What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 17

Nurses that are brilliant but do not know the difference between contraindication and contradiction!!!!!!!:rotfl: :rotfl:... Read More

  1. by   kastas
    Quote from talaxandra
    2. even more clueless visitors - I'd be delighted to tell you where your alleged friend is, but unless you can give me more information than "John" I can't help you.Do you know his last name? But you're really great friends. Uh-huh. Did you check at the visitors' desk on your way in? No. Just wandered up here on spec? Okay. Buh-bye!
    OH YES! Add another one to my list. It is even better when the pt is their sister and they just can't remeber her last name rith now. Again, Buh-bye!

    :angryfire
  2. by   talaxandra
    Quote from newgrad2004
    Or a-systole ...
    I can't believe I left this out! Argh! It's a really basic concept, it's not like it's that hard to find out, and I get that the whole "charge! clear!" zap, leap-off-the-bed-like-a-carp thing is more dramatic, but it's WRONG!
  3. by   Stitchie
    has to be the cna's who give you the when you ask them to do a simple task, or who argue with you when you ask them to repeat the BS.

    I just wish I had an aid who would quit being lazy or ticked off, come into the room without being asked/begged when a new patient comes in, especially when the aforementioned tech is just blabbling on the phone.

    EEEEeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrggggggggggg...
  4. by   nursing36
    Quote from TracyB,RN
    LOL, I hate the "It's not my patient" or a nurse who finds a wet or poopy patient & spends 15 minutes looking for the CNA who is busting a** taking care of 10 other patients, to go clean up that wet/poopy pt.

    Edited to add:::: How on earth could I forget how much it truly pi**es me off, when we find a diabetic patient has not even been OFFERED their HS snack. . .even worse, when the next shift comes in & finds the HS snack, all snuggled under the blanket with same pt?!?!? UNREAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have the same problen were I work I have some Cnas that are awesome and thens there are the ones who definatley dont need to be there I hate to hear its not my patient or you ask did you pass out you snacks and they say yes and you go into the room and they are sitting on the bedside table untouched all the way across the room some of my Patients cant get up and get there snacks
  5. by   nursing36
    Quote from Stitchie
    has to be the cna's who give you the when you ask them to do a simple task, or who argue with you when you ask them to repeat the BS.

    I just wish I had an aid who would quit being lazy or ticked off, come into the room without being asked/begged when a new patient comes in, especially when the aforementioned tech is just blabbling on the phone.

    EEEEeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrggggggggggg...
    You hit the nail on the head.
  6. by   LilgirlRN
    git up off yer a$$ and do yer job already!!!!!!!!!! hate whiney butt nurses who wanna just sit there and think about how bad they have it. also hate it when the pt slides down in the bed/stretcher and their nurse will do nothing about. treat pts the way you want your daughter or your daddy treated!!!! demmit!!!!
  7. by   mattsmom81
    Ya know I have given this some thought and while I do have some peeves about nursing, I guess it bugs me worst when nurses are so quick to sink another nurse. Passive aggressive, hostile and competitive out to get another nurse. It really can screw up the workplace to work with this type nurse.
  8. by   nursemaa
    Quote from mattsmom81
    Ya know I have given this some thought and while I do have some peeves about nursing, I guess it bugs me worst when nurses are so quick to sink another nurse. Passive aggressive, hostile and competitive out to get another nurse. It really can screw up the workplace to work with this type nurse.
    I agree 100% !! I get tired of listening to nurses bash each other, talk down to and about each other, or go into passive-agressive mode at the blink of an eye ! We are so quick to criticize; shouldn't we be supporting and teaching each other instead? The work is hard enough, why make it worse with all the backstabbing?
  9. by   Nursie30
    1. Corporate...nuf said
    2. Cold food
    3. Nurses eating while feeding residents
    4. Not toileting residents
    5. CNA walks in room, turns on light, pulls sheet back, 1 swift move resident is from bed to w/c, all done by scaring the hell out of them.
    6. Lack of privacy for residents, not pulling curtain, pushing resident down hall only in towel
    7. Having All residents in bed by 6pm
    8. Start getting residents "predressed" when they come in and then have them all up by 3 or 4pm
    9. Skipping rounds
    10. When they do rounds, forgetting pericare and oral care
    11. Families that are way to involved and need to get lives
    12. Families that are waiting for them to die, to get the money
    13. Shower aide that can do 40 showers in 2 hrs or less
    14. No nail care, oh we don't cut their toenails the podiatrist does that
    15. Walking down the hall and seeing a resident being pushed by an aide going faster than the speed of sound, hair flying behind them.
    16. Pulling a gerichair backwards
    17. Turn off the IV or feeding while dressing resident, but then don't let you know
    18. Applying a nitro patch to find that the resident already has 3 stuck all over his chest and back
    19. Resident comes back from hosp with FC, and nurse doesn't D/C it when there is no Dx for having it
    20. I knew I could think of at least 20 pet peeves...........lol
    But, I haven't worked in over 7 months and can't find a job, I miss all of it.......lol

