Here we see registered nurses working in the laundry room.
Whatever they are doing, it’s out of the same material “of which Kotex is made”!
So… Kotex is made from hospital towels?
Doesn’t this make you wonder what the other 15% of hospitals use?
How many “absorbents” are on the market anyway?
Reminds me of when I shadowed a nurse who was the head of Central Supply as part of our rotation in nursing school.
Not one iota of patient care! She didn’t even put together trays, let alone wrap them.
I’m sure it was a big responsibility, keeping a large medical center in sterile instruments, but it hardly took an RN to do it.
I remember thinking, “What a cu-shy job!”
I am a manager’s worst nightmare.
I procrastinate. I admit it.
I turn in certifications on the last day. If my license if due to expire on the 30th, I have it in on the 29th. Apparently this causes emotional stress in administration as they face the ever-impending Joint Commission search of all files related to employees.
But I have a feeling I may not be the only one.
Superior Medical Center has now started “the countdown”.
For example, I might find this in my mailbox.
Dear Staff Member,
This is to inform you that your ACLS/BCLS/PALS/TNCC/ENPC/ATLS/CEN/Nursing license is due to expire in two years.
Please provide a copy of your new card.
Failure to do so can result in termination of your employment.
This is followed up with exponential frequency, and ever more ominous threats of dismissal if said card is not provided.
So, you provide said cards, despite the fact that not having to come to work would be a wonderful reason for not providing it.
Then you find this in your mailbox:
Hey Staff Person,
Your ACLS/BCLS/PALS/TNCC/ENPC/ATLS/CEN/Nursing license expired two months ago.
If you don’t get your butt in gear, like, tomorrow, you’ll be like, homeless in a month because you won’t be getting a paycheck anymore, and if we have to send another message, it will be with Tony Soprano, capiche?
Now you know you sent that damn card in. So you call Human Resources, the source of the threat letters.
“Hi, this is Kim from the Emergency Department. I just got a rather threatening letter regarding an ACLS/BCLS/PALS/TNCC/ENPC/ATLS/CEN/Nursing license that I submitted two months ago.”
“We never received it.”
“Well, I sent it.”
“Where did you send it?”
(Sigh) “I gave a copy to my manager and sent one to the nursing office like I’m supposed to, dork.“
“Oh, that’s the problem! The nursing office doesn’t handle nursing certifications anymore. HR does it now.”
“Excuse me? When did the nursing office, the one-stop-shop for all our nursing needs, stop keeping track of the nurses?”
Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Now wait just a minute here.
My facility is not a huge, faceless World-Renown- Hospital-With-Attached-Medical-School. If my wayward in-house mail was opened in the Nursing Office, why would the person in question not put it back in the manila envelope, mark it for HR and send it on its merry way?
And where did my copy go, if not to HR?
Something tells me that the manager of engineering now knows I passed ACLS.
The moral of the story?
I turn my cards in on time.
And I make three copies of the card in question and hand them personally to the HR department.
God forbid they send Tony Soprano to my house.
Then again, he likes Journey so he can’t be all bad.
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