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dream'n, BSN, RN 7,668 Views

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  • May 4

    Am I the only one who is extremely put off by this? The complaint is that CRNAs are overpaid, over-educated and don't require much in the way of skills. Before I disparaged someone else's value, I think I would make sure I could write at a fifth grade level.

  • May 4

    Quote from jasy
    you dont need rigorous education to do that job, because crnas dont do anything without anesthesiologists, guess you didnt read my post or you didnt understand it
    Apparently, you seem to think all anesthesia practices operate the same as yours does universally.

    CRNAs are often solo providers, especially in rural settings, and are fully capable of functioning independently without an MDA. They can do everything without the anesthesiologist and are fully trained for it.

  • May 4

    All4NursingRN, what do you hope to accomplish?

    His behavior was definitely rude, but did it impact patient care in any way?

    What do you think a union rep or HR might do about a co-worker butting in on a conversation that had nothing to do with patient care?

    You could try to talk to the physician in question, but I'm not certain how constructive that would be.

    I would suggest letting it go. The best time to deal with things like this is in the moment, and the moment has passed.

    I must say it sounds like he has the world's crappiest schedule. That doesn't excuse him acting like a horse's behind, but taking call every day for a month? I. Just. Can't. Even.

  • May 4

    Sounds like the attending ranted because they were exhausted from being overworked. I think occasional rants from MDs, nurses or other healthcare workers are understanadable. Employer's can and should take steps to decrease occupational hazards like burn out and compassion fatigue.

  • May 4

    Hmm I think in the moment I might have said something about it not really being his concern...but after the fact? It was bizarre but not abusive or likely to impact pt care, so I'd probably let it go. Just have a quick, non-inflammatory comeback ready for next time.

  • May 4

    And I think dream'n hit the nail on the head about him being burnt out

  • May 3

    Was this the first person who was ever rude or boorish to you at work? I wanna live in your world.

    Master the Withering Stare. Shake it off. Avoid. You have bigger fish to fry.

  • May 3

    This has gotten a lot more attention than I thought it would get. I will be meeting with the directors this week to discuss what my options are. I'll make an update if anyone is still interested.

  • May 3

    Quote from BostonFNP
    Playing devil's advocate here, but why wouldn't the BON or the nursing program say "if he/she would take a pill without a script from a friend would they take a pill from the hospital or street?"
    Really?!? Her MOTHER offered her an anti-anxiety pill, and you're comparing it to stealing narcs/benzodiazepines from the hospital or buying it off the street?

    Good grief.

  • May 3

    Good lord, the rampant self-righteousness displayed in this thread is both amusing and infuriating.

  • May 3

    I don't know that it's even that personal to be a function of malice or dislike. Simple CYA along with a deficient ethical sense would pretty much cover it.

  • May 3

    Maybe the problem isn't that your manager is 'displeased, unhappy, in disbelief and not happy", but that your manager has a different communication style than you. Is it possible that your manager has a thinker or analytical communication style and you have another communication style?

  • May 3

    It sounds to me that this attending was just trying to make small talk in a very socially awkward manner. Inappropriate? Perhaps, but I don't think it was anything to report based on what you shared, but rather a moment to walk away or say to him that he's making you uncomfortable. A jerk of a doctor once overheard me talking to my co workers about pizza and that night when I came back there was a pizza delivery to my unit. No idea why he bought us pizza but he was still jerky. Turns out some doctors just like listening to our conversations.

  • May 3

    I get that you felt disrespected, but this guy appears to have issues related to his own career/responsibilities. Your conversation just happened to be the spark that lit his fuse. Now this is just me, but it does seem that the attending didn't attack you personally, or your skills as a nursing co-worker. He just apparently went on a rant on a subject that tripped his trigger.

    I advise doing your best to move on & ignore.

  • May 3

    Quote from duaneconnell7
    Actually being a nurse is a dedication, a passion and commitment. Yes there are people who are born nurses and some have studied nursing but it is not in their hearts, so they get burn out easily. We must remember the reason why we are doing what are we doing. We have a purpose which others cannot do, and it is on our hands to be the best healthcare that can be.

    Here is the link that talks about the RN wages

    Answers to Your Questions About RN Income Across the US


    RN Wages

    Have a good read. Thanks
    Are you saying that it is OK for a nurse who is called to Nursing, perhaps by God, temperament, or whatever to be abused, overloaded, overworked, unable to take breaks?

    While I agree that some are called and some are not, no one deserves maltreatment, no one should be subjected by bosses to the awful way some managers and suits treat staff.


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