What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 48

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   lisamc1RN
    Quote from morte
    i find that a little hard to believe...therefore i would wonder if her hearing was going and she didnt want to admit it?
    I hadn't thought of that, but it certainly could be the case.
  2. by   ayla2004
    Quote from cherrybreeze
    That's NOT a valid prescription here, though......without looking I assume this was written IN North America (as it was called Tylenol) and while you may have an IV version, we do not and never have. The fact that a similar drug is available on the other side of an ocean in IV form doesn't make it ok to write that here, as it doesn't and never has existed! In fact it makes it the fact that it was written worse, IMO!
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    Why don't you have it though puzzles me its great drug and iv is good during surgery post op and if a pt is nmb(npo) it is more acceptable than pr paracetamol.
  3. by   cherrybreeze
    Quote from ayla2004
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    Why don't you have it though puzzles me its great drug and iv is good during surgery post op and if a pt is nmb(npo) it is more acceptable than pr paracetamol.
    I don't know why we don't have it, either.....but alas, PR is our only option if PO isn't possible.
  4. by   ayla2004
    Quote from cherrybreeze
    I don't know why we don't have it, either.....but alas, PR is our only option if PO isn't possible.
    Also iv paracetamol is cheapar than pr so if a pt is charged for inpatient meds*we don't charge in the nhs) its better
  5. by   hiddencatRN
    Some of these are hilarious, but some are scaring the $%@! out of me!

    Luckily I've only had positive experiences with nurses- the ones who took care of my dad after his hemicolectomy were great and took time to chat with me when they found out I was going to nursing school.
  6. by   island40
    My first job out of school, LTC secured dementia unit, the RN training me grabbed an elderly lady and pushed/shoved and manhandled her into the shower causeing multiple skin tears, abrasions, contusions and hideous bruising saying, "everybody on my unit gets a shower." Nothing happened to him.
  7. by   island40
    All this within the best health care system in the world. It proves that most of our patients survive despite what we do to them.
  8. by   Up2nogood RN
    I wasn't there to witness these 2 occurrences at a LTC where I worked per diem when I was an LPN-
    1. CNA found a FULL code resident in resp. arrest, gets agency nurse who calls 911, NO ONE initiated CPR just waited for EMT's to arrive.
    2. A different agency nurse on a different night attemts to replace a foley on a female resident who had a s/p cath that 'fell' out. Guess where she tried to place it.... Yup the urethra! Ended up sending her out to the ED b/c she couldn't get it! I just about fell outta my chair when I heard that. What really got me was the CNA that was assisting this so called nurse didn't think anything strange about it. I heard it and went right in to the DON and that nurse never returned.
    Where in the heck do these nurses get their licenses from? Needless to say I didn't stay there long!
  9. by   ChristyRN2009
    K, I'm confused about that one. She tried to put a foley in the urethra? Did she try with the old foley still in? Because that's where a foley catheter goes.
  10. by   cherrybreeze
    Quote from ChristyRN2009
    K, I'm confused about that one. She tried to put a foley in the urethra? Did she try with the old foley still in? Because that's where a foley catheter goes.
    She said the patient had an S/P cath....a suprapubic cath. Hole in the lower abdomen directly in to the bladder that that foley goes in to? The RN trying to place the foley in the urethra would have been clearly able to see the hole that it came out of. If that didn't make her question it, check the chart!
  11. by   morte
    Quote from ChristyRN2009
    K, I'm confused about that one. She tried to put a foley in the urethra? Did she try with the old foley still in? Because that's where a foley catheter goes.
    read it again, the patient had a supra pubic cath....
  12. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    I understood "s/p" as "Status post" (ex. s/p fall).
  13. by   Scrubby
    A nurse in ICU was told by the surgeon to remove skin staples. They somehow and none of us can understand how they managed to but they removed the sutures underneath, you know the ones they use to close the abdomen. The wound dehised and rather than telling anyone about it they just stuck a dressing over it-an adhesive dressing which become stuck on the bowel. When the MO took the dressing off he got a rather nasty shock when he saw bowel sticking out and they had to come back and be closed up again.

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