Hygiene Queen, RN Guide 33,807 Views
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I've always been like that to a degree and on one hand, I sometimes yearned to fit in better, and on the other hand I was glad I was not part of any hurt feelings or arguments that often come with workplace "friends". I never got a birthday potluck, that all my coworkers did, until a newer employee realized this. It took 12 years, but hey.
It was not that I was actively disliked. I was not. I just was not accessible. I was polite, did my work, helped others and was known for being funny as hell, but did I ever ask anyone out for lunch? Nope. Did I ever drop a friendly text? Nope. What I mean is, are you putting yourself out there and taking a chance. My avoidant little self never allowed me to do such a thing, but I'm certain if I had, I would have fared better.
Is there anything about you that is holding you back? You can't change other people, but maybe reflect what it is you are-- or are not-- bringing to the table.
I hate hearing about people feeling this way. I hope things improve for you.
Agree. This is mean-spirited and self-righteous. I will wager that every one of us can identify something bone-headed that we have done at some time in our careers.
That said, if licensed nurses are doing things that are so dangerous,life-threatening and egregious then there is something lacking in training/education/supervision that is allowing such things to happen.
That is where attention and effort needs to be focused.
Second, the hospital policy says I have the right to refuse a second pull... I Just wanted an answer to if I can refuse a second pull.
As for not know all medications, the nurses do not either.
The thing I have difficulty with is my time management. I work the AM shift and find myself finishing up 30 to 45 minutes after I should be off. How does one stay up on brief checks every two hours?!?!? How do you manage to find time to get a shower or two done?!?!
I also have some arrogant co workers who, when it comes time for me to give my report to them will always find something negative to say to me from the previous days shift.
I try to give my report but this woman keeps bullying me. I know I should tell the DON, but I still am new and dont want to sound like a complainer.
There is also another CNA who tells me I am not allowed to answer call lights when trays need to be passed out. I went to help a resident get off the toilet and this CNA scolded me for not being there to pass out trays.
Wouldn't that be neglect? What if the resident falls?
This CNA always answers call lights when passing out trays, yet caught me doing it and told me not to do that.
Again, I dont want to sound like a complainer but I also don't want a resident to fall in the bathroom when they were assigned to me. How should I deal with these arrogant CNAs and how do I manage my time? I am so slow right now and have been trying to please everyone. I need some advise!!!!
Just Google "Hoyer lift death":
98-Year-Old's Drop from Hoyer Lift Results in Six-Figure Settlement of Berks County, Pennsylvania Nursing Home Case Against Large Nationwide Nursing Home Chain
Nursing home negligence - Negligent use of Hoyer lift - Jury Verdicts
Failure to follow care plan requiring assistance of two with Hoyer lift results in severe injuries and death for resident and indictment for CNAs for felony manslaughter and cover-up | Sholes & Miller LLP
Hoyer Lift Accidents and Nursing Home Falls | The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
There's a lot more out there on the web.
You need at least two staff because it is very difficult to maneuver the lift and spot any potential problems a the same time.
There have been times where we have been working the lift and the lifting partner says something like, "Whoa! Lower 'em back down! It's not hooked on all the way!" or the partner needs to adjust the position of the chair or whatever.
If you can't find help, then I guess that patient isn't going anywhere until you get it.
It's not worth it.
It's not about getting done on time and it's not about anyone's Super Aide skills... it's about transferring the patient safely.
she was assigning me patients that were very complicated...where as other students in my class were getting easy patients.
whenever i was assigned a complicated patient my teacher would basically spend the entire clinical period breathing down my neck essentially and harassing me.
i was always taught that as long as you got things done in time, and done correctly it didn't matter how you did them - as long as your patient's safety was not jeaporized in any way.
sometimes i prefer to do things a little differently, i just do them the way i feel comfortable.
well, yesterday was awful. i felt like she was continuously drilling me, and singling me out for no reason. even my other classmates noticed it and were approaching me on it. she did not make it private, in fact she pulled me off to the side - basically in front of my entire class and went up one side of me and down the other for everyone to hear.
she told me that she could tell i was not experienced in the medical field and i had better get myself a pct job over the summer so i can re-learn all of the basic skills that i don't know how to do. i must know how to do them if i passed last semester, right??? she also told me that i will probably never make it as a nurse ... and a lot of other hurtful things.
i tried so heard to not cry, but it was just inevitible.
i'm under so much stress with school and trying to get good grades and putting in so much effort that for someone to tell me that i'm never going to make it and never be a good nurse has got my down in the dumps.
this has been my life long dream... and now i'm questioning it. i'm starting to think maybe she's right. sometimes i get too flustered and it's a weakness that is going to essentially make me a bad nurse.
all i can do is stew over this now, because really i had no chance to prove anything to her when she was saying this to me. it was my last clinical rotation with her, and now she has to evaluate me and i'm afraid she's not going to pass me because of this. if she doesn't pass me, i don't know what i'll do.
can anyone relate to something similar to this???
what the heck do i do???
i'm obviously doing something right and that she just doesn't like me
... but i'm really doubting myself and my self esteem is just down in the dumps.
I'm with those who say make the sacrifice now.
Get nursing school over with ASAP.
You will be in a more stable position when you are done.
I had only gotten my acceptance letter into nursing school when my husband told me he wanted a divorce.
We (or I) tried to fix things, but when I found out he (and his gal pal) was just pretending and only waiting for me to finish school so he wouldn't look like a heel, leaving me with a low paying job... I was done... with him.
I sacrificed being able to have full custody of my children. The lawyers said I could not have it, as long as I was in school, due to "the unpredictable nature" of my schedule.
I was furious and almost quit then... but where would I be later?
Still making CNA pay.
I made that sacrifice and trudged on.
I have the disgrace of being a mom without full custody. I feel like when people hear that they think I was a bad mom. It hurts.
I couldn't even get residential.
I had to do it and my kids (13 and 11) understand what I am trying to do and they are my babies regardless and I love them dearly.
I also had to sacrifice my status at work to fully concentrate on school... so no more tuition reimbursement and no insurance.
I just keep my eye on the prize.
We have also just found out my ex has stage 3 colon cancer... what if chemo doesn't work? What if I have to fully care for my kids without another parent?
You have to think about the future and be ready for it.
You never know what it brings.
It takes a lot more to lose a license than you'll be led to believe.
Diversion is a biggie. Outside of nursing itself, we had a nurse who murdered her own children. If you aren't doing anything like that, you should be okay!
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