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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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22 hours ago, KarenMS said:

I followed my sick pregnant patient to L&D, witnessed her vaginal birth, and brought her back to ICU. Came back a couple of days later to read every doctor’s note referring to her C-section. 

and the infamous "clean-dry-and-intact" dressing/suture line no doubt.

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On 9/3/2019 at 1:06 PM, Snatchedwig said:

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. 🤢

No believe overall do the best job you can focus on what you can do to be you’re best and that will on there own eventually catch up w them! 

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2 hours ago, Jenna said:

No believe overall do the best job you can focus on what you can do to be you’re best and that will on there own eventually catch up w them! 

You obviously missed the point of this thread. 

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On 9/4/2019 at 6:10 PM, Sue Damonas said:

I went to a dentist one time with an abcessed tooth that he pulled and I asked about an antibiotic and he told me that since I work in a hospital I can have someone give me some there. Looked at me like I had 2 heads when I told him that he had to be the one to order the antibiotic and that I could not just get meds from the hospital. Never went back to him and found another dentist.

I was a new nurse in the early 80s and I saw another nurse go to spike an IV bag and dropped the end on the floor that she was going to spike the bag with and she thought she could just clean it off with alcohol and use it.

I thought they were supposed to treat the infection before yanking the tooth.  What the freak was his problem, that he didn't want to prescribe an antibiotic??

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Some of this stuff is really scary.  It seems like good medical and nursing care have gone the way of the dodo bird.

And my relatives get upset when I ask questions or make suggestions re: medical and nursing procedures.  

Thank God for competent, observant staff.

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On 9/4/2019 at 7:03 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.

Yes! My favorite diagnosis was "fugitive"

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2 hours ago, mtmt99 said:

Yes! My favorite diagnosis was "fugitive"

Loool

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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I’ve had the “listening for lungs sounds while patient is talking thing” also seen the doc talking while supposedly listening and also managing to get all quadrants before 2 breaths....and this has been more than One PCP for myself.

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