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Did to tell your supervisor what was going on? We are instructed to report any time the client starts going on about suing so it can be documented. I'm sorry you had such a bad time of it. Hugs, Jules
I just happened on this site and I put in my 2 cents. I am tired of our employer saying nite shift is fully staffed. I work by myself and have 76 residents to care for. I have 4 g-tube patients. They tell me if I can't handle the work load to find another position. This week They decided oh we can afford another nurse but you will have to find them we can't get any apps. Bull poop. They don't even advertise.
Will never forget the day the Physician misdiagnosed my mom, she had a heart attack the physician wrote dx as Chronic back pain, Mom died 1 month to the day, later. COD: Heart Failure, Complicated by A-Fib.
Will never forget a very sweet old man I took care of on ward for 31/2 yrs. Dr. came in one evening to assess him Told the family gathered around it was only a matter of days. Before the Dr got out the door My sweet old man died.
Will never forget A 105 yr old pt. She still had a lot of spunk up until the day she died.
Will never forget doing trach care on a Res and partial Q-tip ended up lodged in her trach d/t facility had these trach care kits for decades. When the patient with a trach arrived they decided to save cost and use the old ones first. The holder of the Q-tip end was wooden. Res sent to ER and piece lodged in Lung. Res lived 5 yrs on.
Will never forget 9-11 I was just getting home from work and just turned on TV to see the first Tower smoking and shortly after the 2nd plane hit the other tower. I sat on the couch glued to the tube in disbelief.
i just now got off work after going in a 5:30 pm last noc b/c the scheduling coordinator doesn't know how to schedule enough nurses, or she lets a group of 3 off on the same day:angryfire. i felt bad b/c adon had just worked 12 hrs so i volunteered to go in early. not a problem. until 6:30 rolls around and the day shift charge nurses who by the way, live together, were 15 min late and want to look at the schedule and pittle fart around. gave report got done at 7am, then had to count. while giving report on one side of the building the don starts ranting and raving at the nurses station about i&o's not being recorded yet. i explained the operative word was yet in that sentence. she made me stop what i was doing and chart i&o's before i could finish report:angryfire. this is all because state tagged the facility for documentation follow up. i clocked out at 7:25 am. long noc had to vent but still don't feel any better. it just makes me not want to go in early anymore b/c don does not make you feel appreciated. i wonder if she thinks, umm, wonder what else i can get out of her before she leaves. what about no overtime, which they have been preaching of late. thanks for letting me vent. hope tonoc goes better.
One of the reasons, I like night shifts.
I want to make myself very clear here, this is my opinion only. The nurse that stops practicing basic patient care no matter how small or dirty, is only in this for the $$$$$$$. To all of us real nurses that truly care how the pts we are working with are treated and cared for, we do continue the menial labor of working side by side with our CNA's regardless of the title that follows our name. She is new. Hopefully she will get a clue. If not, it will only be a matter of time before she moves on.
DANG EVERYBODY---CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?!?!?
found this interesting . it came off the alaska board of nursing site....
You definitely have been through trials. Thank you so much for sharing. God will bless you I will keep you in my prayers. I know I am one nurse who strives to be like the pleasant ones you mentioned. It is so refreshing to hear patients that truly appreciate what is done for them. Once again, THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!saint:
I work in LTC and it is very rare that nurses get assaulted. I personally have been assaulted several times in my 15 years as a nurse. Last week we had a male pt. in Alzheimer's Unit that became upset with the CNA and took it out on me when I entered the room because the CNA was male the Res felt he could better take me on I suppose. He hit me in the left side of my chest and I took about 4 steps back. It hurt like hell. The male CNA was right there and got the pt. off me. There is no rhyme or reason for most assaults it just happens. This does not mean the pt. is going to do it again. It just means you need to assess the situation and prepare yourself to handle it.
I am so sorry to hear of your friends tragic accident. Keep us posted on how everything is with her family. You, your co-workers, and the family are already in my prayers.
I WORK IN A LTC SKILLED NURSING FACILITY. LAST WEEK THE ADMINISTRATOR ANNOUNCED THAT ONE OF THE 6-2 LPN'S THAT HAS WORK IN AN OFFICE FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS IS NOW THE NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING. MY CONCERN IS THIS: CAN AN LPN BE AN ADON IN A SKILLED LEVEL OF CARE LTC FACILITY. MY UNDERSTANDING WAS RN'S COULD HOLD THIS POSITION. IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME I REALLY AM CURIOUS. I THINK IT'S GREAT B/C THIS LPN LISTENS TO STAFF AND ACTUALLY DOES SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I HOPE AND PRAY MY CURIOSITY PAYS OFF AND IT IS LEGAL.
You must realize the DON's job is much tougher than the floor nurse. She has alot of responsibility and has to deal with corporate, state, family, administration, dietary, therapy issues for each patient day in and day out. Her job is to make sure your job is completed properly so her butt does not get chewed from her higher ups. Maybe if you ask her if she has problems with your work or you personally, you can find out how she feels. This worked for me and now my DON and I get along alot better and it did calm my fear that she didn't want me gone. I know our job is tough, but try putting yourself in her shoes. You know she has so much stress. she has to make sure everything possible is being done to ensure state doesn't come down hard on petty little things. Try talking with her about your anxiety and fears. It couldn't hurt:wink2:. Who knows maybe you can be a help to ease her stress as well.
Can a LPN certified nurse mix IV Rocephin in a bag of Dextrose 5% and hang it? In the nursing law it states we our prohibited from mixing or preparing any medication for IV therapy except preparing or reconstituting an antibiotic additive is permitted.
Kidarroo if you want to be an LPN go to school like the rest of us. I assure u LPN's are a lot more qualified than a certified med tech. How long are u in a class for maybe 6 weeks? No clinicals that put the pts life directly in your hands unless you pass the wrong pill. No they do not qualify you to handle the situation beyond the med error do they? So as to your statement a certified med tech cannot do things a Licensed Practical Nurse can do. So as I said go to school and earn a license, not a certificate.
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