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Please be nice to your aides. - page 2

I have just finished my clinicals as a CNA, I am a PLT as well. I decided to stop for now and work as a Medical Assistant, a sort of "short cut" at my age of 40. I hold a 4.0 GPA and have 45 college... Read More

  1. Visit  IlliniHelper profile page
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    Nurses often assume an awful lot about people. Like presuming someone is coming to the ER for meds. It is not your place to judge, and you work under the Drs. license. I am 40 mind you and raised my kids first. I do have an accurate and appropriate view of lets say.......45% of nurses. I have raised three sons, I have been around drs and nurses and blood and gore and guts since 1991. Many of your were just born then. I dont need a stupid piece of expensive paper to say I am equipt to handle emergencies. I am working for a Drs office because I cant work with nurses. Obviously. I cant even post around them
  2. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Quote from IlliniHelper
    Nurses often assume an awful lot about people. Like presuming someone is coming to the ER for meds. It is not your place to judge, and you work under the Drs. license. I am 40 mind you and raised my kids first. I do have an accurate and appropriate view of lets say.......45% of nurses. I have raised three sons, I have been around drs and nurses and blood and gore and guts since 1991. Many of your were just born then. I dont need a stupid piece of expensive paper to say I am equipt to handle emergencies. I am working for a Drs office because I cant work with nurses. Obviously. I cant even post around them
    Wow. You do know that nurses have their own license and are overseen by the Board of Nursing and do not "work under" a doctor's license. Different disciplines, and we work together.

    And no, your description does not describe 45% of nurses. I have worked with some lazy nurses (AND lazy aides for that matter) but they have always been the minority.
  3. Visit  Mommy&RN profile page
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    Please tell me that you did not in the same post say "act your age" and resort to name calling.

    Yes, there are nurses that are lazy. There are techs that are lazy, there are doctors that a lazy, etc.

    The people you want to give this message to probably will not be found on all nurses. Most of the people that come here care about the work we do, or we wouldn't spend our off time discussing nursing issues.
  4. Visit  Morganalefey profile page
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    Why would you come to a forum for nurses, just to tell us how horrible we all are, LOL?

    If you want people to take you seriously, then try starting a constructive conversation.

    The only person you've made look bad in your post, is, well....You...
  5. Visit  delilas profile page
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    It's a two way street. I try very hard to rarely ask my aides to do anything extra, but just yesterday, while in an isolation room and not wanting to get out of gown/glove/mask, I asked a passing aide to grab a couple things for me to change a dressing, and she rolled her eyes and walked away.

    I couldn't do an aides job, and I admit that freely. I never was a CNA/STNA and I never would be. I compliment my aides often and always dive in and help on those messy clean up jobs.

    But coming on a nursing board and basically lambasting all of nurses to 'check themselves' because you yourself are competent enough to swab someones nose and then carry it to a lab is really, just...reinforcing why people act the way they do.
    Last edit by delilas on Feb 25, '13
    beckster_01, goalienrse, poppycat, and 2 others like this.
  6. Visit  DoeRN profile page
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    What was reason why you started this thread? To bash nurses or to genuinely reach out and say nurses should treat aides better? Sorry you've had bad interactions with nurses but to come on a nursing website and bash nurses is cruel. So don't be surprised at the responses.

    Start a constructive and non judgmental thread (with no name calling) about how nurses and aides should work together. It may get you the responses you were looking for.

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
  7. Visit  anotherone profile page
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    Quote from IlliniHelper
    Nurses often assume an awful lot about people. Like presuming someone is coming to the ER for meds. It is not your place to judge, and you work under the Drs. license. I am 40 mind you and raised my kids first. I do have an accurate and appropriate view of lets say.......45% of nurses. I have raised three sons, I have been around drs and nurses and blood and gore and guts since 1991. Many of your were just born then. I dont need a stupid piece of expensive paper to say I am equipt to handle emergencies. I am working for a Drs office because I cant work with nurses. Obviously. I cant even post around them
    Don't judge who often IS a drug seeker, but yet here you are judging. We alll judge. some are just more open about it..........You clearly have no idea what you are talking about with regards to licensure and nursing. NURSES DO NOT WORK under an MD/DO license. You don't need a piece of paper to handle emergencies. ok then next time someone needs intubation or a chest tube go at it... after all, all the md has is a piece of paper or two on you...... same with nurses and our scope of practice. Not my fault I am at a higer salary since nearly half your age and chose not to have children. I think someone is trolling, but people DO THINK stuff like this lol.
    There are a FEW aides I love to work with. Most to all of those are pre med or nursing students. They are very smart and UNDERSTAND that nurses do more than what it seems. The amount i Have to chart to LEGALLY protect myself and also keep pt safe is more than most non nurses or doctors can imagine. Seriously. The easiest part of my job is wiping butts and changing diapers. Should I let my septic pt continue to deteroriate, or ignore the blood sugar of 34 because , god forbid, i ask an aide to help change that pt.
    I sometimes say, " while i give this pt IV meds , can you please do this?" Why should I even have to say it? With the aides that are good at their job they know that I run my butt doing things . so when i need help, help me and don't resent the fact that i make 3 times what you make for it.... I am not a lazy nurse , too good to wipe butts, or feed pts etc. ....( a nurse and some aides are smart enough to know that you must prioritize and delegate. I can do EVERYTHING you can do , but you can not legally nor are you ACCOUNTABLE to do everything i MUST do ).
    I will get vitals, change pts, bathe pts, that are not my assignment to help some of the aides. Yes, there are lazy nurses but in my expereince I have seen more lazy aides.... because, I think, of less accountability..... some people just have a poor work ethic, i don't have to have worked sicne 1991 ( way too young for that!!!!!!) to know it!
  8. Visit  Caffeine_IV profile page
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    Wow you are assuming a lot in your posts and down right insulting. You could have worded your complaint in a much better way that didn't include putting down people that worked hard for a degree.

