zofran 4,746 Views
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Lol.....I just asked my husband if he knew the name of his BP medication. He only knew "It starts with an L."Lisinopril! Made him repeat it until he remembered. I will test him on it in one week.
They were going to fire you for not scanning fluids? That seems weird. I forget to scan fluids a lot.......is there more to this story?I would forget about this place and look for another job.
I served on a jury a few years ago. It was a robbery case. I thought it was an awesome interesting experience. I can't remember now if I got paid....but it was no problem getting the time off. The case lasted 4 days. I say go for it!
The pt will stop having BMs when a stool sample is ordered!
Potassium pills will become smaller so all these little old folks will be able to swallow them!GoLytely will not be a huge gallon jug but a small pill!Ativan 2mg po will be a nursing order so we can give it to anxious family members!
I mean if her blood pressure is within normal limits or lower, hold the med and call the doc to see where he wants to go from there. If higher than normal limits, give it. But I feel the same way, if it feels wrong, I'm not doing it.
The medical professionals, whether it be nurses or doctors ARE NOT IN CONTROL. It is the patients body and they decide what happens, noone else. I have a list of procedures that I will never consent to and if any medical person goes against this regardless of the consequences, they will be in court so fast for battery and will also be making an appearance in front of the medical disciplinary council. I expect doctors to advise me what they think would be the best course of action and to discuss all the options. They will NEVER tell me what I am going to have done
Removed my comment...sorry.
Thank you so much for this post.
I work med surge onc and I can't believe how some nurses ignore prn pain medication! When I call them on it its "They were sleeping," or "she does not like the way dilaudid makes her feel" Wake these people up, assess for pain, and do your job for godness sake!!!!!!! If they don't like dilaudid, give or ask for something else!
It happened to me too. Mine was a insulin needle....I gave the pt her dose and some how that needle ended up in my finger. She was a 19y/o jehovas witness with uncontrolled DM. Thank God. It will be OK. I know I learned to slow down! Hugs!
Welcome to day shift! The families can really mess up your day. I agree with the posters who said that it will get easier as you keep going.
Remember, the only thing you can not pass on to the next shift is your charting.....You can only do what you can do.
Try not to stress over it when you leave. I have been working on days for about 6 years and could have written your post too on some days. I recently went to on call....now I tell them when I will be there. I feel 100% better about my job now.
Dumb rules/managers like this are the reason I quit my hospital job.
I used to quote pts and visitors frequently because like the OP said, it does convey the attitude better than the RNs own words. And it is sometimes necessary to quote visitors. Sometimes they make it impossible for the pt and nurse to have any interaction.
Good luck OP...I am still looking for a job I can stand!!!!! LOL, Zofran.
PS. Yes, I am broke but happy
I agree with the OP. This behavior from nurses (or anyone in my opinion) is not acceptable.
I remember one clinical day in nursing school when my classmates refused to take a pt because he had tatoos all over his body that implied he worshiped the devil. I took him because he was sick and needed our care that day. He was a polite man, I never even asked about his tatoos or if he worshiped the devil. Who cares? He was a patient for goodness sakes.
I feel your pain OP. I am not an ICU nurse but I have the same problem with my morphine/dilaudid gtts for comfort care patients.
We have the same kind of orders you do......For example they go something like.....Morphine gtt-start at 2mg hour and titrate for comfort up to 20mg hour.
The thing is we always have a second order with them for Morphine IV 1-10mg Q1 PRN.
So one day, I was setting up a morphine drip for a dying patient. I didn't want the patient to have to wait 1 hour to get her damn morphine dose. I set up the drip and went back to the med room to grab the vial of 5mg/ml morphine. The most experienced nurse yells out---Why are you wasting your time!!!! Watch this!!!
She grabed a syringe with a needle and stuck it through the port in the tubing. She drew out 5mg/10 ml morphine. Then she took the needle off and gave it to the patient.
We go to chart it and there is NO WAY to chart it. The computer wont LET US.
The OP is not a bad nurse practicing way beyond her scope people. She has a COMPUTER problem.
Good luck OP.
Edited to add---Be careful what you wish for though OP. I am sure if they fix it they will make two nurses come into the room and document that you gave that damn bolus. (or maybe you have to do that with ICU type drips anyway?)
Everybody got a bit too upset.....
The first thought that came to my mind when I read the title was FAMILY! LOL
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