and at the same time I feel great to have saved the patient
Lots of time there are emergency situations at night and they have new interns covering who basically because they're new have a lot to learn still.
So when my patients are going bad I call them and tell them what to order basically labs, tests, meds, and everything. And they didn't have a clue at first until I told them. And then come their superior with them at bedside and they were like" I ordered this and this and that" and the superior was like good job.
And I was like right there, kinda feeling rotten because they just took credit for my input.
I have to deal with this the healthy way because it happens so often, i guess is the up side is the patients are saved. And that's the most important thing. I guess I just have to let go of my pride and do good for the sake of doing good I do that butI'm human I'm bound to act less divinely sometimes,
You know I gues where this is stemming from is as nurses we get so little appreciation at times.