This weekend was my first weekend at work. We didn't have much going on Sat, but had 3 hips Sun. The cases lasted from 0800-1500 with no breaks in between. On the weekends, the staff just consists of one crew...that's me, my scrub tech, a CRNA, and a recovery nurse. So, when there are cases...it's just the doc and us.
The night RN came in last night for his shift and questioned me about why a linen cart was still in the front hallway. A LINEN CART! He went on to say that this was his "trap for day people" to see if they did anything. I told him we had 3 hips. He then asked "so what did you do after three thirty then?" I couldn't believe he even asked me that....of all the nerve! I know he doesn't have that kind of schedule overnight...they're lucky to get even one case.
So, now I have vowed to NEVER touch that d@$# linen cart. If he wants to lay a trap for me, he can just stick it where the sun doesn't shine. That linen cart will be out in that front hallway every weekend I work....it will not move an inch.
I've even toyed with the idea of putting a sign on it for him saying "GOOD EVENING...WELCOME TO WORK.".
My venting now over, I thank you for listening.
Mar 18, '02
I like ya mario, however, in response to your response.....please keep a copy of your answer so that you may reflect on it later... after you have been through nursing school, received your license, and worked as a nurse. Thank you.
To add: the big deal was not the cart on wheels. The big deal was the insinuation that I hadn't done anything all day just because his stupid cart was still in front (not in the way I might add). The simple fact that he said " This is my trap for day people...to see if they have done anything" really ticks me off.
PS: I would like to add that it is very difficult to stand around doing nothing when the surgeon is waiting for you to bring the patient back so that he can get started on his case.
Last edit by KC CHICK on Mar 18, '02