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    Frustrated with Lazy RN

    Thanks for the input. I have had to see go into the Med Room a few times and see her always on Facebook and dating websites and such. Other people also notice this and how much she's talking on her cell phone at night. The med that the pt recieved is a scheduled one to be given each day at 12am but the Pt usually has to ask for it, (its just Boost and Tylenol) I didn't think about talking to HR or IT about the computer use. I really don't like to be the "snitch" but sometimes its just not right, there are times for doing things at home at times for doing things at work.. y'know?
  2. Karla.S

    Frustrated with Lazy RN

    I had a problem with a certain RN since I've started working at a Psychiatric Hospital. I am just a tech there, and I'm not sure who I should talk to. We do have Team Leaders, but talking to my team leader is like talking to a brick wall because he doesn't know what to do. The ADON for the night shift is also the type of person who will side with whomever she likes and make excuses for them. My problem is, we will call over our radios for the RN to come because a Pt needs her. Just recently, she took 45 minutes to get a Pt his pain medications (which I had documented what time the Pt. asked at what time the meds were recieved). Also, another time was when we had a Pt who was in full bed restraints who had eventually calmed down and wanted to ask the RN when he would be able to get out and go to bed. She took 20 minutes to walk down the hallway because she was too busy sitting on Facebook and talking on her phone. NOT okay with me!! Who would you talk to next about this if nobody is going to look into the situation. This happens too often and she does so many other things that are just wrong for an RN to do.
  3. Karla.S

    Pregnant in Nursing School....

    Wow!! That's quite the thing for a nursing school to say to their students.. I'm in an akward position myself. I'm at the point where I keep feeling this need to be a mother and have felt this way for quite some time. My husband has said that he doesn't want to be in his late 30s (he just turned 29) before he wants to have children. We've been together for 7 years and married for 3.. I've worked at a psychiatric hospital for a little bit now, which has been pretty demanding and stressing me out because of all the mandatory overtime and sometimes having to work 16 hour days. For this reason, I have thought about not working there anymore because my BP has been a bit high since I started there. I am in nursing school 1/2 time right now because I have already taken most of the classes I need to have. I am in my 2nd year of school and wondered if it'd be worth it to quit my job and use my financial aid to live off of and just be able to focus on what I want. But then sometimes, I think would this be a bad idea? I don't know why I've got this in my mind, but I just thought I'd share... opinions anyone?
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    Nursing Documentation - Lost!!

    Hi! I've got a bit of an ethics questions I suppose.. I work in a psychiatric hospital. One night, we had to apply restraints for Pt. safety. We do 15 minute observations on the Pt and check vital signs as well. Someone during the night had misplaced the 15 minute observation sheet and HIM has been looking for it. (I'm a tech there and am in nursing school currently). The RN for our building told my supervisor to "just print out a new sheet and have them fill it out" and my supervisor agreed that this was a good idea... I'm not too keen on that because, to me, that seems like false documentation because it could not be 100% accurate. I sent an email to the ADON about this and am waiting on a response...but I thought I'd ask what you all thought about it. Am I wrong to not want to put my name on a piece of paper that is essentially "back-dated"?
  5. Karla.S

    Any Nebraska CNA Students or CNAs on here?

    I'm on the NE registry for CNAs (I'm in Lincoln also) CNA class was pretty fun, I had a good group of gals to study with! I did one of my clinicals at Tabitha!! I think you'll like it!
  6. Karla.S

    Spring 2010ers

    1) What school will you be attending? BryanLGH College of Health Sciences 2) When is your orientation? January 7th, I'm SO ready!!! 3) Do you have anything else left to do before clinical starts? I just have to do a Titer to prove my immunity to varicella! I'll probably find TONS more things to do by my orientation date!