dumb staff

  1. Im sorry, but I had a really dumb lady in my office yesterday. She showed up in my office about 10 minutes before she was scheduled to do lunch duty. Ive never met her before, but she asked me if I could "clear" her to work because she thought she had pink eye. First, your an adult, so you are the only one who needs to CLEAR" anything. Second I told her I am sorry but I cannot diagnose you. I have a poster in my office with an nurse on-call 24/7 number I referred her to. Well here's where things get STUPID! She calls the number I gave, and it's not an advice Nurse, it's for worker comp. (Oops)! So right then and there she should of said Nevermind sorry and HUNG UP! Guess what she did? Yes, she freaking tried to make a worker comp claim for PINK EYE!!! OMG! So I get a call from HR asking why I gave her that number. Okay so this might be like 5% my fault, but seriously use your common sense people.
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  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   kidzcare
    Hahahahahaha!
  4. by   tining
    Love the staff that want me to check them out. I tell them it is allergies and yet an hour later here comes a sub. Suck.It.Up.
  5. by   Tencat12
    Of course it's pink eye! It HAS to be. And it should be billable to workman's comp, darn it!
  6. by   SullyRN
    I have one that her doctor told her she needed to come in to their office once a week for BP checks r/t a recent MI. She tells the doc "nah, I have a school nurse, she can do it and I'll just call you."

    So instead of coming in once weekly, she comes in EVERY. DAY. And always right when I start my lunch. I hate how teachers think we are a free clinic to come and go as they please. I kid you not, one day I had three teachers sitting on my health mat for BP checks.
  7. by   MHDNURSE
    I have a teacher who likes to tell me about her health. Yesterday she said " My chest hurts which is why the rest of my body feels weird. I am just letting you know in case anything happens to me later, you'll know why".
  8. by   NurseBeans
    OMG. I have one teacher who is very high anxiety, and I do like this woman and I'll note that she does have some very real health issues, but she comes in CONSTANTLY. She wants me to look at every rash and oddity on her skin, and always wants me to look in her ears. She usually wants my opinion but I have told her that her health problems are really more than I am able to answer for--she has a cardiologist, a rheumatologist, an autoimmune guy, a dermatologist, a home health nurse for infusions...like I said she has real health problems but all I can do is tell her to call her doctor every time something pops up. I'm not sure what she wants from me anymore, unless it's just a "gosh I'm sorry you are having a hard time". Which I give.

    But yeah, the staff sometimes...worse than the kids.
  9. by   AdobeRN
    Quote from SullyRN
    I have one that her doctor told her she needed to come in to their office once a week for BP checks r/t a recent MI. She tells the doc "nah, I have a school nurse, she can do it and I'll just call you."

    So instead of coming in once weekly, she comes in EVERY. DAY. And always right when I start my lunch. I hate how teachers think we are a free clinic to come and go as they please. I kid you not, one day I had three teachers sitting on my health mat for BP checks.
    I have an automatic BP cuff that I set up in the teachers lounge with detailed instructions along with pictures on how to take a BP. Cuts down on these types of visits.
  10. by   kidzcare
    Quote from SullyRN
    I have one that her doctor told her she needed to come in to their office once a week for BP checks r/t a recent MI. She tells the doc "nah, I have a school nurse, she can do it and I'll just call you."

    So instead of coming in once weekly, she comes in EVERY. DAY. And always right when I start my lunch. I hate how teachers think we are a free clinic to come and go as they please. I kid you not, one day I had three teachers sitting on my health mat for BP checks.
    I don't mind taking a BP, even daily, but the crappy part about this is that it was assumed you would just do it, every day without asking you first. Boo on that.


    Pregnant staff always want BP taken as well. Which I am fine with- I had pre-eclampsia for both my pregnancies (causing my twins to be born at 32 weeks) so I am empathetic to the concerns. I even gave weekly shots to a teacher who asked (not assumed) if I would. I told her that I cannot do it as a nurse employed by our district but that I could do it as a friend ( to clear up any liability)
  11. by   SullyRN
    Quote from AdobeRN
    I have an automatic BP cuff that I set up in the teachers lounge with detailed instructions along with pictures on how to take a BP. Cuts down on these types of visits.
    I wish that would work for me. I do have an automatic. When I use it, they say "Oh, that's probably not right, can you check it with that other one to make sure?" Ugh. Guess what...always within a couple of numbers.

    Quote from kidzcare
    I don't mind taking a BP, even daily, but the crappy part about this is that it was assumed you would just do it, every day without asking you first. Boo on that.

    Pregnant staff always want BP taken as well. Which I am fine with- I had pre-eclampsia for both my pregnancies (causing my twins to be born at 32 weeks) so I am empathetic to the concerns. I even gave weekly shots to a teacher who asked (not assumed) if I would. I told her that I cannot do it as a nurse employed by our district but that I could do it as a friend ( to clear up any liability)
    Yes! Ask me first! Most of the time I don't mind. But if it something you want me to do daily, you could've asked so I could let you know the est time to come. I usually give my preggo's a pass. In fact I had to send one home today. At the school I was at in the beginning of the year I gave allergy shots, no big deal, BECAUSE HE ASKED FIRST.
  12. by   lvnforschool
    People hear the word NURSE and just assume we can do anything we want. I am human like everyone else, and I am sorry I don't know everything just because I work in a medical field.
    Thank you guys for your input/comments. It really makes me feel better when I know I am not alone
  13. by   SullyRN
    That and when it is very clear that I am TRYING for the eighth time today to finish my lunch and you walk in, take a seat, and start talking about some non-important medical event that happened to you over the weekend. C'mon now!
  14. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from lvnforschool
    People hear the word NURSE and just assume we can do anything we want. I am human like everyone else, and I am sorry I don't know everything just because I work in a medical field.
    Thank you guys for your input/comments. It really makes me feel better when I know I am not alone
    Ask them for study sheets for your children and make them tutor for free.

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