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Questionable actions that make you go hmm?

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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Let's have a little fun. What questionable actions have you witnessed by someone that makes you go hmmm...roll your eyes or just flat out laugh?

The pulmonologist who listened to my patients lungs without having stethoscope in his ears. 

My last job I went toward the nursing station after being with a patient. The janitor lady was sweeping the counters with the broom. 🤢

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Asystole RN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Vascular Access, Infusion Therapy.

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I see on a regular basis nurses scrub the skin with a CHG prep and spend all this effort to ensure they prepare their sterile supplies just right and hold everything just perfectly to only tear off the finger of their glove and touch the insertion site. 

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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5 minutes ago, Asystole RN said:

I see on a regular basis nurses scrub the skin with a CHG prep and spend all this effort to ensure they prepare their sterile supplies just right and hold everything just perfectly to only tear off the finger of their glove and touch the insertion site. 

😭

Lol yes. 

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mimibrown has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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The doctor that does rounds, never taking his hands off the clipboard that he is holding. I'm thinking "you must have xray vision to assess your patient with a bedside chat" 😕

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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That nurse who charted PERRL bilaterally on that patient with a glass eye. Or pedal pulses on a patient with bilateral AKAs. Seen both. 

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27 minutes ago, Pixie.RN said:

That nurse who charted PERRL bilaterally on that patient with a glass eye. Or pedal pulses on a patient with bilateral AKAs. Seen both. 

And people who chart PERRLA when that’s not what they are testing.  

Also, excessive skin parameters.  I wish people would stop charting on 10 year old scars or scabs that are from home from a tiny scrape that we are not treating.  I literally one time had someone chart on an indentation on the skin.  🙄🙄

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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1 hour ago, LovingLife123 said:

Doctors that copy and paste their notes.  Or write a note and have never been to the patients room that day.

Or that same guy charts "discussed with RN at bedside" and that conversation never happened

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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My clinic nurse at the VA (I was the patient) documented that I was not suicidal without even asking. Not that I was, but that just isn't right. She had no sense of humor, either. And she didn't wash her hands. 🙄

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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I went in to see my PCP after getting strep throat and influenza, that I suspected had turned into pneumonia (it did). The MA checking me in took my vitals and charted RR as 16 (it was at least 24).

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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At one of the clinical sites for school I watched the cook go into the bathroom with her apron..go pee and didn't wash hands

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