Quote from pirap
Do patients and families really think we are just sitting around watching TV??:angryfire
Well, if you're not watching TV and eating bonbons, then you must be canoodling in the linen closet with one of those cute young doctors.
That's what they do on TV, right???
And besides, every time they walk past the nurses' station, some nurse is just sitting there, writing something or other or playing on the computer!
In some folks' minds, you can't be working if you're sitting. So documentation isn't work, nor is entering orders into the computer, checking on lab results, and so forth.
Friends and relatives usually only complain to me about their nursing care once. They generally don't want to listen to my hospital staffing lectures a second time!