Next shift RN took over - help - page 2

by Do_Good 3,196 Views | 19 Comments

Hi....I stayed over into the second shift to help out because they were short. While delivering 1600 meds, I discovered a patient who needed assessment immediately. Did my assessment and the 2nd shift nurse strolls down and I... Read More


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    Maybe he thought you were giving report? Brush off the little stuff, somethings irk me about my coworkers too, but I've found it's usually a difference in perceptions and just go on with my job.
    SCSTxRN, imintrouble, joanna73, and 2 others like this.
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    I agree with the others. Sounds like it was one of those "since I have you on the phone" type of things. Since he seems so efficient, I'm surprised he didn't communicate it better to you though.
    RxOnly, imintrouble, Meriwhen, and 2 others like this.
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    I HATE this...unless I ASK for help, I'm fine! Don't micromanage!
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    I'm more than happy if another nurse happens to ask for orders for one of the residents. We're sharing the load, and it's reciprocated. As long as the resident/ patient is taken care of, that's all that matters. You should be appreciative, not upset, unless I'm missing something?
    itsmejuli, imintrouble, Meriwhen, and 1 other like this.
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    We always try to "cover everything" in one phone call. What the other nurse did was teamwork; don't sweat it.
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    You were staying over to "help" were you going to stay yhte whole shiftor passmends and go?.... and they were staying the shift.

    I think they were just following up a a task and trying to help out. Or they were responding to an emergent/urgent situation.

    I would be thankful.....
    itsmejuli, workingharder, and KelRN215 like this.
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    Yeah, I'm also a little confused... you stayed past your shift to help and then the 2nd shift nurse came in and you told him what was going on with the patient... was this nurse assigned to the patient for the evening shift? Perhaps he did think you were giving report... I've had stuff like this happen before where the day nurse hadn't left but her shift was over so officially, the patient was mine and have called the MD about stuff going on presently or in the very recent past (most notably, a time when I came on and the patient had just tried to strangle herself with the call-bell and no one had notified the MD). I do not think this is something to get upset over.
    workingharder likes this.
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    The only thing i can think of is that the OP was feeling "implied incompetence".......
    RxOnly likes this.
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    Quote from Do_Good
    Hi....I stayed over into the second shift to help out because they were short. While delivering 1600 meds, I discovered a patient who needed assessment immediately. Did my assessment and the 2nd shift nurse strolls down and I told her what was going on with the patient then she goes to another desk to assess a walk in patient. That nurse had to call the doc about the walk in patient but as I walked to the desk he was sitting at I found out that he also told the doc about my patient and got orders. He didn't tell me he was going to do that or ask me if I needed to talk to the doc.Is this normal in the nursing world or should I just chalk it up to rudeness of others and their own egos?
    I have been a nurse for 7 years now and this is a common occurence. For the most part,nurses work as a team and will help each other out even if it's not our patient. He should have ask you first but i would see this as him trying to help you out especially if you are new.
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    Quote from cianni2000
    I have been a nurse for 7 years now and this is a common occurence. For the most part,nurses work as a team and will help each other out even if it's not our patient. He should have ask you first but i would see this as him trying to help you out especially if you are new.
    This is really the answer to the question I was asking....that it's a common thing.


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