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Do you consider an infiltrated IV a medical emergency

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by Therefornow Therefornow (New) New

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Left the ER for outpatient...today we had a patients IV infiltrate normal saline. The tech called me and let me know the infusion was stopped, IV removed and a compress applied. Pt in no distress. I was behind schedule and working with a patient so I let them know I’d be down in a minute to eval. My non nurse manager is hemming me up for not dropping everything and running down to that “medical emergency” . 

🙃🙃🙃 lawd I ain’t know that was an emergency like that LOL

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That's absurd.

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I prefer silence "🤨," since there are really no useful words for this kind of behavior. But, "Clearly you haven't worked in an ED" or "I will pretend you didn't really just say that" and a lot of other fun rolling in the mud comes to mind.

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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"Non-nurse manager".  Pretty much says it.

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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Ask them to explain how it's an emergency and what makes them more qualified than you to determine that.😛

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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Not an emergency unless it is a vesicant. How is it possible that this idiot is able to reprimand you for any medical issue, ridiculous!

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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3 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

Not an emergency unless it is a vesicant. How is it possible that this idiot is able to reprimand you for any medical issue, ridiculous!

You beat me to it. NS with no potassium or anything else yucky?? Bless their heart. 

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nursej22 has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in med/surg,CV.

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Have the non-nurse manager research "hypodemoclysis". 

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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20 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

Have the non-nurse manager research "hypodemoclysis". 

Hate to admit, but I had to Google it too.  LOL

 

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21 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

Have the non-nurse manager research "hypodemoclysis". 

Should be hypdermoclysis?

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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I think some of the issue is attitude.  Just because someone gets the word manager in front of their name they think they control every aspect of their staff.  She most likely is only supposed to manage work hours, positions, and time off, not tell an RN how to do something she herself is not qualified to do. Perhaps you should bring this up with her superior so that there are no more "misunderstandings".

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