Coworkers Opening Patient Windows During Inclement Weather

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by SilverBells SilverBells, BSN Member Nurse

Specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager. Has 7 years experience.

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sevensonnets

sevensonnets

975 Posts

Oh, the souls can escape if you just leave the door open a sliver. 

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 41 years experience. 4,292 Posts

4 hours ago, Davey Do said:

ACT-SHOO-ALL-LEE, TriciaJ, you're more predictable and comforting.

Our styles of replying to posts are similar, in that we are consistently respectful, use "verbal" listening techniques, and are generally supportive.  We tend to treat others as we ourselves want to be treated, approaching threads with a certain gracefulness, most likely due to our age and life histories.

The mainstream posters tend to smugly and arrogantly barge into a thread and bluntly state their opinions. They will ask rhetorically loaded questions meant to challenge, so they can belittle their perceived opponent in an endeavor to be part of a powerful pecking party, thereby elevating their low self esteem.

I did not predict your return, merely longed for it, and breathe a sigh of relief!

 

No. Request denied.

Well, thanks Davy.  Actually, the reason I took a hiatus is because of exactly what you described:  someone reads something they disagree with,  ask the poster angry challenging questions that are really thinly-disguised accusations, and then hammer home their self-righteous superiority.  There was an awful lot of that going on for awhile, with hangers-on giving a lot of "like"s to that behaviour.

In fact, there may be some of that going on right now on a different thread...

guest1163268

guest1163268

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55 minutes ago, sevensonnets said:

Oh, the souls can escape if you just leave the door open a sliver. 

I don't get this? Wouldn't SilverBells have noticed someone shining the bright white light outside of the windows ??????

Nunya

Nunya, BSN

Specializes in NICU/Mother-Baby/Peds/Mgmt. Has 40 years experience. 771 Posts

On 4/12/2021 at 1:19 PM, Been there,done that said:

Perhaps you should move on. I have never worked in any facility where the windows opened. 

Too many patients and nurses who would jump.

Or push someone out.....?

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Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,561 Posts

On 4/12/2021 at 1:20 PM, SilverBells said:

Are you saying that posting unusual threads or comments on Allnurses.com isn't your first choice of activity during your downtime? 

  

You post quite the amount of unusual threads

SilverBells, BSN

Specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager. Has 7 years experience. 1,010 Posts

24 minutes ago, Hoosier_RN said:

You post quite the amount of unusual threads

Alas, we all have our gifts and purposes in life.  Mine just happens to be stranger than most...

Nurse Pompom

95 Posts

We can't open our windows. We get to enjoy poop smell longer than you all. Don't be jealous now, maybe one day you will know what it is too.

amoLucia

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC. 7,735 Posts

OP posts a lot of threads, and she also responds to a whole bunch.

Her own, and also occ posts of OTHER members.

guest1163268

guest1163268

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43 minutes ago, Nurse Pompom said:

We can't open our windows. We get to enjoy poop smell longer than you all. Don't be jealous now, maybe one day you will know what it is too.

Do you guys have an elephant ????? eating Mexican food ??and drinking Pepsi in your ward too ????? I've said before and I will say it again, that is some combustible ***?????

sideshowstarlet, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Developmental Disorders. Has 9 years experience. 1 Article; 233 Posts

On 4/12/2021 at 3:30 PM, amoLucia said:

 

 

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Accidentally hit quote button and managed to submit a comment. Can't delete it, but it's letting me edit.

sideshowstarlet, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Developmental Disorders. Has 9 years experience. 1 Article; 233 Posts

I have no advice. I'm just amazed the windows at OP's facility open. Both SNF's/LTC's I've worked at in the past were in the south, and those windows didn't open.

It would have been nice if they had. I could understand not wanting a patient to jump out the window (there's news stories where this has happened). But come on, at least make it so we can open the ones on the first floor.

There's a lot wrong with both of those facilities, but that window thing was a DEALBREAKER! Clearly, you have a staff member who feels the same way. ????

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Davey Do

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 10,094 Posts

5 hours ago, TriciaJ said:

Actually, the reason I took a hiatus is because of exactly what you described:  someone reads something they disagree with,  ask the poster angry challenging questions that are really thinly-disguised accusations, and then hammer home their self-righteous superiority. 

Well stated, TriciaJ.

The rather cliche-ish statement, "You can't fix stupid" applies across the board with other levels of intelligence or personality types. Closed-minded arrogant types fit into the definition of being delusional, in that they hold a firm fixed belief in spite of evidence to the contrary.

Making negative types persona non grata is my favorite method of dealing with that type. I truly enjoy debating, or arguing a premise, but too often personal attacks ensue when an opponent's premise cannot hold water, or foundation is threatened. Once a member starts using personal affronts in a discussion, I'm outta there.