New job - Finding it so Weird! - page 2

Ok I couldn't come up with a title that described what I'm feeling. I left a large (over 7200 deliveries a year) to take a job in a small hospital and I'm finding myself shaking my head inside as... Read More

  1. Visit  KJM10 profile page
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    I can totally relate. I am at a new facility and find some policies they have "weird" too. I find it hard not to state "Really? Where I was we did... " so I have to make a conscious effort to bite my tongue.

    If I catch myself saying something like that I try to finish by saying something positive that I like about the new facilities way so it doesn't come off like I am criticizing. Good luck in your new job!
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  3. Visit  FLOBRN profile page
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    I understand perfectly what you are saying - new job small hospital: still mixing pit, using "hot packs" made of hot towel and chux being reheated in the microwave, not labeling IV tubing, not discharging pts out of the monitoring system before putting another pt on the monitor thus the new strip is under the old patient, PAPER charting. Throwing a sheet over a bed to triage a pt on and not changing it after all the way down to the mattress, on and on. I am trying to be patient.

    The second day I was being told by the new boss - dont shoot yourself in the foot, they are already c/o you are asking too many questions.
  4. Visit  jodyangel profile page
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    Wow!!!!
  5. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from FLOBRN
    I understand perfectly what you are saying - new job small hospital: still mixing pit, using "hot packs" made of hot towel and chux being reheated in the microwave, not labeling IV tubing, not discharging pts out of the monitoring system before putting another pt on the monitor thus the new strip is under the old patient, PAPER charting. Throwing a sheet over a bed to triage a pt on and not changing it after all the way down to the mattress, on and on. I am trying to be patient..
    That sounds just like where I used to work in AZ. Now I'm feeling nostalgic...sniff. The chux hot packs were the best.
  6. Visit  jodyangel profile page
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    Why did you heat chux??
  7. Visit  Fyreflie profile page
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    We still mix pit at my 7000/year hospital! And use paper charting.... no chux hot pads--but my 1200/year hospital didn't even use those it's amazing how every place is so different!
  8. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from jodyangel
    Why did you heat chux??
    Good for back labor
  9. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from jodyangel
    Why did you heat chux??
    It's good for back labor
  10. Visit  KJM10 profile page
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    We make heat pads with chux too, still paper chart many things (and computer chart the same stuff- so its redundant), do the same with sheets in triage unless soiled. I'm glad we don't use frozen diapers for ice packs at my new facility- that was just embarrassing. :/
  11. Visit  jodyangel profile page
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    wow they don't let us heat Anything that will touch pts skin in the microwave lol. It Is so interesting to see the differances in practices.


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