Quote from Student2017555
She will just not let you begin report until she's gone through the entire room and inspected it with a magnifying glass and normally she will start her patient assessment while you're standing there waiting to start as well.
I'm so curious to know what she does if someone begins talking without permission, seriously! I can't even read that without a smile creeping forth. People like this can be fun.
As mentioned, this is easier said than done - but you can't let yourself feel awkward about putting a stop to this, because you are not the one with the problem. And guess what - - this other nurse darn well knows that already. So whatever
she feels about what happens next, is her own problem to deal with.
That's not to say that "attitude" is required here. Be pleasant and professional at all times.
First and most importantly, be completely prepared with a concise report. When day shift arrives to the nurse's station and has a moment or two to get organized, approach with confidence and say good morning and let her know that you'll be giving report. Body language is key here. Don't sidle up to her reluctantly. Chin up, make good eye contact, move briskly. She should know from your body language that "today is going to be different". Pleasant, but definitely different.
Start with a patient who is awake. Knock on the door, enter, and introduce this nurse to your patient. Do your SBAR with as few pauses as possible. If she interrupts you just pleasantly say, "That information is in the chart" and continue with your report. If she starts messing around with passive aggressive activities as if she isn't paying attention, I would keep right on talking - even if she puts her stethoscope in her ears and/or starts doing a physical exam or decides to inspect the room. At the end, say your good-byes to your patient and walk out. If she doesn't follow you >> "I'm ready to give report on the next patient" or, "I'm heading to 21..." (next room number). Do not re-enter the room, though. If it's a legit issue, say, "we can come back to that." The point is to not let her call every single shot. Her pattern must be interrupted.
I know it's rough, but the only reason she is able to do this is because others enable it.
I would not leave the department without giving her report. It's not safe for patients, and besides she will make a federal case out of it and you'll
be the one who ends up in trouble.
If she completely brings the report process to a standstill and won't budge, I would leave the room and call the manager, charge nurse, or supervisor and ask how to proceed. If this actually happens, I would do whatever it is that they recommend (within reason), and then fill out your facility's "incident" or "safety" report or whatever you call it, and document the refusal to receive report, who you informed, what they recommended, and that you followed the recommendation.