What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 27

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

  1. by   rsh3rn
    Word from mgt " pt satisfaction scores must go up or no more bonuses for you" Odd that pts spending 2 days in the ER or staying in PACU overnight would be unhappy with the service. Not to mention the poor understaffed floor nurses. Did I mention floor pts in the SICU there are no bathrooms or phones for the pts of course they arn't happy. So I guess my pet peeve would be those people in the ivory tower that are absolutely clueless about what we go through
  2. by   redwinggirlie
    When a new person comes to the unit and someone says they have been
    ORIENTATED..... the word is ORIENTED, people!!!
  3. by   UM Review RN
    You know how you wash your hands, and you're dripping, so you reach for a paper towel and drip onto everything underneath the paper towel holder?
    It just drives me nuts when I see personal items like dental care or water cups under the paper towel rack.
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from shel_wny
    When I first decided what I wanted to go to college for after taking a year off, I told a friend at work that I had decided to be a Nurse. Her comment was, "Nursing isn't even a real job!" I asked her what then is her version of a real job. She stated, "A Pharmacist or a Doctor." I was too hurt to say anything at the time but boy did I let her have it a few days later! We are not near as close as we were before. All in all I guess my pet peeve is just people who think Nurses don't need any kind of real training or knowledge base and that all they do all day is go around changing bed pans and slapping bandages on open wounds. If I wanted to stare at pills all day and constantly be on the phone with insurance companies, I'd be a Pharmacist. If I wanted to go to school for 6+ years and not have much concern for a person's overall holistic well-being, sure, Doctor would be for me. But you know what, I'm a future Nurse, through and through. And I'd appreciate a little respect for my decision, thanks.

    Shel
    THANK YOU! Thank you for that wonderful post! If only you could say the same things to half my family:

    "A nurse! Why not be a Doctor? You certainly have the brains and the ability. Why do you want to settle for any less and that too as a NURSE"
    "Listen to me! You are making a hasty desicion! have you ever bothered about your social standing? A MAN... being a NURSE?!!! Couldn't you find something better?!"
    "You, a nusrse?! haha! Such a GAY profession!"
    "Why would you do that? You know Pharm majors make more money than you'll ever dream about?"

    So on and so forth....

    Some people... just DON'T get it. Oh well, small price to pay for doing somthing that makes me feel good
  5. by   Teachchildren123
    Lately, it's been when the nurses leave the oral care stuff next to the butt cream on the bedside table. A lot of nurses are not proud of keeping their rooms clean, after all, most of the time the patient can't even move to make a mess
  6. by   LPN34
    Talk about opening a can of worms......

    I could go on and on, but I'll limit my pet peeves to 2 of them.

    1. Not being relieved on time/relief nurse not showing up to work! This is especially annoying when you've worked a double shift or it occurs on a holiday, when your loved ones are putting things on hold until you get home.

    Now for the clincher:

    2. We are all human! When a nurse at any healthcare facility makes a mistake, that nurse gets yelled at, reprimanded, talked about, you name it. But when a doctor makes a mistake (yes folks, they are not infallible), it gets brushed off and swept under the rug.

    (Quietly stepping down off my soapbox)
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    You, a nusrse?! haha! Such a GAY profession!"
    My reply to this would be "Why yes, there are plenty of happy times with it".

    If nursing's a gay profession, then i've really screwed up. I've still been dating guys since graduation.
  8. by   Limik
    I hate people (almost always non-nurses) that say every two minutes, "Well in my previous position, we did things this way", usually in telling me how to do a nursing related task. Hello, I have been a nurse for over 10 years, just because you watch ER doesn't make you equipped to tell me how to handle my job! :angryfire Sorry, my OFFICE MANAGER has really tried my patience this week. :uhoh21:
  9. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from roy fokker
    "a nurse! why not be a doctor? you certainly have the brains and the ability. why do you want to settle for any less and that too as a nurse"
    "listen to me! you are making a hasty desicion! have you ever bothered about your social standing? a man... being a nurse?!!! couldn't you find something better?!"
    "you, a nusrse?! haha! such a gay profession!"
    some people... just don't get it. oh well, small price to pay for doing somthing that makes me feel good
    with a name like fokker, i guess this really hits home :angryfire
  10. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from limik
    i hate people (almost always non-nurses) that say every two minutes, "well in my previous position, we did things this way", usually in telling me how to do a nursing related task. hello, i have been a nurse for over 10 years, just because you watch er doesn't make you equipped to tell me how to handle my job! :angryfire sorry, my office manager has really tried my patience this week. :uhoh21:
    what about nurses who do this. well at 'fill in the blank hospital, we did it this way". i used to do that, not realize how annoying it must sound.

    on the flipside, i can't stand it when nurses assume that if you are new to a hospital or unit (but not a new grad) that you don't know anything!! (being a job-hopper, i experience this quite often :chuckle ). they say, "honey, i've been doing this for a long time", or "don't worry, you'll get used to nights". how do you know i'm not already used to it?? ask me how long i've been a nurse (probably longer than you!!). so at these times, you may have to blow their mind and say, at my last job, we did it this way...

    another thing that make my blood boil (and i'm not really sure why), is when i come on, and the previous shift gives me that "oh, you're in for a rough day/night", and proceed to tell you about all the negative things that are going to happen. they often do it with this smirk about them too (like ha ha ha). i'll decide what kind of night it's going to be. i know that it's not completely in my control, but don't bring me down before i even start. :angryfire
  11. by   stbernardclub
    I HATE THE FACT THAT WE ARE PAID SO MUCH LESS THAN O.T OR P.T. I HAVE JUST RECENTLY FOUND THIS OUT TO BE A FACT AT A HOMECARE AGENCY.HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A DIFFERENCE...R.N. MAKES BETWEEN 21.00 TO 24.00 PER HOUR AND SEE'S 6-7 PATIENTS A DAY. PHYSICAL THERAPIST MAKES 50.00 PER VISIT AND TRIES TO SEE UP TO 10 PPL A DAY....DO THE MATH!!!!!!!!!!! YES, THIS IS TRUE. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THAT FOR DOING AS LITTLE AS WIGGLING A FEW TOES ON A ELDERLY PT IN BED. THE NURSE DOES ALL THE HARD WORK.THIS REALLY BURNS ME. :angryfire
  12. by   teeituptom
    My biggest Pet Peeve

    Hmmm that would anyone dumb enough to piss me off.


    Hmmm everyone pisses me off..



    moral of the story here





    Its better to be pissed off than on
  13. by   stbernardclub
    Lets try it out...I have 2 St. Bernards that will try
    Quote from teeituptom
    My biggest Pet Peeve

    Hmmm that would anyone dumb enough to piss me off.


    Hmmm everyone pisses me off..



    moral of the story here





    Its better to be pissed off than on

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