What is your biggest nursing pet peeve? - page 10

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  1. by   gerinurse10
    #1 pet peeve in long term care are families who could care less about their mother or father. They don't want to take responsibility for anything and feel that they are your problem now. How sad!!!!!
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from gerinurse10
    #1 pet peeve in long term care are families who could care less about their mother or father. They don't want to take responsibility for anything and feel that they are your problem now. How sad!!!!!
    And THEN gripe about how Mom doesn't have any socks, etc. Hey if you visited more often you might know that she doesn't have a whole lot left.

    Or when the family says "i can't stand to see her like that ". So, great idea that they come up with, to just not visit at all. Not being able to stand seeing someone in that sort of "shape" is an "I" statement. I doubt the resident likes BEING like that. And then to know that someone doesn't visit because they can't handle it? puleeze.
  3. by   smk1
    kids or other relatives who place their "loved" one in a nursing or assisted living facility just far enough away from them that they have the escuse of it being inconvenient for them to visit often. then said relatives also refuse to write to the resident and we have to watch his face crumple up when the mail comes and he gets nothing but advertisements. (the staff felt so bad we started sending him cards every other week)
  4. by   gerinurse10
    How this ticks me off!!!! I work in an assisted living setting. I've had families stare at me blankly when I ask for some help. Especially if the client has deteriorated quickly. The answer is always NO! that's your job. 24 hour care is not my job. I love what I do but I have no family support. The ones that are involved drive me crazy. If things aren't just right they always use the," I'll just sue you" phrase. So sick of it. Love my seniors but alot of obstacles to taking care of them.
  5. by   BabyRN2Be
    Even though I'm not a nurse yet, I work in a hospital with OB pts. But hey, I'll give you my pet peeve anyhow.

    And my #1 pet peeve is:
    Pts who use EMSA (city ambulance) as a taxi service.

    We have pts who believe they are in early labor (contracting one every 15 minutes), who have not even called their primary care doctor, call 911 and INSIST on being taken to the hospital by ambulance because they just can't wait for someone to get off work, drive over and take them in.

    I know that I'm not in their shoes, but I find this very annoying.
  6. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Subordinates (non-licensed) who have been around so long and have wanted to be nurses for years, being insubordinate, purposefully challenging my authority, and referring to themselves as nurses to pts.

    These people need to stop their jealousy and posing. If they want to be nurses, they need to get the education and license.
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Years ago, in another city I was working with an NA who felt the entire JOB was beneath him. (According to him, he had been a physician in Zimbabwe but was forced to leave for political reasons and as soon as someone somewhere got over their grudge against people of his race, he'd be a physician again.) Meanwhile, he was employed (and I use that word rather than the word "working") as a nursing assistant. He used to take his vital signs by ESP. But that's another story.

    One night I went to empty a urinal in a patient bathroom, but when I went to open the door, a hand inside the bathroom stopped the door, holding it open just far enough for the urinal to slip through. There was my NA, sitting on the patient toilet, masturbating. I was so shocked, I just stood there, speechless. The hand reached out, took the urinal, emptied it and handed it back -- all without missing a stroke. https://allnurses.com/forums/

    OMG! I hope you reportd this and that the "aide" was fired!
  8. by   canoehead
    My first thought was "well, isn't he helpful..." You have to admit, it took some coordination.
  9. by   teeituptom
    Quote from ngacayan-cortes
    nurses who work without a heart, nurses who work just like a robot... without any feelings at all. i hate that!!

    huh what do you mean
  10. by   NursesRmofun
    really interesting! Haha. Masturbating NAs? (Canoehead) Coordination is right! LOL. Glad I have never been present for that! And aides that want to be nurses and think they know better...Yes, I have known a few. <sigh>
  11. by   grandma rn38
    nurses that walk out in the middle of their shift, when you are already short hand.
  12. by   SouthFloridaTrauma
    We have a 25 bed unit that is arranged in a long rectangle of five separate bays all connected by a main hallway. I spend most of my day as the charge nurse traveling back and forth over the unit putting out "fires" and assisting nurses. It has never bothered me to have to walk all over the place, as the charge nurse I assume that I have no central location to be in. I do, however, have one major pet peeve....the other day I was in bed #25 helping the nurses turn a 400 pound burn patient. I had on gloves, a gown, a hat, and a mask. The secretary paged me through the intercom system that I was needed at bed #1, all the way at the opposite end of the unit. I figured it must be somewhat urgent if the nurse asked the secretary to overhead page me, so I removed all the protective equipment and sanitized my hands. I ran up to the front room to see what was happening. That was when the nurse for bed #1 told me that her curtain around her patient's bed was stuck and could I please fix it for her??? Pet peeve summary: bring me solutions, not problems
  13. by   ~Anne~
    My biggest pet peeve is when your co workers are sitting in the chart room chit chatting , when you are running around like a crazy person and they dont even ask to see if any help might be needed. I am one to always help others if they are "overwhelmed" so it just irks me when no people dont help each other out.