Did I miss something in FM class? - page 2

At work over the weekend we had a patient who wanted a 100% natural birth. O.K. fine. The nurse caring for her was letting her walk. The patient returned to be monitored and I saw on the monitor... Read More

  1. by   mark_LD_RN
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    THE INSTUCTOR DID THIS???? OMG if i worked w/nurses like that it would NOT BE FOR LONG. That is DISGRACEFUL...at least you have had a lesson on HOW NOT TO PRACTICE! WHAT A STINKING SHAME!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and HONEY trust me, if that primary nurse has the BALLS to yell at ME for doing that, she would be sorry. I would march to her manager's office and report her negligence AND rudeness faster than you can spell "LAWSUIT"...she did them a FAVOR......You just remember this! You will be a great nurse.



    the nurse caring for that patient must be a real idiot.

    but the real shame I have worked with far to many nurses like that.

    another shame i see at a hospital i do prn work at is they let new grads and nurses with no experience get put on their own way to fast. I have walked in to rooms and they had that dear in the head light look. hospitals need to properly train people before just setting them free. we are being trusted with their lifes and the life and well being of their most beloved and important possession their unborn baby!
  2. by   webbiedebbie
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    the nurse caring for that patient must be a real idiot.

    but the real shame I have worked with far to many nurses like that.

    another shame i see at a hospital i do prn work at is they let new grads and nurses with no experience get put on their own way to fast. I have walked in to rooms and they had that dear in the head light look. hospitals need to properly train people before just setting them free. we are being trusted with their lifes and the life and well being of their most beloved and important possession their unborn baby!
    This seems to be the trend...If hospitals or units would train effectively, I think there would be less of a nursing shortage. I got out of nursing for this very reason. I am getting back into it and hope to make a stand on this. I believe that hospitals could retain their nurses if they would just wake up to that fact. We do more and know more than the nurses "back in the day". It is our specialty. and I for one, plan to make a difference for our patients! Any ideas on how "we" can implement this?

    Debbie
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    I just can't say anything more than has already been said.......Lucky patients getting you and getting RID of those you described.
  4. by   NICU_Nurse
    Not being an L&D nurse, I can't really comment on much of your situation, but I wish you luck with your new position! However, I did want to mention something about the sick baby and the IV sites you mentioned. I work in NICU (Lev. 2 & 3) and there are legitimate reasons for only starting IV's in particular locations- for example, if the MD is considering a central line, PICC line, etc., they may ask that you save the ac veins for insertion of the PICC. Or, if a baby has had an infiltrated IV recently or blown veins from multiple unsuccessful attempts, maybe they meant to avoid those sites? Just thought I'd throw that in FYI. ;>) Hope things start going better for you!
  5. by   shay
    ****, I just have to say I am sooooo thankful to be working where I am. My nm's are great, my coworkers are great, my unit is great. No f-ing way any of that abovementioned negligence would happen on my unit. Somebody's ass would be in a sling.

    Geez. Is it just something about L&D nursing in Cali? I notice a lot of Cali nurses have problems in general.

    Get outta there. Don't even give them the courtesy of 2 weeks' notice. They don't deserve it and you don't need to hang around there for 2 more weeks. Too risky.

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