A Plea to Nurses Everywhere - page 7

I donít seem to process everything that I see, hear and do at work until I am home. My lack of reflection until later might have something to do with running around like a Looney Tunes character for eight or more hours caring for... Read More

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    Quote from anotherone
    I have also seen people being accused of being mean or rude for bogus reasons. like not smiling enough, not caring about someones bany shower, not doing other people's work because they are slow or incompetent. if you have the wrong fluids hanging and someone points it out, did not give stat meds in a timely fashion or did not report
    K of 6.9 to md or hgb 7 and someone in report says it should have been done. get over it . i have seen nurses so fed up with being accused of being mean by defensive, often incompetent nurses, that many seem to let them just go on and do things incorrectly. i try to do that but will not allow a pt to suffer due to hurt feelings . so
    i say things in a "by the way " manner. most appreciate it .some get too defensive Nd go crying to the manager. well ok from now on sink, and i will be emailing management every little error instead
    Your post sounds like you might be the over-aggressive one

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    Quote from anotherone
    I have also seen people being accused of being mean or rude for bogus reasons. like not smiling enough, not caring about someones bany shower, not doing other people's work because they are slow or incompetent. if you have the wrong fluids hanging and someone points it out, did not give stat meds in a timely fashion or did not report
    K of 6.9 to md or hgb 7 and someone in report says it should have been done. get over it . i have seen nurses so fed up with being accused of being mean by defensive, often incompetent nurses, that many seem to let them just go on and do things incorrectly. i try to do that but will not allow a pt to suffer due to hurt feelings . so
    i say things in a "by the way " manner. most appreciate it .some get too defensive Nd go crying to the manager. well ok from now on sink, and i will be emailing management every little error instead
    Your post sounds exactly like the negative attitude at my work and YOU might be the problem. I translate "not doing other peoples work because they are too slow or incompetent" as you not willing to help your fellow team members when they are in the dumps. If incompetence is truly a concern it should be brought up to a manager if patient safety is a concern, if a nurse is too "slow" maybe she has a tough assignment, maybe you cant appreciate what she DOES do correctly and only focus on the negative. The OP is completely right and from reading alot of these posts it seems that the ones who disagree are also the ones with a chip on their shoulder.
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    Two reasons I have seen. One is administration allows this to occur. They know which physicians yell, yet do nothing. They see the nurses who 'eat their young' and turn a blind eye. I don't know why their leadership is weak, but they are the wrong choices for their positions
    When I was a charge nurse and a nurse manager, I was very clear that I would not tolerate this type of behavior on my unit. This is what needs to happen for this type of behavior to stop. Stop tolerating it!! Report people who have repeated outbursts, bully others, etc.


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