I've been reading everyone comments, which by the way are great. I would like to know if anyone has issues between the other shift nurses. In my ER we work 12 hour shifts. I work nights as the charge nurse and nothing peeves more is when I come on to my shift and I have nothing do work with. IE. syringes, needles, are even NS. Why is it so difficult to stock these things. Every morning before I leave these things are stocked! I've nicely talked to the day charge nurses about assisting us in this problem. I also state we are a family and should play nice with each other. But I get blown off. :angryfire
I've spoken to the day staff and yet again it continues to happen. PLEASE!!! I need some advise. I don't believe in, "well if they don't do it for us I won't do it for them" It's a very busy ER! things need to be there to take care of pt. Another thing that makes me blow my top, is when they say, "Oh we just got busy about an hour ago" :angryfire You look at the board of all the rooms and see that 10 patients have rooms to go upstairs and no one has called report or tryed to get patients upstairs. And then theres 30 people in the waiting room to be seen. HELP!!!!
May 12, '04
Quote from earle58
now honestly marie, isn't this a perfect example of the petty b.s. that goes on and why many females just don't get along? how would a 'man' handle this? (now remember, i am citing a GENERAL stereotype)...he would either (1) not make a big deal of it or (2) directly state that each shift has to pull their load for the sake of team nsg. and how are we going to handle it? i go through the same b.s. with the complaints amongst shifts but my collegues just complain between each other and never go to the source. even the nurse mgr. doesn't say boo...now how frustrating is that?
The men-and-women-and-getting-along thing wasn't even mentioned in my post (because it's not relevant in the problem, and no where did i mention that the people i work with are all female, so it's not to be assumed either), so please do not try and turn that into what's already going on in another thread? Thanks
Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on May 12, '04
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