Hello everyone. I am just a little curious about something, so I thought I'd start a post here and see what you guys come up with. I am a RN on the telemetry unit of the hospital I work at. It has occured to me that nurses on other floors, particularly the medical and surgical floors are not particularly fond of us telemetry nurses. When we get pulled to thier floors, they treat us rather badly and always give us the patients that nobody else wants. I have even seen where they told a nurse from my floor that she had 5 patients (they all had 5) and she was also responible for all admissions to the floor....now that just isnt fair.
The hospital I worked at before, I worked on a medical floor, and I
admit that the nurses I worked with always made comments about the telemetry nurses, and the ICU nurses too, saying that they were stuck up, and snobby and worse words that I can't repeat. I never understood it, and now that I AM a telemetry nurse, I really dont understand it. We're the same nurses as any other nurses, just we take care of pt in need of cardiac monitoring. Has anyone else noticed this kind of thing happening in thier hospital? What do you think about it?
Mar 11, '02
Tele nurses stuck up? New one to me. Overworked, yes, like everyone. I wonder why many hospital job lists have looooong lists for tele......mmmmm
We NEVER float (chronically short staffed like everyone else) so I've never experienced any bad treatment you've described.
Last edit by Furball on Mar 11, '02
Mar 11, '02
I think this is done to anyone who is floated, new, agency, or a traveler. I once took a late call as the hospital had waited till the last min to call the agency. I came in as soon as I could, and when I got there was given report. I was running, running, running,...and I started noticing I was the ONLY one running!
Everyone else was at the nurse's station having a grand old time.
Hmmmmmm.....I went and checked the cardex....guess what??
I walked up to the Charge Nurse, and asked to see the assignment sheet....Come to find out...I had TWICE the amount of pts. they had...and I told her....change this now....or I'm giving you report NOW!
Last time I accepted an assignment on THAT unit! It seems some people have this thing....that since it was done to me.....it's ok to do it to someone else!
I also rarely take late calls anymore...and only if I know the unit I'm going to!
Last edit by Brownms46 on Mar 11, '02