What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 12

What have other peers done intentional/unintentional to freak you out? Good or bad. Happy or sad. On my FIRST day as an LVN, (LTC) a res was screaming in her room as I was walking out to leave. I... Read More

  1. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from daisey_may

    While I was doing my ER rotation, it was pretty quiet...the biggest action I got was a tetanus shot, but i learned a lot about relationships. Mostly, the nurse would come back to the desk and report to the doctor vital signs and some assessments and he would go in. ( I was surprised by how slow everything went) Anyway, the doc would come out and asked the nurse what she thought. Well, she said what she thought but gave it inquistively, letting him know that HE was the doc and she was the nurse. He said, "no, I'm serious. I trust you. I want to know what your expert opinion is." She thought about it, then answered something similar to what first said, just slightly different. THe doctor then said "if you're sure, then I'm sure, too". ANd that was the diagnosis.

    Granted, I was only there a few hours. Who knows, maybe it was some game they play and the doctor was thinking the same thing the enitre time...but I still found it really strange...
    I have seen physicians ask a nurse's aide what they think (knowing that she was an aide)...scary...
  2. by   supernurse65
    I was an LPN with deep respect for RNs. My "supervisor" checked an O2 tank by lighting her lighter next to it to see how full it was OMG I ran out of the room so fast and called the DON.

    Different RN (still an LPN) tried to open a g-tube stoma with a pair of bandage scissors before inserting the g-tube. OMG another call to the DON. Needless to say I HAD to go to RN school so I didnt have to work with supervisors who had no clue what was going on. I'm sure I'll think of more later.
  3. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from supernurse65
    I was an LPN with deep respect for RNs. My "supervisor" checked an O2 tank by lighting her lighter next to it to see how full it was OMG I ran out of the room so fast and called the DON.

    Different RN (still an LPN) tried to open a g-tube stoma with a pair of bandage scissors before inserting the g-tube. OMG another call to the DON. Needless to say I HAD to go to RN school so I didnt have to work with supervisors who had no clue what was going on. I'm sure I'll think of more later.
    LIT HER LIGHTER NEXT TO THE OXYGEN TANK?????? OMG...now THAT takes the CAKE!!!! Now, she wants to kill the whole freaking hospital! THAT 'nurse' should be placed UNDER the grave!!!
  4. by   destiny5
    Quote from lovingtheunloved
    i'm a cna in ltc. i would never ever put my hands on a medication, especially a narcotic. it is out of a cna's scope of practice. what nurse would put herself at risk like that? sheesh. and obviously, in this situation, they did have the time to sit with the resident for 10 minutes, since the cna was chilling at the station with the newspaper.

    as far as things that freak me out, i'm sure most of you have seen this, but i work with a nurse who, for the past 30 years, has recapped needles with her teeth. i shudder.


    whatttttt???????? with her teeth?--- i laughed to keep from crying.
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from destiny5
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    whatttttt???????? with her teeth?--- i laughed to keep from crying.
    i have to surrender to the fact that people in the health care profession are simply crazy. i thought that i have seen some stuff, but reading these posts lets me know that i have been beat out by the best regarding witnessing horrors! this is a great thread! i run to my computer every few hours to see what else creeps up here!!
  6. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from supernurse65
    I was an LPN with deep respect for RNs. My "supervisor" checked an O2 tank by lighting her lighter next to it to see how full it was OMG I ran out of the room so fast and called the DON.

    Different RN (still an LPN) tried to open a g-tube stoma with a pair of bandage scissors before inserting the g-tube. OMG another call to the DON. Needless to say I HAD to go to RN school so I didnt have to work with supervisors who had no clue what was going on. I'm sure I'll think of more later.
    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, or in your case go to school. LOL. Congrats on the RN:mortarboard:
  7. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I have to surrender to the fact that people in the health care profession are simply crazy. I run to my computer every few hours to see what else creeps up here!!
    You have no idea how many times I have came to this thread. I am greatful to learn from their mistakes, but goodness it can be funnnnnny.
  8. by   destiny5
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    check out the thread "my worst mistake". Nurses here have discussed mistakes they have made. I read the entire thread and with one exception, every nurse was devasted by the mistake they made even when no harm was done by the mistake. But some of the things described on this thread boggle the mind.
    Here's a BIG problem. The nurses in the other thread "REALIZED" their mistakes & will likely learn from them. What about the seemingly "clueless" nurses in this thread. Were they corrected? I hope that they were led to the "light", but I'm sure some of the ones who "do no wrong" probably think there way was ok. SCARY....SCARY.....
  9. by   ArmyMSN
    True story: One of my buddies told me a story that still is hard to believe. As he's coming in for the evening shift at a civilian hospital, he sees a nurse taking scissors to several IVPB bags (antibiotics). He asks her what she's doing, and she says, "I didn't have time to give these" as she's pouring them down the drain - I don't know whether to laugh or cry everytime I hear the story.
  10. by   kessadawn
    Quote from butterflynurse
    i work in a ltc facility on day shift. on another shift there was a nurse that was upbeat, chatty and laughed a lot. well apparently she got on another nurses nerves so the other nurse took it upon herself to pour some liquid medicine, i can't remember what it was, into that nurses tea!!! to calm her down!! that nurse didn't find out til the next night because one of the cna's heard her talking about it. thank goodness she had no ill effects and made it home safe. the other nurse got fired after that.

    [font="century gothic"]this reminded me of a very scary, very vindictive nurse i once worked with while i was a nursing assistant in a nursing home. we had gotten donuts during our night shift, and she had ordered a few extra to take home to her family in the am. well, when dayshift came in, they saw 4 donuts left in the big donut box, assumed they were leftovers, and ate them. now i would've been a little miffed too, but instead of telling them "hey, those were mine for my kids" or something, she was quiet about it during report. the next shift she worked, she ordered more creamsticks, and according to her (she was in the med room for an hour, so no one actually witnessed this) she took the cream out of the donuts, mixed it with milk of magnesia and sugar, then put the cream back in the donuts! she promptly offered these to the dayshift nurses at report in the am, and they ate them! now we have one staff bathroom in that unit, and the dayshift nursing asst told me those poor girls were fighting over it all afternoon. only the good lord knows what she really did to those donuts, and thankfully no one had any serious after affects, but still! thank goodness she was fired shortly after, she had a history of doing vindictive stuff all the time, and even a few patients had accused her!
  11. by   muffie
    seeing green nasal cavity material on the wall of the staff washroom!!!!!!!
    yuck
  12. by   daisey_may
    The few posts here about nurses slipping drugs into other nurses food really gets me. I would never have thought about doing that--or to think that someone would do it to me. Nursing is a very trusting profession...nurses have to be able to trust each other too! What a horrible thing!
  13. by   kessadawn
    Quote from muffie
    seeing green nasal cavity material on the wall of the staff washroom!!!!!!!
    yuck
    God bless America, that's just nasty.

    How about our poor hosekeeper had to put a sign in the employee restroom to remind the ladies to wrap up used feminine products and place the in the proper recepticle. Apparently someone has just been tossing them UNWRAPPED AND UNFOLDED right onto the trash can for the dirty paper towels!

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