Kooky Korky 31,522 Views
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It's easier said than done, but try to forgive yourself. You are human, you made an error.
You will be disciplined and pay whatever consequences are deemed appropriate by those in authority.
you will never make this error again.
I think it is important to note that you were tired, hungry and this condition affected your judgment.
It is not an excuse but it is very important for those in charge to know that staff are apparently not
getting the rest and meal breaks that any human needs to be at their best.
Perhaps this will be some mitigation for you.
I wish you the best.
Actually being a nurse is a dedication, a passion and commitment. Yes there are people who are born nurses and some have studied nursing but it is not in their hearts, so they get burn out easily. We must remember the reason why we are doing what are we doing. We have a purpose which others cannot do, and it is on our hands to be the best healthcare that can be.
Here is the link that talks about the RN wages
Answers to Your Questions About RN Income Across the US
Have a good read. Thanks
I would be worried that a trump voter would provide sub-standard care to people he or she deemed "undesireable" aka minorities, non-Christians, members of the LGTBQ community, foreigner, disabled people....basically non-Wasps.
The fact that you are asking must mean that this is a practice where you work. But, as you know, there are rules against making stuff up. So, no, it is not OK to just fabricate an order. (You must already know this.) The fact that nurses actually do this is what keeps the docs and management from creating a protocol that would allow you to take certain actions.
The more calls you make at $150 a shot, the more likely management pushes for reasonable protocols.
I worked at one facility for five years and was terminated for not being able to meet job responsibilities. I read the writing on the wall and had another higher paying administrative position lined up.
In the meantime, I applied for unemployment benefits and won the case. The adjudicator said that I couldn't just be fired outright for not meeting job responsibilities. My employer needed to go through a process of working with me.
So, I enjoyed seven weeks off, a pretty good severance package and unemployment benefits before starting my next position.
You need to leave. I understand you shared a lot of examples of wrong things so that we could understand the situation, but the fact is, there are only two things that matter: Patients are not being given safe care, and workers are expected to work for free.
Leave. End of story.
I've never worked where they didn't have OTCs available to the staff for headaches, back pain, indigestion etc. We kept them in the med cart or the (locked) break room and people just helped themselves. Never thought a thing of it.
Absolutely do not do this. You're not their mother, their spouse, their doctor. Protect that license of yours at all cost. ALL cost. You worked too hard to just throw it away.
They WILL blame you if something happens to go wrong. You do not know the status of their livers, kidneys, guts, etc.
Just avoid the whole problem by never giving anybody anything. If they get mad, well, let 'em.
How come they can't keep their own little supply of Tums, Tylenol, or whatever? Why would you have to be any part of their equation?
I once had a tech (RN whose license was messed up, really) who every night would ask for Maalox.
After several weeks of this, I told him he should think about seeing his doctor re: this frequent use of Maalox.
Diagnosis: stomach cancer.
What if he had just kept using Maalox, saying, "Well, the RN gave it to me. Repeatedly. First off, it belonged to the facility and was really not mine to give. Secondly, a good lawyer would say his diagnosis was delayed and he missed an opportunity to be cured.
Who needs that, Sour Lemon? Things like this DO happen.
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