I work on a med/surg floor in a cardiovascular unit and I love my job! I know there are probably a million threads about this, but after a year of working with this unit I have noticed a huge separation between the RNs. The ones that come in and do there job and the RNs who complain and dramatize everything about there patients don't ever mix...
It has been very easy for me to ignore them until a my close colleagues transferred out of our unit.
My only interaction with other RNs is me listening to there over dramatized experiences with patients and doctors. I was using the bathroom after a lung transplant surgery ( anyone from my unit would not usually be involved with this surg) with a nurse that brought pain meds for the
Patient. She was on the phone with her mom telling her how stressful her day was b/c it was taken up by a 8hr lung transplant. She described every detail of the surgery like she was opening up the patient herself... Realistically I was assigned to a patient and I was on the surg floor. What she actually did.. Patient Prep... Nothing beyond that. I made it clear that I was in the bathroom with her.. And she quickly hung up and waited for me to leave.
This is just one example.. I have only been a nurse for 2 years, but seen this from co-workers from a wide range of experiences. I feel some nurses don't want anyone knowing that they spend a lot of their time charting instead being the lifesaver of the hospital 24/7. I have no problem accepting it... my job has a little more
Charting then caring sometimes.