Quote from Jubei
Who's better at reading rhythms?
I say the techs (I'm an LVN and a monitor tech by-the-by).
I hate nurses who can't tell the difference between a Wenckebach, a Mobitz II, or a dissociated AV freaking block.
Hello all from Balmy NorthEast,Pa.
Hi there Jubei,I would first like to say,,"Hate"is a very strong word to be using.
I worked in Tele for some 7.5 yrs.I am an LPN,Been a nurse for quite some time.
In nursing school,we had Critical Care rotation for 5 weeks,
A wonderful rotation,that was in 1993.
Right out of nursing school,I went to work at our local hospital.
I knew a bit about strips,Also during hospital orientation,had 2 weeks,yep,2 weeks of Arrthymia training,who taught us,the Tele Techs,,they were absoultly wonderful!
What they DID NOT DO,was be judgemental.
I learned a lot.
Could read a strip with the best of them
I also, when the need arose served as monitor tech for some 32 monitors,for RN/LPN alike.
I never ever once made(nor did the rountine Tech)make anyone feel inadquate if he/she did not fully understand the strips.
It sounds to me like you have a grudge,ax to grind,or maybe just strut your stuff?
Do you have this attitude in your work place?
I can tell you for sure,the attitude you seem to be conveying here wouldn't last 1 hour where I work.
What about being a team player?
If a battery is dead/weak/leads are off.etc.etc.etc...I know for a fact,the charge nurse is usually always behind the desk,monitors close by, they also can watch the monitors usually for a few minutes,why don't you change them yourself, you also being a LVN,know when the nurses are in patient rooms,you just usually can't drop that minute what your doing & go to where ever the problem is?
I would be very curious to talk with some of your coworkers in this situation?
Don't judge others because they may not be as expert as you reading the strips,I'm pretty certain that there are a few things that you as well are not as proficent in,,,maybe starting IV's,,,whatever it may be.I'm sure you as well wouldn't want someone to say about you,well,that so & so,couldn't start an IV if her life depended on it.
Or I'm also certain you wouldn't want someone saying,I can't stand that Monitor Tech/LVN,she doesn't know the difference between a Nasel Cannula & a NG tube!
I know,a tad extreme,but same point.
Just rememebr Jubie,we are all nurses,we all excell at different things.