"Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted" Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1) A nurse grabbing a sheet from her orientee's hands, stating in a raised voice that "its too sloppy, give it to me" so that she can fold it herself over a patient.
(2) A nurse not letting her orientee go to lunch or cover their orientee's lunch because the orientee had to catch up on documentation, even though the nurse had taken lunch herself.
(3) A nurse loudly commanding their orientee in the nurses station to finish their documentation before doing anything else because they don't want to get out late.
(4) A nurse asking another nurse "why did you needlestick yourself?" after an accidental needlestick that requires the nurse to go to occ health.
(5) A nurse asking another nurse during ICU handoff why they didn't obtain an order to replete their patients potassium of 3.8.
1) Not bullying
an example of bullying "Don't you ever learn anything? I can't believe you are so stupid that you can't fold a sheet"
"its too sloppy, give it to me" impatient control freak but not a bully
a better communication...Let me show you a way to do this quickly and neatly that I have learned
2) Socially inept behavior....bully? No. Handled better: I am going to go to lunch. You need to finish your documentation first. In nursing it is important that tasks are finished in a timely manner. You can join us when you are done.
3) again a lack of social skills...not a good teacher by any means bully? no. A better communication: In nursing it is important to organize ourselves so that we can leave on time...you have fallen behind now take a moment and catch up.
4) Asking why did you needle-stick yourself while maybe not the most flowery expression...it is important to understand what happened and how it happened so that you can change a behavior to avoid future practice/technique mistakes.
5) I wouldn't call asking another nurse asking why the potassium wasn't called. Maye the patient was having ectopy. Maybe this patient is on massive diuretics that even a small decrease of potassium can be a big deal in the presence of massive diuresis. Some cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are slightly more aggressive in the presence of certain diagnosis or surgeries. Asking why someone didn't call or replace a lab isn't being a bully.
Just because someone doesn't communicate in the tone or manner that you would prefer them to doesn't mean they are bullies ot that you are being bullied. I think the development of emotional resiliency is important in any work environment