What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 6

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

  1. by   NursesRmofun
    LPN2B2004 wrote:
    The customer service crapola. We're not Kmart, although some people seem to think that the ER is the Returns Desk. And that their room is Layaway. LOL

    Cute! LOL
  2. by   mattsmom81
    Another one....those patients who insist they are nauseated (even induce vomiting so we can 'see' how nauseated they are), also refuse antiemetics, so they can refuse the po analgesics, demand an IV and 'the good stuff that will knock them out'.

    These patient 'experts' who know more than we do about how to take care of them or their loved ones...they saw it on TV or read it in Readers' Digest. Cut us a little slack please. We've been doing this awhile...<sigh>

    And...I'm having a bad week can ya tell <grin>...those families who camp out in ICU 24-7 and keep a notebook...writing down everything, and if they leave for a smoke break, want us to write down what we did EXACTLY while they are gone. When I politely say that is not something I have time to do, they report me, and I get reprimanded for being rude to family...our 'customer'.
  3. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from mattsmom81
    another one....those patients who insist they are nauseated (even induce vomiting so we can 'see' how nauseated they are), also refuse antiemetics, so they can refuse the po analgesics, demand an iv and 'the good stuff that will knock them out'.

    these patient 'experts' who know more than we do about how to take care of them or their loved ones...they saw it on tv or read it in readers' digest. cut us a little slack please. we've been doing this awhile...<sigh>

    and...i'm having a bad week can ya tell <grin>...those families who camp out in icu 24-7 and keep a notebook...writing down everything, and if they leave for a smoke break, want us to write down what we did exactly while they are gone. when i politely say that is not something i have time to do, they report me, and i get reprimanded for being rude to family...our 'customer'.
    [font=franklin gothic medium]omg. that notebook thing is really annoying. especially that they even wanted you to put it in your own handwriting and words. why not write notes for all the patients families! (argh) :angryfire
  4. by   Speculating
    Not having a different lunch room from pts. family. During my lunch I don't want to talk about a pts. family member usually I don't want to talk about medicine. separate
  5. by   oldiebutgoodie
    If anybody is going to take on a teaching role, they should know their stuff. It's hard enough being a student without getting false information.

    Dinith, I hope you have a good day.

    Oldiebutgoodie
    Last edit by canoehead on Aug 4, '05 : Reason: quoted personal attack
  6. by   jayne109
    My biggest pet peeve is when someone (a nurse or nurse aide) hears a pump beeping and shuts it off, still connected to my pt , don't tell me and then, when I go in a little while later, my IV is clotted off and no one owns up to who did it. I love and respect the nurse aides I work with and help all I can. I also know who will tell me and who won't so I usually have a pretty good Idea who to go to. Just my $0.02.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from oldiebutgoodie
    My point is that if anybody is going to take on a teaching role, they should know their stuff. It's hard enough being a student without getting false information.
    Exactly...
  8. by   TaraER-RN
    Tim...I've been there for 3 years...nothing new, those are just some of the pet peeves I love the ER
    Last edit by TaraER-RN on Mar 24, '04 : Reason: forgot to say who this was in response to
  9. by   DixieGirl_81
    In response to Dinith88's post, I think that was a little harsh. I'm a student myself ( I graduate in May) and I agree with what oldiebutgoodie said. I don't want to be getting false information from nurses either.
    "You may not realize it, but student nurses in your 'mold' are a big reason seasoned nurses dont have the patience to deal with trifling, whining, know-it-all students"
    You were in our place before, have a little patience with us. We simply want to learn and do our best to become a great nurse.
  10. by   missmercy
    [QUOTE=DixieGirl_81]In response to Dinith88's post, I think that was a little harsh. I'm a student myself ( I graduate in May) and I agree with what oldiebutgoodie said. I don't want to be getting false information from nurses either.
    "You may not realize it, but student nurses in your 'mold' are a big reason seasoned nurses dont have the patience to deal with trifling, whining, know-it-all students"
    You were in our place before, have a little patience with us. We simply want to learn and do our best to become a great nurse.[/QUOTE

    I remember VERY clearly what it was like to be new and need guidence (Even though it was ages ago!)-- I must tell you that I am not ALWAYS patient and/or kind to the students (I am not ALWAYS patient and kind with my "seasoned" co-workers either) but I sure do try! And I usually apoplgize if I bite someone's head off unnecessarily, get catty and sarcastic or just flip out for no good reason. Students need to remember that they can be extra work for us, but we need to remember that they are trying to learn all that they can and will someday be working with us -- helping to ease the stress of teh nursing crunch and make ursing a better profession to be in. We all need to remember we're on the same team and try to cut each other a bit of slack here and there!!!!
  11. by   Dinith88
    Apologies all around. Sorry oldiebutgoodie. I have a habit of shooting from the hip and regretting it later.

    After thinking on this, i suppose i'd also be frustrated if someone was feeding me the wrong information and claiming it truth.

    I think my frustration stems from experiences with nursing students that put on a set of scrubs and suddenly know everything (not you, i'm speaking of personal experiences)...these same students tend to make know-it-all grads...and then make DANGEROUS know-it-all nurses right out of school. Alot of them get a big shock when they finally come out of their orientation...many of them break down and have at least one big crying spell. This type of new-nurse/recent grad (which the majority are NOT) tend to get under my skin more than a little.

    In my personal opinion, a nurse has to put in at least a year of practice before i consider her/him part of the 'club'...thats when i think they've walked a mile in a nurses' shoes...and can complain about it.

    Students get exposed to alot of the terminology, pathophys., clinical skills and stuff....but the vast majority of what being a nurse is all about is learned through experience on the job... after graduation. (i think most nurses would agree with this statement)


    Again, although i may hold an unpopular opinion regarding new nurses and nursing students, i apologize for being out of line....and didnt mean to attack your post in such a way.
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    My biggest nursing pet peeve is supervisor/manager types who haven't worked the floor in years, and who won't pitch in and help when things get crazy. :angryfire

    These are inevitably the same ones who get all snarky about overtime when we can't finish everything and get out on time. :stone
  13. by   kastas
    BIGGEST pet peeve....When a pt is in hard labor and her s.o. is snoring on the sofa. When you wake them and ask them to hold a hand (or leg depending on the time of labor) and they move soooooo slow. So sorry to interupt your night.

    2nd, When the entire family, 2nd and 3rd cousins removed, all the neighbors and friends they can think of, show up for the 7pm labor induction of a closed and thick prime. Then ask me a million times how much longer I think it will be. GO HOME and we will call you when they baby gets here in 2 or 3 days (literally, sometimes).

    Lastly, When fetal heart rate is down and you tell the patient to roll over. "I can't, it hurts too bad, I can't..." Ahhhhhh! NOW! or I'll roll you myself and you will probably hurt more if I do it, TRUST ME!

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