Thanks to all you guys for your supportive responses
! I work the day shift, as you can see by the time of my post, I had a very hard time going to sleep last nite. It just eat at me! I don't know what bothered me more..his lack of caring, or his constant excuses! THANK GOD he DIDN'T come back today
! They floated a nurse from another unit, and tried to work her to death! This irritated me even more! Made me wonder why? No wonder some reg staff doggs agency nurses at times! I have never had most of the pts assigned to her, but after assisting her, I can't for the life of me figure out how he could have any kind of heart at all!
There are times when I'm just tired or sick, or whatever. I think...I could just not do all the things this person needs today. Then I remember, that could be me in that bed, or someone I love. I think there but for the grace of God go I! And I do all I can, and always ask if there is anything else I can do. When I said that to one pt., a quad...he said...bring me a blond..
! I went back in the room with a blond teddy bear...he didn't say blond what..hee hee!
I have seen some pretty lazy people lately, and sometimes I attribute it to being just plain tired of being tired. When I work on a unit I do whatever needs to be done, no matter whose pts it is, if that pt.'s nurse is too busy. If I see a light I answer it. If the pt. needs something, and it's ok with his nurse, that I take care of it..cool! If I see a nurse who is overwhelmed I help! But this guy took the whole cake!
Thankfully my nurse manager was on the unit at the time, and got an earful! Believe me, I'm just as vocal in real life, as I am online..sometimes too much so. I believe that everyone has an off day. But I just had seen more than I wanted to in dealing with this nurse, and felt he should have done better. Especially for those who were totally dependent on his care!
Ok off soap box, and thinking good thoughts again
Thanks for letting me unload
[ June 10, 2001: Message edited by: Brownms46 ]