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Questionable actions that make you go hmm?

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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On 9/3/2019 at 6:51 PM, LovingLife123 said:

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.  🙄🙄

That's due to our sue happy society,and getting spanked by Medicare.Liability.

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On 9/3/2019 at 4:46 PM, mimibrown said:

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" 😕

I’ve never seen a doctor carry a clipboard!

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I had a surgeon look at my tonsils from across the room and said I didn't need surgery.  I had 7 bouts of tonsillitis in one year.  I finally went to see a good doctor, he removed, them , and all the scarring, even up to the roof of my mouth, I have never had an ear infection since and definitely no sore throats.  What  a DA that first guy was.

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LilPeanut has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in NICU/Neonatal transport.

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I loved the resident who, when rounding, stated confidently that despite the high dose steroids, I've not had blood sugar issues, so should be fine to discharge without any.

"Uh, I've been getting insulin twice a day and I still haven't been eating.  I'm pretty sure my blood sugar is going to go up more when I'm eating."

Later in the same hospitalization, still trying to get discharged, have never been diabetic before, but because of said steroids, have a touch of diabetes LOL  Anyway, the discharge home instructions from the doc "Just follow a sliding scale, check your sugars as normal and you'll be fine." 

1. I am an NP, but for neonates. I deal with babies on insulin drips, I've not used a sliding scale, you're going to have to teach me. I was not diabetic prior to this.

2. How am I supposed to check my sugars without a glucometer? Checking my sugars as normal would mean not at all, since I wasn't diabetic

3. when I finally did get discharged home and we picked up all my supplies, they forgot to prescribe the needles that go with the insulin pen.  I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong!  (I hadn't ever used an insulin pen before)

4. and obviously no diabetes teaching. 

Shoddy discharge planning. 

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Glycerine82 has 4 years experience as a ASN, LPN and specializes in SNF/Rehab/Geri.

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On 9/4/2019 at 6:48 PM, Calm and collected said:

One of my favorites- during my stint in SNF as RN charge had a medical records clerk write : masculine degeneration every.single.time when coding diagnoses ( days of paper charts and books as reference) instead of macular. Got mad at me when I tried to correct her so just laughed.

I mean, was it a man who was losing a lot of testosterone? 🤣

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tiddles has 25 years experience.

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My preceptor at a new job was listening to me give report and tell someone that so-and-so was on azithromycin. She gave a look like I was an imbecile and said "no he's not, he's on Zithromax!".

She was a terrible preceptor - tried to make me look dumb at every opportunity.

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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The nurse who takes the wash rag and wets it  by blotting water from bottom of sink and proceeds toward patient.

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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security calling floor to ask about infant security alarm sounding and stating the name  is :Baby  F-E-M-A-l-E .(femalay)

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7 hours ago, Leader25 said:

The nurse who takes the wash rag and wets it  by blotting water from bottom of sink and proceeds toward patient.

Yeah, that's disgusting!

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viprn21 is a BSN, RN and specializes in CCRN.

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A pulmonologist/critical care MD started charging the defibrillator during a code. The patient was in asystole. When I asked him about it he kind of stared at me blankly then said, "just in case."  

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PeachyERNurse has 10 years experience and specializes in Emergency nursing.

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On 9/27/2019 at 8:54 PM, Leader25 said:

The nurse who takes the wash rag and wets it  by blotting water from bottom of sink and proceeds toward patient.

🤢

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JabuJabule is a LPN and specializes in LTC.

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On 9/7/2019 at 11:12 AM, sevensonnets said:

I was teaching a new nurse how to do trach care. Removed the inner cannula and she grabbed my wrist and shrieked, "Don't do that!!! How's he gonna breathe???

Okay I'm officially done. 😂🤣

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