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Victoria19 has 14 years experience and specializes in ICU, MED Surg, Older Adults,.

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  1. Victoria19

    Is this Med error/bad ?

    I am not sure what you meant by it. Please clarify. Also your last paragraph. So you think insurance companies are to blame for nurse not picking up the heparin order? Please elaborate how so? Also, the process of orders is to blame. Give me an example of the process that is to blame. macawake. I am sorry if I offended you by addressing you dear. It is also a form of being warm showing endearment to someone you are trying to have positive opening of the conversation with. I also personally feel all the nurses are DEAR. For doing what they are doing. Clearly I am wrong about you if this offends you. Interesting that you are bringing up the sociopath in your next paragraph.... Hmm.... Makes me wonder. ... Nurse was made aware by written order. Interesting macawake that your husband is a pilot so you can really compare first hand. I am sure you know the pilots have limitations and are constantly monitored to assure they are at their best to fly the plane. Nurses work night shift. Take care of kids at home, while "napping" then come to take care of patients in ICU. Mistakes are bound to happen. Nurses take care of sick people but do not have health insurance on their own. If I hospitals would keep us more accountable we would start keeping them more accountable. So shhh, do not ask do not tell.... Please do a detail research if you are disproving JH numbers. Share with us better knowledge that they are sharing. I think you nailed it here. Do you know how much hospital CEO makes? Nurses are giving, sweet people pleases does play a big role. I agree is hard to follow. I am getting a hand of it. Perhaps we can make some suggestions to this website to make it easier to follow and post. If we could answer each individual person instead of having quote and copy paste. It would be so smooth. Yet we are going through some interesting, valid concerns for nursing filed plus working out some personal feelings. Truly enjoyable discussion.
  2. Victoria19

    Is this Med error/bad ?

    JKL 33. In my organization the STAT means 20 min to acknowledge the order and 1 hour to carry it out. What is it is yours? JKL 33 I do think way beyond the headline of the original post "Is this med error/bad". Because this nurse that posted it is a prime example of someone who wants to, understands to do the right think for the patient but can not. Like many of us. So I see it as a bigger problem. Because it is not just her making those mistakes as evidenced by another post of "Sour Lemon". Things often get "overlooked". Those things lead to death. With all that replied. Thank you for your comments I enjoy healthy discussion and learning from each other. Why do the nurses stil keep being interupted even though we know the rule?
  3. Victoria19

    Is this Med error/bad ?

    According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 people in the United States die every year because of medical mistakes, making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.Feb 22, 2018 Medical errors third-leading cause of death in America Some 393 people were killed in civil aviation accidents in the United States in 2018, up 13 percent from the 347 killed the previous year, according to preliminary data from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).Nov 15, 2019 2018 Data Show Increase in U.S. Aviation Fatalities - Flight ... https://flightsafety.org › 2018-data-show-increase-in-u-s-aviation-fatalities We should not be OK with this. "Overlooked" most things. Would you want your mom or dad to be on the busy unit where most things get "overlooked"? People that come to the hospital trust us with their life. Is this really the best we can do for them? If the airplane mechanic told you he did not have time to check the breaks on the airplane you are about to take because you were too busy would you get on the plane? I am attaching statistics to all nurses, this is how our number look like, this is the people we sign up to take care of. Is this really the best we can do?
  4. Victoria19

    Is this Med error/bad ?

    Given it is heparin I am very cautious about this kind of medication so it is more serious than less risky medication. It is great that you are thinking about it. It means you care. You will make mistakes as you will go along but nursing is challenging and we are overworked. So just like in emergency prioritize and make sure you do not not miss important things. Meaning things that can kill your patient quick. Here, bleeding during the scheduled procedure. ABC- airway, breathing and circulation. Once you have these secured you will sleep at night. So once you drill in yourself to take care of those important things like their life and safety and hospital allows you for proper staffing and support then you do everything else. Charting after time left taking care of the patients needs. Thats just me.
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    NP forced to work as an RN

    I was hired to work as an NP after 3 years of hard work, studying and clinicals. I have resined from my RN job to work 9-5 schedule. Finally. I have passed a $100 per hour opportunity to work on COVID assignment to take $58.00 job as NP since I committed to it months before. After 2 weeks when office was slowing down I was indirectly asked to go work in the hospital. Nobody explain in what kind of role. I was send to classroom to be trained to work as a floor RN with Covid Patients at no different pay rate? Is that legal to do?

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