Should I report to my supervisor or will I seem like I'm just snitching on the job?
I feel like if you don't know the skill why lie and injure a patient. Let the supervisor know you can't do it.
Absolutely report her remember wounds if they don’t heal properly they can also lead to sepsis and result in a patients death
Right, I plan to report it to my job tomorrow
I hope everything goes well
I would tell, but to be polite i would reach out to that nurse and tell her as well. Make it clear "i'm not trying to get you in trouble, but it is really important that you know this skill, and i simply suggested to our supervisor that you should maybe get a refresher course."
As a fellow medical professional I would report it immediately
Report her. I personally had a serious injury last year and had to have a wound vac. It's not fun having it replaced every other day in the first place much less if she is doing it wrong. I luckily had a awesome nurse that did a excellent job.
people's lives are potentially on the line. You need to report her because even though she might lose her job someone else might lose their life.
You should talk to her first and see how she reacts. If she is willing to improve, then dont report it to her supervisor. If she isn't, then go ahead. Health of the clients comes first.
Yes have an ethical obligation to voice your concern to protect other patients.
Patient care trumps hurt feelings.
Yeah it was pretty messed up how she was willing to mess over a patient for a few dollars.
Report her duh don’t let her endanger someone else’s life
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Would you want someone who didn't know what they were doing work on your mom or other family member? You might wonder why this novice was sent out to do a job she didn't know how to do. Are they that short handed? I mean she might have been sent out to work. What is she going to say, "I don't know how to do a nursing job"? You might mention it and that the patients deserve better treatment.
I reported her. The scheduler said yes nurse never told her she didn't know how to do a wound vac. She assumed since she was a nurse she was skilled in this area and sent her out. She said she's going to have a talk with her and the clinical manager about getting her trained. Although the nurse may lie and say ," oh no I know what I'm doing".
Pretty much like she lied to me I'm sure she lied to them. I told them I would've helped her if she were honest and Saud, " hey , I don't know how to do a wound vac and since you're here can you show me". I would've helped her. Instead she said, oh can you help me turn the client, then ripped the vac off then told me to do the measurement. Then after said cut the foam and do the vac. After that I said ," you know what I did the measurement for you you need to do this vac on your own. I gotta go" . Left her by herself. So she lies a lot glad I reported her hopefully they'll do something about it unless she lies again