What is your biggest nursing pet peeve? - page 8
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Mar 25, '04People who chart with the "big"words... Had a nurse chart Ptosis of eyelids... (Took a few of us a while to figure it out) on a resident who was cirlcling the drain. Nurses who spend 2-3 hrs ot charting after their shift and the DON who tells us we should be more like her!
Mar 25, '04Quote from michelle126If the nurses on our floor stay 2-3 hours overs, it adds up, and at the end of the month here comes the "let's watch our overtime letter" fromt eh vice-president. Fine, they'll watch the overtime if you stop with the 1:7-8 ratios then.People who chart with the "big"words... Had a nurse chart Ptosis of eyelids... (Took a few of us a while to figure it out) on a resident who was cirlcling the drain. Nurses who spend 2-3 hrs ot charting after their shift and the DON who tells us we should be more like her!
Mar 25, '04Quote from DannyDITA. The biggest measurer of how I can stand my job today is the people I work with. When they start to nitpick each other I want to move on.Tadpole, That's exactly what everyone should be doing, be nice to each other.
I can understand WHY frustrated people nitpick. But I feel we should support one another more, as we are the only ones who truly understand our jobs and our 'vents', and can make or break the workplace in how we manage our stress.
Mar 25, '04Quote from canoeheadIt drives me when people expect all the information to be spoonfed to them. Orienting to a new unit and not digging around in cupboards so they know where things are, or asking questions about situations they didn't understand, not looking through the unit specific policy book to see what they needs to learn about.
If you see something happening and you don't know anything about it, get up and observe, or ask questions. We can't read your mind!
OOH yes yes yes!! Watched several new contract nurses sit on their arses and gossip while they were being paid for orientation. After THREE nights of seeing them do this, when they took a patient load, they whined on the job about not being able to do paperwork, or couldn't find stuff, etc...
Mar 25, '04Here's another, reason why i thought of this is because it was addressed at the last staff meeting.
White pants, polka dot underwear. All the time.
Mar 25, '04Quote from LPN2Be2004Personally I like that myselfHere's another, reason why i thought of this is because it was addressed at the last staff meeting.
White pants, polka dot underwear. All the time.
gets my attention everytime
brightens my day
makes me happier
But how do the get those big poilka dots on thongs???
enquiring minds want to know, at least mine
Mar 25, '04[QUOTE=Tadpole We need to learn to be kinder to each other and a bit more forgiving. I truely believe that each and every one of us are trying to do our best at the jobs we have to do. So let's just get along and make life easier on ourselves.[/QUOTE]
Agree 100% with the first sentence above. We sould be understanding and forgiving. It's a 24 operation, just pull together and get the work done.
Disagree that each and every one of us are trying to do our best at the jobs we have to do. The overwelming majority of us are. But not each and every one of us. It doesn't do any good to spend much negative energy on those who aren't however.
"So let's just get along and make life easier on ourselves." is a fairly good philosphy most of the time. However, it doesn't address issues and allows people to get away with stuff that needs to be addressed.
Sorry, I took off my rose colored glasses today.
Mar 26, '04My pet peeve....working with other nurses that you went to school with, those ones who did not put effort into their education (got drunk, missed lectures, etc) and then tell everyone how they did not have good professors or wasnt taught a concept. Well, if the were in class they would know it.
Mar 26, '04Speaking of classmates.. Having classmates all of the sudden develop this "I am god" complex because they work in ICU and not on the floor... You walk by and they say "Hey" and turn their nose up and keep going...
Mar 26, '04Here's another: It's 10 pm, the pt. is admitted for scheduled lithotripsy, and is "resting" in their room. I say "resting" because there's 15 family members who have been asked to leave twice, that have been there since noon, and WILL NOT GO. (Secuiryt had to eventually be called)
Mar 26, '04Quote from NursekatydidI hereby christen you a full-blown 'clubmember'. Welcome. It's nice to see that someone is a nurse before they're a nurse...and will be experienced as soon as they don their name-badge... Congrats and high-five!...now pay up! your dues is late!!Last time I checked, nursing wasn't a sorority/farternity (referring to having to work a year to be part of the 'club'.) I am a tech on the floor I will be working on, and I feel that I am welcomed with open arms and part of the 'club.'...after I pass my boards I WILL BE PART OF THE CLUB.
Come to think of it, i DO have another pet-peave...actually it's less than a pet-peave, but it's something that i notice and it kinda makes me giggle...
It's when a student,new-nurse, whatever hangs their shiny new stethescope on their rear-view mirrow(happens from the day a person gets her acceptance letter and purchases her first scope). My wife and i get a big kick out of that...we'll see people driving with one hanging in the mirror (for the world to see of course) ..and usually say in unison 'STUDENT'...followed by a snort or laugh...
'It's kinda cute'..my wife'll say.
(disclaimer:this is not an attack on anyone...student or otherwise...but if you hang your stethescope in your rearview, and drive past a guy smiling..it might just be me!Also, i know not everyone who does this is a student, just seems that most of the 'offenders' are..)
Mar 26, '04[QUOTE=Dinith88]I hereby christen you a full-blown 'clubmember'. Welcome. It's nice to see that someone is a nurse before they're a nurse...and will be experienced as soon as they don their name-badge... Congrats and high-five!...now pay up! your dues is late!!