Getting report- need advice for dealing with "Frantic Nurse." - page 2

I am at my wits end and need advice. I work what is considered, in nursing, to be an unusual shift. As such, I typically follow one of two nurses. Neither one of them is fabulous to follow for... Read More

  1. by   dandk1997RN
    Thanks, everyone. I don't know exactly what is going on, but I haven't seen Frantic Nurse in a while. I think she is on vacation. In any case, I haven't gotten report from her since my original post, so I haven't had the opportunity to approach the situation at all. I appreciate all the advice.
  2. by   morte
    has she been this way for ever? or, is this a change? prob. at home? mental illness? organic brain illness?
  3. by   dandk1997RN
    She's been this way as long as anyone here can remember. There just hasn't been consistency in who follows her until recently (it has been lots of float nurses) so there wasn't one person dealing with it every day. Last Monday was terrible and I had to write her up because of a pt safety issue. Our boss is fed up with her...I've no doubt it will be addressed -again- soon.

    In part because of the stress of starting my shift this way when I have to follow her, I'm changing shifts, so in about a month I won't have to deal with her on this end any more. I will have to get firm with her when I give report, because I won't be leaving late because she needs to go get her breakfast...