interesting things as of late..part 1
nothing this past week patient-wise, but I did have a nurse preceptor who was floating to the floor and had no idea what was going on. i felt the need to help her w/ all 5 patients instead of the 3 i was assigned because she didn’t ask any questions of the nurse giving her report even though she had a bunch of questions (the nurse was kind of grouchy because she had to wait30min and was ready to go home). after a while she caught on to things but she spent like 30-40min on the computer going through all the patients’ stuff..mind you…..meds were due, she hadn’t introduced herself to anyone…one guy (who i had been talking to for the past few wks and is super nice..jet ski accident) needed turning..so i just went and did what i could
she was a decent teacher though..good w/ constructive criticism. she had had students on her floor.
oh the jet ski accident man finally got to go to rehab =)
oh but a few things bothered me…one patient needed some kind of nasal antibiotics and she thought she had already had them but couldn’t remember just knew that ‘some1 had put something’ up her nose
the nurse told me to just mark it as ‘given’ i was like ‘but we don’t know what given..’ she was like ‘but there’s nothing else for her that goes up her nose so it must’ve been that
oh really now?
and then one patient had slightly elev blood glucose and according to the sliding scale we were to administer 1 unit of insulin but hte nurse said it was no big deal
ok so later the lady needed 5 units of insulin! and when i had to explain to my professor why it wasn’t given earlier and why it wasn’t given before meal time he went and changed the time it was given and the reason for the ‘slight’ delay. i was like ‘so…this is ok? this is waht we do? change times?’ he was like ‘its tricky…’
WHAT’S SO TRICKY?!
after all these lawsuit cases we hear about in our ethics class…i refuse to have my name on anything that looks tampered with