Pet Peeves - page 5

What is your pet peeve? With everything a nurse has to deal with in a day, the one thing that gets on my nerves is someone who takes the garbage bag out of the can but doesn't replace the liner. It... Read More

  1. by   avahsmiles
    [font=book antiqua]this happened last night.
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    [font=book antiqua]call bell goes off, all three aides are busy toileting or getting residents ready for bed.(32 residents) nurse sitting behind desk 'reading' nursing drug handbook announces over pa that "mrs. so and so, requires assistance!". like hello, get off your a$$ and assist the resident. turns out, resident just wanted a drink of water.
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    [font=book antiqua]biggest pet peeve!!!!!!!!
  2. by   TNRNMAN
    Quote from rogramjet
    Coming out of shift report, and having the nurses from the previous shift just sitting at the nurses station, and one says, "The patient in 302 is wet and needs to be changed." IF THEY KNOW THE PATIENT IS WET, WHY ARE THEY SITTING AT THE NURSES STATION!!!!!!
    NO NO NO NO NO, that is wrong and should be dealt with. I would be insane and I would have a hard time being professional about this. It is nothing more than neglect. I don't care what time it is. GET UP AND DO YOUR **** JOB!!!!!!!!!!:angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
  3. by   NorthernRose
    how about a thank you to the nurse that does re-stock the med cart and has it all set for the next nurse to take down the hall? it's amazing how far those two words go......just a simple "thank you" to let that person know that what they've done for you is appreciated.

    and could the shift coming on atleast act somewhat interested in the shift report i'm giving?! i realize it's night's report, and nothing happens unless it happens on days, but someplace in there i just might mention something important like the 377 fbs or the fall out of bed.



    Quote from easttxlvn
    oh, i almost forgot...what about nurses that don't restock the med-cart and you spend half the shift walking back and forth to the med room to get meds, so your med-pass takes twice as long...
  4. by   MarySunshine
    Quote from Kristiern1
    My pet peeve in nursing is "chaos". I hate tangled telemetry or monitor wires. Tangled unlabeled IV tubing and messy cluttered tray tables
    A thousand amens!
  5. by   TNRNMAN
    Quote from etcrn
    my pet peeve is when I'm working triage people drive up to the door and say they can't get the patient out of the car-----How did they get in the car??
    Oh my God do I ever hate that too, I thought I was awful but now I know I am not the only one, and I also hate the one that comes in shaking and the daughter says hes going to pass out on you from the dehydration , how many times has he vomited well once but, ONCE COME ON GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK, :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
  6. by   CseMgr1
    Having access blocked to a web-based hospital application which is required for me to do my job and being told by the IT people that it is fixed...only to discover that it isn't, and losing two hours pay because of their incompetence. :angryfire
  7. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from rogramjet
    Coming out of shift report, and having the nurses from the previous shift just sitting at the nurses station, and one says, "The patient in 302 is wet and needs to be changed." IF THEY KNOW THE PATIENT IS WET, WHY ARE THEY SITTING AT THE NURSES STATION!!!!!!
    An incident report needs to be filled out on this one. If that patient were to suffer skin breakdown due to their obvious neglect and "passing of the buck" to your shift, it would never stand up in a court of law. Back in the old days, if I had KNOWINGLY left a incontinent patient wet or dirty at the end of my shift, I would have been fired on the spot. What the New World have wrought... :angryfire
  8. by   DusktilDawn
    Quote from nurse2007
    [font=book antiqua]this happened last night.
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    [font=book antiqua]call bell goes off, all three aides are busy toileting or getting residents ready for bed.(32 residents) nurse sitting behind desk 'reading' nursing drug handbook announces over pa that "mrs. so and so, requires assistance!". like hello, get off your a$$ and assist the resident. turns out, resident just wanted a drink of water.
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    [font=book antiqua]biggest pet peeve!!!!!!!!
    oh hate the call light thing you just mentioned. if i wasn't busy, i would have answered it. last week on the opposite end of the hall i was working a call light was going off, the cna who was at my end of the hall (who was sitting at the desk on the computer, not working btw) was trying to page one of the rns to answer it, i spoke up and said "obviously he's busy, since you are not doing anything right now i think you can go help him." she was miffed to say the least, but you know what, i didn't care.
  9. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    I hate orders on the MAR that are faded and barely legible. PLEASE print in bold letters if you cannot type. Also I don't like trying to guess if it's 8 p or 8 a. Preventing med errors is everybody's responsibility.
  10. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    So did you allow him to keep his urinal on his side table? What do you do in that case. Do you just take it away and say it's not proper and sanitary?
    Quote from askater11
    I'm with you on that one!!! Last time I worked my alert and oriented patient insisted his urinal stay on his side table. Yikes when I first walked into his room I saw his breakfast next to it was his urinal. I explained why I wanted to move his urinal but he insisted the urinal stay on the table.

    The man was one of the nicest patients I've ever had but every time I entered the room....I'd see that urinal and cringe!!!!

    I have pet peeves but too many to list!!!!
  11. by   sjb2005
    Changing the time on the MAR. The last time I administered the med was..for example 0600. Someone writes a new time in and it looks like it's been given at that time for the whole time. Should have been rewritten.
    I have always been accustomed to Yellow highlighter as the "DC" med on the MAR. This new place I work at uses all different colors for all different things. It doesn't help me cut to the chase when I am in a rush.
  12. by   nursepenny
    A nurse that gives a rectal suppository to a patient who was to be checked for an impaction and tells you in report "I could feel the stool right there" and did not try to remove the impaction. BTW this same patient had gastrografin study that same day and was left for night shift with liquid stool running off the bed onto the floor. Day nurse was aware, because a lab tech came to the desk and told us, while we were in report with this same nurse....
    :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
  13. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from cre8tivRN
    When you hear your IV pump ringing just as you come on shift, and you go into the room, only to find it sucking air. When you go to put a new bag up, it still thought there was at least 200+cc left in the old bag.
    Why do they do it? It doesnt take a rocket scientist to hang a new bag and punch in 1000 volume to be delivered!!!!!!!!
    oh yea- hate that. I punch "900ml" in after a new bag is hung, gives you a little warning that your bag is getting low

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