What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 24

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   twotrees2
    Quote from phriedomRN
    I'm assuming the violently kicking guy was between you and the door and you couldn't get out? Sheesh, I woulda had him tied down with a blanket or something. I'll give the crazy old folks 1 shot at me, then I'm taking actions to protect myself.

    no i was on the top of the bed trying to prevent him from hurting himself - guess working dementia/alzheimiers so long i just dont worry about me lol. its second nature to do what i have to do to protect the residents from themselves or others rather than protect me -may cost me someday i suppose but to date i have never been seriously injured - few bruises and strains lol.
  2. by   Jennifer, RN
    I was taking care of an actively dying pt, sbp's had been 60's, 70's palp. While looking at vital signs log, no VS were documented on pt. I then went up to CNA assigned to pt and asked about vitals, was told by CNA (after looking at her scrap piece of paper with a thousand things written on it) that pt had bp of 120/81/ AMAZING!!!! Fully recovered with stupidity!!!
  3. by   JessicRN
    Quote from TheCommuter
    It greatly helps to place one's self in the shoes of the CNA, especially a LTC CNA. I work at a nursing home, and each one of my CNAs is assigned 12 to 15 patients each. They simply do not have the time to sit with one patient for an extended period of time when there are other call lights that need to be answered in an expedient manner.

    In addition, most LTC facilities suffer from high employee turnover and attrition rates, so the DON usually won't bestow severe punishments upon lazy staff members. The DON is just happy that a warm body has arrived to fill the necessary shift. In addition, there's typically not enough quality time for most LTC nurses and aides to devote to non-emergencies such as panic attacks and screaming. Few, if any, procedures are done by the book in LTC. You'll learn as you spend more time in your new LVN role.

    Not sure but I think you missed the point I think the OP was commenting to the fact that the CNA was going to give a medication to a patient instead of the nurse. And by the CNA's reaction she knew she should not have done this and she seems have done this more then once
  4. by   JessicRN
    A long time ago I watched a nurse insert a feeding tube then while she was taping the tube to the pt's nose she accidently cut the feeding tube instead of immediatley pulling it out she left the patient to tell the MD. The tube slipped down the pts throat and had to be removed with forceps. ooops
  5. by   JessicRN
    A long time ago I watched a nurse insert a feeding tube then while she was taping the tube to the pt's nose she accidently cut the feeding tube instead of immediatley pulling it out she left the patient to tell the MD. The tube slipped down the pts throat and had to be removed with forceps. ooops
  6. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from JessicRN
    A long time ago I watched a nurse insert a feeding tube then while she was taping the tube to the pt's nose she accidently cut the feeding tube instead of immediatley pulling it out she left the patient to tell the MD. The tube slipped down the pts throat and had to be removed with forceps. ooops
  7. by   hlfpnt
    I saw a nurse move a rectal tube pouch out of her way so she could put the side rail down...then, with the same gloves on, she proceeded to start an IV !
  8. by   jill48
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    This is a CNA story but it was so funny at the time

    Ill never forget the time my CNA was showering a female patient. She took her to the shower and the next thing I know she steps out the door white as a sheet she said ..."UH hello nursie down there...UH denise come here please, we have to have a talk".. I thought the lady was dead or something.. I go down there and she says..."The next time i am about to shower a female with a penis will you please tell me before hand"....I said "WHAT" . The lady had a prolapsed uterus and her cervix was hanging out...
    OMG i'm laughing so hard right now. That's classic.
  9. by   nogzilla
    I know this is supposed to be about nurses, but this residents mistake is too funny not to pass on. On the ICU i work on a newer resident walked into a patients room who was alarming asystole. He proceeded to immediately give this sweet little 90 something year old lady a lovely pericardial thump. To which she opened her eyes and said "WHAT THE F DID YOU DO THAT FOR?" Her lead had come off and she was sleeping peacefully before his not so plesant visit to her.
  10. by   ann945n
    I was following a RN as a nursing student in the OB unit. We are in a pts room and she is educating her on how to breast feed her new infant. She is explaining how to twist the nipple slightly to help move the nipple outward when some colostrum comes out of the moms nipple *the RN was handling moms breast in a respectful way in teaching* so the RN wipes up the colostrum with her BARE finger (no glove) and then places her finger in the infants mouth saying "yum yum" cutely to the baby, i thought i would DIE!
  11. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from nogzilla
    I know this is supposed to be about nurses, but this residents mistake is too funny not to pass on. On the ICU i work on a newer resident walked into a patients room who was alarming asystole. He proceeded to immediately give this sweet little 90 something year old lady a lovely pericardial thump. To which she opened her eyes and said "WHAT THE F DID YOU DO THAT FOR?" Her lead had come off and she was sleeping peacefully before his not so plesant visit to her.
    I bet he will never do that again without making sure the leads are on correctly first!!!
  12. by   Otessa
    I had nurse a few years ago think TKO meant "total knock out"
    to her it meant WIDE OPEN!!!

    She got fired later......
  13. by   guy_nurse
    On my first day of clinical rotations, I witnessed the (my) charge nurse administer a flu shot to a patient being discharged. She did not wash her hands, she wiped the pt with an alcohol pad, injected (don't think that she aspirated), picked up the same alcohol pad (from the bed, which is where she dropped it originally) and gave the injection site one swipe with it. Never put on a glove! Never washed her hands before or after.
    No biggie right? Well to us (2 students, first day on the unit), this procedure has been beaten into our heads for like 2 months. Not to mention this hospital did not do well with their JCAHO evaluation for this exact type of thing.

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