psu_213 BSN, RN

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psu_213 has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant.

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    Telemetry issue Safe and Sound

    First, any time the system does not register the patient correctly or deletes the memory, I would enter a safety occurrence (I'm totally blanking if this is the correct word--whatever your reporting system is for safety issues). Hopefully your facil...
  2. I guess that as a clinical instructor, she has been asked before for letters of rec, so I don't think that asking is 'needy.' I would go to her in person rather than asking via email. Compliment here without being fake/sappy ("I've always appre...
  3. No HH experience here, but I, personally, would refrain from calling out a person by name in a shared document. In an email to your supervisor(s) sure, but I feel like if you use the nurse's name in the log, the log could just spiral downward and be...
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    How do I document A&O status of nonverbal patient?

    The 'A' part of A&O should be pretty easy to figure out. As for the O part--is he able to communicate in any way? If so, would you be able to test him on the various spheres of orientation without him actually speaking answers? While it is...
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    Giving False Bad Reference

    I added numbers so you could more easily see what I am referencing.... 1. If this happened, obviously it is totally inappropriate. However, unless you actually witnessed her lie about her identity--she says "Yes, this is Sally Smith," when she i...
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    Guns at the Bedside

    Uhh...no. He can not bring it inside in the first place, or he can hand it to security. Any delay would be his fault. But it is very American of him not only to have a misguided view of the 2nd Amendment, but, furthermore, believe that he will pre...
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    Speakerphone

    Yeah, that's what I don't understand. I do agree it is not appropriate (in any situation) to have a phone conversation on speaker phone without all involved parties knowing it is on speaker phone. But it seems pretty straight forward to me: "are we...
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    Epic HIPAA violation

    Perhaps it was flagged in the system that this person was opening a bunch of charts of people who weren't active patients in her unit. That caused IT/informatics/etc. to dig deeper...
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    When Delegation is Unsuccessful

    First, to the OP, no reason to feel guilty about having a day off. Exactly what I was thinking. Just looking at it from a process stand point--why was it delegated to 6 people? This is sounds like the classic "everyone thought someone else wou...
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    New nurse struggling

    Is your hope to move to a permanent unit in this hospital or to move to another facility all together? If they are serious about this "verbal contract," they might be fairly unlikely to let you leave the float pool, but stay in the hospital. You ca...
  11. Of course many of use earned our antibodies the old fashioned way for that one. ?
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    HIPAA breach

    I don't have any words of wisdom about this particular situation, and I hope it works out well for you. However, let this be a warning to others--just don't post anything at all about work. Period. Even saying "it was a tough day at work" or "this ...
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    How do you take blood pressures for 90 people?

    Is this LTC. It has been a while since I worked in LTC, but do you take everyone's BP every day?
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    Children's Heart institute putting kids in danger

    Don't take this as a defense of the hospital, merely a statement about this particular article. I'm not saying the article is wrong, I'm not saying that this actually is a good hospital. I am not a expert in pediatric cardiology/cardiac surgery; h...
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    PTO

    180? Yikes! So glad I can accrue more. I think it stinks that your cap is so low, but it seems to be and easy problem to work around. As others have said, plan you time so that you have to use hours. Take a calendar week off rather than taking pa...