Is there always that one nurse.....? - page 3

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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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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    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!!
    Hahaha!!
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    Quote from CrissiQ
    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
    Maybe that will help very one else here to be able to say the same to that "one *or 2, or more* they have to deal with! You finally just get to where enough is ENOUGH! You can only take people's **** for so long before something is going to explode!!!
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    You could always say "I am always trying to improve. My gooodnessssss how do you manage your time? Got any pointers for me to do bettterrrrr?" (<-----sarcasm button off) Truly, if they are put on the spot with "I am noticing that there are ways I am practicing that must be different than yours. You should really do an inservice on how you manage your time to perfection" (ok, that was a little sarcastic) then if becomes a deer in the headlights when you call them on it. Lastly, your report could consist of "room 32 is ____________ who is____________. I will spare you the details, and get to what I did NOT get the opportunity to do, because I know that annoys you, and I want to end report on a good note......."
    Ya, these type of personalities have no filter. I would think it a suc*y way to start a shift, but to each their own.....
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    Quote from Queen2u
    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 nurse who nit picks and the things you weren't able to compete during your shift, even though you KNOW you had a crazy shift and must have burned a thousand calories ripping and running like crazy to do all that you could for your patients? ALWAYS that one nurse who does not care about all the things you DID do, but if you didn't do something so minute as to turn off the light in the patient's bathroom before you left or didn't change the date on the dry erase board, they talk to you about it like you killed their puppy?! Am I the only one experiencing this??!!!
    Ah, yes, those little nurses that shroud their hostile, suckfull comments during report! I caught one in the act of throwing my coworker under the bus one morning. As she was giving report to me she immediately started telling how the previous nurse "never even bothered to bring up a DNR " and SHE had to be the one to initiate it. In the report she was insinuating the previous nurse was being lazy and not addressing the real issue! I know my coworker was busting her a$$ all day to stabilize the patient yet it seems the night shift nurse still wanted to find fault. She and the other night shift nurse made a big stink about it and reported this nurse to the supervisor. I called this nurse out right then and there, defended my coworker. She then tried to backpedal saying the FAMILY had been the one to wonder why the nurse hadn't approached them about DNR. I felt good about calling her out and told my boss it was sheer professional jealousy. Those 2 night shift nurses knew I had caught them being unprofessional and I wasn't backing' down!
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    Quote from Brannray

    Maybe that will help very one else here to be able to say the same to that "one *or 2, or more* they have to deal with! You finally just get to where enough is ENOUGH! You can only take people's **** for so long before something is going to explode!!!
    Right on, girl! I like what you said, I'll keep that in my database
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    first of all, this brings back memories when i use to be a staff nurse and yes like everyone else has previously posted i encountered a similar situation with a particular nurse which i'll call "miss perfect" every time someone would receive report from miss perfect she would start "honey child, mr. so & so had a nice evening although he didn't care to eat his apple sauce, and by the way you didn't tell me yesterday that mr. so & so refused his bath, and i don't want to sound like i'm picky but the iv tubing should be change more often you know even though there wasn't anything wrong with it this things need to be taken care off, anyway what was i telling you oh! yeah but when his auntie came in the room she made him eat his applesauce, you know she use to be nurse herself, anyways, i think he had a bm mmm oh! yeah, he used his call light btw, you need to tell the cna's to leave the call light on his rt. side he likes it that way anyway i was busy with the pt. in room 325 when the cna told me that she was going to lunch and bla, bla ,bla, bla," needless to say, everyone in the room would roll their eyes while she gave her report since she had a aloud voice to begin with and with every sentence she would take a deep loud breath and continue as i almost fell asleep :zzzzz. in one occasion, she was sitting and i was standing as she gave her lengthy report and nick-picked at every thing she could find, i just walked away for a second to get a kleenex and she continued, as i return she said "aaaan that needs to be done because he likes his pillow cases fresh" i said "oh! certainly" that's when everyone lol since she never noticed that i been gone. lastly, when i became the nm back then she was one of the nurses i had several private counseling sessions with, she improve some, then shortly thereafter i left the nm position and another nurse that was hired recently began dishing her a taste of her own medicine. in conclusion, i would say that is true "what goes around comes around".
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    your not the only one.I have had the experience to see the RN I work with busting her butt to get all her admissions completed but the one that came at change of shift was started, not completed and you think some nurses feel that is a disaster!I always was taught nursing is a 24/7job!
    Sherry, LPN
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    hi everyone!
    ive been experiencing this since i started in nursing but my worst experiences related to this subject were last year during my specialty in pediatrics.
    last week i read this article:
    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...lf-751537.html
    it helped me to understood "that one nurse" and to create strategies to deal with his/her.


    Quote from queen2u
    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 nurse who nit picks and the things you weren't able to compete during your shift, even though you know you had a crazy shift and must have burned a thousand calories ripping and running like crazy to do all that you could for your patients? always that one nurse who does not care about all the things you did do, but if you didn't do something so minute as to turn off the light in the patient's bathroom before you left or didn't change the date on the dry erase board, they talk to you about it like you killed their puppy?! am i the only one experiencing this??!!!
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    Concisely, the answer would be yes. My albatross would be the nit-picker who was perturbed because I didn't know what precious teddies were that she had on her wedding cake and every 3rd sentence was about her wedding plans. Then when finally I told her I would just review her notes, she handed me MY notes I had given her the evening before. Go figger.
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    There was one particular nurse who made me feel the same way. She'd ask all sorts of stupid questions during report, and eventually I'd just tell her, "Look in the chart if you want to know that, here's what happened TODAY." Since I was per diem I worked before and after her. She would NEVER EVER restock the cart or take out her garbage. So when I worked before her, niether did I. I also would not replace the prog note in the chart, haha.
    To the OP, yes, there is always at least one everywhere you go. You can cope by acting like an adult and letting it roll off like water off a duck's back, or you can go the childish route like me and others here, which I find more fun.


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