What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 28

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

  1. by   ChristineO
    since we are just talking about pet peeves and not all the other things that we need to work on..how about our image to the public...nurses that walk around with cartoon characters on their scrubs....we are professionals, you don't see doctors or lawyers or other professionals dressing in cartoon garb...the only place I think it's acceptable is on a peds unit or at a children's hospital....how can you expect patients and their families to take you seriously when you are wearing Spongebob Squarepants or Winnie the Pooh all over your shirt...
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    how can you expect patients and their families to take you seriously when you are wearing Spongebob Squarepants or Winnie the Pooh all over your shirt...
    By acting professional.
  3. by   ChristineO
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    By acting professional.
    I guess in the world you live in people don't judge by appearances....
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from ChristineO
    I guess in the world you live in people don't judge by appearances....
    That was really uncalled for.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Here's another pet peeve: BACKORDERS w/o any substitutions. Lately ours have been Shileys and red rubber caths. We CAN use the Foley caths, but then we're also going to be stuck with a bunch of Foley bags, and running low on the Foley caths.
  6. by   begalli
    Quote from redwinggirlie
    When a new person comes to the unit and someone says they have been
    ORIENTATED..... the word is ORIENTED, people!!!
    And it's a PROSTATE not a PROSTRATE!



    I guess that could be another pet peeve of mine. How did some RN's make it through a rigorous nursing program and come out not knowing how to spell....even non-medical words or not have a basic understanding of punctuation or grammar.

    PARAGRAPHS! Please use PARAGRAPHS!

    I'm certainly not perfect, but sometimes I cringe when I read these message boards.
  7. by   Laurlaur
    the family and patient where "thank you" never even passes their lips and where the child asks for coke - we are NOT McDonalds!!!!!
  8. by   teeituptom
    Quote from begalli
    And it's a PROSTATE not a PROSTRATE!



    I guess that could be another pet peeve of mine. How did some RN's make it through a rigorous nursing program and come out not knowing how to spell....even non-medical words or not have a basic understanding of punctuation or grammar.

    PARAGRAPHS! Please use PARAGRAPHS!

    I'm certainly not perfect, but sometimes I cringe when I read these message boards.

    I cringe when listening to Bushie speak

    then I laugh out loudly
  9. by   nursepotter05
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    the ADN versus DIPLOMA versus BSN argument. very very tired of it.
    I agree. We are all nurses no matter which degree we have. We all had to pass the same test to get here!!
  10. by   UM Review RN
    how can you expect patients and their families to take you seriously when you are wearing Spongebob Squarepants or Winnie the Pooh all over your shirt...
    Easy. I have a big "RN" on my badge and a $200 Cardiac stethoscope around my neck, a syringe containing lifesaving medications in my hand, and I have just explained how important it is for cardiac patients to use humor to teach themselves how to relax and enjoy life.

    Another pet peeve: FLOATING. I love my home unit so much, I really am beginning to despise floating. If I wanted to work different units, I'd have been a traveller.
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Jan 9, '05
  11. by   ldynwht
    My biggest pet peeve is medical assistants calling themselves nurses. I was so happy when recently my state (CO) made it a misdemenor to say you are a nurse unless you are a LPN or RN. Made my day!!
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Anyone who's not a nurse saying they ARE a nurse.
  13. by   Town & Country
    [font=Georgia] What gets my goat is working with lazy CNAs who think they are too good to do their job and want YOU to do it - in addition to your OWN job.

    [font=Georgia] No, it isn't good enough just to help them with a bedchange or whatever; you have to do it, ALL....and if you don't, well then...you have an "attitude."
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    [font=Georgia] If CNAs aren't there to do their work, pray tell me what are they there for?
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    [font=Georgia] They certainly can't pass meds or do treatments.....yet if we don't interrupt a med pass to do their job, we're "bad."
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    [font=Georgia] -gag- :angryfire

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