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  1. Im still trying to cope with the stress at my job. We loss our DON and now we have 3RN who very head strong but don't see the whole picture they want to complain about how everyone else isn't doing their job but they aren't seeing the whole picture that we all have ideas of how everything can work but noone wants to listen.
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  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ajlpn32
    Im still trying to cope with the stress at my job. We loss our DON and now we have 3RN who very head strong but don't see the whole picture they want to complain about how everyone else isn't doing their job but they aren't seeing the whole picture that we all have ideas of how everything can work but noone wants to listen.
    How long have you been without the DON?

    Sounds VERY stressful. Got any vacation time?
  4. by   LPNer
    Quote from ajlpn32
    Im still trying to cope with the stress at my job. We loss our DON and now we have 3RN who very head strong but don't see the whole picture they want to complain about how everyone else isn't doing their job but they aren't seeing the whole picture that we all have ideas of how everything can work but noone wants to listen.
    Just a thought. Have you stopped and thought just long enough to the contraints that the DON (or temporary DON) is working under? It's easy to try to speak up and offer resolutions to issues you work with everyday, but quite another to make them fit into the budget, and other constraints. Over the years, I have noticed budget issues are the biggest reason suggestons from well-meaning staff won't work.
    The RN sitting in as your temp DON (or whatever it is s/he is doing) should at least say thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't fit in the budget.

    Sorry to hear you are having so much stress. It's not healthy for you are the people you work with.
  5. by   ajlpn32
    We have only been without a DON for a few weeks but we were having serious issues while she was there. We don;t really have anyone sitting in her place temp which is another problem thats were the 3 RN's come into play.
  6. by   NURSEPA
    I Have Been A Nrse For 15 Years.i Was Working In A Faculity Here In Charlotte When My 28 Year Old Son With Spinal Bifida Got Sick.he Became Septic And I Went To Michigan To See About Him .informed The 11-7 Nurse That I Was Not Going To Return For A Couple Of Days .on Wed My Son Was Not Doing Any Better I Called Again To Tell Them That I Could Notget There Until The Wkend.when I Came Back.i No Longer Had A Job.contact Don Stated That She Was Going To Look Into It I Have Not Heard From Her Or The Adminastrator Yet.there Was A Pt That Choke To Death 2 Weeks And I No The Real Truth About Itthe Forge Rn Sig On Pronucement There Was No Rn Ther The Lpn Did Cpr Instead Of The Helimich Broke All Pts Bones.the Rn Showed Up About 45 Mins Laterpt Was Already Gone To Morgue.dr Lied Stated Pt Had Heart Attack.when I Assesd The Pt I Found Large Amts Of Whol Bread Pt Was Suppose To Be On Mech Dietthe Nurse Quit About A Week Ago.me I No To Much Help
  7. by   Lizstill
    Quote from NURSEPA
    I Have Been A Nrse For 15 Years.i Was Working In A Faculity Here In Charlotte When My 28 Year Old Son With Spinal Bifida Got Sick.he Became Septic And I Went To Michigan To See About Him .informed The 11-7 Nurse That I Was Not Going To Return For A Couple Of Days .on Wed My Son Was Not Doing Any Better I Called Again To Tell Them That I Could Notget There Until The Wkend.when I Came Back.i No Longer Had A Job.contact Don Stated That She Was Going To Look Into It I Have Not Heard From Her Or The Adminastrator Yet.there Was A Pt That Choke To Death 2 Weeks And I No The Real Truth About Itthe Forge Rn Sig On Pronucement There Was No Rn Ther The Lpn Did Cpr Instead Of The Helimich Broke All Pts Bones.the Rn Showed Up About 45 Mins Laterpt Was Already Gone To Morgue.dr Lied Stated Pt Had Heart Attack.when I Assesd The Pt I Found Large Amts Of Whol Bread Pt Was Suppose To Be On Mech Dietthe Nurse Quit About A Week Ago.me I No To Much Help

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    Last edit by Lizstill on Mar 8, '05

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