I know the eye-rolling thing all too well. I think sometimes the nurses forget that we are not given the pt's entire health hx/comorbidities like they are, or we're not the ones who will be there for 3 days in a row taking care of the same patients...just simply tell me that the pt's BP has been running low or temp has been running high, etc.
and I also hear you on the "difficult stick" pts! Thankfully, most of the nurses still gave me the opportunity. But I remember one day we had one patient and her BP was in the 60's systolic...pt was very lethargic. We put the pt in trendelenburg and called rapid response and then one of the RN's delegated the blood draws to me. An LPN told me that I probably wouldn't get it because she has tried to draw blood on the pt before and she is a very difficult stick. Yes, her veins were crappy and very deep, because guess who got all of her labs drawn? *toots horn*
never underestimate the UAP's because they are "unlicensed!"
When I worked as a tech, I was appreciated. Most of the time. But also easily taken advantage of, especially when I was on the only tech on the floor. I did have those occasional eye-rolling, "you're stupid because you're only a tech" types. Until I taught one of those types how to use a ballard suctioning system on an ICU transfer to that nurse who was clueless, in front of the patient's family