NurseNancy 633 Views
Joined: Sep 25, '01;
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I agree floor nurses can be rude but i have a bigger problem with CCU or tel nurses being rude and lazy. I just wonder how they treat the pt when we leave. I can't tell you how many times the pt or their family members will turn to me and ask me to stay cause the accepting nurse is nasty. Haven't the CCU nurses haven't fiqured out once their beds are full they are done!!.. I always laugh when they get pulled to the ER.. it's a reality check for them.. I'm sure they think all ER nurses are nasty aggressive b.... BUT you will never hear them say a ER nurse is LAZY!!! :roll
It's funny that you should ask that question.. I just finished my EMTP certification. It took over one year. I thought since i was ER nurse for 15 yrs i could challenge alot of the course.. WRONG.. i had to sit thru 85% of the classes. I did think it was crazy that i had to do all of the clinical rotations except ER. However it is worth it to get your EMPT. Good luck
Why do i love the ER. It is never a dull moment.. You will never know what is going to come thru the doors. Unlike CCU or floor nurses once their beds are full they can't get any more patients.. NOT in the ER.. You must come up with new ways to house admitted patients or decided what drug seeker to move into the hallway waiting for their last "pain" shot... Everytime i think i have seen or heard it all a new patient comes along and proves me wrong..
I have been in the ER for 16 yrs and i wouldn't change a thing.. I'm must love it or i'm a very slow learner..
I'm still laughing cause i thought my ER was the only one who had those types of patients.. They all must be on a bus making regular stops at everyones ER's... How do we get off the bus line..
As a ER Rn i have been faced with this issue for many years. I find physcians are the ones who are the most uncomfortable with family members being present during codes. They have voiced their concerns that the family members might think we did something wrong.. WRONG... I have found that family members are not at all interested in what we are doing, they are more concerned with being there so their love one is not alone.
On a personal note i had to go to another ER after i got a call saying my father had suffered a cardiac arrest. I wanted to be in the room while they worked on him.. And believe me i could not tell you anything they were doing or not doing. My biggest concern was being there so my father won't die alone. Although there was a negative outcome i am grateful i was there with my father in his last minutes of life.. So YES i am a big supporter of having family memebers present..
As a new ED nurse you should fear triage. I have been a ED nurse for 15 yrs and triage is still a little scarey for me. Books are nice to read however it is you gut feeling that will save you most of the time.. Be careful with the patient that doesn't want to "bother the Nurse" or the elderly man who will let a screaming kid go before him. They are the type of patients that will come back haunt you.Good luck....
I agree with Jen. However it rarely happens. As a ER nurse and a ems provider it is doubly fustrating when you go to a LTC and you walk into the pt's room and there is no one in the room. (they called 911) When you do find someone who works there they know nothing about the pt. The staff is more worried about coping the chart then giving the medic crew report or past medical history. I know LTC have a hard time keeping staff just like everyone else, but why does the staff act like they have never seen the patient before. Most of the patients in LTC have been there for months/ years, so i would think the staff would know their pt's baseline ( mental status, etc).
I agree that we all have problems getting our patients out of the ER. However it's not med-surg that gives me the excuses. It's the criitical care unit. When I call up report they are always "to busy". However they only have 1 patient. Heck i don't know what i would do if i only had one critical care patient who was already worked up past the acute phase. Then when i do take the patient up they are still moaning about how busy they are.. I just turn to them ( outside of the patient's room) and say " if you want a paycheck this week you should be grateful we have patients".. I am smiling the whole time....
I agree that your doctor made a HUGE EMTALA violation. I just hope when he needs a doctor one day , he gets the same treatment. As a ER nurse i would have written he up so quick that the ink would not have had a chance to dry.
I have to smile when i think about when i came to the ER. I applied to the ER 6 mos out of school. The head nurse was going to take a "chance" on me because i was a new grad with no experience. 15 yrs later i am a clinical educator... and my head nurse is glad she took a chance on me....
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