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I'm an A and E nurse and receptionist AMA

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SpongeAndBubbles · 31/07/2018 16:08

I'm aware this has probably been done before but just wanted to put this here out of bordom Grin

I'm happy to answer anything from my actual job to being a nurse and mother :)

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OhTheRoses · 01/08/2018 16:19

I'm pleased to hear you would use my full name Mrs OhThe Roses to call me or book me in. I hope too you would call me Mrs Roses unless I ask you to use my first name. So you'd say Dr Stephen Jones when telling me who my Dr was?

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SpongeAndBubbles · 01/08/2018 16:43

If someone specifies they don't want their first name used (does happen) I use their last but actually go to them (had a few incidents where three people have gotten up to a common surname haha

As for doctors it honestly varies I do say the whole name, other nurses in a rush just say last name for doctors but I always assure for what certain tests or females who didn't have time to puta bra on gets a female nurse or female doctor if they wish :)

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WaitrosePigeon · 01/08/2018 17:43

Are you a RGN?

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greencatbluecat · 01/08/2018 17:48

What are the most common causes of accidents for children and adults?

Garden trampolines for children?

Just asking so we can all have a better chance of staying out of A&E in the future

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SouthWestmom · 01/08/2018 17:54

Idon't quite understand the service because they can't assess you properly

Bit like cellardoor's ankle?...

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squirrelnut · 01/08/2018 17:59

If you are a registered healthcare professional I’d also warn against giving medical advice online Smile

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SpongeAndBubbles · 01/08/2018 18:14

@WaitrosePigeon
Yes :)

@greencatbluecat
Aw why would you want to avoid us Wink
just messing Grin

There are a lot of accidents for both but as for one's I've seen lately...

Children: for accidents trampolines without netting are a biggy, sprains, breaks, head injuries ect
Swallowing things: batteries, small objects, magnets(one kid asked if another magnet could attach to his belly where it were Grin)
Falls, ingestion/poisoning and burns are common, from finding random things to consume that shouldn't be to tripping over steps ect it's generally unsupervised stuff

for adults its much wider poisoning but burns and falls do still occur commonly along with breaks, cuts, splinters under nails, ect

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SpongeAndBubbles · 01/08/2018 18:15

My bad on advice I get Carried away and i'm not with it today Grin

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FruitCider · 01/08/2018 18:22

ould you be offended if I called you "nursey".

I would take nursey in a flash. Today someone threatened to chop my head off and s€$% down my neck because I wouldn't give them a nicotine patch Hmm nursey is rather lovely in comparison!

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SpongeAndBubbles · 01/08/2018 18:37

Oh gosh that's awfully violent FruitCider Confused

For a nicotine patch?? I get this with pain meds but not that,

Sounds like they need the patch haha Grin

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SilverHairedCat · 01/08/2018 18:50

At what point do receptionists, not RGNs, get training in note taking of symptomsi attended A&E 2 years ago with the worst migraine of my life, terrified I was having a stroke, clutching my head, trying not to scream, barely able to stand up let alone speak and explained I'd had migraine for 20 years, had taken my triptans, and this was not responding, was the worst pain I'd ever experienced, I was suffering facial paralysis, was confused in my speech and was scared and begged for help.

She wrote down "bad headache" on the triage sheet.

If I hadn't been in so much pain and so confused, if have put in a formal complaint as it was 2 more hours before I saw the triage nurse. I wanted to be sure I wasn't having a stroke

Thoughts?

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Runrunrudolf · 01/08/2018 19:06

Regular receptionists are not trained professionally just to take notes and refer to someone to get tests, they need to write Dowm the patients description to a T not "bad headache" have had this a few times with lack of depth or wording, the doctors need to know the symptoms.

I'm sorry for the experience you had it sounds awful Grin

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Runrunrudolf · 01/08/2018 19:06

My blasted phone crashed picking emonos I meant Sad

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Runrunrudolf · 01/08/2018 19:07

Emonos αgood god Grin Grin Grin

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WaitrosePigeon · 01/08/2018 19:18

So one day you are in your nurses uniform and the next a receptionist uniform? I am a nurse in A&E and just wondering how could be both on the same day?

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Runrunrudolf · 01/08/2018 19:55

I didn't quite mean receptionist so forgive my term of phrase I just meant I handle booking ins as well as doing tests :)

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FruitCider · 01/08/2018 21:02

So one day you are in your nurses uniform and the next a receptionist uniform? I am a nurse in A&E and just wondering how could be both on the same day

Nurses run reception at my local a+e. They were their usual uniform.

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FruitCider · 01/08/2018 21:04

Oh gosh that's awfully violent FruitCider
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For a nicotine patch?? I get this with pain meds but not that,
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Sounds like they need the patch haha

I'm a prison detox nurse, I get threatened at least 10 times a shift over nicotine patches, they heat them, vapourise the glue and smoke them, then tell me they have lost it or bring back bits of bin liner cut in the shape of a patch. We spend £10'000 a MONTH on the bloody things! But yes I get abuse about reducing pain meds too Wink

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April241 · 01/08/2018 21:10

To reiterate others, please be careful about giving medical advice over the internet.

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WaitrosePigeon · 01/08/2018 21:53

Nurses run reception at my local a+e. They were their usual uniform.

Must be a quiet A+E. I’d love to work there!

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FruitCider · 01/08/2018 22:05

Must be a quiet A+E. I’d love to work there!

Definitely not quiet it's in the centre of a huge city!!!!

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31weeksgone · 01/08/2018 23:54

I did this thread a few days ago, hi fellow A&E people Grin but very weird of your hospital to have nurses running reception we have receptionists, ward clerks, etc. Nurses can sit on our staff bases though is that what you mean? Smile

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IAmInsignificunt · 02/08/2018 02:23

I’ve never worked in a hospital where the nurses man reception and triage. Is this in NHS England?

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WaitrosePigeon · 02/08/2018 04:50

Definitely not quiet it's in the centre of a huge city!!!!

How do they manage to man reception and patients?! I’m not doubting you by the way just can’t work out the logistics?!

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FruitCider · 02/08/2018 19:19

How do they manage to man reception and patients?! I’m not doubting you by the way just can’t work out the logistics?!

They roster a nurse to specifically man reception each shift.

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