Originally posted by JMP
interesting reading- I find in our hospital that floor nurses view the ICU nurses with "attitude"..... that we are all *****y and rude. Which I think is unfair and sometimes can make for uncomfortable transfers.
I hope I made it clear that I don't feel that way about all critical care nurses. This unit is my sister unit, and we're always there for each other. This nurse is new to this unit, and doesn't know me well. I hope we can get over this riff. But her arrogance was beyond what you described, it was pure arrogance and this is what puts critical care nurses to shame in the eyes of med-surg nurses.
I realize after many patients are transferred to the unit, ICU nurses roll their eyes, and question the nurses skills and decisions. I float to that unit occasionally and see both sides of the issue. But telling a med-surg nurse she has to manage a patient who once had a palable BP in the 60s, when she/he has a full load is not acceptable. Even if he is cured. It's too nerve wracking when you have seven patients to check a BP every 15 minutes or ever hour, or whatever.
Again, it was the pure arrogance she displayed that upset me. But since I have to work with that unit, I do hope we can get along. Every time we passed each other she turned her head in obvious anger. We're going to have to talk, as I'm sure I'm taking some of this out of context. She probably was just being herself and if I told her she was acting arrogant she would be appalled.
Thanks for listening.