What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 47

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

  1. by   mysticalwaters1
    Quote from mattsmom81
    As a new grad Diploma RN, I worked with a clueless BSN grad who told me 'in a few years you'll be passing bedpans and I'll be the nurse telling you to do it. '

    She believed the bunk her school indoctrinated her with; and was so amazed that the hospital let her go in 3 months! of course this news was greeted with a smile from us lowly diploma, AD, and LPN's who could do the work.
    I don't know about other nurses but I completed my bsn and NEVER heard anything like this from my classmates. And yeah no one LOVES dealing with bedpans but it's part of the job and your in denial if you think that way anyway. I never was taught aide do all the cleaning of pts. We were taught they're their to help you out so I don't know where these nurses as mentioned above think like that. I just get upset reading this b/c I feel like posts like this portray that many bsn's think like this and I think most don't. Or if ANYONE from any program does as mentioned above they won't last long.

    Oh there was only 1 nursing student but she was 2-3 years ahead of me, we call her ms priss, and another calls her "the princess" but she's ridiculous and I don't hold the bsn program responsible for her behavior it's the individual. She as a student with 2 pts wouldn't take vitals signs and told the primary rn to do it. when the professor questioned her why she didn't do it she claimed she was practicing delegation to the rn. Cracked me up! Especially hearing it from my now coworker RN she did it too!
  2. by   hotdog19d
    Quote from TracyB,RN
    LOL, I hate the "It's not my patient" or a nurse who finds a wet or poopy patient & spends 15 minutes looking for the CNA who is busting a** taking care of 10 other patients, to go clean up that wet/poopy pt.

    My wifes a CNA in a TCU, she says she loves you !!
  3. by   kendarswife
    Quote from LolaRN
    I couldn't agree more. Also spelling errors which are consistent drive me crazy. We all make mistakes but it's hard to have faith in your nurse when they can't even spell. Also, nurses who say "o2 stat" instead of "o2 sat."

    oh oh oh...and its prostate not prostrate !!! :angryfire
  4. by   Cute_CNA
    It really bugs me when an RN or LPN chews me out about something stupid in front of everyone, effectively humiliating me. Some people have no tact, and seem to get off on finding fault and bringing people down. THAT really ticks me off.
  5. by   onesmallspark
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    The pt. with 18 body piercings that freaks out over an IV needle. :stone
    HAAAAAAHahaaHAHAAAAAHAaaHAAAA!!!!! I LOVE IT!!
  6. by   dinkymouse
    Boy we all seem to have a bunch of peeves
    1. Dons who haven't worked the floor in years but "know" everything.
    2. Employees who leave people on the toilet for 45 minutes-happened today
    3. Other nurses who come in with an attitude and try and take it out on me!
    4. Nurses who treat the aides like doo doo.

    There are more but I think these are my worst ones. I don't really mind the spelling errors but I hate trying to figure out people's idea of shorthand.
  7. by   mattsmom81
    Quote from Cute_CNA
    It really bugs me when an RN or LPN chews me out about something stupid in front of everyone, effectively humiliating me. Some people have no tact, and seem to get off on finding fault and bringing people down. THAT really ticks me off.

    I had a CNA chew me out at the desk once...she was sent from another unit. and decided it was her job to tell me how to run mine. <sigh>

    also have had nursing supervisors chew me out innappropriately. There's a few ugly folks like this in every workplace, unfortunately.
  8. by   mamabear
    Quote from grimmy
    [font=book antiqua]oh, the latest pet peeve i have are nurses that could care less if i told them the pt has cloudy urine and non-blanching spot on their sacrum - often when i give report, i can hear them whispering gossip to a co-worker as they "take" report!! dang - i do a post-op assessment so that this stuff is clear and available before they get to pacu. a few months back i remember clear as day telling the pacu nurse that my pt had a history of seizures, allergy to dilantin, etc...and of course, pt had a grand mal in pacu, and the bed was not padded - ergo, pt fractured wrist...i was pi$$ed! :angryfire anymore if i hear the whispering i'll stop and say, "did you say something?" grrr...
    once again, it's "couldn't care less". :angryfire didn't most of us go to college and have to take english 101?
  9. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from mamabear
    Once again, it's "couldn't care less". :angryfire Didn't most of us go to college and have to take English 101?
    Ummm...so, have little things been setting you off a lot lately, or is this new?
  10. by   mamabear
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Ummm...so, have little things been setting you off a lot lately, or is this new?
    No, this is by no means new. I'm a perfectionist who bores others to death with my petty annoyances, such as men getting their prostrate glands examined.
  11. by   teeituptom
    Quote from mamabear
    No, this is by no means new. I'm a perfectionist who bores others to death with my petty annoyances, such as men getting their prostrate glands examined.

    So men getting their examinations annoy you.

    If something that simple annoys you and you bore others to death with your petty annoyances. Have you sought out some counseling, just curious


    Besides life is too short for annoyances, or for being petty.
  12. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from teeituptom
    So men getting their examinations annoy you.

    If something that simple annoys you and you bore others to death with your petty annoyances. Have you sought out some counseling, just curious


    Besides life is too short for annoyances, or for being petty.

    I think she purposfully used the word prostRate (vs prostate) to point out another annoyance she shares with another poster. I think. It'd be pretty ironic otherwise. I'm gonna take a wild guess she was being sarcastic.
  13. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from mamabear
    No, this is by no means new. I'm a perfectionist who bores others to death with my petty annoyances, such as men getting their prostrate glands examined.

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