Some people have a lot of.....nerve.... - page 2

Just when you think you have heard and seen it all.....:( 1. Had a pt who has been a DNR forever, at the nursing home and our hospital. Family is going out of town for a week, want the... Read More

  1. by   Agnus
    Thank you for standing up for your LPNs. We need more nurses in management doing this.

    I am bitter right now because I have a couple managers that have RN after their names that are not nurses. Not advocates, not looking out for the good of patients, not supportive of anyone but self... well you get it.
  2. by   deespoohbear
    I will always stand up for a good nurse, regardless of her credentials...

    I think some people are just arrogant when it comes to LPNs. Years ago, when I worked as a CNA in a nursing home this one old lady would always ask nurses if they were an RN or LPN. If the person was an RN she would make the following comment. "Oh good. You are a real nurse, not a let's play nurse. I found that very insulting to the nurses....
  3. by   howie122832
    I had a patient when I was a student that was hospitalized because he had alzheimers and his "wife was going on a cruise. She knew that he needed tx, but waited until 2 days before she left to have him brought from the nursing home he was in. Well, when he got to the hosp, he had multiple decubs, and a swollen scrotum ,and "gonads". They were the size of a cantaloupe.... I'm not lying! The surgeon came in to eval and decided that surgery to remove "them" was necessary! (Duh, no doctor here, but man, I'm just saying!!) anyways, they tried to get in touch with the wife for consent, but low and behold, she had already set sail...after lots of meetings with the hospital attorneys, and "big wigs" the surgery was performed. They were able to talk to the wife from the ship, and got a verbal consent the next day. And she came back a week later,..with a tan, and like it was nothing...
    So, I'm just guessing that this happens alot more than we think..
  4. by   BBFRN
    People can be real idiots sometimes.
  5. by   CraftyLPN
    We have had several ofthose too...DNR"S changed to full code while family takes a trip....hmmmmmmmm
    Also want to vent about the LPN thing... I am a LPN charge nurse @ a looked at my tag..and says "I want to talk to a charge nurse"I told her I was one...and she said no...A CHARGE NURSE>GRR>>
  6. by   caliotter3
    We used to get that question from family members occasionally in the LTC and the nurse would answer, "In my country (not born in US) I am an RN. One of them told me once that there is no such thing as LPN in their country. I've actually seen this answer satisfy the family member asking? (They never wondered why the indiv couldn't pass US RN boards???? And no, I am not saying that LPN/LVN boards are easier, I know they're not).
  7. by   mark_LD_RN
    there will always be ignorant people the credentials don't mean a thing i have worked with excellent nuses LPN,RN(ADN,DIPLOMA,BSN,MSN AND PHD) that i would like to care for me or my family. likewise i have worked with horrible ones in all in all the afore mentioned groups . two of the best nurses i work with are LPN's. and this comes fron a Registered Nut Bull Sh*t Nurse
  8. by   melissa24
    Changing your loved one's code status for your own convenience is extremely selfish.

    Is it because they want to be there when he dies, or because they don't want their vacation interrupted?

    Either way, it's one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard.