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And The Reason Nurses Don't Get Fired

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GSDlvrRN has 4 years experience as a BSN and works as a RN.

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Nurse not fired for disconnecting dobutamine drip and allowed patient to shower by himself. He passed out in the shower and suffered a SDH. He was 26.

Nurse not fired for repeatedly answering desk phone and just hanging up. 

Nurse not fired for transporting a patient via ambulance to a hospital 4 hours away, on the clock, without permission from a supervisor or doctors order (or indication) for patient to be transported with an RN.

Nurse not fired for not responding to patient tachycardic, pulse 206. She stated “The doctor is aware so it’s fine”.

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Leaving your relief at shift change with a bleeding pt with bad IVs and systolic in the 70s because you can’t be late for NP clinicals.

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TriciaJ has 37 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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Lordy, if the public sees this thread, our "most-trusted profession" status will be out the window.

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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Nurse did not get fired for leaving the facility multiple times during her shift and had no accountability for where she was and blew up at management for even questioning her about it.  I think "How dare you accuse me" was the only explanation she ever gave.  

 

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2 hours ago, Swellz said:

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.

Right! I mean I understand too, cause I work in healthcare too but you shouldn’t just dip haha. Maybe she had a bad day. 

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osceteacher has 15 years experience and works as a Practice educator.

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Guy took a CVC out with the patient in a chair, air embolism and death followed.

In fairness he was a fantastic nurse who showed true remorse and learning, but he was back to work a month later. I'm glad he has a career still but he recklessly acted and killed someone.

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and works as a nurse unit manager.

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Nurse not fired for restraining a pt to a bed with a bed sheet.  Subsequent 4 nurses not fired for same thing.

Nurse manager not fired despite napping in meetings, no understanding of flow, no understanding of dealing with pts with brain injuries or addictions (pt was sent to my dept over their Christmas closure and went from being 1:1 sitter, screaming all night and sleeping all day to sleeping at night, no sitter, awake and engaging in activities during the day and no anti psychotic meds), by failing to discharge a pt 3 MONTHS earlier pt fell, fractured her femur and died.

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Snatchedwig has 3 years experience as a CNA, LPN and works as a LTACH Medsurg.

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Theres this dude that apparently signed other nurses signatures on the narcotic sheet. Still here and kicking

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bluegeegoo2 has 11 years experience as a LPN and works as a LPN.

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Nurse changed a PEG tube, charted "Unable to verify placement x 2 nurses...", bolused meds and resumed feeding anyway. This was around MN. Pt was dead before noon. 

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

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40 minutes ago, bluegeegoo2 said:

Nurse changed a PEG tube, charted "Unable to verify placement x 2 nurses...", bolused meds and resumed feeding anyway. This was around MN. Pt was dead before noon. 

How in the world do they not get fired/license revoked for this? It's criminal!

 

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ShadowNurse has 3 years experience.

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Nurse not fired despite more than 15 separate naroctic discrepancies on her shifts. Only action was (temporary) removal of narcotic privileges.

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bluegeegoo2 has 11 years experience as a LPN and works as a LPN.

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7 hours ago, KCMnurse said:

How in the world do they not get fired/license revoked for this? It's criminal!

 

I wondered the same thing, frequently and aloud. She continued to work at that facility like nothing happened. I'm still appalled by it and it's been over 10 years ago. 

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