Things in our treatment books are: Wound care, dressing changes, creams, powders, monitor bruise, skin tear, etc, skin checks, diabetic nail care, podus boots, o2, cath care, cath changes, elevation of extremities, peg tube checks and flushes, remove dressing 4 hours after dialysis, suture removal. I think that about covers it :)
I guess I wasn't clear enough in my first post. I never meant to imply that I don't give the meds. As a nurse it is my job to do what the doctor orders. If pain meds are ordered then I give them regardless if I belief the pt or not. The things I listed in my first posting are issues I will bring up with the doc IF he wants my opinion. Hope that clears it up.
I look for pysiologic signs such as higher bp and pulse. We also look into the pts old charts and visits. We see if they are under the care of a pcp and if they go their follow ups. Also when you see many FFs you get a sense of the real pts in need.
How do you know she set you up and it wasn't a misunderstanding about the day or something? Why are you getting so upset before you speak to the coworker or the DON? what kind of teamwork does your facility have if these are the first things to cross your mind?
chelynn replied to Sugar-Phosphate's topic in Nursing
I agree. For some reason Katie you seem to be a tad aggressive, what gives? By the way I'm in the ER Started as a relatively new grad, went in willing to learn and work hard and I am very successful. And if you're wondering Katie most of my previos experience was fast food and bartending