What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 50

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  1. by   DusktilDawn
    Quote from 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
    Don't blame you for being peeved.
  2. by   HappyJaxRN
    When a family member who is staying over night with the patient who is POD #0 and keeps waking the patient up for every little thing....because the FAMILY member is afraid. The pt gets no sleep and is worthless the next day because of it.

    Staff related, right now, my biggest pet peeve is when a PCT doesn't tell me important information about the patient, such as HTN or is febrile...Or does something that is not in their job discription, like flushing an NG tube for a GI bleeder. :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire Some of the nurses let some of the PCT's do some things outside their job description. BI was a PCT for 3 years, I understand, but I'm not 100% trusting....because of what I understand...I would prefer to do it.
  3. by   HappyJaxRN
    Quote from 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
    That's unacceptable! It's one thing if the aide is sitting around doing nothing, but if the aide is busy....then the aide is busy! Give me a break. Getting a cup of water is not that hard! I know I've had some times that I was running around with my head cut off and needed to get the pt some water or whatever...I was there....I did it....No big deal. I would never do something like that. I hate it when other nurses do that.
  4. by   benthereseenit
    I am new to this board so I hope i don't offend anyone. However, after reading these posts of pet peeves something is obvious to me. I have been a LTC charge nurse (RN), M/S nurse (as LPN), ICU nurse, CVICU nurse, ER nurse, Nursing supervisor in large hospital and even a million years ago was a nursing student. So i think i have a pretty good presceptive on the nursing field issues of nurse vs nursing student vs cna and after reading these pet peeves i have a new pet peeve----nursing students and cnas thinking that somehow their job is the exact same as ours as the rn. Please let me finish before the yelling starts. When you are the cna or the nursing student you work very hard, esp. cna. Being a cna is hard physical labor with little pay and even less respect. Being a cna for two months was one of the big motivators for me to go to nursing school in the first place. however, when you are the cna or the student no matter how mad or frustrated you get with the pt or the family or the rn you can always simply tell the rn or the team leader that you are not responsible for the pt. See that is the difference, being the rn you are where the buck stops as far as caring for that pt when the doctor is not there. You as the rn have to be the one who ultimately says okay if no one else will do it (even if it is part of theri job) i'll do it because that is MY PATIENT.
    To all the nursing students i hope when you get out of school you truly learn to understand and take that responsibility seriously.
    Sorry i didn't mean to go on a rant but the common theme in this thread has become how nursing students and cna are doing all the work and the rn
    are just sitting around. i work now in very busy er with no lpns or cnas and no nursing students on the night shift and yes i work sometimes with the lazy nurse, and the pms nurse, and the disappearing nurse but i am responsible for my patients and i leave every morning knowing that i took that seriously.
    so once again sorry for the rant but enough is enough. and yes i do have a sense of humor and yes somethimes we all stand around and complain about the pts, the docs, and each other but at the end of the day most of us (i mean rns) take it seriously.
  5. by   brina
    My biggest pet-peeve after reading a lot of these posts, is how it seems to be okay and accepted to make vast generalizations about BSN students or BSN prepared nurses! It has really teed me off time and time again when I read some of these comments from people who LOVE to say all kind of negative things about BSN's. Everyone chose their particular entry into the nursing practice for whatever reasons..... if you are TRULY comfortable and happy with the path that YOU chose, then I feel that you would not feel the need to constantly find ways to down the BSN's (be it the program itself or the nurses) just to somehow try to elevate your particular educational choice! I personally think that people who tend to down others are doing so out of jealousy and/ or insecurities about their own whatever.... you fill in the blank.

    I am proud to be a BSN graduate, I will be proud to be a RN (as soon as I take my NCLEX),....... I will be proud to be whatever I choose to be and I DON"T have to down ADN's or LPN's to feel that way. The differences in the educational levels are indeed differences, if it weren't then they would all be called the same, right! There's absolutely no need to say "Well, the ADN and the BSN programs are the same except those BSN's have "fluff" classes" or "We ADN's have much better clinical skills than those BSN's and yada yada yada. Anyway.... that is probably my biggest pet peeve since I have entered into this wonderful world of nursing. I have just started my 1st nursing job in the PICU and I am sure that in a couple of months I will have others, lol!!

