A horrible nurse - page 2

Am at my wits end. I work recovery and the charge nurse of the OR is a mean and nasty person. Thats it. She is mean and spiteful, and could care less about patients. Example: ICU patients with an Art... Read More

  1. by   passing thru
    Most of our OR patients are on gurneys-stretchers when we get them. But, then, we have 25 OR,s, so things are hectic. I think in her list of priorities, if you stop and think about it, transferring a patient to a bed, probably doesn't rank way up there. Could this be one of those situations where you need to walk a mile in those shoes? Just asking. No one worse to work with than surgeons! I've spent a few days in the "bowels of OR" and the stress is awesome! There's not enuf $$ in the world to get me to work there. What's the deal with the lines? What is the increased risk if pt is placed on bed off of operating table or off ofgurney onto a bed one hour later.? Patient comfort...just got hacked with a scalpel, how much difference is a bed transfer in one hour going to make? If it's me, don't worry about my comfort level 30 minutes out of OR, take care of my SAFETY NEEDS/respirations, airway patency, bloodpressure, oxygen sats, , etc. until I am alert.
    What are your priorities?
  2. by   caliotter3
    I have heard somewhere that if you can convince a hardhead that something is really their idea, sometimes you can get some good things through. Don't see how you can go about this in this sit though. Also using a person that does get along with or who carries weight with the hardhead can help. Still don't know how you could try this.
  3. by   caliotter3
    sjoe: Thanks for the reading suggestions.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by mario_ragucci
    The path of the rightous RN is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish, and the tyranny of evil women. Scorned and burned individuals like you mention most always get whats coming to them. Love her. Introduce her to love. But know this person most certainly will get whats coming to them. Amen.
    Oh and MEN would have NO SUCH QUALITIES HUH. OH and some people are NO DAMN GOOD, they are TOXIC and killing them with kindness only backfires most the time. I wish it were that simple....kumbaya.... Amen and amen.:chuckle
  5. by   passing thru
    Doc's mess up big-time and do stupid things, but I never hear, much less, read that they dexcribe a peer as "horrible."
    Especially for not putting pt in bed instead of stretcher.
  6. by   Flo1216
    Passing thru...What do doctors have to do with it? Maybe their is an alldoctors. com somewhere where they ***** and moan about each other. But it's irrelevant because this is a nursing forum. And I don't think it was so much the issue of the bed vs. stretcher as her peer's nasty attitude. And I can think of a lot worse things this woman could have been called than "horrible,"
  7. by   Flo1216
    I have come to the conclusion that some people are just mean and nasty and instead of being hurt by them, I just feel sorry for them.