I just nees to vent. I'm so fed up with the families in private duty nursing. Reasons why include:
It seems a lot of families,esp the mothers, are looking for friends instead of nurses. You could do everything right but if another nurse,esp a bad one, oversteps her bounds and comes dropping in on my shift to see the familiy on her days off,she gets the praise.
2.families lpreferring other nurses because they share the same ethnicity and language.
3.families that want you to do other things not on the 485 like give meds not on it.(I don't mind doing laundry)
4.families with boat loads of junk on the floor and don't know what a clean home is.
5. Families that really don't need a nurse but but need a babysitter.
6.agencies that send you to dangerous places without a heads up. At least let me know iso I can take precautions.
7.I don't know why families compare the way we do things. I might do things a certain way and nurse whatever does it another way but we reach the same results.
Families with unrealistic expectations. For instance some on the night shift(7pm to 7am) just want you to be in a room with the client and have no tv and don't want you to use your laptops or phones.
I thought I finally found a nursing field I like 6 years ago,but now its changed,and I'm starting to feel awkward around the families. I hope I'm not burned out from this.
Thanx for letting me vent.