What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 33

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

  1. by   ProfRN4
    forgive me if i already said this one-

    nurses who spend half the shift complaining about all the work they have to do, and then don't have time to do it (and blame it on the conditions they spent the first hour of the shift complaining about)!!
  2. by   southern_rn_brat
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    The Prostrate Gland.

    This is how the circulator reads the consent form (yet even the PATIENT knows how to spell the word ON the consent paper). I have yet to see a prostrate gland removed, yet, i've seen a few prosTATE glands removed.

    This same nurse insists that it's O2 STAT, not O2 sat. When i hear "O2 Stat", i think "Get their O2 reading NOW!!!"

    In other words, people who insist they are right until they're blue in the face, yet it takes a flip of the page in Taber's to prove them wrong.

    (and they still swear they're right. Only thing that can be done is hope that the same mistakes aren't made when it comes to drugs.)
    OMGGGGGGG that drives me crazy! When I hear nurses say "O2 stat" instead of "sat" I want to scream! :chuckle
  3. by   Uptoherern
    Quote from Bex_SRN
    I am curious, Is this your observation? Or are you a student?

    Just curious

    hoohaa!!!
    ARE you a student?????????????? (originally adressed to teeituptom. :chuckle
    Last edit by Uptoherern on Feb 4, '05
  4. by   Uptoherern
    biggest pet peeve..........no more drunk tanks.

    I'd volunteer a shift a month to keep them out of the er.
  5. by   teeituptom
    Quote from Bex_SRN
    I am curious, Is this your observation? Or are you a student?

    Just curious

    Yes its an observation

    Yes I am a student of life

    havent been a nursing student over a quarter of a century
  6. by   tricia1
    Quote from Shamrock
    Strangers that find out you are a nurse and start asking medical questions AND expecting answers!
    The husband that DOSE'NT listen to you 'cause he is more use to ignoring you
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Isn't THAT the truth....... :angryfire I just hate it when my family members ask for advice, then ignore it and do whatever the hell they want to, and then when they get sick anyway and have to go to the doctor, they say "Dr. Lear said exactly the same thing you did......."
  8. by   BETSRN
    Quote from tricia1
    The husband that DOSE'NT listen to you 'cause he is more use to ignoring you
    How about the husband who pouts when his wife is in labor beause all of a sudden it is NOT all about him? Those guys drive me nuts!
  9. by   LatinaRN
    Nurses who kiss butt and don't let their patient care speak for itself!
  10. by   turquoise
    from midnights- doing extra things such as baths (which is a morning shift responsibility) just to be nice and make their day go a little smoother and then getting yelled at because i didn't have enough time to do their work for them. (excuse me? what is more important, Mr. Skank's bath, or the guy that coded in 57?) Nusring instructors that don't believe or get PO'd because a student knows something that they don't- it is not because they're more intelligent, it's because they're learning now- not 20 years ago. Staff nurses who think students are a pain. If students were not here you would have 13 pts not 2 and I don't believe asking how much fluids a CHF pt can have from 7-3 is an inconvience (especially because they wouldn't have to ask if you put the sign in the room that stated that fluids per shift as per hospital policy.) I am a smoker, but I agree with the comments about smokers taking "extended" breaks (although I don't), but I won't limit it just to smokers. Many non-smoking nurses take 50 minutes lunches and when they are on the floor, spend 15 minutes here and 20 minutes there gossiping or calling their boyfriend/ mother/ best friend, etc. If you have things to get done, do it on YOUR time, not when I'm going to have to do your work and mine because you''re lazy and disrespectful. Also, I have a serious issue with people who "nap". I'll be the first to admit, it's sometimes hard to keep your eyes open (especially when it seems you're always on the job!), but please do not expect the rest of us to do your job because you stayed up late watching a movie (3 nights in a row.) And lastly (I think) one particular guy will ask a pt something once and if they refuse (even if it is absolutely necessary and the pt is not of sound mind) he doesn't ask again and just figures the "females will deal with it" GRRRR!
  11. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from KRVRN
    I just came up with a HUGE pet peeve! I hate it when I'm trying to change IV fluids or tubing or stopcocks and the last nurse to do so twisted the connections so tight that you can't get them apart! I realize that connections have to be tight enough not to leak or come apart, but COME ON! You don't have to twist it on there with all your might! A hemostat can come in handy to untwist, but then you risk cracking the connections. That's okay if you crack the part that supposed to be changed, but have you ever cracked the part that actually attaches to the patient and wasn't meant to be changed?!
    We are just starting to learn how to do IVs at school, and it sure doesn't seem like it takes much to make the connections stick so much that it's hard to get them apart. We certainly aren't twisting them excessively, and even end up having trouble unsticking the ones we put together just moments before.

    NurseFirst
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I think part of the IV sticking issue might lie with whether the solutions are warm or cold (or if the solution itself is sticky). The temperature can play a part in in.

    Speaking of IVs, this bears repeating: Having a pt. that is to ambulate at least 3 times a day, yet you cannot FIND an IV pole that ROLLS easily for them!!!
  13. by   dialunda
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Isn't THAT the truth....... :angryfire I just hate it when my family members ask for advice, then ignore it and do whatever the hell they want to, and then when they get sick anyway and have to go to the doctor, they say "Dr. Lear said exactly the same thing you did......."
    I second this. One of my relatives is notorious for that kind of a behavior.
    :Melody:

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