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SilverBells BSN

Rehab/Nurse Manager

Nurse Manager for Rehab Facility. Graduate Student.

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SilverBells has 6 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager.

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  1. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    Got a call from work about a problem a patient was having. I suppose people weren't expecting I would be gone at 4pm. I basically just told them what to do/who to call and am letting them take it from there. I figure someone else can figure it out. With that said, I've set my phone on Do Not Disturb so I can have an evening of peace
  2. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    New record for me was set today. I worked only from 7am-4pm. This is my shortest shift in over a year or two.
  3. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    I did not feel it was appropriate to debate this in front of family during a Care Conference. This type of training isn't specifically listed as a responsibility but more than likely falls under those "other duties as needed" responsibility
  4. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    As bad as it sounds, I'm thinking of taking a LOA. I feel my performance is worsening and that I need more than 1.5 to 2 days to recover.
  5. SilverBells

    How Long Do You Expect To Be a Nurse?

    This week, I've started to question my role in nursing more and more. I feel as if I need a break at least. I feel my performance is declining. I'm questioning if this is even a good career for me. As of today, I don't think I'll still be a nurse in 30 years
  6. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    It seems as if delegating tasks involving staff or patient education is not going to go over too well. I'm generally met with subtle disapproval when I do so.
  7. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    Managed to only work 10 hours today. But, there was an instance where I tried to delegate but I don't think I was successful. There was a care conference today during which family requested staff receive training using a mechanical lift and repositioning in a Broda chair. I mentioned that I would be happy to notify and have our staff educator follow up with this. It seems as if this was not a good suggestion as the social worker was quick to add, "Or SilverBells may also be able to help" when others present seemed alarmed. In other words, it's pretty much expected that I will be completing this task, even though our educator would be the better person to do so. So, it's not like I do not try to delegate. It's just that when I do, I receive push back, so my workload keeps piling up.
  8. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    I'm sorry. It wasn't meant to be bullying at all. For a patient who supposedly wants everything done, it seemed as if being further evaluated was in their best interest. The person was absolutely miserable and refusing everything. I involved family and the provider because I wasn't entirely sure she really even knew what she wanted
  9. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    The third patient that I wanted to be seen was finally sent to the ER overnight. I'm glad she was sent in, but irritated it took so long. I had tried all day on Friday (partly why I had worked so long) but she had repeatedly refused. Family had supported her, stating sending her in would be against her wishes. On-call provider had stated there wasn't much we could do if they were refusing everything.
  10. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    Also, if a patient responds better to a different nurse, then I look incompetent as a manager. Managers need to be successful with all patients.
  11. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    Staff do not care about me intervening; in fact, they expect it because I'm the manager. They also like being able to go home on time
  12. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    Good question. My job basically entails doing any and everything. Upper management expects me to handle a large majority of complaints, attend meetings all day, and fill in on the floor if needed. Floor nurses expect that I do anything they can't get to because "I have more time." If something goes wrong with a patient or someone is unhappy, everyone blames the unit manager for "not doing enough."
  13. SilverBells

    Longest Shift You've Worked

    Maybe I should have accepted defeat on Friday and just let another nurse see if they could take care of the issues when I'd already tried for 12 hours. But, I do not like failure or going home until I've succeeded in one way or another. If I go home and someone is still not doing well, then I haven't done my job.
  14. I'm just angry that my life revolves around old, ungrateful patients who do nothing but file grievances and make false accusations instead of being with someone who obviously makes a great father. At this point, these patients weren't worth giving this up for.
  15. Maybe. There's a chance that another dating relationship would not be successful at this time anyway if I still view my ex as boyfriend material.
  16. SilverBells

    Share Policies That Have Not Saved One Life

    “The patient is always right” All patient complaints, no matter how trivial, should be addressed right away and irregardless to whatever else might be going on