What do you have most difficulty with in your everyday job? - page 2
I'm a student in Arizona, and I'm curious to know what problems that established nurses have to deal with most often in their daily tasks. Or in other words, what particular thing would you omit if... Read More
Oct 19, '07Occupation: Public Health Nurse Maternity/Family Planning Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in L&D, High Risk OB, OR, Med-Surg, PHN ; Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 130; Likes: 47] Co-workers complaining about everything to do c nsg and work be happy that you have a job and job security. Several members of my family have lost there jobs because of foreign trade and have had to go back to school and learn a new job.
If you hate nsging that bad get out and find somewhere else to complain because people that complain a lot usually are not happy anywhere.
Oct 19, '07Occupation: Medical Imaging RN~Special Procedures CT Specialty: 33 year(s) of experience in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN ; Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 6,708; Likes: 1,449I would love to eliminated visitors, especially the families, on the med-surg floor! Granted totally unrealistic but I think it would keep more nurses in nursing...
Oct 19, '07Occupation: school nurse Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in school nursing, Dr. office ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 52; Likes: 15co workers who stab you in the back and people who donn't appreciate all that you do!
Oct 19, '07Occupation: Triage RN for 18 MD cardiology practice Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience in ER, Occupational Health, Cardiology ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 526; Likes: 172Patience.
Oct 19, '07Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 657; Likes: 229Who wants to chart 5 pages on a discolored toe nail?Quote from canoeheadThe paperwork! Things would go so smoothly if we didn't have to stop and write it all down!
Oct 19, '07Joined: May '06; Posts: 769; Likes: 214I have the most difficult time dealing with overbearing family members/friends. I don't mind Moms having labor support, but since my hospital is kind of relaxed with the 5-person max rule in the labor rooms, what we end up getting is 15+ people in our rooms all offering advice, watching TV, ordering pizza, etc. I don't get why people think that a laboring mom = party time. And what I find is when I get a moment alone with Mom and Dad (usually during the epidural placement), they are too nice to actually say to their family/friends "we want some time to ourselves and don't need/want you here." I have NO problem saying it for them!
OK, I feel better now!
Oct 19, '07Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 1,686; Likes: 1,710I work in school nursing. My big beef is that "education" and "health care" do not speak the same language ! Teacher's don't know what I do and they don't care. They just want what they want...and they want it NOW !
No appreciation for the school nurse at all !
Oct 20, '07Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 3So it looks as if many problems stem from other people (administration, nurses, doctors, family members, etc.) and no so much with the interaction between the nurse and the patient. Am I right?
Anyone else have something to say?
thanks in advance
Oct 20, '07Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 9,279; Likes: 4,302Quote from MikeDiggityRedundant charting. I have too much paperwork and it sure doesn't help that I have to write the same things once, twice, three times in a shift.I'm a student in Arizona, and I'm curious to know what problems that established nurses have to deal with most often in their daily tasks.
Or in other words, what particular thing would you omit if you had the opportunity?
Thanks for the insight.
I have no real time to take care of my patients.
Oct 20, '07Occupation: Travel nurse Specialty: 17 year(s) of experience in ICU, ER, EP, ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 1,385; Likes: 3,030for me personally, your conclusion is dead on.
Quote from mikediggityso it looks as if many problems stem from other people (administration, nurses, doctors, family members, etc.) and no so much with the interaction between the nurse and the patient. am i right?
anyone else have something to say?
thanks in advance
Oct 20, '07Specialty: 46 year(s) of experience in med/surg ; Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 214; Likes: 171Quote from RnandsoccermomYes ,yes ,yes those were the "good ole days".
I also wish they would go back to putting a nun and a security guard at the elevator. She would decide who got to go up and visit and who didn't.
Oct 20, '07Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in ICU, med/surg ; Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 90; Likes: 12Lack of control!
The following people make all the decisions: Doctors, admitting, administration, patients, family.
I am only able to say, "I think x would be best, and can we do y?"
I'm never actually able to make decisions. I am only on the receiving end of everyone else's decisions. Nursing has a long way to go before it finds itself autonomous.
Oct 20, '07Occupation: Office nurse Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, office ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 301; Likes: 363Nurse managers who say what you want to hear and don't back it up with their actions.