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?