Ruby Vee, BSN, RN 166,484 Views
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This is my take on social media, your mileage may vary. Social media is my personal space. While I am very careful in what I post (no drunk half naked pics, etc) some of what I post has no business in the workplace. For me this is a very definite line I am not willing to cross. Not only do I not friend patients and their family members, I do not friend coworkers. I use my middle name with a unique spelling as my last name on these account. This is to prevents anyone from searching for my account by name. I also have different email accounts for professional/business use and for my family and friends. I also turn off the features that might enable someone to search me out. If asked I politely tell coworkers, patients and families I do not friend anyone except my family members and close friends.
I chuckled when I read AnnieOakly's post.
I thought she was being absurd.
AnnieOakly- should I take back my Like?
To play the devil's advocate, in my PICU setting we override and give paralytics all of the time; we'd be in a real bind if paralytics came from pharmacy only, as our peds cardiac patients have a tendency to flip out, bear down, have pulmonary hypertensive crises, and actively try to die within about a 2-minute span. I'd say that on a weekly basis, we have to give paralytics (plus sedation) at a moment's notice to combat pulmonary hypertension and prevent codes; granted, many of our patient's requiring paralytics have a standing PRN paralytic ordered, and they're obviously all intubated...
I do agree that there are a lot of errors in this scenario (both personal and systemic); however, I don't think that preventing a paralytic override from the pyxis is necessarily the answer. Perhaps it would make sense to only be able to override paralytics in the ICU or OR suite, but honestly, if I were in CT or MRI with one of my patients, I'd want to have the option to override roc or vec at a moment's notice.
Anytime a patient is being out of line verbally abusing staff or calling staff names getting rowdy yelling and threatening you in the hospital you absolutely should call security for everyone's safety patient and staff.
The fact that noone has talked to the patient about thier actions and how it wont be accepted in the hospital is BS. It's just annoying that instead of having that talk with the pt they reward the behavior with kissing thier butt. In that way I feel they leave staff open for continuous abuse by not saying hey it's not ok to act like this and it wont be accepted.
Many hospitals mandate their nurses to receive influenza vaccinations each year during flu season. Those who decline are forced to wear a mask while at work during the season. For those who cannot get the vaccine, this seems like unfair punishment for something that they did not choose!
Pardon me, but this is baloney. Get the shot or be stigmatized by having to wear a mask. That is force.
I find it an overstep of power and it should be an incentivised choice.
I think anti-vaccine people are morons, but I also do not agree with forcing them to have the flu shot.
Many hospitals mandate their nurses to receive influenza vaccinations each year during flu season. Those who decline are forced to wear a mask while at work during the season. For those who cannot get the vaccine (for example, those who are allergic to ingredients), this seems like unfair punishment for something that they did not choose!
I can understand mandating nurses who decline, because in my opinion, it is an incentive for the staff to receive the vaccine. However, for those who wish that they are able to be vaccinated, this seems like undue punishment! I know it is for their protection, but in my opinion, they should have the right to make that decision on their own.
What are your thoughts on this?
at least you responded, you will notice that none of the bit guns here did. give me a reason to get the shot, prove it works, ie you can not
I work with a lot of anti-vaxxers who think that the flu shot is a big
government scam, and that God will keep them from getting the flu.
God... I like him very much. But he no help prevent flu.
would someone please provide the stats that back up getting the flu shot, TIA.
I got the flu from an RT who had the flu (she didn't know it at the time), who was unable to get the vaccine. She didn't wear a mask. I have asthma, and getting the flu results in my being in the hospital, more than likely with a tube down my throat. So, should I be put at risk because someone doesn't want to wear a mask? I do get the flu shot but my immunity is shot.
This isn't about punishment, it's about keeping patients safe.
Many hospitals mandate their nurses to receive influenza vaccinations each year during flu season. Those who decline are forced to wear a mask while at work during the season.
You know... from my (limited) personal experience, it's almost never the COBs who are rude and degrading. It's the nurses who have been nurses for all of 5 minutes. Aka, the snowflakes seem to be bullying each other. And I say this as a member of the snowflake generation.
Agreed. I never have and never will find it funny. The insensitivity is troubling and I'm always surprised by people who brush off concerns so easy when confronted with complaints over the abusive nature of this language and thought process. I would never demean one's woes this way.
You are right about safe spaces, which are often paired with snowflakes. I work in disaster and conflict and I would not want this thought process on my team. Yes. I can tell the difference between anxiety and feelings of inadequacy in a new environment, and genuine crisis, but to belittle that experience ... this behavior is unnecessary.
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