Did Anyone Take Their Daughter or Son to Work Today?

  1. Just wondering, since it was April 28th, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
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  3. by   zambezi
    Not that I have kids, but we had a sign up in our breakroom that stated: due to hipaa regulations, staff is not allowed to bring their son/daughter to work...then it went on to mention something about a career fair...
  4. by   redwinggirlie
    My neice went to work with her father. He is a truck driver. She loved it, as always.
    My son is a carpenter and could not last one second with what I do.... he declined.
  5. by   BeachNurse
    Strictly forbidden in my office..HIPPA violation.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    No cause I did not work, but they have been where I work many times.

    I spend every day with them as it is, homeschooling them. Sometimes work is my "escape" rofl.
  7. by   NurseyBaby'05
    I don't have little ones yet. There was one guy from a different floor who brought his daughter with him to our floor. We told him (gently, of course) to leave and send someone else. The floor I'm on now is Hematology/Oncology and children under twelve are not permitted. There are bright pink signs on every entrance (locked, by the way) stating this and why and he just brought her anyway. Then he had the nerve to be uspet with us for enforcing rules to keep our patients free from infection. :angryfire
  8. by   donmomofnine
    I brought three of my girls to our community. We had planned activities for the children ~ an introduction time, visiting each department and hearing from the dept heads. Had donuts with our men's club and listened as our residents told them all about themselves. Moms and kids had lunch together and the day ended with the kids playing bingo with the residents. It was great fun! My boys were ticked but I pointed out that they went to their father's work (he works in their school)! This was our first year doing anything so next year we will expand to have boys here as well, but keep the age requirement of nine and up!
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    I didn't work today but my 3 year old sees me at work all the time. My daughter too. And I'd rather she was in school anyway - those grade things, ya know?

  10. by   pfitz1079
    I didn't, and wouldn't ever. It's simply unsafe to bring a child of any age into the clinical environment. I was on the elevator last night with a tech from the lab. She was holding her toddler daughter's hand in one hand, and a box with a biohazard label in the other. Nice.

    Pete Fitzpatrick
  11. by   Tweety
    We had two nurses bring their kids in they both were about 10. Wonder why our hospital didn't pick up on the HIPPA violation part of it.

    They just hung around the nurses station having fun answering the phone and the call lights. Passing out trays and such.

    Pete, I don't think of our med-surg unit as an unsafe clinical environment. (Except for the poor patients who have nurses with high RN to patient ratios ).
  12. by   javanurse2000
    MRSA, VRE....this week was "diptheroid" gram positive rods and hemolytic strep :uhoh21: (even though these were 'confined' to growing in someone's g-tube, I can't be 100% positive all of the CNA/other nurses have ALWAYS gloved when in contact with that thing)....the first the the kids yell when I get home is "Mommy's home!!!!!"...the first thing I yell is "don't touch me!!!!!" (the g-tube was replaced 2 days ago...hopefully those nasty bugs haven't traveled)
  13. by   pfitz1079
    Our units, generally speaking, are not unsafe for us. We've been trained to recognized hazards and take precautions that keep us safe. Most school-age children, however, have not. Therefore, bringing them into such an environment presents a danger to them. [In my book, that means those who did are bad parents.]

    I'll go to career day. I figure the worst that can happen to me is having to explain to the kindergarten that I'm not a doctor, and men can be nurses.

    Pete Fitzpatrick
  14. by   donmomofnine
    We don't consider our community to be a clinical site, it is our resident's home and they always welcome visitors! My girls are honor students, so missing a day wasn't a problem. They know how much I love my job and the place where I work. Although they have visited there before with me, they liked seeing all the departments and meeting all the department heads, along with all the people I talk about at the dinner table!