What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 23

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

  1. by   apnteacher
    Morning report where we find out everything about the visitors a patient had, and nothing about the patient's condition!:uhoh21:
  2. by   Rozhinitsy
    1) The word "breaching"!!! Patients have to stay in A + E for four hours then they get transferred to CDU, and if there are no beds available then there is a panic as the patient will "breach" the time and then hospital management get involved to find out why the breaching has occurred.

    2) Patients whose lives get saved, yet they still find something to complain about!!

    3) Patients who are non - compliant.

    4) Arrogant doctors.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The word "delegate". "Ordered" is more like it.
  4. by   Friesw/that
    wimpy, winy, pissy, no-matter-what-you-do-you-can't-please-me PATIENTS.
    patients who complain of pain 10/10,(PACU) and before i can get them medicated, want their pillow fluffed, their legs propped, the curtains closed, their family called, a cup water, another warm blanket ALL AT THE SAME TIME---then after they have gotten 8mg of Morphine(titrated, of course), have been snoring, they wake wondering when i am going to medicate them. :angryfire
  5. by   Uptoherern
    feeding patients, walking them in the halls or to the bathroom. toooooo long. necessary evil.
  6. by   reelmomrn
    Quote from ccu nrs
    nurse thatwill not answer a call light and just let it continue to beep, even if you look at them an say hey that is your room they say yeah i know s/he is always on the light i will get it in a little bit. which i will go answer, i usually just go answer them anyway but if that nurse is sitting there jabbering or even doing paper work , i guess i am old school but i still think pts come first!
    i agree with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   reelmomrn
    Quote from teeituptom
    These young nurses werent raised with the same work ethic I was raised with
    I hear ya! Patient care? What is that? Lets order out before we finish report, I am not turning that patient, I can not wait to find a doctor to take me away from all of this?
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My all time favorite.

    The pt. on contact isolation, EVEN THOUGH you've asked 5 times "Do you need anything else?", after stripping your gear off, and taking one step in the hall, there's the inevitable "Oh, i'm not comfortable...". AS USUAL.
  9. by   Loving Life
    Nurses who do not rinse out their suction catheters after suctioning someone and lets it build up in the tubing and those who do not pick up their rooms.
  10. by   FutureArmyNurse
    Quote from reelmomrn
    I hear ya! Patient care? What is that? Lets order out before we finish report, I am not turning that patient, I can not wait to find a doctor to take me away from all of this?
    TeeitupTom and reelmomrn:
    I find this offensive. Are you saying no one in their 40s/50s/60s has bad work ethics? I am 25 and cannot imagine being described the way you described "these young nurses."

    Please, let's not stereotype. It takes all kinds to make the world go 'round.
    Last edit by FutureArmyNurse on Apr 30, '04
  11. by   redwinggirlie
    Getting report and finding that all of the IV's that "were flushed and are patent" aren't.
  12. by   redwinggirlie
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    My all time favorite.

    The pt. on contact isolation, EVEN THOUGH you've asked 5 times "Do you need anything else?", after stripping your gear off, and taking one step in the hall, there's the inevitable "Oh, i'm not comfortable...". AS USUAL.
    YES YES YES! :angryfire
  13. by   RN_Amy
    What is the difference between orient and orientate?

    They both mean the same thing, but orient is the simpler and more precise alternative, and lots of people really dislike orientate.

    [Authority: Dos, Don'ts & Maybes of English Usage by Theodore Bernstein. Gramercy Books: New York. 1999]

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    Just my 2 cents worth...

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