My pet peeves - page 4
my pet peeves… here are some of my pet peeves and some of my staff as well, trust me they got into it and so it goes… why people stand right on the exit of any given hallway and carry on a conversation plus then get... Read More
- 1Jun 21, '12 by jamie.glazeI need to add one too - people who call me and say "I have a cold. What do you think I should do for it?" then I respond. "Let it run it's course. Lots of clear fluids." They come back with " Well I have some left over *insert erroneous antibiotic*, can't I just take that??"
NO dumb dumb!!!
- 1Jun 22, '12 by R!XTERQuote from NO50FRANNYThank you, thank you, thank you!!!-Nurses who yell at patients to RELAX!
-Patients who fart loudly and don't excuse themselves.
-Doctors who speak to patients as if they are stupid, make them cry, then I have to fix it.
-My blood literally boils with the loose / lose thing.
-The term "haters".
-"Oh, you have terrible veins" (um bugger you!).
-I want a specialist admission for my elderly relative for a non-urgent problem on Christmas day at 930pm because I don't want to look after them over the holidays. When told a specialist review is unlikely we demand to know why.
-In the time it took you to ask me to do the blood sugar on the patient 3 times, while I was sucking clots from another patients indwelling urinary catheter, you really could have done it yourself.
-I don't know where the chart is any better than you do doc so just look for it yourself and stop throwing a tantrum.
-Knowing that the paper hand towel dispenser is on its' last sheet and tearing it off just before so you don't have to change it.
-Medical students who don't identify themselves as students to the patient, then proceed to attempt cannulation without obtaining informed consent or supervision.
-Performing an in / out catheter to obtain a urine specimen on an elderly patient without attempting toileting first, because it's quicker.
-Massive guage cannula discovered in intoxicated patient's arm without reasonable clinical indication for insertion.
-"Because the doctor told me to".
-Do-Gooders who ring ambulances for idiots.
-Friends of drunk patients who are in an acute observation area of an emergency department and think it's funny.
-Couple sharing a stretcher.
-Doctors and nurses who eat and or drink in front of fasting patients.
-Rigid C-collar on any patient over 85 without obvious injury.
-Radar vital signs.
-Over-investigation for clearly psychogenic problems.
Last but not least "I'm just a nurse"........
- 0Jun 22, '12 by malamud69People that smoke(nurses/cna/docs) by the only employee entrance so everybody has to breath that death in when they are going in and out of that entrance. When it is clearly stated that either 1. It is a non-smoking campus or 2. The designated smoking area is 200 feet away...oh yeah..I forgot most smokers are lazy and unhealthy to begin with why would they "walk" to go smoke and misery loves company. I can say all of this with impunity I smoked for years and quit over 10 years ago. It is a bad "choice" like any other "addiction" boo hoo.
- 1Jun 26, '12 by Gypsy_NurseUgh, constantly "she is alert and orientated." Or, a friend calls you up "my kid is throwing up/feels sick/has this bump on her hand what should I do" um.....#1 I'm not a peds nurse, #2 I don't have kids, #3 you have kids and have had them for years I believe you have ran into that situation no less than 50 times, perhaps you should do what you did last time?!?
- 0Jun 26, '12 by RedhairedNurse2BeAnother thing I hate is people who use the wrong tense of words. For example, I was watching Lizard Lick Towing last night for the first time, and the repo guy said," that house looks like it is habated". I had to change the channel because I felt my brain cells dying a slow painful death. No offense to anyone who loves that show, but I hear people all day use the wrong words, and after awhile it gets under your skin.