hherrn 15,216 Views
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What are your thoughts on the matter?
What is the context of the question?
My only "experience" is second-hand. A nurse I worked with forgot to scan IV narcotics multiple times. She didn't waste it, either. She was allowed to come in and chart it late. My involvement was to act as a cosigner for the waste so that she didn't get reported.
She did eventually get fired, and perhaps reported ...but that was after multiple incidents at at different times. Reporting you to the DEA over one missed scan seems ridiculous.
If it were me, I would seek legal advice and take a drug test since I've seen how messy these things can become. A proactive approach is probably best.
I am pretty sure OP is gone by now. Maybe following the thread, but not super likely to become a regular poster. At least under that name.
Unless, this is a truly brilliant troll. I am really on the fence on this.
In my imagination, some really bored nurse educator out there conjured jax, taking components from various orientees and new nurses to make the OP. Born not made, never made a mistake, and resented for being so darn cute.
The GAMMEX PI Glove-In-Glove system offers many benefits. Primarily, it provides dedicated breach detection notification. The two gloves are not combined; they are two individual gloves pre-donned and aligned at the finger tips, making the process of double gloving faster and easier. With the top glove being semi-transparent and the bottom glove being dark green, if the top glove is compromised, the wearer will immediately be able to see this breach and be able to promptly change their gloves. This is in addition to providing a thicker level of barrier protection as you alluded to, providing the protection of two gloves for improved patient and healthcare worker protection.
For more information, please visit ansell.com/gloveinglove.
Every test question and practice question in the ENA book, and every rationale- unless it was dead easy and obvious.
A live Solheim review. Helpful. And, psychologically, having paid out of pocket, good incentive to test.
And I tried some apps, free or reasonable. Sorry, can't remember which. Some included test taking strategies. ENA will onpy give technical rationales, but understanding certain strategies can help. For example, let's say you are given a question that hinges on a lab value you just don't know. Rule out the high and the low, pick one in the middle. That sort of thing.
As a paramedic I learned to double glove on messy scenes, one pair gets gacked up you strip to the second one. As an RN I would still double glove sometimes, usually for wound care or an ostomy change. Putting them on is easy, don't see a need for a handy dandy device or special glove design for everyday use.
Let me clarify since you want to be so literal. I have never made a med error, never hurt a patient, never had a patient code, never had to call a MIT, never had to elevate to ICU. And also, I also stated that I will, but until that happens units should recognize when they have a good one on their hands.
How would I know this ? Well I suppose there would be evidence.
I started nursing in 1990, and made mistakes daily. Not mistakes that you'd write someone up for, but trying to patient teach and getting mixed up, or offering milk and sugar in tea to a diabetic, then they remind me, or missing a step in a protocol and having to back track. So a year without mistakes sounds like a miracle to me. OP, you aren't realizing your errors, that's all. I suggest you not repeat what you just said to your coworkers, they might start finding your errors and pointing them out.
Well the OP joined July 9, so my troll alert has gone off.
A sales pitch?
" I have NEVER made any sort of mistake on my floor"
How could you possibly know this?
Next question- Are you real, or trolling?
Either way, thanks. I read this forum for a combination of entertainment and information. i am taking a wild gues that I won't be gleaning much information from this thread.
"Sponsored article" is a great term I just learned, so thank you for that. I did have to read it a couple of times to realize what it meant.
I can certainly understand why, from the authors perspective, that "It's time for double gloving to be a necessary practice, not only a convenience."
But, as a nurse, I need a little more information before I make decisions. Also, around here, a lot of us like to see evidence to back up claims. As somebody actually trying to sell something, you have an even more substantial burden to back up your claim with evidence. Increased double gloving might be be an evidence based practice, and your product might be a safe, efficient, cost effective way to implement that practice.
"It's a fact: studies indicate that double gloving reduces the risk of inner glove perforations by 71 percent over only single gloving." Great. Helpful if you show the links. Bonus points for studies not sponsored by glove manufacturers.
Also, assuming that is true- how does that affect me?
I have a product proven to reduce your chance of being hit by a meteorite by 71%. Even for my low price of $2.99 a month, you will probably save the money, and take your chances. Though Gerrit Blank might disagree with you.
On the other hand, a product that can reduce your chance of colon cancer by 71% might be pretty appealing.
So, what are my risks right now of a negative outcome related to a glove puncture? Considering the type of procedure most nurses don sterile gloves for, what are the real risks and benefits of the change in practice you advocate?
Congrats on finishing school.
I'll join in with the crowd advising you to look at this as a job, not a call to self sacrifice.
When it is needed, I work my a** off. I wasn't called, I am not selfless, etc. It is what I signed up for.
I'm asking because I also work at a LTC facility and I see nurses do this all the time and was just confused and wonder how many nurses actually do it.
I'm currently at work and say the Dr forgot to add something. Do you think its feasible to write out an vo and have the Dr sign later? or call on call? (our on call charge $150 an call) so the nurses really hate using it due to the company trying to save money. The client is D/C and the drug of choice is heron, usually we give narcan kits but the dr usually write an order. Any advice? I know it sounds like a stupid question. But I;m currently the on;y nurse on.
When you are off, prepare large quantities of healthy food.
Take the time to eat. This is entirely different from taking an actual break. It is extremely rare that there truly is not enough time to eat.
Look at it this way- If you were really busy, and you had to poop, what would you do? Would you just let loose in your scrubs, or would you take as much time as needed to do the job right, including the paperwork? Rhetorical question, I am quite sure I know which choice you would make, but you get the point.
Looking at it a different way- any time you go into a room, you could end up taking 5 minutes longer than expected. And nobody dies as a result. (usually.) You spend the five minutes needed, because it is needed. So is your eating right.
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