    Oh one more........Calling family member, telling them the patient has taken a turn for the worse, family member asks, how long, should we come on out or do you think it will be awhile..........
  10. by   critcarenurse16
    Quote from talaxandra
    5. general poor nursing care - nil orally patients with no mouth care...

    4. messiness - it's not that hard to tidy up as you go along, and leaving chairs in the middle of the room at night is just asking for trouble

    3. clueless relatives - yes, I know your wife wants to be put back to bed (a three person job that takes a good 30 min because she's just that demanding), but as you would have heard by the running and such, we had a code, the patient's going to ICU, and this "packing thing" I'm doing means the resus trolley will be ready to roll if anyone else crashes

    2. even more clueless visitors - I'd be delighted to tell you where your alleged friend is, but unless you can give me more information than "John" I can't help you.Do you know his last name? But you're really great friends. Uh-huh. Did you check at the visitors' desk on your way in? No. Just wandered up here on spec? Okay. Buh-bye

    1. okay, this is a little different from everyone else's - if I see another unconscious patient on TV, tubed or not, lying flat on their back with the bed rails down, I will throw something hard at the television while I scream aloud "It's not that freaking hard to get right!"
    You are absolutely funny--I bet you're a hoot to work with! I know what you mean with the visitor thing. I had a patient who was circling the drain--cadiogenic shock--and then coded and here is the lady next door (we have an open ICU floor plan so you can here everything going on to some degree) she puts her call light on to get off the BSC. When she didn't get a nurse to come she started yelling "I'm done you know-- someone help me get back to bed" She sat there of course. Some people are so clueless. :angryfire
  11. by   lisasmom
    Quote from rn500
    I work midnights - my biggest pet peeve is that many of the day nurses don't seem to realize that at 7am we want to GO HOME - immediately if not sooner!! Before they get report they think it is okay to stand around and chit chat about what their kids did last night, get some coffee, show pictures of the baby... It's sad that most of these nurses started out on nights and know what it's like. And it's not just my present hospital, it's been like that everywhere I've worked. Burns my butt!!!
    Believe me it doesn't matter which shift you work. I work days and the evening shift comes in and will chit-chat for about an hour before they listen to report. We can not leave until they are out of report and on the floor.
    Some days I would like to put them on the floor :angryfire
  12. by   Noah
    petty factionalism among different groups ... surgical services hiding things so that they're ready for the next ortho, or neuro, or general case ... while cardiac, or pedi, or whoever else will just have to go without. Happens all the time when the O.R. interacts with the rest of the hospital, prime example being a nurse from a medical trying to foist off a pt with a fresh trache on room air for transport rather than give us an O2 tank with a regulator which "belonged" to the floor in question (pt was on plenty of O2 in his room and his sats were low nineties *with it!*) ... as if pt comfort, let alone safety, needs to be put on the back burner to our convenience. and as if the people down the hall or up the elevator don't have sick patients to care for as well!
  13. by   LolaRN
    Staff who think that DNR is an excuse for sloppy nursing care. Charge nurses who sit at the desk in full view of the patient who is trying to beat you up but never comes in to help. :angryfire

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