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I am currently working a case where the patient is an adorable preemie with a pacifier addiction, haha.

One of the other nurses who worked over nights was fired because Mom caught her laying on the chaise couch with the baby.

The nurse called me and complained to me "oh I have seen Mom lay down with the baby many times. Now I am fired for doing it. I was just laying with the baby because I got tired of constantly getting up to replace the dropped pacifier."

I am just dumb founded. I just can't believe she would think she is being reasonable. Babies die because adults take naps with them. We should not be laying on the job.

How can a nurse be so..... vapid?

brillohead, ADN, RN

Specializes in Cardio-Pulmonary; Med-Surg; Private Duty. Has 5 years experience.

Why didn't she just affix the paci around the kid's head with some trach ties or some twine or something.... :rolleyes:

Well, they fired her, so that's what she got for being vapid. Vapid to think you can do something just because the parent does it.

systoly

Specializes in LTC, Memory loss, PDN. Has 23 years experience.

vapid - my new word for the day :)

what caliotter said - "i gave the medication without order, "cause Mom does it"

Jillybean48

Specializes in Med/Surg, Peds, Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 16 years experience.

Why didn't she just affix the paci around the kid's head with some trach ties or some twine or something.... :rolleyes:
I'm confused, what do you mean affix the pacifier? Do you mean tie it around the baby's neck with twine? Not trying to be rude, just trying to figure out what you mean.

I'm confused, what do you mean affix the pacifier? Do you mean tie it around the baby's neck with twine? Not trying to be rude, just trying to figure out what you mean.

I do believe brillohead was being sarcastic. :p

they make those pacifiers attached to small toys that keep them in place. does your hospital not carry them?

I do believe brillohead was being sarcastic. :p

Besides that, duct tape works much better ;-).

I'm joking. Really. Seriously.

Besides that, duct tape works much better ;-).

I'm joking. Really. Seriously.

Thru have so many cute tape designs now. I'm sure they could make sure it went with the baby's outfit for the day.

I am currently working a case where the patient is an adorable preemie with a pacifier addiction, haha.

One of the other nurses who worked over nights was fired because Mom caught her laying on the chaise couch with the baby.

The nurse called me and complained to me "oh I have seen Mom lay down with the baby many times. Now I am fired for doing it. I was just laying with the baby because I got tired of constantly getting up to replace the dropped pacifier."

I am just dumb founded. I just can't believe she would think she is being reasonable. Babies die because adults take naps with them. We should not be laying on the job.

How can a nurse be so..... vapid?

And if mom breastfeeds? Will that nurse do the same? :what:

And if mom breastfeeds? Will that nurse do the same? :what:

Eww. Now I have to go wash out my brain.

I'm still trying to figure out how it would have been less work to retrieve the pacifier laying down instead of sitting.

Why some people just won't fess up and admit they were wrong is beyond me.

Jillybean48

Specializes in Med/Surg, Peds, Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 16 years experience.

I do believe brillohead was being sarcastic. :p
OH! Well duh, my bad. I was concerned for a minute that we had a nurse tying things around babies' necks. You never know, there are some real looney tunes out there.

Jillybean48

Specializes in Med/Surg, Peds, Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 16 years experience.

Besides that, duct tape works much better ;-).

I'm joking. Really. Seriously.

LOL :roflmao:

Jillybean48

Specializes in Med/Surg, Peds, Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 16 years experience.

And if mom breastfeeds? Will that nurse do the same? :what:

Oh good grief! :down: This could go in so many wrong directions. How about.... Helping dad relieve tension the way mom does. Ewwww

Oh good grief! :down: This could go in so many wrong directions. How about.... Helping dad relieve tension the way mom does. Ewwww

Well... that might apply if dad is the patient otherwise THAT would be inappropriate.

Jillybean48

Specializes in Med/Surg, Peds, Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 16 years experience.

Well... that might apply if dad is the patient otherwise THAT would be inappropriate.

Hey, if it's in the careplan.......:yuck:

brillohead, ADN, RN

Specializes in Cardio-Pulmonary; Med-Surg; Private Duty. Has 5 years experience.

Pass the brain bleach!!!!!

Why didn't she just affix the paci around the kid's head with some trach ties or some twine or something.... :rolleyes:

When I was a NICU nurse, there were many times I wished I could do that!