Just a random vent - page 2

FYI, this is just a random vent guys. I went to work last night ready to start another hectic night and I was informed that there were family members of a confused patient that had been given the... Read More

  1. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    Quote from fribblet
    i find that often people who act obnoxiously to staff and claim they are a nurse, really aren't nurses.

    that's not to say that there aren't nurses who have behaved badly like this, but frequently, if you start asking questions, you'll find they're cnas, ma's, an unlicensed caregiver of some sort, or even someone who does office work in a healthcare setting.

    people use and abuse the title nurse.
    or some of them graduated from nursing school and have never actually worked as a nurse. one woman was so obnoxious i finally asked her where she worked. "i manage a restaurant right now," she said. "but i've worked in every nursing specialty there is, so i know all about this and you should do it this way instead of that." she couldn't have been over 25. if she did work in every specialty, she sure went through a lot of jobs in a very short time!
  2. Visit  Dalzac profile page
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    I have also found that true nurses will help with care, not hinder it. I once had a very difficult family member she complained about mother's care all the time. She looked me square in the face and said"I am a nurse too. I know what kind of things you should be doing for my mother. I know how to use a BAMBOO bag and how to do Carwreck arrest." I don't know what she said after that I had to leave the room so I wouldn't laugh in her face. I could never listen to any of her complaints after that without wanting to laugh.
  3. Visit  JBudd profile page
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    I didn't tell people I was a nurse when my son was in hospital in another state, but it kind of slipped out when a resident asked why he had a hep lock in, and I said they left it there "to save him more peripheral sticks". The language gives it away

    I don't think I ever even went to the nurse's station until we were leaving and no one could find the copies of the films we took with us, , grrrr.

    How did the "nurse" get her hands on your menu anyway? Hands off the papers on my desk!!
  4. Visit  O'SheaRN profile page
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    The worst is the former nurse patient!
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  5. Visit  donsterRN profile page
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    Quote from Dalzac
    I know how to use a BAMBOO bag and how to do Carwreck arrest." I don't know what she said after that I had to leave the room so I wouldn't laugh in her face.
    BAMBOO bag??? LOL!!!

    I would've probably given in to the urge to laugh out loud to her face. Just sayin'.
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  6. Visit  donsterRN profile page
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    Quote from O'SheaRN
    The worst is the former nurse patient!
    I guess I've been very lucky. Every patient I've had who has identified as a former (or current) nurse has been just lovely.

    Honest.
  7. Visit  Not_A_Hat_Person profile page
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    Quote from ruby vee
    or some of them graduated from nursing school and have never actually worked as a nurse.
    my mother had surgery a few weeks before i took the nclex. i stayed with her the first night post-op, and she told everyone she encountered that i was a nurse. i always responded that i'd just graduated, but i hadn't taken the boards yet.


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