Vent: Embarrassed during change of shift. - page 2

During change of shift, Per our policy myself and the oncoming day shift nurse were checking duragesic patch placement on our residents. we entered resident A's room and she proceeded to look for... Read More

  1. by   lindarn
    If she dug her nails into your arm, and it broke the skin, I would file an incident report to protect yourself iin case it becomes infected. And I agree that she should be reported. This is battery. JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
  2. by   Whispera
    Hmmm....besides the fact that she had no right to dig her nails into your arm or make such a comment in front of the patient...

    Did you find the patch? I'm very suspicious here.....was she trying to hide something?

    Warm hugs to you...I'm so sorry you had to go through that.
  3. by   lady00t
    I agree with the "talk to her first" route. If you cant do it face to face write a note and give it to her. Don't threaten her in the note but do tell her about the unprofessional behavior. But please address it. You could also tell your supervisor if you don't feel comfortable with either method.
  4. by   redshiloh
    OK I'm glad someone else mentioned this staff members reaction and thought it suspicious. Based on what you wrote, I am thinking there's more to her story. Did you verify the patch?
  5. by   Christina Wright
    Wow...all I can say to that is that she was way out of line. Not only did she handle it very inappropriately but she did it in front of the patient. If I read this correctly you were just trying to be helpful in her patch scavenger hunt. Geez. She needs to get over herself. If I was you, once we left the patient, I would have politely asked her to not touch you again and reported it. Whatever happened to personal space anyway????
  6. by   RN1982
    I'm sorry but to me that would be assault.
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    I agree with llg's suggestion on how to handle it, at least initially. But my first mind says that this woman may have something to hide.

    A question I do have for the OP is if she is familiar with this nurse, what is her 'normal' behavior, and if anyone else has made comments about her.
  8. by   gigi919
    Wow! How inappropriate and unprofessional of her. I commend you for not reacting like we would in the streets. (smile) I agree that her behavior is suspicious, and I would bet you are not the first to have experience her irrational behavior.

    You have nothing to be embarrassed about, but this does need to be addressed with your supervisor. Good luck!
  9. by   pageygirl
    that was horrible that she did this to you
    shes the one thats uptight
  10. by   iteachob
    Quote from lady00t
    I agree with the "talk to her first" route. If you cant do it face to face write a note and give it to her. Don't threaten her in the note but do tell her about the unprofessional behavior. But please address it. You could also tell your supervisor if you don't feel comfortable with either method.
    There is no need to confront this person. This should be reported to your immediate supervisor.
  11. by   MaverickyMaverick
    Maybe she was wearing one too many of the patches herself.... she sounds scary and I would definitely confront her inappropriate behavior. Stand up for yourself even if you have to do it behind her back (report her).
  12. by   iteachob
    Quote from MaverickyMaverick
    Maybe she was wearing one too many of the patches herself.... she sounds scary and I would definitely confront her inappropriate behavior. Stand up for yourself even if you have to do it behind her back (report her).
    Um.....vertical chain of command......

    I'll repeat. There is no need for confrontation!
  13. by   lftiger
    I would have kicked her in the butt until her nose started to bleed!! But, seriously, she probably would not have tried that on a male or a resident who was capable of defending themselves. Don't be embarrassed...be proactive and report her before she REALLY hurts somebody!

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