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What's the dumbest thing you ever got called on the carpet for?

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AngelfireRN has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in med-surg, psych, ER, school nurse-CRNP.

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Medic/Nurse is a BSN, RN and specializes in Flight, ER, Transport, ICU/Critical Care.

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I think I have a winner!!!

Per NM - "these people would FOLLOW you off a cliff..." and 2 minutes later "nobody likes working with you..."

Actually, it was HER issue about the "NOBODY likes part" - lets just say that HR showed HER the door about 6 months later!!!

I LOVE Nursing!

Practice SAFE!

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I got it for adminstering scheduled oral meds at the scheduled time to an acute care pt. while she had family in her room. The family complained that this interfered with their visit.

We were very short-staffed and I had a pt. go down on his way from the bathroom to his bed; unconcious. As I raced to his side I passed the code button and activated it. It turns out he had only fainted and came around within several minutes. After, I was reprimanded for using the code button.

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A successful post arrest pt complained that her chest was sore... I had been the person completing compressions and was questioned as to why I had " hurt" her chest

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sharona97 is a BSN, RN and specializes in IM/Critical Care/Cardiology.

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A successful post arrest pt complained that her chest was sore... I had been the person completing compressions and was questioned as to why I had " hurt" her chest

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Some people's children..............I don't care how old they are:idea:

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A successful post arrest pt complained that her chest was sore... I had been the person completing compressions and was questioned as to why I had " hurt" her chest

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Oh. My. God.

:stone

Sounds like the visitor who coded outside my patient's room. We got her back, sent her to CCU... and she complained to admin that we'd torn her blouse.

Oh, the humanity!

:trout:

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Hellllllo Nurse has 15 years experience.

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A successful post arrest pt complained that her chest was sore... I had been the person completing compressions and was questioned as to why I had " hurt" her chest

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Oh my Lord almighty. Some people. You saved the woman's life for goodness sake.

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CseMgr1 has 39 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Case Management, Home Health, UM.

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Sounds like the visitor who coded outside my patient's room. We got her back, sent her to CCU... and she complained to admin that we'd torn her blouse.

No good deed EVER goes unpunished.

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Hellllllo Nurse has 15 years experience.

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Oh. My. God.

:stone

Sounds like the visitor who coded outside my patient's room. We got her back, sent her to CCU... and she complained to admin that we'd torn her blouse.

Oh, the humanity!

:trout:

Un-freaking-real.

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Hellllllo Nurse has 15 years experience.

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No good deed EVER goes unpunished.

Lol! I've said for years that our licenses should come with that phrase printed across the top.

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Mine is not near as bad as some of these other stories.

Back when I was an LPN in a hospice inpt unit, we had a pt who was in a lot of pain. Just one RN (charge) and me on duty. This pt had decided to keep her pcp as her provider, and the pcp had not ordered MSO4- just Darvocet for Metastatic bone pain.:uhoh3:

The pt's pain was getting worse and worse. The Rn was assigned to this pt- not me. The pt was moaning in pain and the RN refused to call the doc and get an MSO4 order. She was very skittish- one of those hand-wringer types. Could not make a decision to save her life.

I could not take it anymore (neither could the pt). I called and got the order. I was called to the home office the next am and reamed out by the Director of Pt Care Services for being "insubordinate" to the RN.

I was told "You are to adapt to the unit. The unit is not to adapt to you."

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AngelfireRN has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in med-surg, psych, ER, school nurse-CRNP.

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Did you ask if the patient was supposed to adapt to being in agony as well?

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i once had a woman come into the er one evening with an unintentional tegretol od.....her doc had increased her dosage too much. i gave her charcoal and she threw it up. doc said try again. we tried several times, each time it went down it would come right back up. after yet another try the friend who brought her in asked me what would happen if she threw up again. i had already asked the doc this (antiemetics weren't helping) and i told her "she'll have to swallow it again."

a week or so later i was called into the nm's office. the pt had written a letter to the president of the hospital board and it filtered down to the nm. the pt was incensed that i had said she would have to swallow her vomit again.

?????

the nm believed me but her hands were tied. the board prez insisted that i write a letter of apology. i refused. the boss finally helped me come up with one that appeased the mucky-mucks: "i'm sorry that your recent experience was a negative one. i hope this doesn't stop you from using our facility in the future for your health care needs."

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