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    BON Regulations updated COVID-19

    Has anyone else gotten notification from their state BON of temporary waivers of various regulations to help with workforce issues?
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    I want to help!

    I wonder if contacting the BON in Texas would help?
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    Medical leave ending but no job yet. Accept another?

    I'm sorry about your spouse and current situation. Do you feel you are ready to go back to work? Mentally and physically? You don't have to answer on this site, but something to consider. Are you saying the current job is going to let you work for 30 days and then fire you if you don't find another job and leave?
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    AMA Looks to Retrain Doctors on Taking Blood Pressures

    For years I only did b/p checks with a dinamap. I got confused listening to manual readings, the different korotcov/korotcoff sounds when I was required to start checking them this way. I did practices online thru Youtube to retrain myself. IF someone re-rechecks, and says something drastically different, I know what I heard.
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    Terrible experience with nursing staff

    I sympathize with your feelings. Having any surgery is scary and must have been a very emotional experience, no family around, etc. And having an unexpected hysterectomy, especially for someone of child bearing years, or not, can be devastating. This would be compounded if one planned on having children in the future. EDIT: I understand it didn't state complete hysterectomy...* I don't know anything about the nursing culture in Brazil. But to me it sounds like you wanted/needed some bedside compassion and it just wasn't happening. EDIT: I really appreciated the post from the nurse who actually lived in a foreign country and experienced things first hand after having a baby. And what she said made sense about the healthcare and cultural differences. I remember having post-partum depression almost immediately after having a cesarean. I distinctly remember a nurse telling me that she didn't have time to help me. I called once for medicine, they were busy. I remember crying and crying. Years later I remember all the details. As far as legal action or a formal complaint, I simply don't know. Just continue to be the type of nurse you wanted those days you spent in the hospital.
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    HELP!! Experienced RN interview for ED

    Is it a peer interview? Or one to one?
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    How to count Narcotics?

    The narcotics need to be tracked. If the signature is for ongoing/off going you would sign appropriately for where you are in the shift. Don't accidentally sign in slot that was left blank by someone else. By signing at the end of shift with the nurse, you are accounting for the narcotics being the same or reduced or increased based on activity (dispensed or received from pharmacy)
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    Unpaid Registry Orientation

    Then the agency needs to pay for it in my humble opinion! Did they tell you that you wouldn't get paid, is it in the contract? They should have made that clear to you before you did the orientation. Have you gotten paid to orient at other hospitals? I don't know about the legalities of charting and not getting paid, worth looking into. I did orient for "free" in the school system because the don't train and I wanted a little idea of what I needed to do. I did that knowing the end game so to speak.
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    Ghosts of the ER (Clerks)

    I work in an ED, and have a good relationship with registration. We do annoy each other at times. And yes, they do collect co-pays and give the option to pay now or later. Overall, basically my goal in life is to get to the patient before registration! That is especially true if they have never been to the hospital before. And if registration is with a patient, I will let them finish before interrupting. I will ask if registration is almost done, especially if the pt needs a stat ekg, etc (they are to be done in a timely fashion). There are a few times I have spoken up and needed to interrupt. But in most cases, if the patient is in acute distress registration will usually recognize the timing is not good. That being said there are times the Doctor or PA is ready to see a patient, literally standing in the doorway. Most of the registrars will acknowledge the provider and mention I'm almost done, is that okay? Others make us them wait, like they are not even there. And I will say, some doctors are just rude about it, some nurses too. And there are times, I'm having a private conversation with a patient and registration is hovering. I have asked them to give us a moment. I understand no work situation is perfect! And I have no doubt there are some very toxic people, believe me.... Take a deep breath and be the bigger person. If someone really does offend you I would approach them privately and talk it out. And if that doesn't work, talk with your supervisor and she can speak to the unit manager and give reminders about what registration needs to do. It sounds like you are doing some solid things to make things work better!!!
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    Stood up for a phone screen

    Not to me personally, but... I wouldn't take it personally. They may just forgotten the appointment. Or the person that was supposed to call got sick, who knows? Now, if they don't respond to your email that is just rude! Did they get back to you? And if you are still interested I would give them another chance.
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    Sign prescription for MD?

    One of our Doctors leaves the prescriptions on the printer. To get the discharge done and over with, I walk it over to provider to have them sign it. If the Doctor refuses to sign, leave it without a signature. When the doctor gets repeated calls from the pharmacy, they might start signing. Fill out an incident report, likely you can do this anonymously? It is not fair for the patient to be delayed at the pharmacy, but why should you lose your job? Don't put your job at risk. I know they are supposed to sign, even with the electronic signature. For your states do all prescriptions need an ink signature if the medication is not a controlled substance?
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    Patient’s family threatening to report me to BNE

    @Tweety When I was on the floor the Hospitalist was part of the team, but teams vary at different facilities. Not sure now who is on our team, I'll have to ask.
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    Patient’s family threatening to report me to BNE

    @Susie2310: I have to agree with most of what you said (in the above post) I didn't think about it from the daughter's perspective. The daughter was way out line in how she communicated her concerns. Her behavior was inappropriate. I think the OP did their best. And the patient did not code. When our hospital began the RR team, it was such a relief to know you could get help fast! You were not alone. I used the team a few times. To the OP, I think you did try your best to help your patient! Use the RR team in like situations in the future and don't put all the stress and responsibility yourself.
  14. I feel the pain! I struggled on days with 5 or 6. It takes one thing not going right, a post op pt, "direct admit"...etc. I was a nurse for more than 7 years at my breaking point. Many times I had to ask for help. I remember once asking the charge to give a pt her am meds because I couldn't keep up. The pt was admitted for migraine, years ago...and kept calling for pain meds and her daily meds. It took the charge nurse an hour to give the meds...I was done with Med-surg after that. I did it for 7 years in the float pool. The charge was mad at me, and I thanked her thinking how was I supposed to get this done with all these other people! Today, I know locally that admitted patients have to be really, really sick to qualify for admission. The floors are probably even heavier than when I left. It takes a while to develop a rhythm. Night shifters used to get up to 10 at night, no way!
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    Patient’s family threatening to report me to BNE

    I once visited a friend in the hospital who was having a sudden onset of sob, sweating profusely and in obvious fluid overload. The nurse was not convinced she was deteriorating, I was. I asked the nurse to call a rapid response she was overwhelmed and so was I. Is it correct the daughter was present? She could have asked you call, even though you were handling the situation. @ruby_jane I think it is a great idea to document the incident. I have done that myself in the past when I felt a doctor acted negligently and another incident involving a nurse.
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    Forced from RN to MA question

    It sounds like she wants to, but there are no jobs. OP, would you be willing to travel some distance to find that job? Op do you mean removing the stitches is the part that keeps you busy, another one your responsibilities, not what you are unsure of doing? In the U.S. check with sites like Indeed, and search for nursing jobs in your area, see if traveling some to find yourself a more suitable work environment is possible? Take care.
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