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- Apr 28, '12 by tokmomyeah, all those things suck. I totally agree. However, I remind myself I can be annoyed while making 43.00 an hour as an RN or working at Walmart and getting treated like dirt, for 9.75/hrLast edit by tokmom on Apr 28, '12 : Reason: wording
- Apr 28, '12 by WeepingAngelQuote from dudette10This. This, this, this.Why is the focus of this thread becoming how long the OP has been a nurse? Is becoming frustrated with things the exclusive domain of the crusty old bat society?Except for the residents thing (my facility doesn't have them), I've been frustrated too with these very same things.Well, well, well.
- Apr 28, '12 by beckster_01Quote from LobotRNThis merits repeating. I totally understand getting frustrated with most of what you mentioned. But trust me, as a partially-fledged nurse with a little over 1.5 years of experience, you cannot afford to waste your mental energy on stuff like this. There are more important things to worry about. There is NOTHING wrong with telling a family member why something that was promised is delayed. I am repeatedly shocked with how many patients/family members fail to understand the patient load. When I tell them that they are 1 of 5 patients, they usually respond with "Oh my, that is so many more patients than the nurses in the ICU had!" So take a deep breath, provide a reality check/education where needed, and move on with life.Hey, I hear your frustration, but that stuff in the larger picture is really the easy part. Please consider where to spend that energy, your energy is too precious to spend on that kind of stuff if you want to make it for the longer haul. A blanket, gingerale, strict I/O q 4 on a pt w/out a foley who is confused and incontinent, etc. are all extremely manageable.
- Apr 28, '12 by Esme12Quote from ohiostudent'RNWelcome to the crazy reality of being a nurse. Heck with the residents what about crazy attendings....**VENT VENT VENT VENT **
5 months into nursing as a RN, not a student.....
1. Dumb Residents. Yes... they do exist with their idiotic order sets.
2. Management saying " Staffing will get better- we are working on it"
3.The PCNA who charts nurse notified re: crazy vitals and they never said a word, so when you check vitals half an hour later, you see a BP of 190/110.
- same PCNA who wont do a manual check.
- same who tells the POD #1 pt " 99.1 temp? oh you have an infection.we have to tell the DR"
4. Family members who come running to the front desk screaming "i need my moms nurse...she was supposed to have gingerale. its been 10 minutes. this is unacceptable"
6.Other departments that won’t lift a finger, and spend 5 minutes hunting down the nurse for something idiotic like a blanket…
- Apr 28, '12 by mindlorMaybe certain people should to a search for my old thread on dried up crusty nurses and reread it.......
May be entertaining.......
- Apr 28, '12 by BostonTerrierLoverRNMaybe it's the previous jobs I had during High School- before nursing, and the way I was treated that make me cherish the authority to say, "Oh Yes, YOU put that there, and YOUR gonna figure out how to get it out."
Boston, [who was once a Stock Yard "Pilot" = Pile it hear and there. And, a Bagboy(a good one though!)]