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    Quote from Kidrn911
    Thank you Thank you Thank you. I hate it when people try to use hot coffee logic when they have no clue of the true damage it caused. Could you imagine ehst could have happened if she actually drank. Imagine what it would have done to her esophagus.

    The first part of this I agree with, but nobody that I can think of, knowing that coffee is supposed to be hot, would take a big enough drink to burn their esophagus without testing it first.
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    Quote from Kidrn911
    I find if interesting that people say housekeepjng does not do patient care. I have worked at many hospitals were housekeepers have to know CPR. If giving CPR isn't patient care, then what is?
    While it is true that housekeepers are required to know CPR, it's also true that housekeepers do not give day-to-day patient care. I don't believe it is an accurate assessment of a housekeeper's duties to say that housekeepers give patient care just because they are required to know how to give CPR in the event of an emergency. I would even venture a guess that most housekeepers go their entire lives without ever giving CPR. To me, saying that a housekeeper gives patient care is the same as saying that any layperson who knows how to do CPR gives patient care.
    Last edit by GM2RN on May 21 : Reason: Spelling
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    How did this even come around? Did the housekeeper tell someone? Did the patient complain?
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    I know I am replying very late, but to answer your question, the patient told 1 of the dr's about it, the dr ran it by by the charge nurse, who did in fact play it down by saying "don't do that again". The patient told her mother and that got to the NM. The patient let me know she ratted me out and said"no hard feelings she just had to clear the air". This person was a "known" problem on the the floor and the hosp was handling her with kid gloves
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