Alright so I had a good night last night til the end....night nurses coming in....I usually give them a few minutes to get settled in (look up labs , etc). anyway there 's always this one nurse on this particular floor (i float)whom I dread giving report to. So when I give report, I feel like I'm talking to a wall. She's writing but not what I say, she's clicking on computer, and I'm just like if you have a question ask me . I gave her report on the last pt who was a transfer from Ccu earlier on the shift. She came up lungs coarse...vss...O2sats 98% on 2l nc. NO respiratory distress. She's sleeping and when she sleeps she makes this gurgling sound, but I woke her up a few times (easily wakes when you call her name) and she says she's fine Gurgling sound disappears when she wakes. Md is aware. I didn't take e action because she's been stable....anyway this older nurse starts looking at me like I don't know what I'm doing. Like I didn't do anything. I hate to end report with that kind of attitude and of coarse I lost sleep over it. My point is why do older nurses have to be like that?
From what you wrote in your post, you are having issues with one nurse. This isn't an age issue, so please don't try an make it one. I could easily turn this around and ask why some young nurses have to be ****** when I report off to them.
How do you know what she is writing? How do you know what she is doing on the compututer? Just because she isn't writing down every word that you say, doesn't mean that she isn't paying attention. It just might suprise you to know that some of us older nurses can actually remember, and give a detailed report later, without having to write it all down.
Last edit by Esme12 on May 11, '13
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