What makes nursing stressful for you? - page 4

by dudette10 | 10,619 Views | 65 Comments

The "least stressful unit" got me to thinking, which is, as most people who know me would say, a very dangerous thing. Anyhoo, for me, it's paperwork. While I'm a work, I keep thinking, "I need to chart!", "I need to fill out... Read More


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    Dealing with managements latest idea of "quality" care....their latest" script " what to say, "shhhh" or smile campaign .

    Please ,please management could you stop wasting my time at these mandatory in services because I actually want to spend this time with my pt if you could just stop nattering on.
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    Quote from doeRAYmee
    Entitlement actually.
    I had a patient threatening to leave AMA, and it took a while for the resident to get to him to give her little spiel about "you know if you leave, your condition you could worsen and you could die, blah blah."

    Anyway, the patient asked, "what could be more important than this? I am a patient who wants to leave! I don't know what could be more important to the doctor than me!"

    Yeah...
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    My Manager hands down
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    MotherRN, thank you for your kind thoughtful words. Funny all the talk about the inlaws, it sounds a whole lot like my 15 year marriage! Sometimes I wonder if these "nice" people remember some of the things they said to me. But, I really took to heart the verse in the Bible about kindness heaping coals of fire on your enemies head, and so far I've found it to be true.

    What your son went through sounds horrible, and I'm glad you got him out of it.
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    Quote from madwife2002
    My Manager hands down
    My manager is the reason I gave up 15 years of experience at the bedside. I have a wonderful new job, and I never would have thought about leaving if not for the witch, but I still miss hands-on nursing. I made a point to tell Human Resources that they lost an experienced nurse purely due to poor nurse management.
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    Constantly having more and more work, with less staffing and resourcesKilling yourself all day everyday to help people who don't show any appreciation and act like you're nothing more than a waitress.Being the "dumping ground" for other departments, and having to constantly beg people to do their jobs so you can do yours (ex: calling pharmacy 20 times for medtar that should have been in the cart hours ago)I could go on...
    Last edit by cantdoit on Oct 29, '12
    Savvy20RN, Lil'mama, IowaKaren, and 3 others like this.
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    *meds that
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    lack of staff. I can deal with anything, if there are enough people on the floor.
    Lil'mama and Hygiene Queen like this.
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    Not enough staff to do what needs to be done (therefore you can't give the kind of quality care to patients that you would like to give), the people who decide what staff our unit needs being people who do not even work on the unit, lazy coworkers who don't pull their weight (would rather sit at the desk and text on their cell phones rather than answer a call bell), management who won't do anything about the problems on the unit despite being well aware of them, worry that you can't complete your work on time (due to not enough staff) and will get in trouble for clocking out late, work always calling you on your day off to come in, worry that a patient will go bad at any minute when you are tied up in another room, rude doctors, not having what you need to do your job (missing meds, no dressing supplies), trying to do an admission with six other patients needing care at the same time, always juggling 15 things at once, not getting a lunch break or getting interrupted if you do get one, non-nurse co-workers who think that all nurses do is "give pills and sit at the computer", no support from management, no praise for a job well done, feeling unappreciated, being pulled to other units that you are not familiar with, rude and demanding family members....just to name a few.
    Last edit by NurseFrustrated on Oct 29, '12
    Savvy20RN, IowaKaren, Anne36, and 1 other like this.
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    Never having enough staff. Not having the supplies I need. Meds not being on the floor when I need them & having to harass pharmacy several times, over a scheduled med that they should have sent hours ago.
    mystory, IowaKaren, Anne36, and 2 others like this.


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