Quote from KatieRN04
In the ICU at Mayo, I recently saw something that made me think. I saw them give a RN a pt who ended up getting a transplant that day. The transplant was not expected, and they thought the pt would go to med-surg, so they gave the RN this pt. Then when the pt ended up getting a transplant, some of the other RN's got in the per diem RN's face about "your getting the transplant?" The thing is, these nurses didnt help one bit when the pt was being pre-op'ed, but they were all concerned when this RN who is experienced with transplant pts got her pt back post-op. When the RN said she was experienced with transplants, thay said, well, familiar the "Mayo way" Come on, give me break, every hospital has policies and procedures, but overall, taking care of a transplant pt is the same from one place to the next as far as the basics go.
Also, the pts families at Mayo expect miracles, because "it is Mayo Clinic", but the Mayo in AZ has along way to go before it will be as big as the one in Rochester. And the one in AZ was denied Magnet status.
This is a fascinating post to me because I am a liver recipeint from Mayo Phx. Your post is right on, they do have "the Mayo way". I have recieved some of the best nursing care and some of the worst nursing care in the Mayo ICU as a transplant patient. I had a horrendous traveler nurse one day in ICU that could barely speak english. To top it off, she stepped and pulled on my foley and got a needle stick from me (not my fault at all.)
In nursing school I could hardly wait to apply to Mayo as an RN. As time went on in school, I realized I didn't want to tow the line in a place like that. I vowed never to wear white again after school. I didn't want to work in a cliquey place. I did not want to have to cater to patients and do things "the Mayo way". I want to be myself with patients without having to project the "Mayo way".
I don't wear white, and I don't believe in "the Mayo way", and I am now an ICU nurse and have been one year. I was secretly pleased to read that they did not achieve magnet.
Well, I guess that was more than my 2 cents.