What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 29

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

  1. by   annmariern
    I had a few million today!:angryfire Cleaning up someone elses patch jobs. If a dressings intact on a IJ and there is no specific order to change it, leave it, who cares if you can't see the site? I did, line was infiltrated, site all swollen and red. Catheter leaking? Don't change it, Stick a bit more in the leaking balloon, same pt mind you, totally helpless all care no family to *****. Open wound? Leave it for the wound care nurse Monday. Took me ages. Chest pain, tachycardic on a non tele floor? Don't call anyone. Today I was told why were a lot of my pts transferred to tele lately and stop it? Hmm. Because I actually do an assessment and make calls!!!!! Hello, is that not my job? That's one.
    Other nurses with downtime chatting, reading magazines and commenting on how busy I look! When when I have down time I always ask if someone needs a hand. Same people who do, still sit and look at you! Yesterday I asked a nurse and she looked so suspicious. "what do you want me to do for you?" Not a thing, just being nice.
  2. by   begalli
    Quote from annmariern
    When when I have down time I always ask if someone needs a hand.
    GOOD FOR YOU!! I'm the same way. There are some of us out there, and can I just say thanks for your help!
  3. by   jaimealmostRN
    #3- those cartoon scrubs!!!! Yuck! (unless your peds of course )

    #2-Nursing and Medical students who do not ask the pt or the family if it's OK that they spend the day with them...no you are not entitled to this person!

    AND THE WORST!!!!!!!!!!!!.........

    #1-MA's or pseudo-MA's who refer to themselves as "nurses" (or the dr.s that call them that) URGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGggg. Especially when they are rude and/or dumb and/or unprofessionable and give real RNs/LPNs a bad image.
  4. by   TiffyRN
    Always running out of the same &*%$ supplies every Sunday. How long does it take to figure out we need a couple extra boxes in before the weekend (since obviously they can't deliver supplies on the weekend)?

    I work NICU and amazingly (being sarcastic here!) we use lots of newborn size diapers and volu-feeds (bottles with ML marks on the side) and big surprise here nipples!! Every Sunday night I work (and I work way more than my share) we are out of one or all of those items. What was bad was the weekend we ran out of newborn and preemie size diapers and had these poor 2-3 pound kids wearing diapers designed for 8-11 pound babies.

    That and the parents who call our 55+ bed NICU and say "I need to know how my baby is". Yea, unfortunately I missed the day we had our ESP installed in nursing school.
  5. by   NP2BE
    [QUOTE=Ortho_RN]Hmmm.. 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..

    Agreed, also nurses who continuosly insist that nurses as a whole are better than doctors as a whole and then want to give you examples. Or any part of this ongoing silly "us vs them" argument. Can't we just be professional and if we have a problem with A SPECIFIC doc then we can address it. How fair is it for a doc, or any other health care provider like a pharamacist to say, "this one nurse made a med error so all nurses are idiots!???"
  6. by   stevierae
    Quote from redwinggirlie
    When a new person comes to the unit and someone says they have been
    ORIENTATED..... the word is ORIENTED, people!!!
    And, in surgery--people who should know better--the retractor is called a WEITLANER, people!!! :angryfire

    W-E-I-T-L-A-N-E-R!!!!]

    There is no D!!!!! It is NOT pronounced "WHEAT-LAN-DER."

    I know I have made this point before, but it bears repeating.....some folks never learn!!!!!
  7. by   BETSRN
    My biggest pet peeve is when nurses do not "think outside the box".
  8. by   BETSRN
    Quote from TNnurse05
    I agree. We are all nurses no matter which degree we have. We all had to pass the same test to get here!!
    WE may all pass the same test, but there are different skill levels and abilities to think critically. Pasing a test does not mean one is a competent nurse.
  9. by   BETSRN
    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 have to agree here. It's one thing to see a word spelled incorrectly that is obviously a typo, but to see poor grammer and blatant spelling errors really bugs me also. I truly think I do judge people (especially professionals) by how they write.
  10. by   BETSRN
    I,too, am in OB and it drives me crazy to see someone brought in by ambulance for a labor check (they are usually NEVER in labor), followed by several family members who came by car. When I question why they called an ambulance, they always say that they couldn't get a ride! Hello?????????

    How about the nurses on each shift who always have to whine about their assignment the minute they walk through the door?

    How about nurse managers who have NO clue what really happens on their unit and therefor, are no help whatsoever? Does the word unsupportive fit here?

    Nurses that "don't have time" to help a mother learn to breastfeed.

    Nurses who cannot (or refuse) to use their critical thinking skills to "think outisde the box."

    In labor, family members who are unsupportive to the patient. If you are hanging around eating pizza, taking no notice of the laboring woman, then you are out of the room.

    Friends who stop by to visit_________. When asked her name, they either don't know it or have no clue what the last name is, or say, "......she is_________'s girlfriend." get a clue, visitor! LOL
  11. by   mamabear
    Quote from redwinggirlie
    When a new person comes to the unit and someone says they have been
    ORIENTATED..... the word is ORIENTED, people!!!
    Amen and thank you!!
  12. by   mamabear
    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 do too, and thanks for your post!
  13. by   Noahm
    Quote from mamabear
    Amen and thank you!!

    It's orientated if you are British and speak correct English. Oriented is the preferred version in American english. :chuckle

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