Jump to content

Our Infection Control nurse is a control freak....

Nurses   (5,128 Views | 21 Replies)
by deespoohbear deespoohbear (Member)

12,138 Profile Views; 992 Posts

You are reading page 2 of Our Infection Control nurse is a control freak..... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

992 Posts; 12,138 Profile Views

Fortunately, this guy was declared free of infestion.

Not too long ago though, we had the worse case of lice I had ever seen. On a child who was about six. Mom was totally clueless and could have care less about her child. She threatened to take the child AMA and we had to call Child Protective Services, who was all too familar with this child and family. Hadn't been the first time CPS had been contacted about this family, and probably wasn't the last.

Now my head is itching......:eek:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

2 Followers; 28,948 Posts; 48,157 Profile Views

Our Infection Control Nurse is a big control freak. She's made numerous changes over the last couple of years she's been there. She walks down the hall and people cringe. And don't let her see you walk out of an isolation room to get something you forgot and still have your gown on. She'll try to get you fired.

Inservices out the butt.

Funny thing happened the last couple of years. The infection rate has improved. hmmmm....

But I hear you, I hate inservices, because they are inconvient no matter when, where or how.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

karenG specializes in midwifery, ophthalmics, general practice.

1,049 Posts; 10,644 Profile Views

I think infection control nurses are the same over here- but they do a tough job and lets face it- I wouldnt want some of the bugs loose! psuedomonas can cause major problems in an eye unit(the last hospital I worked in) and I wouldnt want to see that loose! so hang in there - she's just doing her job, maybe not explaining herself very well and maybe she doesnt communicate well! having said that, if faced with someone who is a major PIA, i just imagine where I would place the garrote! hours of fun!

Karen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

386 Posts; 7,129 Profile Views

Our IC is too. Maybe these nurses want the control and power,but dont we all?, other wise why would they take the job? and also the job requires them to be unlikeable control freaks. Im not saying that IC nurses are unlikable,its just the job makes them that way. Well God Bless them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sjoe has 15 years experience and specializes in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg.

2,099 Posts; 7,329 Profile Views

Maybe nobody listens to them otherwise!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1,134 Posts; 9,047 Profile Views

She has every reason to be...it's her job and if she wants you there, then by all means go to her class...it's a break from the floor for 30 min to an hour. They usually serve coffee! Yes! and then again you just might learn something new.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

canoehead has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

2 Followers; 6,665 Posts; 49,335 Profile Views

IC snipers- one of the reasons why I work nights.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

655 Posts; 11,541 Profile Views

She must have read that article that said the two dirtiest things in the hospital are the telephones and the keyboards.

My all-time pet infection peeve is the NURSES who put bedpans on the floor and then pick them up and slide them under a fresh post -op. All that "keep the wound sterile" technique is "down the drain."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nessa1982 has 3 years experience and specializes in Peds, Pre and post op.

145 Posts; 2,918 Profile Views

Im just a student but at the hospital where Im doing clinical needs a visit from an anal infection control nurse. Today on my 2nd day of rounds I was doing some CNA work (Im an RN student but our insturctor wants us familair with basic nursing skills) and I walked into a room with NO signs warning about MRSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sheesh If no one told me I could have walked right into that room with no gloves and got MRSA all over me(it wasnt respiratory though). WHY ??? oh having MRSA warnings on the door would violate patient HIPPA patient confidentiality rules. does this sound normal???I wasnt expecting this, I was kind of expecting infection control to be more anal. I would rather have careful infection contorl than walk home with some nasty thing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

124 Posts; 2,792 Profile Views

Personally, I might like someone watching out for us. Ours is so politically hooked up we are forced to house MRS, VRE,eceterbactor (sp) and c-diff with CLEAN patients in four bedded rooms!!!!! When they need a bed - anything goes.

As far as the docs and IC nurses having differences - why not refer one to the other and stay out of it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.