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And The Reason Nurses Don't Get Fired

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KCMnurse has 33 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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14 minutes ago, NurseBlaq said:

Please tell me the family pushed for some accountability or was it covered up?

I wasn't there,  but you already know the answer...

 

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Nurse did not get fired when calling off literally every weekend scheduled for nearly a year. Instead said nurse was given a coveted 8-4:30 Mon-Fri position that had many more qualified candidates.

Nurse did not get fired when she repeatedly was aggressive toward patients and staff. Said nurse also would not change patients and we would find dried stool caked on patients with stool and urine saturating the bed...partially dried because it had been there for presumably most of her shift. Said nurse was reported numerous times by staff (including physicians) but she had her game face on when talking to management. Only after she went on an F-bomb-filled rampage in front of a patient did she get fired. 

Nurse (nor doc) did not get fired when she was caught sleeping with one of the physicians and said physician’s wife showed up screaming and carrying on to the both of them on the hospital floor.

Nurse did not get fired when repeatedly showing up for shift and deciding not to work that day, so would call off from the lobby of the hospital (on the hospital phone, not even her cell 🙄)

Nurse did not get fired when drawing up entire bottle of insulin and administering it “thinking” it was heparin (patient ultimately died).

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Gampopa has 10 years experience and works as a M/S Nurse.

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51 minutes ago, NurseBlaq said:

Please tell me the family pushed for some accountability or was it covered up?

Not sure of the outcome but I think $ was involved.

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2 yrs of experience Nurse made Charge of ginormous Level 1 trauma unit, would sit at Charge desk and paint her nails while taking report from EMS crews that were literally lined up out the door. She couldn't use her pen because her nails were wet.

All while sitting---with her legs up on the desk. She was, a year later, promoted to Flight Nurse.

Nurse who calls off every single Thursday. Because she's off Friday-Sat-Sun. For 18 years. She is now a preceptor as well as evening charge nurse.

Nurse who "no call no shows" multiple times per month---and there are several on my unit who have done this routinely. Once, Charge actually went to the nurse's home to check on him. Not even reprimanded.

Nurse who threw a gown at a patient who had asked for a new one because he had vomited on the one he was wearing. She was angry because it was shift change.

Nurse who turned off the alarms to the tele--the patient crashed and he was sitting on his phone at the RN station watching movies. Pt died.

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18 hours ago, panurse9999 said:

This was a nursing home, and the nurse who ran off every single new hire was obviously high on meth, had fire-engine red bloodshot eyes every day, would giggle, scream and maniacal laugh so she could be heard everywhere in the facility, and never actually did a med pass, except for the alert patients who knew their meds. She was in the click, adored by CNAs, and was probably making close to 6 figures annually with constant over time. Facility loved her because quality care be damned, this nurse was a greedy sure thing. 

^^^^THAT sounds like the idea for the next greatest TV show drama about nurses. (Down to the hair/eyes and laugh) 

This nurse Is loud, crazy and plays by her own rules! Melissa Methmouth stars in “Code Red” only on FOX! Lol

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Swellz has 6 years experience and works as a RN.

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Nurse not fired for telling the cardiothoracic surgeon who wanted her to emergently prep a patient for OR that, "I can't deal with this right now" and walking off the floor. Other staff prepped the patient. She did many a thing, but that's the one that stands out.

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1 hour ago, 0.5GPA said:

^^^^THAT sounds like the idea for the next greatest TV show drama about nurses. (Down to the hair/eyes and laugh) 

This nurse Is loud, crazy and plays by her own rules! Melissa Methmouth stars in “Code Red” only on FOX! Lol

💀 LMAO!

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God, we have had so many bad nurses at my nursing home. Two are sleeping together while married to outside parties, work 16 hours daily but aren’t allowed on the same unit. Why? Because they caused 4 cnas to quit because of how uncomfortable they made them. 

They are both aggressive and rude, constantly fighting with nurses and cnas. The female got in a screaming match over the ice pitcher not being filled during med count with nurse S, and the male came from our other unit to fight with Nurse S for his gf. He always calls the don for nothing, and asks her to make people “respect him because he is their boss!”

both were cnas at this facility but won’t touch patients without double gloving, or at all. Both sleep all night long but report people and lie about them just if they don’t get along.

We had another one that came to work drunk constantly. I asked why they hadn’t fired her and got told “we can’t fire someone for that, we can only offer assistance “.

currently we have one that is clearly high and always has med count off. She did not check her fragile patient at all during a double and the patient died. She said she didn’t know what to do about their low o2 and the other on duty nurse had to run and start the code completely.

 

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1 hour ago, Swellz said:

Nurse not fired for telling the cardiothoracic surgeon who wanted her to emergently prep a patient for OR that, "I can't deal with this right now" and walking off the floor. Other staff prepped the patient. She did many a thing, but that's the one that stands out.

Lmao I visited a resident once and they were delirious and trying to rip out their catheter and trying to bite me. I asked the cna for assistance because the resident was getting out of bed and she gave me the same line, left and never came back. 

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On 5/14/2019 at 4:22 PM, caliotter3 said:

Nurse did not get fired for sleeping 75% of the time on night shift, directly in the line of sight of the house supervisor.  This same nurse did not get fired for pre-pouring and hiding in the med cart, what meds she actually administered during her shift.  Nor did the same nurse get fired when it was discovered that she falsified all of the BG readings that she never actually performed.  You should have heard what the astute CNAs had to say about her (sometimes within earshot of the house supervisor).  I always wondered what she had on the supervisor that caused the supervisor to ignore the transgressions.

House supervisor generally does not have direct disciplinary oversight over any staff, other than to report anything to the nurse's manager. 

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2 hours ago, Hocuspocused said:

Lmao I visited a resident once and they were delirious and trying to rip out their catheter and trying to bite me. I asked the cna for assistance because the resident was getting out of bed and she gave me the same line, left and never came back. 

I'm not saying I wouldn't also feel like walking off in that situation, but I've never, ever, let the impulse get the best of me lol.

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NurseSpeedy has 18 years experience as a ADN, LPN, RN and works as a Nurse.

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On 5/14/2019 at 7:50 PM, hherrn said:

Claiming that all she needs to hold a job is a license and a pulse is just wrong.

She must have reliable transportation as well.

Eh, Lyft used to email bomb me and everyone I know advertising to apply for a driver position. She’s may be getting a ride or working for them on the side. Judging by how often the emails came, I don’t think they’re too choosy with who they hire-nice or nasty non applicable.

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