What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 42

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   bigsyis
    Quote from teeituptom
    Did I scare you that day
    TDF! Like there is any other way to charge paddles...isn't it always best to be prepared?
    Guess you just had to be there, and I can tell that you have, Tom!
  2. by   teeituptom
    Quote from bigsyis
    TDF! Like there is any other way to charge paddles...isn't it always best to be prepared?
    Guess you just had to be there, and I can tell that you have, Tom!
    She and I work together, so I was laughing with her.
  3. by   bigsyis
    Ruh-roh! And I thought that you were just an old-time ER nurse. Mea culpa, and my apologies.:uhoh21:
  4. by   sjt9721
    Quote from teeituptom
    Did I scare you that day
    Ha-ha!

    No, this was back in Oklahoma. "Put down the paddles and step away from the defibrillator!"
  5. by   EmmaG
    Quote from sjt9721
    Ha-ha!

    No, this was back in Oklahoma. "Put down the paddles and step away from the defibrillator!"
    Not long ago in my neck of the woods, a rookie rescue squad EMT shocked a coworker as a joke. She died.

    http://www.bookofjoe.com/2006/01/behindthemedspe_7.html
  6. by   teeituptom
    Quote from bigsyis
    Ruh-roh! And I thought that you were just an old-time ER nurse. Mea culpa, and my apologies.:uhoh21:
    you were right I am old. but I worked hard to get there too.
  7. by   fronkey bean
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Not long ago in my neck of the woods, a rookie rescue squad EMT shocked a coworker as a joke. She died.

    http://www.bookofjoe.com/2006/01/behindthemedspe_7.html
    OMG! It is hard to believe anyone would PLAY w/ a defibrillator!
  8. by   elkpark
    Not scary (just D-U-M) -- I once watched an experienced RN on the inpatient psych unit of a prestigious university teaching hospital walk a client all the way up the hall to the nurses' station from the far end of the unit in order to check his VS; when she got to the desk and checked the board, she saw that the doc had ordered orthostatic BPs -- so she says to the client, "Hmmm, I see that he wants your blood pressure sitting and standing; well, since you're already standing, let's do that one first!" (I've also seen plenty of v. frightening things happen on psych units, but I try not to think about them ... )
  9. by   bigsyis
    Quote from fronkey bean
    OMG! It is hard to believe anyone would PLAY w/ a defibrillator!
    Honestly, I can't believe that anybody would do such a thing. I've heard stories, but that is the first time I have actually seen something in print about someone pulling such a stunt. I was in ER for 10 years and never, not one time, EVER saw anybody play with the defibrillator. That piece of equipment was not even something that we joked about!
    Last edit by bigsyis on Jun 27, '07 : Reason: typo
  10. by   JessicRN
    Quote from TrudyRN
    You need to let OSHA, JCAHO, the newspaper, the TV station, the families, and CMS know NOW!!! This is outrageous and completely unacceptable. I worked at a place once where they refused to provide gloves. We RN's were supposed to give them out - but NOT give them, if you know what I mean. I just put the box out on the desk so aides could get plenty. I got reprimanded. At that point, I laid down my badge and keys and told them where to send my final check. I never went back. Life is too short.

    Been there as well I was the DON and was told that the staff was allowed 1000 gloves a week and no more if they ran out too bad. The administrator who made this rule was the owner and it was a 124 bed facility. I had to sneak gloves out of the supply room and hide them in my office to give to the staff for the w/e as they had none. Unfortunately I was caught doing it and lost the keys to the supply room. I then bught my own for the staff. I was told that the staff should learn to use less gloves. Needless to say I lasted 5 months (the place was sold to a corporation 6 months later)
  11. by   jojotoo
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Not long ago in my neck of the woods, a rookie rescue squad EMT shocked a coworker as a joke. She died.

    http://www.bookofjoe.com/2006/01/behindthemedspe_7.html


    How horrible. How senseless. How unneccessary.
  12. by   EmmaG
    Quote from bigsyis
    Honestly, I can't believe that anybody would do such a thing. I've heard stories, but that is the first time I have actually seen something in print about someone pulling such a stunt. I was in ER for 10 years and never, not one time, EVER saw anybody play with the defibrillator. That piece of equipment was not even something that we joked about!
    He was an EMT, granted a new one, but an EMT nonetheless. As far back as I can remember, even before being taught specifically how to use a defibrillator, always being warned about its dangers. Hell, even lay people see TV shows where they yell "clear" before discharging the damned thing.

    There's no way he didn't know this; and he was even warned shortly before this happened NOT to play with it and put it away.

    How tragic...
  13. by   RNDude
    Quote from nursewannabee
    ...This nurse took the foley out of the patient and let the part that was inserted fall onto the bed. The nurse then reinserted the same foley back into the woman...
    When I was a first-semester nursing student, I found a patient sitting on her dislodged Foley (ex-Foley-ated?) . The nurse I informed yanked it out from under the patient's bottom and put it right back in the poor woman's urethra.

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