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

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no.intervention.required has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in stroke and cardiac nursing.

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When MDs and staff comes over to the nurse's station, and ask for the nurse not currently sitting there, and if anybody knows why she is not here, and then asks where is she, and looks around. Come on, people, help yourselves and call the nurse.

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

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17 hours ago, no.intervention.required said:

When MDs and staff comes over to the nurse's station, and ask for the nurse not currently sitting there, and if anybody knows why she is not here, and then asks where is she, and looks around. Come on, people, help yourselves and call the nurse.

Yes ma'am 😊

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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On 9/3/2019 at 7:54 PM, Snatchedwig said:

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

I wish there was an "ewww" emoji. Guess I'll have to be contented with 🤮

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On 9/4/2019 at 1:35 AM, sevensonnets said:

Then there are the nurses who don't know the difference between neuro checks and neurovascular checks.

Never seen this but I’m dying!!

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Peds floor...

Had cold packs that were hard to pop.  Nurse put on the floor and stomped on it then was going to put on patient.  I stopped that.

Experienced nurse reported at change of shift that phones weren't working for past 1.5-2 hours.  Didn't call anyone to get them fixed, House Sup had no idea nor did doctors  Didn't call ER who occasionally needed us to start an IV.  Didn't call PP who would call us for help with a baby/questions if NICU was busy.  So at 1930 call was made to get phone fixed and person had to come in from home.

Experienced nurse comes in 45 minutes late because of snow, evidently didn't think to look out window, nor did his wife.  They had previously lived in Alaska!  Meanwhile, same night new nurse comes in at 1715 ( shift started at 1900) because she was concerned she wouldn't make it in time because not used to driving in snow.

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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12 minutes ago, Elaine M said:

Peds floor...

Had cold packs that were hard to pop.  Nurse put on the floor and stomped on it then was going to put on patient.  I stopped that.

 

LOL, like "Mazel Tov!" - stomping on the glass wrapped in a napkin to break it at a Jewish wedding. 🙂

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Saw a nursing student start to walk into a patient's room and start rubbing their hands together and say "I wash my hands".  She didn't actually wash her hands, just verbalized it.  When told she needed to actually clean her hands, she said that this was how she was taught in simulations.  

Sigh

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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, kkbb said:

Saw a nursing student start to walk into a patient's room and start rubbing their hands together and say "I wash my hands".  She didn't actually wash her hands, just verbalized it.  When told she needed to actually clean her hands, she said that this was how she was taught in simulations.  

Sigh

You gotta be kidding me 😂

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People walking in and out of a room in maybe 20 seconds, and then documenting the full body exam with the 12 cranial nerves.

A lot of nerve, if you'll pardon the pun.

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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Ortho writing in notes of an end stage cirrhosis pt who is still drinking and not going to stop - refer to XXXXXX hospital for consideration of liver transplant. 

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On 9/4/2019 at 5:03 PM, TheMoonisMyLantern said:

When I first started in nursing, the hospital I worked at had Patient Registration type in the admitting diagnosis which would then appear on the Kardex we printed out. There were some pretty interesting dx but my favorite was "Uterine Thyroid" instead of fibroid. That one still tickles me, I can practically see it in my mind haha.

Lol Reminds of the time one doctor (radiologist) saw and talked about a "phallus" in the brain.  He meant to say "falx".

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On 9/4/2019 at 9:19 PM, no.intervention.required said:

When MDs and staff comes over to the nurse's station, and ask for the nurse not currently sitting there, and if anybody knows why she is not here, and then asks where is she, and looks around. Come on, people, help yourselves and call the nurse.

For sure.

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