Wow. Working in an isolated ER, I always make sure my information for report is complete, but like to actively participate in the transport assessment--mainly because in the helicopter is NOT the place to make critical discoveries. It is just not good practice. And I always learn something new--after all you all are at a higher level of care hence why the patient is being medically transported.
Sounds like the nurse in question had an axe to grind, or a confidence issue so she took your words defensively.
That's why we call you--higher level of care--for the good of the patient I would hope that you would go through my assessment completely. I have an ER and lots of backup. You have a very confined space and one other person. Doesn't make nice if something goes sour that could have been discovered to begin with, but the nurse was too defensive to let you do your job.