What is your biggest nursing pet peeve? - page 48
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Aug 13, '05Hey Y'all
Pretty simple for me to toss in a few suggestions:
3. Hospital Administrations. ("There actually is no such thing as Hospital Administration. Everything happens by accident here").
Aug 13, '05Quote from mamabearOXFORD RULE:Once again, it's "couldn't care less". Didn't most of us go to college and have to take English 101?
It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its if you mean it is. If you don't it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours and likewise yours and theirs.
There, now I feel better. But in college, my English class was Writing 101 and my (graduate student) instructor didn't cover any that I can remember. I do bite my tongue a lot--my kids know what to say (or how to say it) to set me off!Last edit by Jamesdotter on Aug 13, '05
Aug 13, '05Quote from papawjohni know you meant "jcaho," which stands for joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations (jcaho) .hey y'all
pretty simple for me to toss in a few suggestions:
3. hospital administrations. ("there actually is no such thing as hospital administration. everything happens by accident here").
Aug 14, '05Tell me about it! We have two nurses that CONSTANTLY flirt & touch the docs- & call them by their first names-- (a no-no where I work) and they're both new grads. It's nauseating & makes them look like dimwits. We older nurses sit there & wonder if they are even listening to how immature & unprofessional they sound. One nurse in particular laughs at EVERYthing-- we are all so sick of it, but what can ya do?
Quote from Marie_LPNThe nurse that flirts shamelessly with the surgeon (Oh, DAWKTER, TEE HEE HE HE HEE!)
It's unprofessional, not to mention tacky. This is typically the nurse who's charting isn't finished when the 2 hour case is.
(This was not a good day.)
Aug 14, '05I have too many pet peeves re:to mention-- I started college as an English major, honors comp. student & switched over to nursing. I have had to let alot of things go-- and it has NOT been easy!! To make things worse, I am married to a guy who teaches English!! One good thing, my managers always tell me my charting is flawless!
Quote from mamabearNo, 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.
Aug 14, '05You don't call the docs by their first names? We are all on a first name basis with all our junior doctors (until up to consultant level where they remain Dr. so and so)...If they want to use my first name then I will use theirs...doesn't not doing this reinforce the superiority that MDs may think they have? By using first names we repsect each other (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, cleaners etc)
Aug 14, '05Quote from sneaks55We are on a first name basis with all of our docs. When you have that, you have a lot more respect as nurses, I feel, although each person's demeanor or personality is what gains respect.Tell me about it! We have two nurses that CONSTANTLY flirt & touch the docs- & call them by their first names-- (a no-no where I work) and they're both new grads. It's nauseating & makes them look like dimwits. We older nurses sit there & wonder if they are even listening to how immature & unprofessional they sound. One nurse in particular laughs at EVERYthing-- we are all so sick of it, but what can ya do?
However, the giggling and flirtatious behavior is very inappropriate. Has anyone taken these new grads aside and spoken with them?
Aug 14, '05Quote from psychrn03Thank you very much! I have nothing against men getting their prostate glands checked. However, I've never in all my years heard of a prostrate gland. Yes, I was being sarcastic (duh!). Give me a break :angryfireI 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.
Aug 14, '05I must agree with the statement that jsut cause we are new doesn't mean that we dont know how to work. I was an LPN for several years before becoming a nurse and I know how to work!! I agree that there are a few that I know if in my class that don't but dont use broad statements like that to define every new nurse. I you are tired of hearing the statement"eating the young" then stop doing it!!
Or be mentors and show us what you think we should be doing Im sure we all have something to learn.
All nurses were new once...or did you forget!!
Hurt and offended!!
Aug 14, '05Nurses who say "You're a peds nurse? I could never do that... I love kids too much"
I hear it frequently. I know what they mean but do they know how it sounds to us? "oh, yes. I know what you mean. Luckily there are nurses like me who hate kids and enjoy being able to perform all kinds of painful invasive procedures on them."
Aug 14, '051) IV sites with no date/time.
2) unlabeled IV tubing--date/time, and what's infusing thru this?
3) NO oral care, especially on vented patients
4) Nurses who do these things, and then say, "WHO TOLD YOU TO DO IT THAT WAY? THAT'S NOT HOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO IT." I mean, really. I don't shout in YOUR face about the things that irritate me--why do you think it's OK for you to do that to me, in front of six other people no less? Aack.
Aug 14, '05I did that when I was in nursing school until I figured darn that hot sun can't be good for that rubber tubing.. . I think its because we are so proud but you are right about the tattoo thing.... hehehe
Here in Oklahoma I had a co-worker another RN said for God sake don't leave your ID on the rear view or your stethscope these men here in Oklahoma will know you have money...I was newly divorced at that ime after 20 years and I guess she thought I needed protecting...
I laughed and still am laughing cause I am still waiting for the money... hehehehe Made me laugh at the time so when I see one in a car I laugh...
Quote from ktwlpnWhat would happen if the driver had to slam on the breaks? Stethoscope tatoo'd on the forehead....tehe te he