Often wondered if this has happened to other nurses and if so, how was it handled?
You come to work get report make rounds and find a pt very dyspneic, or spiking a high temp, or crashing or even expired? Just last week
in report it was mentioned that one particular res. was was c/o ABD pain at 2330, but she went on to say, "I just couldn't deal with him." It has happened on our unit so many times that I can't even begin to count and it always seems to be after one particular nurse was in charge of that particular wing. Makes you wonder if these residents weren't sick prior to the beginning of our shift and just brushed off for the next shift to deal with. Why just last week a resident was buzzing the nurses station as I'm walking on the unit with my coat still on c/o ABD pain, the same res. as mentioned above. Went to check him out, noticed no urinary OP in drainage bag from foley, ABD very distended, rigid. Ask res. if anyone emptied his bag lately and he replied not since this afternoon around 0230...It is now 12MN! Asked him about having pain prior to "now" and he says, "I've been c/o pain since about 2230, one nurse came in and said she'd be back and never returned." Well the foley needed to be changed, but this same thing happened to the same res. with the same nurse with the previous foley! I'm just getting annoyed that problems like this could have been taken care of earlier. Not that I don't mind taking care of the res, but these people are made to suffer needlessly due to her "Let them take care of it" attitude. I would say it's pt neglect and involves serious ramifications. hmmmmmmm.....
Believe me, I don't like to rat on other people, but this is becoming a nasty habit with her. Ever come across this type of co-worker?