What is your biggest nursing pet peeve? - page 11
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Mar 29, '04Sometimes my nerves are tickled when another nurse is not doing anything, but will still come to me and ask me if I can get some patient information booklets straightened out. Oh and that call light thing, I'm really glad I'm not working on a Ward anymore, 'cause that used to drive me off the wall!
Mar 29, '04The nurse who looked RIGHT AT her pt.'s call light going off, then LOOKED to see if I were coming to answer it, then she continued with her CROSSWORD PUZZLE!!!
Mar 29, '04Quote from BabyRN2Be:angryfire Oh sister, do I know this one!! Drives me nuts. Especially when, 10 minutes later, 5 family members arrive BY CAR!!Even though I'm not a nurse yet, I work in a hospital with OB pts. But hey, I'll give you my pet peeve anyhow.
And my #1 pet peeve is:
Pts who use EMSA (city ambulance) as a taxi service.
We have pts who believe they are in early labor (contracting one every 15 minutes), who have not even called their primary care doctor, call 911 and INSIST on being taken to the hospital by ambulance because they just can't wait for someone to get off work, drive over and take them in.
I know that I'm not in their shoes, but I find this very annoying.
Mar 29, '04My biggest pet peeve,
Charge nurses who try to refuse every patient that you want to send to their floor. "Why do we have to take this patient? <sob> Just because his hip is broken and we're an ortho floor. <whine> Why can't they go to another floor?"
It's a hospital and you're a nurse. Take the patient and take care of him. If you don't want to take care of sick people, find a new job.
The Mellow One
Mar 29, '04I have a lot of pet peeves!!!!
1. When I have a full code patient who is crashing and needs to be sent to ICU with falling BP's and HR in the 140's and 02 sats that won't maintain...and the doc says "sounds like he is doing fine"....careful charting with this one...
2. When you call another doctor about his patient being fluid overloaded and has developed pulmonary edema with sats at 78 % on 15 Liters NRB, and he wants to argue for twenty minutes because there is NO way that patient could be overloaded according to his math. He gets so twitterpated, that he comes in at 0200 for me to prove him wrong...I just wanted the Lasix, man.
3. When your director starts preaching the little things we could do to improve customer satisfaction...hmmm, I am all about patient care, so give me less patients than the usual 7-8 I have every night, and then maybe I could better serve my patients/customers.
4. When you have had the night from hell with little emergencies all night with all 8 of your patients, and then you get an admit, so you just can't get to everything. Then, the day shift nurse always complains that night shift never does anything. Come and work with me sometimes, and you'll see that I am usually running my tail off. I have double the day shift load...and you would think the patients would sleep at night, but that is when they seem to crash.
5. When you have a charge nurse who is a control freak and everything has to be done her way, and on top of this, she is lazy and tries to pass the buck on to others.
6. I am young and "cute", drives me crazy when certain doctors are always telling me how great my skin is, how good I look at the end of my shift, or what nice hair I have. Thanks very much, you're married, and so am I...and I am not a cheap piece of *ss.
7. Then there is the security guard who tells me how "awesome" I look, almost on a daily basis...seriously, I always divert his attention. Doesn't he worry about being slapped with sexual harassment?
Well...I have some more so I will come back to this thread later....Good topic.
Mar 29, '04But, to add to my previous post... I love my job. I love the NACs that I work with and I love most of the night shift crew. I have such a good rapport with the RT's, a few of the doctors, and most of the nurses in the hospital on nights...Nights rock.
Mar 29, '04What annoys me about that is when we have the one coodinator who sends pts. to our floor, then starts in on another floor. In other words, she fills our floor first, then fills another floor, then moves on to the next on. Instead of "taking turns" with admissions. Then we wind up having to call people in, while other floors have to send 2 or 3 nurses home due to low census! :angryfire
Mar 29, '04When the Unit Secretary is sick and no Techs showed up for the day. And the supervisor can't give you one because "NO ONE'S SCHEDULED FOR THE DAY". And once you survived that day....Then that would be a clue to the management that it's okay ...the nurses made it... they will make it again next time.
Mar 30, '04I just had the worst night. Reading these makes me realize that it's not just me. I keep wondering what I am doing wrong (yep I am a new nurse-just 2 months). Thanks for the posts.
Mar 30, '04[quote=teeituptom]huh what do you mean[/quot]
nurses without a heart.i am referring to those nurses who work just because they are getting paid for it! they work without giving into consideration the patient's needs and feelings...
Mar 30, '04whats wrong with getting paid for it
I care for their feelings when Im on the clock ands getting paid. I clock out and it is my own life and my own concerns.
I am a nurse
not a priest
this is my chosen job
and I do it well