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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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There's a lot of gossip and hearsay going around Wrongway Regional Medical Center (WRMC):

Janie, a nurse who worked her way as a Unit Secretary to LPN to RN to interim geriatric psych Manager, back to staff nurse quit last week. Janie didn't want to be pulled to the children's psych unit, so she contacted administration before clocking in and said she was leaving her badge and keys on her home unit and was quitting.

Rumor has it that Mia, the current Director of the Psych Division, told RoofElmo, the geriatric psych Manager, says that anyone who refuses an assignment might as well turn in their badge and keys.

I guess Janie set a precedent.

In other news, Candy, a new RN on the children's psych unit, is on administrative leave due to laying hands on a patient without getting a doctor's order or completing the appropriate paperwork.

On a positive note, Bestica, the MN psych House Sup, relayed to me that Mia would like my presence at an awards ceremony this Wednesday at 3pm. It seems I've been nominated for a DAISY award. I said to Bestica, "This Wednesday at 3pm, I will be busy doing something. I'll be rolling over, looking at my clock, and being thankful that I've got a few more hours to sleep!"

Then finally, Rooty Payne and Jason Hiney  have suggested that I make cartoons out of the regular rumors that circulate around WRMC. Maybe make up a newsletter:

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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1 hour ago, Davey Do said:

On a positive note, Bestica, the MN psych House Sup, relayed to me that Mia would like my presence at an awards ceremony this Wednesday at 3pm. It seems I've been nominated for a DAISY award.

For real?? Congrats, Davey!

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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38 minutes ago, adventure_rn said:

For real?? Congrats, Davey!

Thank you very much, adventure_RN! I had to look up what it was and it is, indeed, a great honor. The nomination, in and of itself, is good enough for me.

After scrutinizing the other names on the list, I believe there is only one is truly deserving of this award- one who goes out of their selfless way to regularly  provide tiredless outstanding nursing care- is Jackie, an LPN who regularly works adult male psych.  She also happens to be Rooty Payne's wife.

I believe I'm a good runner up only because I've made a few good calls this past year. But mine are really only prudent nursing care, i.e. I did not go out of my way, I just did what I was supposed to do: identified some problem situations and followed through accordingly.

As far as the other nominees, I believe we are just "fillers".

But, hey, thanks again aventure_RN!

 

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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Congratulations on the Daisy. From all of your stories, I am sure you are well deserving of the honor. 

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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13 hours ago, Davey Do said:

Thank you very much, adventure_RN! I had to look up what it was and it is, indeed, a great honor. The nomination, in and of itself, is good enough for me.

After scrutinizing the other names on the list, I believe there is only one is truly deserving of this award- one who goes out of their selfless way to regularly  provide tiredless outstanding nursing care- is Jackie, an LPN who regularly works adult male psych.  She also happens to be Rooty Payne's wife.

I believe I'm a good runner up only because I've made a few good calls this past year. But mine are really only prudent nursing care, i.e. I did not go out of my way, I just did what I was supposed to do: identified some problem situations and followed through accordingly.

As far as the other nominees, I believe we are just "fillers".

But, hey, thanks again aventure_RN!

 

From the Daisy Foundation website:

"We are always taken aback by the humility of nurses who receive The DAISY Award because of an extraordinary act of compassion or a relationship they have created with a patient that truly made a difference. So often, these DAISY Honorees respond to their recognition with, "But I didn't do anything special. I was just doing my job." We want to help nurses see in themselves what their patients, families, and colleagues see in them and to help them learn the behaviors that make such a powerful difference. So we co-authored with Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN, President of Creative Health Care Management, an article entitled, Inspiring Nurses to See the Extraordinary in Their Ordinary. We hope you will enjoy reading it!"

 

Congrats on the nomination DaveDo, it is an honor indeed, someone obviously saw the 'extraordinary in your ordinary'! 

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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Thank you for belief that I'm deserving of the honor, RNNPICU. I want to feel good about it, but don't want it to go to my head and puff me up.

Last year, I had a thread called something like,"Flying High in April, Shot Down in May". One week I had done something notable, received recognition for it, and the next week, I made a med error.

As much as I would enjoy climbing on my high horse, my real self tells me to keep my feet planted firmly on the ground of reality.

Thank you, Daisy, for that excerpt from the DAISY foundation. The "I was just doing my job" quote says it all- when we do our jobs, we can always be in the right place at the right time.

Thanks again!

