Oasis Coordinator AARGGH!...I feel much better now...!

  1. I get a phone call from the office. I really need help with my Oasis and they feel as though they have somehow cheated me on my Oasis orientation.

    I go in for a day of Oasis orientation, one on one, very very nice woman brought in from another town just for me. She has a new DVD which shows exactly how Oasis assessments should be done.
    We are watching the DVD, I'm taking notes, I answer the Oasis question....I got them 100% correct...Now I take a multiple question test regarding Oasis...I get them 100% correct. She wants to know what I think of her new Oasis Orientation DVD. I had 23 items written down that the nurse in the DVD forgot to do or should have done better. "You are absolutely correct, I didn't notice, those are excellent, excellent points".

    She tells me "I think the coordinator needs some guidance on being a team player, a mentor, how to diplomatically discuss Oasis". I didn't say a thing except Thank you, I'm a good nurse, good at assessing, I make mistakes just like everyone but not as many as the coordinator reports, I truly appreciate you coming out here for me today, you have restored my confidence.

    The coordinator has been talking to me like I'm a blooming idiot since the beginning. I never said anything to anybody about it because she is the expert, certified in Oasis, I'm new at HH, ok change my answers, I'm sorry I just can't seem to get it together. Hum....I'd like to be a fly on the wall of her office. Not that I think she'll get in trouble but I'd like to see the look on her face when she's told that I am very competent when it comes to assessments. I do feel much better!
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on May 27, '07
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  3. by   UM Review RN
    That's great, Dutchgirl! Sometimes you just need a little pat on the back to keep you going.

    Too bad your coordinator doesn't get that.
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    Thanks Angie, You're a joule!
  5. by   gitterbug
    Good for you. Keep doing the great job.
  6. by   CapeCodMermaid
    A 'joule'?? Isn't that a measure of electricity?
  7. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    A 'joule'?? Isn't that a measure of electricity?
    Yes, A unit of energy equal to 0.2389 calories. Joule's are used to shock the patient per defibrillator. No longer stacked shocks but can be set at 30,60,90 or 120 joules. Angie is a joule of an RN. (User Profile)