What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 30

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   texas_lvn
    Quote from lamazeteacher
    Why were you unable, as an LVN, to get the Xanax? I assume you work in a Long Term Care Facility, as you called the patient a "res", and I know it's very tough to staff those adequately. Possibly the DON was "bottom of the barrel". Write your concerns to the Administrator, and if your facility is part of a large network, cc the CEO of that.

    You really should be working at an acute care facility, as a neophyte LVN, where hopefully you'll see how nursing is practised by caring professionals.
    If I'd been the DON there, the newspaper reader would have been doc'd whatever period of time she was reading it, and on the evaluation of the ?R.N., it would be noted that she could organize her personal time to allow trips to the bathroom on her break.

    First off I am no longer a "neophyte" and at that time I did not want to work anywhere but in longterm care. I can honestly say that I learned just as much there as I have in a hospital setting.

    Secondly, the only way to get to the xanax, or ANY meds for that matter is thru a closed, LOCKED door that only the nurse on duty has. I was going out the door. The LVN that relieved me had just come on duty. Why are you being so judgemental of me? I didnt do anything to you, and I ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO DO MY JOB.

    Lastly, this incident was several years ago. I made this thread up for laughs.
  2. by   twotrees2
    Quote from texas_lvn
    First off I am no longer a "neophyte" and at that time I did not want to work anywhere but in longterm care. I can honestly say that I learned just as much there as I have in a hospital setting.

    Secondly, the only way to get to the xanax, or ANY meds for that matter is thru a closed, LOCKED door that only the nurse on duty has. I was going out the door. The LVN that relieved me had just come on duty. Why are you being so judgemental of me? I didnt do anything to you, and I ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO DO MY JOB.

    Lastly, this incident was several years ago. I made this thread up for laughs.
    i wouldnt worry if i were you - you did nothing wrong - and as for someeone saying go up the rung - i know and am sure you lknow as your place sounds like quite a few ive worked at - the administrator wouldnt have done anything and they arent about to give you the ceo's no - even at a place i was wrongfully fired from they only gave me some number with some very well trained withch who wasnt about to get me a ceo!! she was cool and rude and as much as told me that what i had to say ( i had to tell her the whole story) was not worth bothering them about - if they wont listen about a possible wrongful firing even after i said i would get a lawyer ( of course im sure they knew i wouldnt as couldnt afford it) they sure dont care about a nurse reading the paper and cnas ignoring lights - and dont bother tellings state as they go in and they are alll very well NOT documented and about staff on purpose ( it would look bad if they kept inept people) and staffing numbers are fanaggled so youwould look like a retard and they had ohhh so overstaffed it not funny.
  3. by   texas_lvn
    [QUOTE=twotrees2]

    Thanks twotrees2. I did what I felt was appropriate. I took it to my DON. Besides that one incident, there was really nothing else that happened. I actually still work there PRN and love it when I am there. The DON was a great DON and she did what she felt appropriate at the time. I also told her that next time, I would go to the BNE, and she agreed. I have no hatred or dislike toward them, I was simply stating I can not believe some of the stuff nurses do without thinking that they could loose their license over.


    Also, if the poster would have read further she would have realized everything I had already said. I guess some people do not read every post, or at least a few posts without jumping to assumptions. and you know what happens when you make assumptions.
    Now lets laugh.
  4. by   twotrees2
    [QUOTE=texas_lvn]
    Quote from twotrees2

    Thanks twotrees2. I did what I felt was appropriate. I took it to my DON. Besides that one incident, there was really nothing else that happened. I actually still work there PRN and love it when I am there. The DON was a great DON and she did what she felt appropriate at the time. I also told her that next time, I would go to the BNE, and she agreed. I have no hatred or dislike toward them, I was simply stating I can not believe some of the stuff nurses do without thinking that they could loose their license over.


    Also, if the poster would have read further she would have realized everything I had already said. I guess some people do not read every post, or at least a few posts without jumping to assumptions. and you know what happens when you make assumptions.
    Now lets laugh.


    :spin: ROFLMAO - as a ( so i thought when she was first precepting me) very old wise and cranky RN told me the first day i started working as an intern - never ASSUME anything in nursing for it will make an ass out of you an me - hahhaa. looking back - she ended up being my best preceptoir lol. hugs.
  5. by   texas_lvn
    Working med/surg the other night a fellow nurse looked at me and asked "why do trach pts have more phlem than the rest of us?:trout: :trout: :trout:
    I didn't have the heart to tell her her goes directly into her tummy. She would have vomited.
  6. by   praeclarus
    A nurse injecting Paracetamol direct IV without taking the needle..(in case your IV tubings are different, ours has another opening near the IV site where you give bolus injections and you need to remove the needle for the tip of the syringe to fit.)

    anyway, the kid, yes the kid, was currently having a blood transfusion...so basically, the blood leaked, and we had to discard the whole bag. Fortunately, the child was allergic, so it was not a complete waste.
  7. by   WOLFE
    PRBC'S hanging with D5........
  8. by   angelcharm
    Quote from lovingtheunloved
    that is just freaking sick. i worked with an aide once that did peri care for a resident without gloves, (he had been incontinent), didn't wash her hands, then went to the nurses' station and ate a donut.

    lol.. she must have had a temporary amnesia after seeing the donut..
  9. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from WOLFE
    PRBC'S hanging with D5........
  10. by   nursejohio
    Quote from texas_lvn
    "why do trach pts have more phlem than the rest of us?:trout: :trout: :trout:
    I didn't have the heart to tell her her goes directly into her tummy.

    Didn't have the heart to tell her what goes directly to the tummy? Must been a really rough surgery if the trach is ending in the esophagus
  11. by   tvccrn
    Quote from WOLFE
    PRBC'S hanging with D5........
    Why is that such a bad thing? Now the standard is NS, but quite a few years ago, you wouldn't have heard of blood hung with anything EXCEPT D5.
  12. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Quote from phriedomRN
    Didn't have the heart to tell her what goes directly to the tummy? Must been a really rough surgery if the trach is ending in the esophagus
    I think she meant that people w/o trachs, usually swallow most of their mucus/phlegm.
  13. by   hollya5334
    Quote from phriedomRN
    Didn't have the heart to tell her what goes directly to the tummy? Must been a really rough surgery if the trach is ending in the esophagus
    Phrediom, I *think* what she meant was the people without trachs swallow most of our phlem. :spin: Took me a minute, too

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