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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I remember that thread from last year. I am sure we have all been there, riding high one day, crash the next; that is why I agree with you to keep your feet on the ground. That said, I think it is ok to climb up the high horse for a brief time to enjoy the moment of a job well done recognized. Being in the right place at the right time can just sometimes be luck but we also choose what to do in that place (even if dumb luck put us there), some choose to actually do their job and do it well, some take the easy way out and dont (look the other way etc). I think more nurses deserve awards but that shouldn't stop the ones who get them, or nominated, from enjoying the joy of the moment. I have never received a DAISY but I have received unit awards etc. I felt kinda funny accepting them because I knew how hard everyone else worked too. I good friend/coworker gave me the above sage advise to just accept and enjoy, even if for a brief moment.

I hope you enjoyed the honor of the nomination for at least a moment up on the high horse!

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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On 2/10/2020 at 11:20 PM, Davey Do said:

Bestica, the MN psych House Sup, relayed to me that Mia would like my presence at an awards ceremony this Wednesday at 3pm. It seems I've been nominated for a DAISY award. I said to Bestica, "This Wednesday at 3pm, I will be busy doing something. I'll be rolling over, looking at my clock, and being thankful that I've got a few more hours to sleep!"

The administrative secretary left a message on my answering machine Tuesday morning asking if I would be attending the awards ceremony "because we want to get a head count".

This afternoon after I got up Belinda informed me that my supervisor RoofElmo and another manager left messages asking if I was going to attend the awards ceremony.

On 2/11/2020 at 1:29 AM, Davey Do said:

After scrutinizing the other names on the list, I believe there is only one is truly deserving of this award- one who goes out of their selfless way to regularly  provide tiredless outstanding nursing care- is Jackie, an LPN who regularly works adult male psych.  She also happens to be Rooty Payne's wife.

Jackie called Rooty from work and told him that I had won the DAISY award, so Rooty called me. I thanked Rooty for letting me know and mentioned I thought Jackie was more deserving. "Oh", Rooty replied, "She won the DAISY award the first time they gave it out".

Good.

It truly is an honor to be recognized.

HOWEVER, I can't help but think management is using the award as subterfuge. I've got some formal documented irons in the fire criticizing an administrator, an administrator's pet, and am in the process of challenging administration's interpretation of a legal process. 

Although these irons have been in the fire for some time, I've received no replies to a couple of perfunctories "I'll look into this".

Could this award be an administrative red herring?

Administration is also known for not being upfront. Instead of a general identification of a situation and the subsequent remedy attempts, nothing is mentioned about the situation or resolution. Keeping staff in the dark is a power play: "We know what's going on, but we're not telling you diddly!"

Which brings me back to the DAISY award: Had one administrator said something like, "Look, Dave, we're going to give you this award and we want to make a good showing, so please come to the ceremony", I probably would have gone. But instead, administration made it a power play, and through their actions said, "We've got information, we'll expend a great deal of time and energy to let you know we possess this information, and we will let you know this information after you jump through our hoops!"

It was best that I didn't go to the ceremony. I would have been too tempted to say something.

Still, the basis for the award is an honor, and for that, I respect it.

 

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Congrats Davey. Well deserved.

I’m pretty sure that administration knows an award isn’t going to shut you up. 😂

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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Congrats, you deserve the award! It doesn't matter what your admin is doing or not doing, just enjoy the moment and dont let them steal your joy (about this or anything else).

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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7 minutes ago, beekee said:

Congrats Davey. Well deserved.

I’m pretty sure that administration knows an award isn’t going to shut you up. 

Thank you, beekee.

I laughed out loud at your next line.

I'm not sure if administration knows an award isn't going to shut me up and  I'm thinking that maybe I can find some way to use it as leverage against them.

Whatta think?

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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27 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

Congrats, you deserve the award! It doesn't matter what your admin is doing or not doing, just enjoy the moment and dont let them steal your joy (about this or anything else).

And I thank you, Daisy.

As I've said before, I don't need  external validation to know when I've done a good job, however, it is nice to be recognized as one doing my my job.

There are those who, because they're administrative pets, believe they are immune to having to deal with the ramifications of their inappropriate words and actions.

I would like to send the message that I will not jump through administration's hoops or do what they say just because they are administrators. My actions are a result of knowledge, experience, and my endeavor to be a nurse of integrity and not because, as has oft been said to me, "Mia says..."

I don't give a flying fruit basket about administrative hearsay and will act according to the aforementioned.

Okay. I'm done.

Thanks again!

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