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Another chapter for the book

Geriatric   (1,753 Views | 7 Replies)

CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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As some of you know, I'm writing a book about my years in long term care....

Here's another chapter: A nurse came to work with a runny nose...ok so I get you might have allergies. He thought it was okay to walk around with gobs of Kleenex stuffed up his nose. The nurse manager told him it wasn't appropriate. I had to tell him it wasn't appropriate. I walked on the unit later in the day and there he was again with tissues stuffed up his nose. Is it me or have I entered into the Twilight Zone of nursing?

Rant over.

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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.... So nurse isn't smart enough to take something for allergies?

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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Oh my goodness! Seriously?!?? Wow.

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bluegeegoo2 has 11 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC.

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Ah, so Mr. Nurse thought he would make a display of how "miserable" he really was so that he would get sent home? Cute. My kids tried those types of displays as well. Too bad that I wasn't born yesterday.

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Animal House R.N. has 23 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LVN and specializes in Geriatircs/Rural Hospitals.

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Get a grip. :roflmao:

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No Stars In My Eyes has 43 years experience and specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

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The ​least he could do is wear a mask so ya wouldn't have to LOOK at the noseplugs !

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

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I'd hand him my purse and say take your pick...we've got Zyrtec, Benadryl, Sudafed, Afrin (well, if you take that one don't give me back what's left...). I'm the mother of an active toddler, I don't get to play/be sick. Something in that bag of tricks will work better than the Kleenex nasal packing.

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No Stars In My Eyes has 43 years experience and specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

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I'd hand him my purse and say take your pick...we've got Zyrtec, Benadryl, Sudafed, Afrin (well, if you take that one don't give me back what's left...). I'm the mother of an active toddler, I don't get to play/be sick. Something in that bag of tricks will work better than the Kleenex nasal packing.

Hear ya! I am another one who has multiple OTC nostrums in my purse at all times, just-in-case. Friends and co-workers used to refer to my purse as 'The Pharmacy'. :woot:

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