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    I got called into work today over some charting concerns. I have been an LPN for 3 years and this is my 1st real stint in a nursing home. Well, we had a pt that looks from my charting that I did nothing about- even though I know I had the RN assess and I feel like I was blown off. So, the way it looks is that I did nothing. RN didn’t chart after me or no notation that Dr. was called nothing. So, it looks like I did nothing while this pt died (she was sent out on the next shift). I am upset. I feel physically ill and I am being questioned on my interest in doing my job. Really I am pretty pissed off, because I feel like I was left to hang out in the wind. I cannot do everything for 30 + pts on a rehab hall by myself. I have gotten blamed for things I haven’t done by a older CNA who expects me to do her job too. Comments have been said regarding my lack of interest because I am going to school. I just don’t get it! I was in school when I started. I have changed from days to nights to get FT. I just don’t get it and then BAM this… What do you do?

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    I got called into work today over some charting concerns. I have been an LPN for 3 years and this is my 1st real stint in a nursing home. Well, we had a pt that looks from my charting that I did nothing about- even though I know I had the RN assess and I feel like I was blown off. So, the way it looks is that I did nothing. RN didn’t chart after me or no notation that Dr. was called nothing. So, it looks like I did nothing while this pt died (she was sent out on the next shift @ 630pm). I am upset. I feel physically ill and I am being questioned on my interest in doing my job. Really I am pretty pissed off, because I feel like I was left to hang out in the wind. I cannot do everything for 30 + pts on a rehab hall by myself. I have gotten blamed for things I haven’t done by a older CNA who expects me to do her job too. Comments have been said regarding my lack of interest because I am going to school. I just don’t get it! I was in school when I started. I have changed from days to nights to get FT. I just don’t get it and then BAM this… What do you do?

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    I am sorry this happened to you, but to be honest it happens a lot on rehab halls. I have been an LPN for 30yrs. I really use to love my work, and I still do enjoy being a nurse, but do get thrown under the bus at times. Just remember to chart, chart, chart. The nurses notes are very important. At times, I have been called into the office over different things, such as not doing certain paper work for the facility, but they never checked the nurses notes, which is the legal document. As, for the older CNA, I cant answer due to the fact I don’t know really what she wants you to do.. She knows how job and knows it well, I am sure. The Cna’s are your back bone. But make sure they do not break you. You are a new nurse and up to date more so than I am, so I am kinda set in my ways…lol. And I dont know who in the world thinks a nurse can handle 30+ pt on a rehab hall, but we try and so things are going to get forgotten. I am starting to feel sick and exhausted at times due to the lack of compassion and team work among other nurses. The hall charge nurse will be the first to be blame for anything. But hold your head up high and know you are a NURSE that cares and goes out of her/his way to do the best nursing care you can provide!!

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