What is your biggest nursing pet peeve? - page 2
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Mar 23, '04I hate it when I'm giving report because I'm going home and the oncoming keeps saying "Yesterday she_______" I don't care what the pt did yesterday I'm GOING HOME. (You can tell me what the pt did on your shift when I'm relieving you .)
I really hate it when people like to throw big words around.
I really hate it when I get to work and notice I have toothpast all over my shirt
Mar 23, '04Ooops - okay I do have one. We have a young, social worker who flits down to the ER, stands in the truama room (at a pediatric traumatic full arrest no less) and says (loud enough for everyone to hear) - "ooohhh this is just so exciting!" Yuck - wanted to let her have it right then and there. However, I just told her to get out and come back in 10-15 years when she grows up.
Mar 23, '04Hmmm.. My pet peeve...
#1.. Beings as I am a new grad.. I get tired of people thinking I don't know how to do something, and talk to me like I am 2 years old..
#2...families.. Oh my gosh.. They can be a big pet peeve.. Especially when they are constantly on you about stupid stuff.. Sometimes I think they make things worse for the pt.
#3..Being understaffed.. and the management not understanding why patients are upset about their care... When you have 13pts per RN and only one Aide.. what do they expect...
Mar 23, '04Laziness such as unwilling to step outside an assignment to help another nurse or patient. Lazy RNs that won't get up and answer a light or get their hands dirty, lazy CNAs that scream at the nurse "why didn't you do it yourself".
Tardiness. Selfishness. Pettiness. Getting all bent out of shape about small things. Eating each other up for every petty little thing.
Mar 23, '04Quote from traumaRUsGood for you!!! I would like to think that I would have been able to control myself and not throw a hissy at that one!!! Not sure though -- HOW insensative, immature and unprofessional!:angryfireOoops - okay I do have one. We have a young, social worker who flits down to the ER, stands in the truama room (at a pediatric traumatic full arrest no less) and says (loud enough for everyone to hear) - "ooohhh this is just so exciting!" Yuck - wanted to let her have it right then and there. However, I just told her to get out and come back in 10-15 years when she grows up.
Mar 23, '04The "customer service" trend in nursing today and the nurse: patient ratio, which the last time I worked Med/Surg in a so-called "hospital", was 1:11 on third shift......blech.
Mar 23, '04LOL! This is a good topic. I remember when I worked in a CCU and had a Head Nurse whose rule it was that nobody sits down to do their charting until every nurse is done with their patient care for the morning. Well, there was ONE nurse who took aaalllll day long just to bathe her patient (yes, just one patient) so the rest of us ended up having to help her finish up so we could chart!
Mar 23, '04your fellow co-workers are sitting reading the paper, talking about their personal life, etc.....
Biggest pet peeve = when the "lazy" nurse is having a hard day, they expect your help, even when you say enough is enough...
And when your day is going to hell, and they ARE NOT busy won't help, or gripe about it!
Mar 23, '04The customer service thing is ridiculous! My HN put up these posters in the break room which are scripts of what to say when the pt asks certain questions to make sure you are "providing good customer service!" It makes me nauseous
Mar 23, '04Stupid nurses.
Stupid nurses that're so stupid they don't realize they're stupid. STUPID.
The worst of this breed are the stupid nurses that think they're "..more smarter.." than the rest.(and argue about it...even on these very boards!! <shocking!!>)
oh, and another honorable mention has to go to the stupid cleavage-bearing stupids that get by (and even prosper) because they know who to bat an eye at...and giggle with...
..or the classic stupid people that become nurses because they've watched too many episodes of General Hospital or ER or...
These stupids come in all shapes, sizes, genders, and specialties. It's depressing that stupid people can become nurses...
shoot...i think i may be stupid.
(..hmm....anyone got a burn-out pill?)
Mar 23, '04I 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!!!