Everyone has somebody at their job no matter what their profession is that thinks they know everything. I have one such woman in my unit. I understand that everyone has their personality quirks. However, she is one of those nurses that simply must find one thing to pick on that she thinks is wrong out of a million things you did right. I think if she doesn't find a way to try and make you feel inadequate she just doesn't have a good day. It's one thing to offer constructive criticism to someone. It's another thing to sit there and make smirks and laugh at something you think the other nurse did wrong. Well, finally she messed up. I had a patient in hypertensive crisis who had also went into v-tach. So this patient was on a cardene drip and an amiodarone drip. When I tell her this in report, she proceeds to make smirk, smile, and shake her head. I then ask her what's wrong. She says "The patient is on both drips." I ask what's the problem with that since one is for her rhythm and the other is for her pressure. She then proceeds to say that both the medications are beta-blockers. So I go on google in front of her, although I already know the drug classifications, to look up amiodarone (ANTIARRYTHMIC) and cardene (CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS). Two different drugs with two different classifications and two different purposes. I don't even know if she noticed.I was tempted to yell "Ha, you don't know everything!" However, it just felt nice for her to finally be wrong. I can't wait to bring it up in report tonight.
Anyone else have similar experiences.