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    I guess that assumes that you are allowed to look for said contraband. Last hospital I worked at we were not allowed to go through pt belongings even after nurses were physically attacked with knives that pts brought in, UGH!!
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    Pit Bull Service Dogs

    Agree, would not touch that with a 10 foot pole, this problem goes up to admin to figure out. Not going to put myself or anyone else in harm's way and not taking the blame for anything either.
  3. Daisy4RN

    How to retain nurses?

    Agree with others that have stated that management/admin knows exactly how to retain nurses but refuses to do what is needed and instead just dumps it on the staff to come up with "ideas". My favorite is the coffee mug, shirt (fill in the blank unwanted item) with the company/hospital name on it. I would rather have the pizza.
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    Blast from the past...

    I have been watching the Bob Newhart Show lately. Some times it is nice to watch shows that you don't have to think about so much.
  5. "Oh! I thought you were some motorcycle gang member stalking me!" HaHa, do you dress like that to keep the patients afraid of you!! I had a badge that looked similar to yours (above) from a patient ripping it off me to find out my name to report me to the FBI (or something dumb like that) cuz you know I was so mean not to give him a ride home (and not a psych pt!!). I should have dressed like you to keep them afraid of me!!
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    Other Thread Images

    Nope, it was Miss Scarlet in the library with a candlestick
  7. Daisy4RN

    Did FDR have Guillain-Barré?

    Never heard that before but interesting! Yea, medicine was quite different back then.
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    Bring back our childhood diseases!

    I agree with you. But the gov't already stepped in once and "fixed" this, the question is what happened to that fix.
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    Trigger Warning!

    I agree that the whole idea of someone being triggered has got out of hand. Of course nobody should purposefully offend others and if they do they are a jerk. That being said, we are all human and will offend others by way of simple human nature (unintentional), simple misunderstanding, or by having a different opinion (sometimes based on life hx etc). I am afraid our society has lost the ability to suck it up and move on. Instead the "triggered" become "victims" who need compensation in one form or another. Schools, and esp. colleges, are supposed to be the place of learning how to hear other points of view, discuss them, learn from each other, and move on, whether you agree or disagree doesn't really matter, the point should be to at least hear and truly consider anothers opinion/point of view. The word trigger, IMO, also sort of implies that the "triggered" has no say so in being triggered (ot their reponse to the trigger) when in fact of course they do. I remember my parents telling me, and me telling my kids to just suck it up, ignore it, whatever, not every insult/offense (real or imagined) needs to be dwelt on. People have lived for how long without having to give a trigger warning, come on now people, get a grip! I also would like a T-shirt!!
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Yes we should always advocate. But the questions remains why this nurse did not. Did she even know that the pt needed to be monitored. If she did know, then yes she definitely should have refused to leave the pt alone until safe or another RN present to monitor. If she did not know to monitor the pt, then how did she not know that esp working in ICU.
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    Yea, I was wondering what is going on with the board as well. You read others here who have had an extremely hard time with BON's for taking a Benadryl on off time.
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    Nurses with Attitude

    I also have been told not to discuss staffing issues with pts/families and for the most part do not. I have occasionally said something to that effect to people who continue to have unrealistic expectations/demands. I also do not agree with those scripted lines that we were told to use. They sound so fake (because they are?!) and dismissive. Yes, the line "I have time" was my all time favorite. You would have to be an academy award winning actor to pull that one off. That being said, of course we should always do our best and not dump unnecessary/uneeded burdens on others who are in the midst of a trying situation.
  13. Daisy4RN

    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    "As licensed nurses we need to know our limitations." Absolutely, I also had an experience similar to this case. Working on the floor and my pt was going down for testing and MD ordered 2mg Ativan IV (small lady with no hx of taking drugs), I told Charge I would not give it without a resource nurse to monitor (since I could not go) and received a lot of flack from both Charge and MD, the situation went up to the NM who "assured" me it would be fine but I still refused and told NM and/or MD if it would be fine then they could give it. Imagine that, they then "found" a resource nurse.
  14. Daisy4RN

    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    I was also in a "resource" position much like yours. However, at times they would float me to other areas as well with which I had zero experience. Once I was floated to peds ICU and they wanted me to take a list for 4hrs. Had I not refused who knows what could have happened. They "assured" me that these were easy pts but I still refused (I had no peds or ICU experience at that time). I did stay and just did Vitals etc, but it scared me then and still now about what the next nurse might do (or not do as in to refuse the assignment).
  15. Daisy4RN

    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Yes, I have also seen this way too much. A nurse being placed in a position with little to no experience who then thinks that because they are in that position know what they are doing when in fact they do not.