Don't want to do this anymore - page 2

Its just gotten too darned hard, and punative. In the last 3 months, since joint commission is coming....they took away our "crocs", said an infection control problem because of the holes in the... Read More

  1. by   bethin
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    If they tried to take away my Crocs, I'd have to quit.
    Give me crocs or give me death.
  2. by   Myxel67
    Do you wear socks with Crocs? The pix of the nurses looks like no socks or peds. I'm not sure I'd wear them in a hospital without socks!
  3. by   MickyB-RN
    Quote from Myxel67
    Do you wear socks with Crocs? The pix of the nurses looks like no socks or peds. I'm not sure I'd wear them in a hospital without socks!
    I wear socks. I prefer slipper type socks in the winter too.
  4. by   bethin
    Quote from Myxel67
    Do you wear socks with Crocs? The pix of the nurses looks like no socks or peds. I'm not sure I'd wear them in a hospital without socks!
    Most definitely. And I've never had a problem with getting fluid on my socks.
  5. by   UM Review RN
    Not only do I wear socks, but my feet were so tender and sore that I found the best solution by padding the Crocs with 2 gel orthotic insoles.
  6. by   morte
    the "no drinks except in the breakroom" is an OSHA issue
  7. by   canoehead
    I worked once for 4 months at a hospital that had the no drinks rule. From now on whenever I get a new job I am making being able to have water in a covered cup at the nurses' station a condition of employment. I can't take a break hourly just for a drink, and I feel sick by noon if I don't keep up the water intake.
  8. by   KulRN
    I think the poster and I work at the same place...yesterday, our ADON came to our unit and gave us the "lecture"...I know in our facility, nursing care probably isn't the best and this is because some of our NT's don't do their jobs and us RN's have to do their jobs as well (bringing water/ice for the patient to even changing their linens)..I mean "team nursing" means "team work" , I don't mind doing the NT's or LVN's job but I have bigger responsibilities...the sad part is we can do their jobs but they can't do mine...It's really frustrating sometimes, especially when things go wrong or things don't get done, management comes directly to us and we get nailed down..we are the one to answer to them....and what's with the crocs?? I swear without my crocks I wouldn't be able to stand on my feet for 12 hours...they're the best shoes ever, I don't care if they look funny, in our profession "comfort" is what matters the most! KEEP THE CROCS!
  9. by   litbitblack
    The problem with the Croks is the ones with the holes in them. A dropped needle, blood whatever. I know if they are the solid ones there wasn't a problem. AND also with OSHA you can have drinks at the nurses station if they had lids...
  10. by   RN1989
    These regs are OSHA - they are called "occupational safety" for a reason. There is a big difference in the JCAHO regs and OSHA regs. OSHA regs are in place because of true safety issues. JCAHO regs are in place as knee jerk reactions to the effects of greed on patient care.

    Considering that I have seen people put specimen cups full of pee, poop, and swabs of bloody pus on the desk at the nurse's station - the no drink thing isn't a issue for me. We all know that there are people that do not wear gloves, don't change gloves, etc. This ought to be a no-brainer.

    The crocs - I think it is highly unlikely that a used needle would fall and stab you through a hole, but obviously somewhere it has happened. Think - why does the tube of preparation H say "not for oral consumption"? Because somewhere it happened.

    There are crocs without holes and they even have built up heels so they can be considered safer because they aren't exactly "clogs".

    It isn't that you specifically would risk yourself with contamination - but somewhere out there, some idiot did something stupid that spoiled it for everyone else.

    Your facility and managers aren't trying to be jerks about this. The facility can be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for these violations. If you don't care that they get fined for you keeping a drink at the nurse's station - then don't complain about your lousy salary. Hard to pay staff when they are paying out the nose for violations that could have easily been prevented in the first place.
  11. by   nrsang97
    Quote from gitterbug
    I hate computer charting. It takes too long and has too many fields to pass to get to where you want to be. I don't think whoever designed it knew the first thing about nursing.

    I like our computer system. It was made specifically for ICU patients though. It is cumbersome at first, but I like it better now I don't have to write out everything. It shows how we titrated drips and totals our I&O's. Much less paper. Love it.
  12. by   iluvivt
    OMG this sounds just like the hospital I work at in California. What really ticks me off is that will not let us have any liquids ,even in our private office in a non-clinical area. The guidelines from OSHA state that if contamination is subjective is that? This is what I tell myself to survive and not always be angry. I only pay attention to what I have to get accomplished. If I start looking at every one else I sometimes can get upset and unfocused. If a rule is stupid,in my opinion,and can not be changed I just accept it and try to follow it. If it is worth a fight, I locate evidence and research that supports my opinion and then get others on board. IF I have to triage and take care of a patient first as opposed to filling out the CVC checklist and need for the CVC,then so be it. Sometimes problems really are occurring because nurses are crushed with the heavy workloads and you just have to let some happen so managment can see the trend,even though you may have already told them. Let some of this stuff just roll off your back or you can go nuts. I accept that there will be many times that I cannot make everyone happy...I just hang in there and always do the best I can. Please take your breaks....You need them to regroup and refresh yourself. If things do not get better for you,you may have to consider finding a different job,you may be burned out and need to take care of yourself for awhile. Nursing can drain you if you do take time for yourself .