Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED? - page 9

by Whts_Ur_Emergency?

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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 Mercedes Benz! After that I'd say... Read More


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    Quote from janellybelly

    What's so difficult to understand?
    The fact that you are bashing nurses who are venting in a vent thread. Especially since you want to become a nurse and that you come here to learn. So learn to let people vent. If you don't like what is being posted on the nurse threads then stay in the pre nursing threads. Our jobs are extremely stressful and to have someone say something negative on a nursing board who isn't a nurse rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
    Lynn Jenkins, N1colina, nuangel1, and 3 others like this.
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    Tattoos, piercings, IVs, and blood draws done to me. No problem with any of them.

    As an emergency nurse? 99% of my pediatric patients under 10 handle IVs and blood draws. Adults are 50/50. Adults who whine about IVs or blood draws are definitely a big pet peeve for me.
    Altra, brillohead, hiddencatRN, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from doeRAYmee

    The fact that you are bashing nurses who are venting in a vent thread. Especially since you want to become a nurse and that you come here to learn. So learn to let people vent. If you don't like what is being posted on the nurse threads then stay in the pre nursing threads. Our jobs are extremely stressful and to have someone say something negative on a nursing board who isn't a nurse rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
    If expressing the difference between tattoos and piercings, IV's and blood withdrawals is considering bashing, I honestly don't even know what to tell you.
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    Quote from janellybelly

    I am on these forums for learning purposes. I don't need to be a nurse in order to let someone know they are incorrect about something. If people bother you so much, you hate it when people whine, then maybe you're in the wrong profession. I find it puzzling when nurses are insensitive to even the most reasonable things. I understand everyone elses frustrations because those are all ridiculous things, things that would probably frustrate me too if I was a nurse. However, why judge someone by appearance and say they shouldn't whine because of it?

    Would a mod care to point me to the rules? Is this a nurses-only forums? Maybe I missed the memo.
    So this wasn't a passive aggressive statement that you made? You weren't trying to ruffle any feathers telling people they shouldn't be a nurse?

    And considering I have experienced all three "sensations" it does bother me when people whine about getting an IV. That is one of many pet peeves I have along with a whole lot more.

    Oh and I forgot to add. I suffer from hypoglycemia and make sure I have the appropriate meds or a snack to help combat a drop in my blood sugar.
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    Quote from janellybelly
    I never mentioned anything about needles on my post. This is about sensation. My blood sugar seems to drops everytime I get blood withdrawn, so I pass out. I do not pass out by getting pierced or tattooed. What's so difficult to understand?
    Okay are you really this obtuse? You got your panties in a bunch when I mentioned it was a pain when tattoo'd pierced people complained about needles, how do you not understand that? And there are a lot of people who pass out after giving blood, that is very different than an IV with lab draws. Once again this is not a forum for patients to complain, it's a safe place where nurses can vent. Why are you here?
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    Quote from doeRAYmee
    So this wasn't a passive aggressive statement that you made? You weren't trying to ruffle any feathers telling people they shouldn't be a nurse?

    And considering I have experienced all three "sensations" it does bother me when people whine about getting an IV. That is one of many pet peeves I have along with a whole lot more.
    Right? I love that venting about patients in a safe appropriate place makes you a horrible person who shouldn't be a nurse. Sigh.
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    Quote from janellybelly
    If expressing the difference between tattoos and piercings, IV's and blood withdrawals is considering bashing, I honestly don't even know what to tell you.
    No, I think doeRAYmee was referring to:

    Quote from janellybelly
    Rofl! Wow. Uh, I've been a patient? You know, one of the people you ridicule on the job?
    Quote from janellybelly
    If people bother you so much, you hate it when people whine, then maybe you're in the wrong profession. I find it puzzling when nurses are insensitive to even the most reasonable things.
    Enjoy the lack of patient-related things to vent about while it lasts. If you do become a nurse, you will certainly have the occasion to express frustration about your job at some point, even if you are lucky to land in an area you love straight out of school.
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    I don't think some of you realize that this particular forum isn't locked for only nurses to view. Perhaps if a patient's or pre-nursing student's comments bother you so much (nevermind how much yours bother me,) perhaps allnurses.com would consider creating a locked forum where only licensed nurses are allowed to sneer and vent even the smallest of things about their chosen career. :-)
    Lynn Jenkins likes this.
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    Ok. I think this thread has reached a logical conclusion. Just a word though: while everyone is welcome here at AN, please understand that our site is geared towards nurses. We are not being disrespectful when we vent. Think we will give this a cooling down time.
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    Re opening this.....please remember the terms of service.
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