    Brina BSN Graduate....... and PICU RNA!!!!
  6. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from benthereseenit
    i am new to this board so i hope i don't offend anyone. however, after reading these posts of pet peeves something is obvious to me. i have been a ltc charge nurse (rn), m/s nurse (as lpn), icu nurse, cvicu nurse, er nurse, nursing supervisor in large hospital and even a million years ago was a nursing student. so i think i have a pretty good presceptive on the nursing field issues of nurse vs nursing student vs cna and after reading these pet peeves i have a new pet peeve----nursing students and cnas thinking that somehow their job is the exact same as ours as the rn. please let me finish before the yelling starts. when you are the cna or the nursing student you work very hard, esp. cna. being a cna is hard physical labor with little pay and even less respect. being a cna for two months was one of the big motivators for me to go to nursing school in the first place. however, when you are the cna or the student no matter how mad or frustrated you get with the pt or the family or the rn you can always simply tell the rn or the team leader that you are not responsible for the pt. see that is the difference, being the rn you are where the buck stops as far as caring for that pt when the doctor is not there. you as the rn have to be the one who ultimately says okay if no one else will do it (even if it is part of theri job) i'll do it because that is my patient.
    to all the nursing students i hope when you get out of school you truly learn to understand and take that responsibility seriously.
    sorry i didn't mean to go on a rant but the common theme in this thread has become how nursing students and cna are doing all the work and the rn
    are just sitting around. i work now in very busy er with no lpns or cnas and no nursing students on the night shift and yes i work sometimes with the lazy nurse, and the pms nurse, and the disappearing nurse but i am responsible for my patients and i leave every morning knowing that i took that seriously.
    so once again sorry for the rant but enough is enough. and yes i do have a sense of humor and yes somethimes we all stand around and complain about the pts, the docs, and each other but at the end of the day most of us (i mean rns) take it seriously.
    [font="comic sans ms"]very well said. no one knows what one persons job is until they do it. and it is not an insult, or put down.
  7. by   CarVsTree
    Quote from bunrab
    nurses who say orientated instead of oriented.
    i know they are silly, but butchering the english language drives me nuts.
    orientated is a word.
    orientated

    adj : adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout" [syn: oriented] [ant: unoriented]


    Source: WordNet 2.0, 2003 Princeton University
    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=orientated
  8. by   kadokin
    Quote from suemom2kay
    I hate to nitpick, but did you notice that your entry from the website used oriented and NOT orientated in it's "use of the word in a sentence" examples
  9. by   GailLPN
    Quote from teeituptom
    These young nurses werent raised with the same work ethic I was raised with
    Oh Yeh
    Last edit by GailLPN on Jan 21, '06
  10. by   GailLPN
    Quote from teeituptom
    These young nurses werent raised with the same work ethic I was raised with
    Old nurses that talk about young nurses and cant even see how to start an I.V.
  11. by   GailLPN
    Quote from Tweety
    Laziness such as unwilling to step outside an assignment to help another nurse or patient. Lazy RNs that won't get up and answer a light or get their hands dirty, lazy CNAs that scream at the nurse "why didn't you do it yourself".

    Tardiness. Selfishness. Pettiness. Getting all bent out of shape about small things. Eating each other up for every petty little thing.
    RN's who come in 2 hours late and say that they dont have time they need to put on their 5 layers of turqoise eyeshadow.
  12. by   GailLPN
    DON's who come on the floor and ask you what you are doing!!! Im like working my tale off here, cant get so and so's IV can you try? DON: how does this thing work?
  13. by   kadokin
    Quote from brina
    My biggest pet-peeve after reading a lot of these posts, is how it seems to be okay and accepted to make vast generalizations about BSN students or BSN prepared nurses! It has really teed me off time and time again when I read some of these comments from people who LOVE to say all kind of negative things about BSN's. Everyone chose their particular entry into the nursing practice for whatever reasons..... if you are TRULY comfortable and happy with the path that YOU chose, then I feel that you would not feel the need to constantly find ways to down the BSN's (be it the program itself or the nurses) just to somehow try to elevate your particular educational choice! I personally think that people who tend to down others are doing so out of jealousy and/ or insecurities about their own whatever.... you fill in the blank.

    I am proud to be a BSN graduate, I will be proud to be a RN (as soon as I take my NCLEX),....... I will be proud to be whatever I choose to be and I DON"T have to down ADN's or LPN's to feel that way. The differences in the educational levels are indeed differences, if it weren't then they would all be called the same, right! There's absolutely no need to say "Well, the ADN and the BSN programs are the same except those BSN's have "fluff" classes" or "We ADN's have much better clinical skills than those BSN's and yada yada yada. Anyway.... that is probably my biggest pet peeve since I have entered into this wonderful world of nursing. I have just started my 1st nursing job in the PICU and I am sure that in a couple of months I will have others, lol!!

    Brina BSN Graduate....... and PICU RNA!!!!
    No kidding. It has been my experience that more ADNs denigrate BSNs than the other way around. BTW, what is an RNA?

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