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I've have always found that when someone says, "I thought this message board was..........." they are always disappointed.
Let go of any pre-conceived notions you have about this website and take everything with a grain of salt. People come here to vent and it seems overly negative sometimes but overall 99% of the posts aren't like that.
Our ER has a tough and demanding job and they do it well. I couldn't work there and my hats off to them. Most people who bash the ER don't understand what they go through. I'm still irritated that today they send up an admission at 7pm as I'm trying to leave and the nurse is just coming on. Sorry if that's negative, unsupportive and judgemental, but that's my day today.
I don't really think that I had pre-conceived notions. But I guess that I did have an expectation that a site named "all nurses" might....well...you know...advocate nursing a bit. I, of all people, understand the need to vent and have vented on occasion on this board.
I have seen more nurses bash the ER.... not the age-old "floor vs. ER" battle..... but when they or family/friends were patients there. All the nurses here get loaded for bear when a celebrity disses the profession. And everyone seems to dislike generalizations....yet sooo many nurses feel the need to say things like....(and I quote from this board)....
".... good nurses know not to stay in the ED..."
"....screaming only makes ED nurses work slower..."
"....the nurses (in the ED) were absolutely terrible.."
"...nursiepoo was making a date with her boyfriend..."
Those are only a few comments of many.
My point is that if someone came onto this board and said things like...
"smart people know not to stay in the nursing profession"
"screaming only makes a nurse walk slower"
"nurses are absolutely terrible"
...it would be a faux pax (sic).
I'm not saying I am all torn up over this issue...I am merely looking at it with an amused curiosity. I absolutely LOVE being an ER nurse and the comments from a few that don't understand doesn't upset me or anything.... I have been an ER nurse long enough that my skin is wayyy thicker than that. I am just wondering why it's acceptable for the ED to be free game, that's all.
Guess I'll just go back to the ER where I can stay on the phone with my boyfriend, read magazines, ridicule pts in pain, make patients wait for an eternity, laugh and make fun of people, and then wrap it all up by 7P so I can send that patient up to ya..~pokin' you in the ribs~