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CardiTeleRN

CardiTeleRN BSN

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CardiTeleRN has 2 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Cardiac, Telemetry.

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  1. I want to beg and plead with you not to share that opinion with anyone else. That is a slap in the face to those and the family members involved. That is far from factual information. This just further causes distrust for health care from everyone, not just minorities.
  2. I’m not losing my perspective. I’m overwhelmed with the lies in full speed during the pandemic with management. I will be taking a break from acute care though.
  3. CardiTeleRN

    Med Surg nurse being given Tele Patients

    Is it really an excuse or is it them being honest about their level of knowledge and ability to care for a specific patient? At the end of the day, sometimes it’s not about “fair”, it’s about patient safety. Not forcing the hands of nurses. Instead chastising, maybe use that opportunity to provide education and insight. Show compassion. nursing is becoming a joke. Sigh
  4. CardiTeleRN

    Med Surg nurse being given Tele Patients

    Telemetry monitoring is actually a class that is taught and a test is given after the course. You should have been given the material needed to become comfortable with identifying various rhythms etc. You should also be able to ask someone to verify a rhythm you’ve identified if you’re not sure. I can understand why you may not be comfortable if 1) they didn’t provide the course. 2) you weren’t expecting to work with telemetry. It IS actually additional training.
  5. CardiTeleRN

    BULLYING at work as Usual

    Thank you for the well wishes. The problem is employers have brain washed nurses into believing risking our lives to unprecedented extremes is our job. The nurses who are willing to step up and risk their lives are extremely brave and deserve extra compensation/acknowledgement because it is NOT a part of our job description. It is NOT something we should casually work with. Pandemic or not, it is NOT a situation that every nurse should be forced into working. I’m not a sheep and never will be one. I want to go home to my family in one peace like everyone else. I want to help my patients, not kill myself helping them. Nursing should not be a sacrificing field. Why is it that other lines of public service professions have less sacrificial expectations of them? The police aren’t asked to place themselves in high risk situations without fully being aware of what to expect while armed with paint ball guns. Why is nursing such a dangerous line of work now? Even before the pandemic. The pandemic has been the cherry for me.
  6. Do some adulting or do some sacrificing? I’m glad you are brave enough to sacrifice yourself but that doesn’t mean every nurse should have to do so. This isn’t the military. Even they have a choice in whether they sign up or not. They are presented exactly what they are signing up for. We sign up for one thing and are forced to do everything and now that includes sacrificing ourselves.
  7. Thank you! As I responded to that claim, we have complained to managers. We have questioned certain orders and consults as to the need for it. We are always ignored or ultimately blown off. It is getting out of hand which is why I said I just want to leave the hospital during the pandemic because of this. I just feel bad I can’t help the patients like they deserve to be helped =<
  8. How do you know we haven’t? We have brought our complaints to management. We are always taking nonsense from MDs when we question certain orders or consultations. So do not assume. Why are you posting things as if fraud does not exist in health care? I’m convinced you are actually a part of the problem. That’s unfortunate.
  9. CardiTeleRN

    BULLYING at work as Usual

    This is the most bias statement I’ve ever read. How on Earth is my health condition related to someone lying to get in front of a line when there is researched proof to back my claims? I’m sorry but that was a horrible comparison. My health condition is listed as a high risk condition for poor outcomes if I were to contract COVID. I’m not making anything up. I’m not taking any chances. I’m not sacrificing myself due to bias management. It’s simple. More nurses need to start standing up for themselves.
  10. They don’t do well at all!! They go from tachypnea being their only symptom with stable satO2 to intubation suggestion
  11. and that’s a part of the problem. I’ve experienced this on a personal level as well. I actually felt the need to bring it to the public’s attention since I have experienced it on a personal level and have wondered who is speaking for patients that are experiencing these circumstances. So sorry you don’t believe someone who is witnessing it first hand. Sorry for your ignorance because if it is you plainly turning a blind to the issues, you do not belong in health care. There needs to be a major reform.
  12. They have before and continue to push to do so. Some patients know enough to say no. Some experience very minor symptoms but are stable and they’ll intubate. The problem with health care is the majority looking to defend the poor decisions of the system. I wish I could just care for patients without the horrible management.
  13. CardiTeleRN

    BULLYING at work as Usual

    Thanks! Technically, Covid isn’t in my job requirement. I didn’t sign up to work on an infectious disease unit either; however, I understand that I may come across infectious diseases. Known ones. To be forced to do work COVID when I have moderately controlled asthma is beyond me. Other staff members have blatantly refused with no punishment. I have found other employment though. I start in a few weeks, thank God. I won’t have to deal with things like this soon.
  14. Health care is becoming a field of pure intimidation, bullying, and staff have no rights. It's always do what they say or be fired. No conversations to be had, no surveys. Nothing. We are willing to compromise but its a hierarchy of BS.
  15. CardiTeleRN

    BULLYING at work as Usual

    Thats the issue. Employers lash out at the wrong people. I don't give them any problems. This is the first time out of many years I have ever said no. I have worked all hour shifts, every day. Holidays, weekends, gave up my life for this. Worked short, worked without supplies, etc. I don't have to sacrifice myself for a manager who is not willing to do the same. I don't know who is doing the approving. It is all subjective and they are deciding to lean towards to the negative side. I have already accepted another position that I start the end of Dec that is not acute care. Thank God; however, I did not want to leave my current job on bad terms.
  16. CardiTeleRN

    BULLYING at work as Usual

    I don't believe I can agree with that because we have all seen people of all ages parish from COVID without underlying conditions. I think this is the mindset of many health care facilities at this point. Sacrifice us "younger" staff with the thought of we are at less risk of severe outcomes in case we become infected with COVID... At this time, I am going against the grain and I am going to have to refuse to be the sacrifice for the sake of my very small children, my elderly parents that I care for, and myself with my own chronic conditions. I have noticed the facility admit asymptomatic COVID patients, overfilling our COVID units. I'd like to think it is because the facility genially cares and want to monitor our patients; however, I don't feel this is the case and it is money related as most decisions that guide health care... We have lost SO many nurses in the last 6 months, I have never seen nurses leave by the bulk like this is such a short time span. I have never seen ANY staff leave a place of employment by the bulk in such a short time span. The manipulation, intimidation, fear tactics, etc that normally in the workplace with management is in full force at this time where we should be sticking together as health care professionals. There isn't even a "thank you" after nurses are forced, not volunteered, to work COVID units. There is nothing but threats of constant emailing from management about what will happen if they don't. It is sickening.