I stopped getting that when i replied with either "well, people in hell want ice water, also" or "well, grab a mop, and get to cleaning, this room doesn't clean by itself." I've also used this one "i'm going to PEE sometime today, and right now is a great time for me to let it loose."
The way we train people is to give them the same preceptor as often as possible throughout their training. We've seen that this helps in training because 1) the preceptors have years of experience, years of problem solving, etc. 2) it helps form a 'bond' with the trainee so that they feel comfortable asking questions, voicing concerns.
I do indicators under the orthos. I actually cannot get over how many of my co-workers still single-glove for any procedures, yet if they learn that their current pt. has HIV or HBV, they'll double glove. I double glove simply because you DON'T know what the heck people have nowadays.
Let's not forget the foghorn voice used to shut ppl up so they will listen to the Time-Out (my beginning line, which JC liked, is "Ladies and Gentlemen, i WILL have your attention NOW because this is our official Time-Out, our pt.'s name is............").
Marie_LPN, RN replied to rrandle02's topic in Nurses
It's your job, it's your decision. Whether I can sleep at night has nothing to do with your job. If that's where you want to work, that's your choice. No one else should attempt to influence you one way or the other.