Is there always that one nurse.....? - page 2

Nurses, I want to know if it's just me? Am I going crazy or does anyone else notice this: Do you notice that there is ALWAYS that ONE NURSE that you can't give a good enough report to during change of ****? ALWAYS that one... Read More

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    We had one nurse like that who worked on our floor. Luckily she found another job

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    I suppose it's depressing to read this, but be happy if there's ONLY one.

    There were times when I thought it epidemic. Then a new, fresh "good one" would come along and restore my faith in humanity (and nursing)

    Hang in there.
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    Quote from Always_Learning

    The latter example made me laugh...I gave report the other day on a rather unstable patient and the oncoming nurse acted like I was boring her with report...I almost asked if she just wanted to read the chart, and I could just go home...
    LOL!!!! Good one!
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    I had some real pieces of work give me report and to report off to. My favorite one was when I gave report to the 3rd shift nurse coming on after she'd been on vacation for a week. We had a resident who died during the time she was off. The room already had a new occupant, and since she had worked there for so many years I decided to give a brief story of how the resident had taken a turn and died so quickly. She looked at me over the top of her glasses and said, "I don't need report on dead people."

    Didn't make me laugh then, but it kinda does now...
    beeker, nursewithskills, Queen2u, and 4 others like this.
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    There is surely more than one of those coming on shift, at any given time.

    I also REALLY cringed at the night shift nurse coming on duty after my 4 hour ...3-7 block that
    LOVED to grill me on patient's history.. last BM, etc. after I turned over my entire assignment and was gasping for air!
    The big question is why do we put up with this bs?
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    I can remember one evening having to give report again to (that) one in a long term care facility. I got so annoyed from her constant interruptions and little remarks about every patient. How disappointed she was because ABC nurse forgot something and why did I not know about Mr. XYZ patients last eye exam (on a stable patient without major eye issues). I just couldn't take it anymore and asked her straight out "You wanna fight about it, or take report?" She was shocked, shut up, took report and never gave me an issue again. Still was a pain to everyone else but not to me
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    Love the ones that nitpick every single detail and ask irrelevant questions about medical history (i.e. has he ever had a colonoscopy before? Who cares??) Then you come back for your next shift and it's like the patient had a babysitter for the day and not a nurse...basically she gave pills and answered call lights (maybe) and screw everything else she should have done.
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    We have taped report, which eliminates that problem.

    However, our problem is that one nurse drones on and on forever!

    I swear, it's like:
    "...and the pt woke up, ate eggs but refused bacon and so I got her something else, then the pt belched and wanted orange juice, so I got her that... so then she had a large BM and wiped three times... So going back in her medical history to 1972..."

    Ugh!!
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    Absolutely... everyone avoids having to give patients to this one nurse I work with. The thing is, she's really nice and pleasant otherwise! Then she will go to the supervisor and complain about the dumbest things. Oh well, I guess every profession/workplace has them!
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    Quote from proud nurse
    I had some real pieces of work give me report and to report off to. My favorite one was when I gave report to the 3rd shift nurse coming on after she'd been on vacation for a week. We had a resident who died during the time she was off. The room already had a new occupant, and since she had worked there for so many years I decided to give a brief story of how the resident had taken a turn and died so quickly. She looked at me over the top of her glasses and said, "I don't need report on dead people." Didn't make me laugh then, but it kinda does now...
    I would've given the same report...most nurses like to know when a patient they have cared for died. But yes, her remark did make me laugh; thanks for sharing.


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