    I and many of my coworkers value techs and treat them with respect because we are on the same team. I've worked in LTC and took an aide assignment when we were short and I'm not the only nurse that has. I'm sorry you had bad experiences with nurses but you sound like the bitter hens you so despise.
  9. Visit  Mommy&RN profile page
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    As a hospital employee, I do not work for the doctors, they can make a complaint to management, but they can not issue a formal reprimand.

    My expensive piece of paper makes me solely responsible for my actions. If you mess up as a MA, the doctor will take the fall. If an RN or LPN screws up, the patient can sue the nurse.

    You seems to believe you know more about NURSING than you actually do. Seems some education would be beneficial for you before you start spewing misinformation.

    I usually do not make many responses. Your condescending attitude is unbecoming, especially since you quite obviously lack the knowledge regarding the roles of healthcare providers.

    I'm going to call troll at this point just trying to stir the pot with uneducated babble.
    not.done.yet, Tina, RN, goalienrse, and 3 others like this.
  10. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    Has anyone actually reported the post yet? I will if no one else has. The only intent here is to start a fight.
  11. Visit  Morganalefey profile page
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    Quote from Nascar nurse
    Has anyone actually reported the post yet? I will if no one else has. The only intent here is to start a fight.
    I didn't. I didn't know you could do that, LOL.
  12. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from anotherone
    Don't judge who often IS a drug seeker, but yet here you are judging. We alll judge. some are just more open about it..........You clearly have no idea what you are talking about with regards to licensure and nursing. NURSES DO NOT WORK under an MD/DO license. You don't need a piece of paper to handle emergencies. ok then next time someone needs intubation or a chest tube go at it... after all, all the md has is a piece of paper or two on you...... same with nurses and our scope of practice. Not my fault I am at a higer salary since nearly half your age and chose not to have children. I think someone is trolling, but people DO THINK stuff like this lol.
    There are a FEW aides I love to work with. Most to all of those are pre med or nursing students. They are very smart and UNDERSTAND that nurses do more than what it seems. The amount i Have to chart to LEGALLY protect myself and also keep pt safe is more than most non nurses or doctors can imagine. Seriously. The easiest part of my job is wiping butts and changing diapers. Should I let my septic pt continue to deteroriate, or ignore the blood sugar of 34 because , god forbid, i ask an aide to help change that pt.
    I sometimes say, " while i give this pt IV meds , can you please do this?" Why should I even have to say it? With the aides that are good at their job they know that I run my butt doing things . so when i need help, help me and don't resent the fact that i make 3 times what you make for it.... I am not a lazy nurse , too good to wipe butts, or feed pts etc. ....( a nurse and some aides are smart enough to know that you must prioritize and delegate. I can do EVERYTHING you can do , but you can not legally nor are you ACCOUNTABLE to do everything i MUST do ).
    I will get vitals, change pts, bathe pts, that are not my assignment to help some of the aides. Yes, there are lazy nurses but in my expereince I have seen more lazy aides.... because, I think, of less accountability..... some people just have a poor work ethic, i don't have to have worked sicne 1991 ( way too young for that!!!!!!) to know it!
    ^well said...Nice post after going to work today...which includes wiping butts, pt teaching, resourcing, giving meds, pushing meds, curcluating during a central line insertion, collaborating and the like, being part of a TEAM...what I have always done, since I started out as a CNA at 19, and 13 years later, LPN to BSN.

    I'm all for team work, however ALL disciplines have lazyitis, a foreign body in their shoulder, on top of several mental health issues that have sometimes have NOTHING to do with the purpose of what we do, which is take care and empower people's health holistically.

    Pretty much people have well said responses to your rant. If you enjoy your job, your position, congratulations, glad you do.

    I like my price of paper that is based on the nursing model too....I love being a nurse and the freedom to practice under a scope that continues to expand, and be part of a trusted profession.
    not.done.yet, goalienrse, poppycat, and 2 others like this.
  13. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    Quote from Morganalefey
    I didn't. I didn't know you could do that, LOL.
    See the little yellow triangle in the bottom left corner of every post....just press that button and it takes you right to the spot to report problem people. Best way to ditch a troll poster.

    I got this one.
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