Here I was last night charting, finisishing up all the loose ends...the I's and O's, the MD visits at the bedside, the patient's goals towards wellness that had been addressed. And to my left down the hall I hear a phrase from a new nurse to our department: "Are you O.K.?" I notice a patient outside her room nearest to the new nurse. A bit disoriented, not very steady on her feet, blood on her gown located on her right middle and a red spot on her wrist. I immediately go into action.I calmly ask her where she is going, how she might do better resting and getting needed rest. And I reorient her to her room. With blood on her person, I'm thinking all the ways I can swiftly apply pressure to the wound and elevate it, call for assistance, get her nurse to attend, and clean the water on the floor at her bedside. And do it all in a kind light hearted sort of way. You know, put the fire out.Now, the new nurse does nothing to help out whatsoever. So I tell her to call the central station to direct help to the patient's room by the aide and the nurse assigned to this patient. Help arrives and I voluntarily start the new IV.I know this is the culture of my floor. Every nurse looks out for the patient's on the floor, no matter if they are his or hers. It is just like that. Do in kind as you would like your fellow nurse to do in kind for you. The new nurse doesn't quite get it yet, perhaps. Possibly she did not share this culture of care with other nurses at her prior place of employment. I am of the opinion she will catch on. Sink or swim, right?I just am so grateful that we have a culture that works togethor making sure all patients are cared for whether the nurse assigned is not present. Patient's safety first right?Well, on this board I read about nurses who do not help in time of great need. Sometimes they put knowing the name of the patient in trouble over helping another colleague at the drop of a hat. Or have the feeling that since the patient is not mine, what business is it of mine to get involved. I wonder what culture you face on your floor. Are you happy with the culture? What steps have you taken to change the culture if any?