I am one of the under-educated, disrespectful, lazy, good for nothing pieces of crap that some of you spoke of earlier. Last night I arrived at work in CCU to find 16 total care/vent patient's, 10 nurses and of course 1 of me. (I'm not really needed so that is why they only have 1 PCT per shift)
By the end of my shift I performed 9 bedbath's, 7 of them also needing daily weight's, so out comes the hoyer lift. Vital's 2q, at least 4 accuchecks q1, let us not forget the unruly patient's I helped calm down, the crying spouse's, the bedpan shuffle, the NUMEROUS trips to the lab, the mouthcare, the incontient patient wipes, etc etc, I could truely go on but don't want to bore anyone.
I like most of the nurse's I work with, but the exact same could be said of the nurse population. I have worked with some sorry butt nurses, that absolutly make me cringe with their rude uncaring unprofessionalism, I have also worked with the absolute best and never hesitate to tell them so, If they asked me to do cartwheel's down the hall backward, I would with no questions asked, that's how much respect I have for them.
Anyway my point being I am sorry several of you have had bad experiences with PCT's but believe me we don't all sux, and all nurse's aren't Florence Nightengale either. oh and by the way I forgot to add I perform all the above mentioned duties for the sum of 11.00 an hour, after I pay my insurance deductable I take home @ 150.00 per week.
Thanks for letting me vent but the original post really felt like a smack in the face.