What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 44

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  1. by   TypicalFish
    Quote from Tessa4RN
    I'm a pre-nursing student , but my biggest pet peeve is listening to RNs $*^#@ about their jobs! If you don't like listening to families or providing a compassionate service that you are trained to do, then do something else. I am an intelligent woman who is working towards my degree in nursing. I'm currently doing volunteer work and loving it. But, I can honestly say I have encountered people who need a reality check themselves. They have bad attitudes and it is a shame they are RNs. You should all be ashamed of talking bad about families and patients. Until you have experienced grief first hand, you have no business &*%^&$! I chose to go into nursing because I lost both my parents by the time I was 27. My dad to a serious car accident and my mom to breast cancer. I saw both extremes of death and illness. I appreciate all the loving doctors and RNs that helped my mom and I was inspired by them. I am mortified to hear that there are RNs out there that hate and despise assisting people. I've worked over 16 years in the Customer Service world so I have seen every wretched human being as much as anyone else has, BUT I have a great outlook on life and I treat people fairly. I will make a great RN one day. I only wish those of you that hate your job so much, do something else!
    Tessa~

    I can assure 100% that those "loving doctors and nurses that helped" your mom, often griped to other nurses about pet peeves, families, patients and co-workers. If you knew as much as you claim to know about pysch, you'd know it's basically a form of group therapy, where people can share and vent without having to explain that they do like their job, it just makes them crazy sometimes; it is what makes us able to answer that call light for the 50th time in one hour and be a "loving" nurse. It keeps us sane. I don't think that any nurse posting here has said "I hate and despise helping people". You are just too far up on your self-righteous horse to see clearly. Nurses are humans, not saints, who do a pyschologically and physically demanding job. You seem to think that you are a saint and will continue to be one....
    Last edit by TypicalFish on Aug 6, '05
  2. by   dizzejan
    a biggie with me is you can't do such and such a treatment on that wound...that will cost x amt of money...that came from the administrator.grr!!

    another is i'm a nurse...i know what my brother needs....yeah right.....might be why ya keep bringing him in high sodium foods and cans of soda tuesday on your monthly visit and..mercy he's in chf on friday after eating it all..even though you have been "educated" every visit why brother cannot have them..gooo sister nurse :angryfire

    ooh and ..the nurse that has concert tickets for friday ...and shocker...my big butt is mandated on saturday when she is toooo ill to report for her shift... :angryfire
  3. by   dizzejan
    calling the don to inform her that the entire shift has called off..only to be told to mandate your entire shift, only problem is that that shift was already mandated from the previous one!!(don't work there anymore..btw)
  4. by   ValerieB
    Quote from TypicalFish
    I can assure 100% that those "loving doctors and nurses that helped" your mom, often griped to other nurses about pet peeves, families, patients and co-workers. If you knew as much as you claim to know about pysch, you'd know it's basically a form of group therapy, where people can share and vent without having to explain that they do like their job, it just makes them crazy sometimes; it is what makes us able to answer that call light for the 50th time in one hour and be a "loving" nurse. It keeps us sane. I don't think that any nurse posting here has said "I hate and despise helping people". You are just too far up on your self-righteous horse to see clearly. Nurses are humans, not saints, who do a pyschologically and physically demanding job. You seem to think that you are a saint and will continue to be one....
    Amen to that! Spoken like a "real nurse". OMG, it's amazing that we nurses actually are "real people".
  5. by   spidermonkey
    We have had several family members get rather pushy b/c "I'm a nurse & I know....." More often than not they're in an entirely different speciality- we do try to accomodate them so they feel part of the care, but it's a little different taking care of your patient on a vent & seeing your loved one in the same condition. I have had peds nurses (turns out she was an office nurse) turn off her child's IV b/c there was a "bubble" in the line, another family member/nurse take the oxygen off-- another "nurse" touching the monitors-- sometimes these family members are more of a hinderance!! And I can't even tell you the number that ask if they can watch surgeries "because I'm in tech school..." (or nursing school, or CNA school, MA school--whatever!) I make it a point to NOT let them know I'm a nurse when w/a family member receiving treatment. You can't be objective when you're emotionally involved w/a person.
  6. by   nickola
    Patients that always assume the male RNs are doctors simply b/c they're males!! "The doctor told me....." HE'S A NURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   pink2blue1
    Quote from Shamrock
    Strangers that find out you are a nurse and start asking medical questions AND expecting answers!
    Ok Not a Nurse yet, I'm a CNA and nursing student, but even when they find out I am a CNA, they ask me medical questions. All my friends do this and that bugs me to no end, because for one I am not qualified yet! LOL.
    Just had to pop my 2 cents in
    Shannon
  8. by   pm nurse
    Quote from Loving Life
    Nurses who do not rinse out their suction catheters after suctioning someone and lets it build up in the tubing and those who do not pick up their rooms.
    I agree with you, nothing worse than finding the yankauer in bed with the pt, no sterile cover, nothing! And yeah, I often wonder what some of these nurses houses must look like? I wonder would it kill them to empty the trash and linens, like I do before I leave shift>?
  9. by   casi
    This is from the CNA/HHA perspective

    Families bringing mom or dad back from the hospital between the hours of 12am-5am. Such a cranky bunch of people. I've had one family member yell at me because I sent his mom to the hospital in her night gown. I smiled and really didn't know what I could say outloud that would sound nice. On the inside I was thinking yeah, paramedics would have loved that one.... Hold on a second, let me get her dressed first.... If she stops breathing... opps.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from TypicalFish
    Omg-I don't really have many pet peeves yet, but I realy, really hate, in general, the belief that some women have that just because I am a woman too, I want to hear ALL about their PMS, their period, and their sex life! Unless you having an uncontrolled haemorrhage and need emergency help, I don't want to know, nor do I care! We are not all "sisters" because we are women; I have three sisters, I don't need anymore! sorry to rant, but when I worked OB ( Iwas a Tech)this was often a "main topic" (time to go stock the rooms)

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hatparty:
  11. by   kadokin
    nurses who tell me they are not "into" bedpans and that sort of nursing(usually green or students). I have to laugh behind my hand and think to myself, "well then why didn't you go to law school or some such, it's part of the job, duh" And, by the way, I don't believe I have ever met anyone who was actually "into" bedpans and every thing that goes w/it. If I did meet someone like that, I'd run the other way.
  12. by   kadokin
    Quote from NoCrumping
    I kind of laugh and get a lil bit irritated when people say "sugar diabetes", instead of, just 'diabetes". Why do they feel the need to say sugar?
    because there is another type of diabetes, it's called diabetes insipidus.
  13. by   kadokin
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Ah, I see you've been learning medical talk.

    All those terms are still in use, albeit a tad archaic, and all are correct.
    I learned it > 10 yrs ago in school and have yet to see any of it in text form and don't work w/too many people now who use them. I really don't see how they could be correct. What dictionary are they in?

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