I have been an RN for 4 years and have always considered myself to be a "team" player. One of my fellow RN's who I work with on a regular basis, just does not seem to be as helpful. The other night I was extremely busy and asked her politely if she would mind attempting to re-start an IV for me. I had already tried myself and was unsuccessful. She said Oh I have a dressing change to do. But at the time she was just standing at the nurses station doing absolutely nothing. This made me very angry as I offer my assistance to her when she is busy and I am not. It makes me want to just not offer my assistance to her any more. She gets her work done but NEVER offers to help anyone else who might be in need. There have been numerous times where I have noticed her sitting at the computer playing solitaire when the rest of us are running around like chickens with our heads cut off! What should I do? Do I confront her? I am not very good at confronting people as I like to avoid conflict whenever possible. Or do I just not offer my help anymore? What would you suggest?
Thank you for your input.