Difficult orientee - page 3

Hi everyone. I am a critical care nurse. I love my job and everything that comes with it from my fellow staff members to the puzzles of patients. I was given an orientee who will be transferring... Read More

  1. by   One1
    Is she learning what she doesn't know at home? IF (a big if in my opinion) her attitude is a sign of insecurity and anxiety rather than disinterest then she would be studying at home to fill her knowledge gaps. If she still does not show improvement in her lab values/EKG skills then you know that she is not interested in advancing.
  2. by   canoehead
    I'd be interested in what she's doing at home. Is she looking up everything she was unsure of, or buying texts? Perhaps she felt ICU would be easier, since it's a 1-2 patient assignment. She doesn't realize that she needs to double her knowledge, and be willing to put in some hard work on organization.

    In the end, if she's someone that needs to be told specifically to do every little thing, it's not going to work out. She has to self identify learning needs, and patient needs and jump right in. You can't just follow a prewritten care plan in ICU and expect the patient to be alive in the morning.
  3. by   dirtyhippiegirl
    Sounds like she's putting in her time until she can get into NP/CRNA program. One of our (very high acuity) SI nurses was complaining to me about how their new grads don't want to get dirty and don't really care because they're putting their time in before -- usually-- getting into a CRNA program.