, it makes sense that they may be more "experienced", but i've gootten report from nurses working 15years, and they'll ask me, "do you know what that is? cos i have no idea" or what do you do with this? i think experience doesnt guaratee you knowledge so much. in this situation, the patient was going to the bathroom and forgot to take the leg pumps off connected to the bed, the pt hit her head bad. i asked, we should get quick vitals on her to make sure she's fine?, the nurse of 8+ years said, let's get her to the bathroom first, she has to use it. in my head im thinking, checking her to make sure she's fine while this is fresh, you want her to empty her bladder more importantly. when i suggested a quick assessment first, and she felt the bathroom was more important for a pt with a laceration on her head, they all looked at me in awe. they may not admit it that an asseessment should me more important than the bathroom when i suggested it, because they are experienced and know better.
i will have to say, new grads coming in are more attentive to things than experienced nurses. ive heard nurses say it's no big deal, he'll be fine when their pts keeps calling, a pt rang his bell, i went in, and told his nurse what he was feeling, pod 6 of abd surgery, she said, he needs to sleep, she was tired of his complaining( this pt ended up being transfered to icu being ignored, we called a rapid response ) because his abd incision opened and he bled to death, at the icu he coded and died there.
im just saying, experience doesnt mean nothing. just like how wisdom doesnt grow with age.