Quote from jacob1
I wasnt leaving her to clean the mess i had already started cleaning this when she was yelling so i didnt leave the patient at all, i went to speak to the administrator after i was done with the patient....but after this happened everyone was like " she is bipolar just ignore it she is like that all the time" but i dont think that justifies yelling like that in from of 2 patients and talking to me like that..BTW i was a tech today when this happened.....
Well, welcome to the world of nursing. You are the right to your feelings and no one can dismiss you have feelings. You did the correct thing by notifying the nurse about the mishap and it was not done on purpose at all. You recognize the problem, went for assistance, and cleaned it up. You did not walk out or had a verbal confrontation with the nurse in front of the patients. You conducted yourself with professionalism at all times. Whereas, I probably would had told her off outside the patient's room. You took the appropriate steps to resolve the situation and her nasty behavior. You are a bigger person and you did everything correctly.
Now, I have a problem with the staff to tell you that she is bipolar. That should had been confidential. I know they were trying to under play the situation and telling you that she is a problematic nurse due to her underline mental problem.
You need to get the tough skin as I have to do. Sometimes, I forget to come into work with tough skin and I will let the person know in a nice manner by saying "may I speak to you in private please?" Then I would let the person know in a calm and direct voice. I will not ever be disrespected again by you or be confronted in front of patients or anyone. If you need to address me than pull me a side and say your peace in a correct manner. You were very unprofessional and it was uncall for your actions. I do not appreciate. If we cannot resolve this between us than we need to go to the next level together. The incident did call for a reaction as you display in front of the patients. In addition, you cause more harm than good. Therefore, I am letting you know to treat me with respect and to understand people make mistakes.
Then I would walk away from her.
That is how I would handle it .....
Do not worry you, let it go, and everything will be alright...just do not be that type of a nurse when you become one.