Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED? - page 18

Id have to say my biggest pet peeve is when someone hands you a medicaid card as they pull it from their Louis Vuitton handbag with bling on their hands after having rolled up to the ER in their... Read More

  1. Visit  Altra} profile page
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    Quote from blackvans1234
    ED nurses that wear t-shirts instead of scrub tops

    Can you share why?
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  3. Visit  Akewataru} profile page
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    Quote from funfunfun550
    I chart what they say and if it is over 10 I leave it blank and make a comment
    THEN I FLAAC score their pain(typically its a 0) and make sure to write a note in the interdisciplinary not as to summarize my findings...very useful if behavioral med gets involved...
    Hi, new to nursing here...Could you expand on this more, practicularly the note in interdisciplinary and behavioral health? Thanks!
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  4. Visit  psu_213} profile page
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    Quote from blackvans1234
    ED nurses that wear t-shirts instead of scrub tops

    Just be glad its not a tank top, like Carol from ER.
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  5. Visit  nrsecarolyn} profile page
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    I think a big pet peeve of mine is the sense of entitlement some people have. People will roll right through on an ambulance and ask for some slippers and something to eat before I've even gotten them undressed, oh and did I say their pain is 12/10 while they are talking on their cell phone! Uuuuuugh!
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  6. Visit  psu_213} profile page
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    Quote from nrsecarolyn
    ask for some slippers
    We had someone ask for slippers for her husband (the pt). The nurse went in the closet in the room and got them. The nurse went back in later only to find the wife stuffing her purse with several pairs...is there anywhere else in public that people can get away with that? Do people go to a restaurant, go to the 'waitress station' and steal silverware? Nevermind, I don't think I want to know the real answer to that one.
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  7. Visit  Sassy5d} profile page
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    Quote from nrsecarolyn
    I think a big pet peeve of mine is the sense of entitlement some people have. People will roll right through on an ambulance and ask for some slippers and something to eat before I've even gotten them undressed, oh and did I say their pain is 12/10 while they are talking on their cell phone! Uuuuuugh!
    It's universal. I love it! Plus Hi my name is... "Hey can you give me something for pain too? And a pillow?"
  8. Visit  anniern2010} profile page
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    Quote from sserrn
    Please don't lose any sleep about what I chart or don't chart. ;-) My point was, if a medication helps your pain, it can't be a 10 anymore, considering 10 is the maximum.
    Lol I do the same!! That damn chart, no one understands!!
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    Without sounding as if I am on a high horse, how do you know the pt doesn't have "real" seizures without running an EEG, and even then you don't always get a true picture of what is going on? Both my daughter and I have epilepsy and our seizures couldn't be more different. She has generalized seizures whereas I have both complex partial and simple partial seizures. I do have a post-ictal period after complex partials but usually not after the simple partials. It might help to get a seizure specialist to run a seminar on types of epilepsy, proper treatment, etc. and it should be an epileptologist. Not just a neuro. And those "fake seizures" are a true medical disorder, and should be treated with a Psych visit. As for the patients having them, 90% of them truly believe they have true seizures. Very, very few of us who are truly epileptic will even come to the ER unless where we are in status epilepticus or we had a particularly bad seizure last night, somehow got tangled in the covers and lost our ability to breathe, have been saved by a family member and we need someone in the medical profession to assess us, especially if we are having frequent seizures and are afraid of SUDEP.Just because we have seizures, we are not blithering idiots.
  10. Visit  Grandma16} profile page
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    Responding to Jan 3 by murse636i dont know how no ED nurse has mentioned this yet..two of my biggest peeves are "seizures" you know that ones that can verbalize they are having a seizure during it, or are able to follow commands, and are never post ictal, hypertensive, or tachycardic. ive come to the conclusion that seizures are the adult equivalent to "temper tantrums" 4 year old throw hissy fits, middle age adults throw seizures. ive stopped many seizures dead in their tracks with the ammonia smelling salts....idiots, like do these people honestly think the medical professionals are going to be fooled. or the political correctness MDs use to cover their ass "i have non epileptic or pseudo seizures" i try my hardest not to laugh when i hear that.
  11. Visit  hiddencatRN} profile page
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    Quote from Grandma16
    Without sounding as if I am on a high horse, how do you know the pt doesn't have "real" seizures without running an EEG, and even then you don't always get a true picture of what is going on?
    How many fake seizures have you witnessed? They're pretty obvious. An EEG (in the ER no less!) would be a waste of time and resources when you can tell the patient to knock it off because they're not getting ativan AND THEY DO. Being irritated and annoyed by people who fake seizures doesn't mean we can't recognize or treat true seizures regardless of the type. And it doesn't mean we look down on people with seizure disorders. Tell me, how long have you been working as a nurse in the ER? If you notice, just about all of our pages and pages of pet peeves can be categorized as BS that takes our time away from patients who truly need our care.
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  12. Visit  eatmysoxRN} profile page
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    A patient experiencing a real seizure wouldn't respond to a sternum rub for one thing (atleast not during a grand mal). Or simultaneously carry on a conversation.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
  13. Visit  blackvans1234} profile page
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    Quote from Altra
    Can you share why?
    I really can't give you a good reason.
    If it's a uniform policy to wear scrubs, then why aren't they wearing scrubs?
    The whole hospital wears scrubs, I can't figure out the rationale for going against the policy.
    We are healthcare professionals, I think the attire should reflect that. I suppose their can be exceptions, during holidays (I am actually a BIG fan of the santa clause hat on xmas)

    This is the ''corporate'' in me, but not following the uniform policy can make the facility look bad.
    If you just ran an unsuccessful code on a person and their family are outside in the hall, the last thing you want is someone in a Red Sox t-shirt telling you that your loved one just died, especially If you're a yankee's fan.


    Also, someone said something about the 1 out of 100 making them look bad, I feel the same premise applies.
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  14. Visit  hodgieRN} profile page
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    There is a true test for someone faking seizures...better than the sternal rub. And I'm not giving it away
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