Ioreth ADN, RN

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Ioreth has 3 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Ortho-Neuro.

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    Hiding Discharges

    I think it is more of an issue that a warm body on the floor is better than a vacant job opening. We are so severely short-staffed. I feel like I've got one foot out the door already. I've posted plenty about some of the issues in this job and t...
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    Hiding Discharges

    I wish I had said that to the nurse that left her phone at the desk. I told her she wasn't to do it again. Patient abandonment was certainly at the forefront of my mind. It is fairly common practice to walk a patient to the front door without ha...
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    Hiding Discharges

    I know both of them know how to do this, because that is how I trained them. Unfortunately, it isn't policy at my hospital. Charge can get in trouble for not clearing the room after a discharge in a timely matter, but the primary nurse isn't held acc...
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    Bedside Report

    I have a love/hate relationship with bedside shift report. Positives: Patient is involved in their care plan and its a good way to involve them in their goals for the day. They can also answer positively on the HCAPS questions about beside shift...
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    Hiding Discharges

    I think there are two facets here. As LovingLife stated, there's likely a misunderstanding of hospital flow and these nurses chose to protect themselves from getting admits by hiding their discharges. I am usually a floor nurse, not charge, and it wo...
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    ETOHer...(and other slang)

    CAAH = Confused as all hell. Pronounced with a heavy Texan accent "CONfused as awl hayel" I had to start calling SCDs "Leg Squishers" because more than one patient thought I was calling them STDs! This is a little specific to our equipment,...
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    Feeling Overwhelmed as a Charge Nurse

    I have had a similar experience being charge. I wrote about my ambivalence with being charge for the first time here: I don't want to be Charge! Being charge with a 1/2 patient load or no patients at all isn't too bad. It can be intimidating to...
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    Going from 3 12s to M-F 5 8s

    I LOVE working 12s. Sometimes I toy with the idea of working a clinic or public health job that would have me working 8s. I just don't think I would like doing it since I would much rather work my 3 12s and be done. If you find the 8s to be trou...
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    Reasons nurses get fired

    Things I've seen firings for: Not rounding on patients. CNA falsifying vital signs. Altered mental status while working then leaving hospital campus midshift without notifying anyone. Sitter CNA yelling at patient when patient was...
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    "Discrepancies" In Epic Documentation

    Wow. Thank you all for the excellent advice, especially on not using the scan overrides. I'm already a bit leary of pulling meds at all on an override since that one big case this year with an RN charged with negligent homicide after pulling a wrong ...
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    Hiding Discharges

    I wanted to add a few things that didn't really fit above. I also found the other noncommunicative nurse's phone at the charge station when I came back after discharging my patient. She had gone on lunch break, left her phone, but didn't tell m...
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    Hiding Discharges

    I'm trying to process a situation I was in recently and would appreciate feedback. Sorry for the book. TLDR: Floor RNs hiding from Charge that patients discharged. Poor patient flow ensues, Charge is reprimanded for holding up PACU. Bullying or...
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    Hope for bullying?

    I came here to write about what I think is a nurse bullying incident I'm facing on my own unit, which I will shortly. I'm also an older in age but newish nurse. It has come and go on my unit, and most of the time I don't recognize it as bullying unti...
  14. Thank you for the info about reporting to JCHO. It will be helpful as I figure out how to report this. We just finished our monthly staff meeting and I brought up my concerns yet again. "We've got a focus group looking at how to comply with this...
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    Is there anything you wished your work bag had?

    Since I have a locker, my bag is just a large, simple purse. There's a zippered pocket for my keys and wallet. Everything else goes in the middle: lunch, drink, extra mask, pens. I really don't carry much since I have a locker at work and everyt...