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    When have you had to say no to an MD or charge nurse? I told an MD that I wouldn’t do the conscious sedation on a very old, sick patient because the procedure room wasn’t set up to run a code. He was pissed off for sure, but it all worked out and anesthesia did the sedation in a bigger room with better drugs than I had access to.

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    Amanda

    I have said to to a charge about taking an admit. I was drowning, had some very sick patients and even though it was my turn to take the admit I said no. The other nurses had been done with their charting, had already taken their breaks, and I was still running around like a chicken with my head cut off. The charge wasn’t happy but I needed to do what was best for my patients. Saying no is sometimes the best thing for you and your patients, no matter the repercussions.

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    Billy

    Sometimes you have to advocate for not only yourself, but for the greater good of the patients. I had an MD, actually day of this were the army I’d be the general, I politely informed him that he’d be more similar to the Col. And that the medical board would be the general.

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    Jessica

    As a charge nurse I have been told no. As long as there is a reason and validation for why the staff member is telling me no I am good with it. Yeah, it makes me figure out a new plan but hey – that’s my job

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