Published Mar 3, 2005
I don't know about you, but out in the "real world" I've seen a lot of things that would not fly in school! Here are a few:
Not using MARs on med pass
Not washing hands/using sanitizer between patients
CNAs not wearing gloves to clean up BM
Not wearing gloves to do fingersticks
Like I said, these are just a few. Can anyone think of anything else???
Picking up any newspaper, anywhere, to check the obituaries, or the police report. :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
i have never seen a cna not use gloves when attending a patient esp cleaning bm..very few nurses do not wash.santaize hands after being with a patient whether they are going to new pt or not
the rest i have seen
plus giving otc meds not spec ordered by md...ie apap, mom immodium and just not charting it...poor pratice b/c the oncoming nurse is not aware of problems that pt has or that they have already been medicated
meownsmile, BSN, RN
Checkin to see if there is a full moon.
Hmmm...here are a few of mine:
Read the obits
Avoid really sickly looking elderly people in stores on days off (I know this is horrible)
I didn't wash my hands always between patients
A few times I didn't wear gloves for hard IV sticks (That really IS Bad)
Just to name a few...Now that I work in NICU though I've change those alot...I always wear gloves...I'm totally obsessive about handwashing....have become totally anal in general. Don't really read the Obits that much because the likelyhood of me seeing a patient that I cared for is little (not that I WANT to...don't get me wrong). I still avoid frail old people on days off...critique medical dramas....and eat standing up. :)
I don't know about you, but out in the "real world" I've seen a lot of things that would not fly in school! Here are a few:CNAs not wearing gloves to clean up BM
That's just gross.
I don't know about you, but out in the "real world" I've seen a lot of things that would not fly in school! Here are a few:Pre-popping pillsNot using MARs on med passNot washing hands/using sanitizer between patientsCNAs not wearing gloves to clean up BMNot wearing gloves to do fingersticksLike I said, these are just a few. Can anyone think of anything else???
BCMA(BAR CODE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION) is much easier to work with
than MARS is to work with.
NOT WEARING GLOVES????? OMG that is truly disgusting. I would not want to get care there!
along the lines of checking to see if there is a full moon:
forgetting to bring my crystal ball so I can read the doctor's minds.
along the lines of checking to see if there is a full moon:forgetting to bring my crystal ball so I can read the doctor's minds.
You also need those crystal balls to do over-the-phone labor checks, and to tell the pts. how many more hours until the baby is born or when you think they will go into labor.
Tweety, BSN, RN
Fortunately have yet to see anyone, CNA or licensed nurse clean up BM without using gloves.
Have see the rest though.
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