What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?? - page 71

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  1. by   carolmaccas66
    Quote from ruby vee
    two of my pet peeves:

    people who come on a professional forum and write in "text speak." if you can write out "predicament", "radiating" and "shackled", why can't you write out "you", "your" or "to"?

    people who step on a vent thread by telling anyone who is venting what an awful person/nurse/colleague they are.
    no that it's any of your business ruby - or anyone elses really - but i damaged my shoulder a while ago, & as all my study is online (no paper involved), i have to use the computer. i also have to find ways of saving my shoulder from being inflamed.
    so what about & for 'and' - can we not use that as well? that has been an acceptable abbreviation since i learned to write. is there a specific rule re this?
    i suggest if u don't like my posts, please don't read them if they offend you, or u find them hard to read.
    btw my shoulder is getting a little better by not typing longer words.
    Last edit by carolmaccas66 on Oct 26, '11
  2. by   nrsang97
    Quote from turnforthenurseRN
    When off-going shift leaves me with bad IV's...

    and single-lumen PICC lines. Seriously, what's the point???


    Single lumen PICCS are such a waste of time. Give me a double lumen at tleast, better yet a triple lumen PICC. Especially in the ICU.

    I hate being left with bad IV's too. That annoys me. I had a nurse tell me that she left the IV in because she knew she wouldn't get another one in so she didn't try. Meanwhile his IV site is all red, and leaking propofol. Great. Thank God that pt got a PICC that day.
  3. by   Hygiene Queen
    When people carry on side conversations during report. We get a taped report and already hard enough to hear a crummy recording without people blabbing.

    When people cram the laundry bin waaaaay past full and then leave it for others to empty.

    When I have been off of work for three days and find out that the last time my patient had oral care was when I worked last!

    People that take offense at posts that having nothing to do with them personally.
  4. by   kool-aide, RN
    Quote from hygiene queen
    when people carry on side conversations during report. we get a taped report and already hard enough to hear a crummy recording without people blabbing.

    when people cram the laundry bin waaaaay past full and then leave it for others to empty.

    when i have been off of work for three days and find out that the last time my patient had oral care was when i worked last!

    people that take offense at posts that having nothing to do with them personally.

    --hq, we are totally on the same page with the oral care! so so so irritating and terrible for the pts.
  5. by   Hygiene Queen
    Quote from kool-aide
    --hq, we are totally on the same page with the oral care! so so so irritating and terrible for the pts.
    i never understood it. it's not a big deal to do and it's something you wouldn't forget to do for yourself (or i would hope).
  6. by   kool-aide, RN
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    I never understood it. It's not a big deal to do and it's something you wouldn't forget to do for yourself (or I would hope).
    Plus, if say you do a thorough job of oral care Q-shift(swabs, cleaner, mouth moisturizer, lip balm), then you can do just a couple of quick swabs with cold water Q2hours with their Q2hour turns(this is usually the case)... that's my system, at least... lol
  7. by   xtxrn
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    I never understood it. It's not a big deal to do and it's something you wouldn't forget to do for yourself (or I would hope).
    I agree. I can't remember how many patients needed hemostats to peel off the layer of crud on their soft palate from who knows how long between thorough oral care. It was so gross.
  8. by   CNABESS
    Cell phones. Leaving the room during pt. care to answer the phone and chat for 10 minutes. Or worse, having that danged phone up to your ear the entire time you are caring for someone. Put the dang phone away until you are done! This pt. and I do NOT want to know why it was so urgent for you to take that call. We do not need to hear about your friends cheating husband, lousy landlord, terrible job situation etc...Being on the floor and working means taking care of pts. now hang up that phone and get busy doing your job!......sorry...just ranting
  9. by   WindyhillBSN
    Nurses that treat you like a new nurse, just because you are new to the facility. Errrg!
  10. by   redhead_NURSE98!
    Quote from carolmaccas66
    No that it's any of your business Ruby - or anyone elses really - but I damaged my shoulder a while ago, & as all my study is online (no paper involved), I HAVE to use the computer. I also have to find ways of saving my shoulder from being inflamed.
    So what about & for 'and' - can we not use that as well? That has been an acceptable abbreviation since I learned to write. Is there a specific rule re this?
    I suggest if u don't like my posts, please don't read them if they offend you, or u find them hard to read.
    BTW my shoulder is getting a little better by NOT typing longer words.
    I bet your shoulder would be even better if you only spent time on the computer for school and work.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
  11. by   PeepnBiscuitsRN
    Quote from TennNurse
    Little kids whose parents have not firmly established who is the parent/rule maker. Had a 6-year-old brought in last week, 103+ fever (give something at home?? Heavens no!!), and when I went in to give some Tylenol, said child refused to swallow it because it tasted "too disgusting!" He whined, refused, slapped at his mother, and said, "NO! And that's my final answer!" Parents both look at me helplessly. What I'd like to do is have a moment, just me and pt, and believe me that Tylenol would get down. I mean, what do you do here??
    ask lil' junior if he knows what a "suppository" is.
  12. by   Fancypants09
    Quote from Southern Magnolia
    Ok I'm not a nurse yet but here's my biggest pet peeve from the other side of the hospital bed so to speak . . .

    I had just delivered my 2nd pregnancy - b/g twins. Our girl had anencephaly ( which we knew since the 1 st trimester). Anyway, I'm sitting in the hospital bed holding my daughter and nursing my son - knowing full well that my daughter will die at some point but trying to live in that moment-one of the few moments where I was the mother of twins, trying my best to take care of both of my babies - and the nurses walk in and ask if my son has peed, if my son has pooped, if my son has nursed and how long. No one asked how my daughter was doing, if we were able to get any milk in her, if she had peed or pooped. HELLO, I just had TWO babies. I know you're uncomfortable and scared I'm going to fall apart but think how you'd want your child treated. She was not a monster - very beautiful even with her hat off which it wasn't often.

    In the same regard . . . the hospital assigned pediatrician walks in while my daughter is deteriorating and we thought she was about to pass . . . We assumed the nurses sent for him and started updating him on our daughter . . . He strides to our son in the bassinet and tells us, "no I'm not here for her. I'm here for the healthy baby." He actually wanted me to divert my attention from my daughter to my son when we really thought my daughter was about to die.

    Don't get me wrong - I knew my daughter's prognosis and the reality of the situation and what it meant and i know the medical establishment's view on anencephalics. Regardless of the medical establishments view that I should have aborted her and the fact that she wouldn't survive - she was my child and a human being and was not treated that way by most of the nurses and doctors.

    By the way, she was not on life support but we were able to feed her with a habberman bottle . . . She lived 33 days and died in her sleep- at home on my chest.
    God bless you and your children! Thank you so much for sharing. I remember sitting in my Embryology/anatomy class in undergrad while our prof showed us photos of newborns w/ anencephaly and provided explanations, I had to fight hard not to shed too many tears. God bless you
  13. by   Callisonanne
    When I start to eat my snack/meal and the nurse beside me asks for some of it. "Um....no"

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