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This is a discussion on Letter to a co-worker in Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations, part of General Nursing ... This is a vent so I can actually sleep tonight before my shift tomorrow. Any suggestions are...by Rensoul Sep 1, '12This is a vent so I can actually sleep tonight before my shift tomorrow. Any suggestions are appreciated, though I do plan on talking to the nursing manger about this.
When I first met you a week ago, I was excited about working with another member of the team. Since I wasn't a tech before or during school, I tend to ask a lot of questions about what you do. While I realize everyone is busy and it gets crazy I really appreciate it when the techs will answer my questions. This is only my 4th day on the floor and so far your attitude has left my head spinning for the following reasons:
1) The first day I met you (within the first 5 minutes) you were moaning and complaining about having to work with a specific RN on the floor (a pattern that seems to be repeating)
2) Day 2 was all snark and eye-rolling when I asked you to put the polar pack on one of your patient's. All the while you were complaining because this person (an early one day post-op total knee replacement) wasn't hopping out of bed to go to the bathroom. (what exactly does this have to do with the polar pack?)
3) Day 3 you told me that the sitter you were giving a break to said that the patient needed something for agitation, yet when I let her know I was about to go get it, she said that she had only mentioned that he was being bossy as usual AND both times I went into the room the patient was dozing in the chair quietly. I refuse to medicate a patient for your convenience.
4) Again day 3 you were running your mouth & fussing because you had to work with my preceptor and then proceeded to call her a B****.
Honestly, I find your attitude sadly lacking. If you disrespect your co-workers and embellish things told to you, I find it hard to trust you to do your job. I feel I have reason to be wary, as it's my nursing license on the line in the end.
This is not high school. If you have that much of a problem with another co-worker, then I suggest you either sit down with them & hash it or talk to the nurse manager. If not then keep your opinions to yourself. These are my team mates who are working their tails off to do things the right way instead of half-way. I hope that after I talk to the nurse manager, things will improve. But I'm not going to hold my breath.
The newest RN on the floor
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- Sep 1, '12 by eleectrosaurusI agree you should totally stir up s*** your first week on the job!
- Sep 2, '12 by RensoulI'm not trying to be cocky or stir the pot. I realize that there are people that I'm just not going to rub well with no matter what I do. My biggest concern in this situation is the embellishment issue. I don't care what you call me, and other people are adults that can handle themselves. I also realize that as the newbie I'm going to have people yank my chain to test me. It creates a toxic environment that can interfere with patient safety. Am I going to run to the nurse manager and tattle, no. Will I mention it when she asks how things are going on the floor, absolutely.