What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 49

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

  1. by   nocalmomo
    Quote from teeituptom
    These young nurses werent raised with the same work ethic I was raised with
    You are soooooo right. I can't believe how some, not all of them act. Especially the uap's .(unlicensed assistive personel). Patients aren't being helped as they should be. My daughter, an ER nurse , was told by the manager he couldn't believe what a work ethic she had! Guess this old ?(seasoned ) RN did something right!
  2. by   mattsmom81
    Why do so many nurses seem to think it their duty to dog another nurse who is new at a particular job...and make her look bad when she doesn't do everything absolutely perfectly the first time??? This out to get another nurse attitude out there today is appalling to me.

    No wonder so many nurses walk away from nursing and never look back.

    If a nurse has a legit concern about another nurse, the appropriate action is document and call the immediate supervisor's attention to it. But so much of the dogging out there is personal; about nitpicky, unsubstantiated 'worries' vs any real provable stuff. Nurses have gotten too embroiled in the 'potential problem' and use it to cattily hurt their coworkers.

    OK I"m done now...the ugliness I see out there is bugging me, can ya tell??? LOL!!.
  3. by   Jubei
    That whole "nurses eat their young" crap and racist insecure nurses.

    Nurses (including CNA nurses) who don't report injuries (bruises, etc).
  4. by   Schoolnursetrish39
    Thats why I am taking a break from acute care for a while other than staffing agency stuff as I can... I really beleive its cattiness as you say... I wish it would quit.. whatever happened to the golden rule?

    Quote from mattsmom81
    Why do so many nurses seem to think it their duty to dog another nurse who is new at a particular job...and make her look bad when she doesn't do everything absolutely perfectly the first time??? This out to get another nurse attitude out there today is appalling to me.

    No wonder so many nurses walk away from nursing and never look back.

    If a nurse has a legit concern about another nurse, the appropriate action is document and call the immediate supervisor's attention to it. But so much of the dogging out there is personal; about nitpicky, unsubstantiated 'worries' vs any real provable stuff. Nurses have gotten too embroiled in the 'potential problem' and use it to cattily hurt their coworkers.

    OK I"m done now...the ugliness I see out there is bugging me, can ya tell??? LOL!!.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    It's been said before, but it bears repeating. Nurses who act like the place would just die without them, yet it runs just fine when they're not there.
  6. by   emeraldjay
    I'll have to add a couple more to this list.

    Co-Workers who refer to patients by their last names only (Jones needs this, Smith had a mod)

    Got told by a resident last night I should have woken her up when I came in to her room to drop off her requested drink (at 4am)

    Fighting my way to the time clock, so I can punch in, while the previous shift is huddled around it
  7. by   teeituptom
    Quote from emeraldjay
    I'll have to add a couple more to this list.

    Co-Workers who refer to patients by their last names only (Jones needs this, Smith had a mod)

    Got told by a resident last night I should have woken her up when I came in to her room to drop off her requested drink (at 4am)

    Fighting my way to the time clock, so I can punch in, while the previous shift is huddled around it

    Yall dropp of requested drinks to Residents, is that in a patient, or a medical resident.
  8. by   emeraldjay
    Quote from teeituptom
    Yall dropp of requested drinks to Residents, is that in a patient, or a medical resident.
    Yall dropp of requested drinks to Residents, is that in a patient, or a medical resident.
    Sorry, I work in LTC so I end up using the terms "resident" and "patient" interchangably.

    Now it may sound callous that I won't wake someone up at night because they asked for a drink but fell asleep after asking, but I also regularly work on a unit full of residents that would be better served by a facility specializing in geriatric psych. It's bad enough that we have to get these people up and in the dining room by 0720, but to create problems due to sleep deprivation is a whole different ballgame.
  9. by   Jamesdotter
    Oh, here's another one--people who say "prone" when they mean "supine".
  10. by   kadokin
    Quote from sneaks55
    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?
    To quote Homer Simpson, "I dunno". Drawing on a lifetime of experience, give a fool enough rope and they will hang themselves w/it. I mean, is there anything you CAN do in a situation like this. The docs are getting an immediate reward by just showing up, so I think that it might be futile to try to explain the situation to these newbies. Eventually, they are going to hear from someone(probably admin, by way of a more traditional doc) that their behavior is inappropriate. This is from someone who has seen a few things in her time including silly-ass new nurses that think this career is a game. I KNOW how frustrated you are (worked w/one or two like this, saw them get their comeuppance when their performance review did not garner a raise and happily waved goodbye to them when they sought greener pastures through marriage). And these people(temporarily) were given more advancement opportunities than experienced nurses in their speciality (before they left). Let me tell you, I was STEAMED. But I talked to the boss(prayer) and continued to do the best job I could do. Sometimes, that is the best course of action, focus on YOUR job. Let these bimbos try to get by on charm alone, it won't last long.
    my .02.
  11. by   kadokin
    Quote from JaclynBN05
    I 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!!
    :angryfire
    Amen to that! It is a struggle to learn this job, no matter your preparation. Let's all keep in mind the fact that we are here to serve our pts! Teach your newbies what they need to know to make that happen! It is good for your pts, it is good for you, it is good for your employer(the people that sign our paychecks)! If we can't work as a team, our pts will be short-changed! Rememeber why you chose this career!
  12. by   Wife of Spinner
    As a Nurse Aide/Student Nurse, these are 2 of my biggest pet peeves..............

    1) On this particular day, this Nurse spent 15 minutes trying to find the aide assigned to her to return blood back to the blood bank because it was not being used. The blood bank in our hospital is right around the corner from our floor and it would have taken her less than 2 minutes to walk there, return the blood and walk back!:angryfire

    2) 5 Nurses and 2 Aides on the Floor. 40 patients. Each Nurse has 8 patients, each Aide has 20. Each Aide works with 3 different Nurses. And each Nurse feels that what they need you to do is more important that what the other Nurses have asked you to do. For example, elbow deep in helping a patient with MRSA and C-Diff. No where near done, but the Nurse comes in and states that I have to go to Room So & So and help him out. Tell the Nurse that I am busy and will go there next, but that is not good enough, so the Nurse goes to the Charge and the Charge states that I need to go to that patient and finish when I get back. Go to the other patient only to find out that the patient wanted a glass of water!:angryfire
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    And each Nurse feels that what they need you to do is more important that what the other Nurses have asked you to do. For example, elbow deep in helping a patient with MRSA and C-Diff. No where near done, but the Nurse comes in and states that I have to go to Room So & So and help him out. Tell the Nurse that I am busy and will go there next, but that is not good enough, so the Nurse goes to the Charge and the Charge states that I need to go to that patient and finish when I get back. Go to the other patient only to find out that the patient wanted a glass of water!
    I dealt with this at my last nurse's aide job, only i had 34-35 pts. It sucked.

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