What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 38

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  1. by   vermonthiker
    [QUOTE=walkmygardenpath]My question would be, What is happening for the rest of the time inbetween rounds? My aides do rounds every 2 hours, and of course anwer lights,and check on some people more often. But, a lot of time they are sitting there waiting. If your whole aim is to finish in 10 mkns regardless of what you find out there, something is very wrong. Sounds like you have your priorities right. The facilitie is wrong.

    I encountered the same situation as an aide. It was in a residental home for severely disabled children, so none of our pts could push a call button if they wanted to. Some of our aides would rush through rounds/baths so they could take long smoking breaks, do their nails, call their boyfriends, chat with each other, or sit in a pt's room and watch TV the rest of the night. Some of the nurses appreciated those of us aides who didn't cut corners, but other nurses called us pokey. Go figure.
  2. by   lizzie58
    the nurse who "finishes" her assignment and does not check with the rest of her team, peers, etc to see if they could use some help.........i'm a nurse educator and this is imprinted into my philosophy when teaching.
  3. by   lizzie58
    Quote from teeituptom
    These young nurses werent raised with the same work ethic I was raised with
    young nurses are following what we present to them...ethics never change because the answers are never concrete. show them the ethics you posess by example, and remember "silence is golden"!!!!
  4. by   soontobe_RN
    I know this is an old thread but I have to add one thing..... my biggest pet-peeve is people who get into nursing just for the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You can always tell who they are b/c they treat their pts awful and are constantly complaining!!!
    Jennifer
  5. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from lizzie58
    the nurse who "finishes" her assignment and does not check with the rest of her team, peers, etc to see if they could use some help.........i'm a nurse educator and this is imprinted into my philosophy when teaching.
    There are often 2 sides to that one. I set my priorities and budget my time and often wind up with down time here and there. If a colleague really needs some help, I am more than happy to give it if I have time. But, if one of my co-workers has piddled around and let him/herself fall behind, NO I am not going to do my work and his/her work too. I say this because I see nurses that do this - waste time (in any number of ways) and then wind up behind and expecting everyone around them to bail them out.
  6. by   happthearts
    Quote from lizzie58
    the nurse who "finishes" her assignment and does not check with the rest of her team, peers, etc to see if they could use some help.........i'm a nurse educator and this is imprinted into my philosophy when teaching.
    Ok I don't have a problem helping my coworkers I come from the old school as well , But If they (the nurse )are sluffing most of the shift visting at the desk while I am breaking my back ,Or When I ask for help they don't help They state I am going to eat my lunch. Or my biggest pet peeve out smoking half the shift .Then they want me to help them I take offence .

    There are ceartian Co- workers understand the meaning of Team and others who are just plain lazy and don't do there work then expect you to do it all for them.

    I personally was asked to help one shuch primary nurse change a Pt she went to get sheets and I found her out taking a break smoking I stood there for over 10 minutes waiting for her .Tieing up my time when I finally went and got the Pt done myself she didn't even say thanks So when she asked the following day I made sure I was busy with my own Pt's .People should not dump or dis-respect Others by takeing advantage of them over and over.
    just my thoughts
  7. by   BandEmom
    Having been taught in school to refer to hospital patients as "clients"!
  8. by   LeahJet
    Press-Gainey and the Studor Group.....

    For those of you that have no idea what I am talking about, count your blessings!!
    Last edit by LeahJet on May 5, '05
  9. by   rach_nc_03
    Quote from nursesrmofun
    [font=franklin gothic medium]omg. that notebook thing is really annoying. especially that they even wanted you to put it in your own handwriting and words. why not write notes for all the patients families! (argh) :angryfire

    just curious....where did the notebook thing originate? did someone recommend it on a talkshow or in a magazine recently? i've worked as an na in an icu for almost a year (finishing school monday! yay!), and never saw anyone doing it til about 2 months ago....now there's always at least one patient on the unit whose family member is doing this. i think it's basically a good idea- i do it myself, since i've seen multiple specialists for the same problem in the last 2 years- but it seems to be immensely popular right now, at least where i am. (my favorite was a woman who wanted to photocopy the mar because she didn't like writing the long medication names....)
  10. by   mattsmom81
    Visitors in ICU talking loudly on their cellphones. both in patient rooms and while strolling the unit, peering in other patient rooms as well. Now many of these cellphones have cameras....anyone else irritated and concerned about this?
  11. by   jeepgirl
    Quote from mattsmom81
    Visitors in ICU talking loudly on their cellphones. both in patient rooms and while strolling the unit, peering in other patient rooms as well. Now many of these cellphones have cameras....anyone else irritated and concerned about this?
    nurses who are unsupportive of others educational growth (CNA to LPN or RN, advanced degrees such as BSN or MSN, etc). There's a lot of this that I have seen!
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from NurseFirst
    Okay, there's something I've never quite understood. I'm gonna look really stupid here, but why can't you throw dirty linens on the floor? I've never done it, because I've been told not to, but, really, what is the harm? (Someone probably told me once, and I've forgotten...)

    I'm not sure I've ever done a linen change with gloves, but then, I've never had wet spots that I couldn't avoid. I'll have to think about this. (I'm sorry; I was a paramedic before AIDS and I think the only thing in the ambulance that had gloves was the OB kit--meaning, gloves were extremely rarely used.)

    Not to be a troublemaker, but, in a way, I can see the rationale for doing rounds every 10 minutes, and leaving a soiled pt for the "next round". It's a matter of priorities. What is the risk of a pt being soiled for a few more minutes vs. missing someone who has stopped breathing, or has developed respiratory problems, or sudden confusion? Hard choices, to be sure.

    NurseFirst
    Dirty linens are not tossed onto the floor for infection control reasons. I always take a linen cart into the room when I'm changing a bed while the CNA showers a patient. It was hammered into my head by a great older nurse . . . . do not toss dirty linen on the floor.

    steph
  13. by   MultipurposeRN
    One mother with an extremely violent child, spanked him twice, and then totally lost her temper, in a room full of people and picked him up and threw him into his chair. He got right out of it, so she threw him again, and again. I went to the desk and told the receptionist that I am a mandatory reporter and wanted the sheriffs dept called immediately. Thankfully I was informed that they had already done so.
    Well, this is a sad situation. I feel for that mother, being so overwhelmed by frustration and lack of ability to control this kid. On the other hand, not all rotten kids have rotten parents. No one knows what that mother might go through on a daily basis. And not being able to discipline kids around people w/o fear of reprisal is one reason so many kids are brats in public. Perhaps she should've been more gentle but firm in putting him back, but kids don't always respond to gentleness and consistency, as I learned to my sorrow w/ my daughter. Helen Keller would've probably never gotten out of her dark, soundless life if her teacher had not been firm..even rough with her, because of Helen being overindulged. The methods Annie had to use would be considered abusive by today's standards. Yet Helen was helped by them, learned to communicate, and had a full, rich life because of it.
    I know I'll probably be flamed by the 'all children are sweet little angels, it's only their parents who are bad' crowd....but it's just MHO.

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