Compassion...try it yourself before you start bashing nurses - page 3

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    Quote from KatieP86
    It's the daily mail. I'm not sure what their agenda is, but they have it in for nurses and the NHS. Their articles are meant to stir people up, but like I said, no idea what their agenda is.
    They are owned by the same people who bring you Fox News in the US.........Rupert Murdoch and Newscorp. Their agenda is to get people in the UK to think that privatized healthcare for some and lower life expectancy and health outcomes is a good thing. But all they're ever giving is anecdotal accounts about how "nurses are nasty"
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    We're not all that bad
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    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    I'm sure everyone's had rude nurses. Just like there are rude bank tellers, rude cashiers, rude doctors, rude secretaries, etc.

    I'll never forget I did my first CPR on someone a couple months ago. After the person was revived and sent to ICU, the PCA said, "Mrs So and so is asking for an Ambien." I walked in there just to hear, "Where the hell have you been? I've been asking for 20 minutes for my Ambien!!" I was shocked. I can't believe it would never cross her mind that there could be anything more important than her Ambien on the floor. I did tell her, "Someone coded. I was doing CPR." She got to be the shocked person then.
    It's a shame we're told in nursing school not to say that.
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    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    I'm sure everyone's had rude nurses. Just like there are rude bank tellers, rude cashiers, rude doctors, rude secretaries, etc.

    I'll never forget I did my first CPR on someone a couple months ago. After the person was revived and sent to ICU, the PCA said, "Mrs So and so is asking for an Ambien." I walked in there just to hear, "Where the hell have you been? I've been asking for 20 minutes for my Ambien!!" I was shocked. I can't believe it would never cross her mind that there could be anything more important than her Ambien on the floor. I did tell her, "Someone coded. I was doing CPR." She got to be the shocked person then.
    People just... leave me gasping for words sometimes!
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
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    I have also been following The Daily Mail stories about 'nursing problems' in the NHS.... seems like they just love to stir the pot. 'For me, the most disturbing development has been the anti-education outcry. They are correlating the breakdown in health care services to the increased requirement for nursing education / elimination of vocational training programs (1991?) Claiming that increased education is producing nurses who believe they are 'above' patient care tasks. Hmmm - sounds familiar, huh?

    Of course, no one is commenting on the NHS restructuring & budget slashing that has also occurred during the same time period ... surely that had no effect & problems are all due to those horrible nurses.

    HUGS & "attagirl's" for our UK colleagues who are having to cope with this situation on a daily basis.
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    Quote from HouTx
    I have also been following The Daily Mail stories about 'nursing problems' in the NHS.... seems like they just love to stir the pot. 'For me, the most disturbing development has been the anti-education outcry. They are correlating the breakdown in health care services to the increased requirement for nursing education / elimination of vocational training programs (1991?) Claiming that increased education is producing nurses who believe they are 'above' patient care tasks. Hmmm - sounds familiar, huh?

    Of course, no one is commenting on the NHS restructuring & budget slashing that has also occurred during the same time period ... surely that had no effect & problems are all due to those horrible nurses.

    HUGS & "attagirl's" for our UK colleagues who are having to cope with this situation on a daily basis.
    The Meia has it's own agenda.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
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    Quote from rumwynnie
    It's a shame we're told in nursing school not to say that.
    I refuse to look slow, incompetent, and/or lazy because of something out of my control like staffing or a code.
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    Quote from MedChica
    It's a difficult thing to deal with an alzheimer's stricken individual. Takes a lot out of a caregiver. The people who made such comments were probably looking at the situation generically.
    They just don't understand. That's usually the problem.

    I can say that 'we' (at my facility) never judge the family members of our residents...because you really don't know. Even if they never visit or sever ties...because there's always a reason behind. A back-story.
    All the same, everyone doesn't have the resources, time or ability to care for the loved ones. So, it's proper to place the resident in a place that can monitor them 24/7.

    We have our confused (and combative) wanderers and they're a handful...LOL
    All last evening, we had 3 of them. 1 amb ex-boxer. 1 90 yr old in a w/c. 1 70 year old in a daisy chair.
    In and out of rooms. In and out of everyone's bed... and fighting with each other.
    They're great.
    I wish that I could take people to work with me. They'd get a chuckle! The greatest irony? The 90 year old little woman used to be a schoolteacher and she is the biggest bully of them all! "Get out!" ; "MOVE!"
    She's territorial, honey.
    I appreciate your post. My mom has dementia (not sure what kind) and it became too dangerous for her to live at home as she would wander off regularly. Many times walking 1.5 miles to our local hospital ER. She started out in a local Alzheimer's unit but was so angry about being placed in the "loony bin" that she got combative. They didn't have enough staff to do one-on-one so had to hire traveling CNA's . . .who of course get paid more than nurses. It took about 3 months to find a suitable facility (lock down) to handle her. She's now about 6 hours away and initially is was tough - she fell and broke her hip, had surgery, her dementia increased. She's become less combative and has acclimated. She talks in that "word salad" but occasionally makes sense. Flirts with the handsome male CNA's. (They are very handsome!!). She walks all day long. She's safe.

    And yes, there is a twinge of guilt because all her life she stated frequently that she didn't want to be put into a "loony bin". But it was the right choice.

    So, thank you very much for all you do. In visiting this place, everyone is a little bit "crazier" than the normal run-of-the-mill folks in a nursing home. I love visiting and chatting with mom's neighbors. Oh . . she's known as "Ms. Klepto" . . .she is in and out of rooms too. On one visit I found another patient's SS Card & Driver's License, which I took to the nurse who said "This lady isn't here anymore".
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