Why did she pick on me? - page 3

Hello everyone, I've been a new nurse for almost a year now. I had an incident that still rattles me. There was a patient who had an elevated blood pressure, around in the 170's/90. The doc said... Read More

  1. by   anotherone
    Why care about this when you are right. ? i see so many of my coworkers get so worked up over stuff like tgis. It is comical. I can see my some like to engage them. Some people also get involved because they do thi k they are helping you or have such superior knowledge. Do your job and ignore them. I have said things like, "of you are right I won't page about a bp that is 170/90. Should I wait till pt strokes ?" or i look right at them and IGNORE them. awesome feeling.
  2. by   VICEDRN
    170s systolic isn't really high enough to report to an MD here in the stroke belt (Southeast) but I think the best way to solve this issue is to have protocols that establish which BPs are reportable and which aren't. If I had reported that BP to an MD, they would've looked at me like I had four eyes. Your coworker was probably trying to give you advice about, let's call them: cultural norms in your hospital. The MDs you work with may feel that that is an acceptable value. However badly put, you should consider taking her/his advice and of course, consider what your own feeling is.
  3. by   Amnesty
    Quote from Michigangirl
    As with everyone else, ignore her. You're doing a great job.

    I am a little worried that this is making you so angry. So what if she made the comment or doesn't respond to your friendliness? You know you are doing the right thing. Don't let it get to you so much, that is why she is doing it. I hope she is not purposely trying to sabotage you...just be careful, and let it go, and certainly avoid asking her for advise!

    I really like the response above "You might be right". I use it all the time with my mother-in-law!
    A lot of this. If people can get to you that easily, you really need to work on thickening your skin. Yes, they're annoying, but if you're ever actively angry or actively thinking about her outside of your job space where you're directly interacting with her, you've already let her affect you way too much. Nitpicking nosey busybodies will always be anywhere you work -- you really just have to ignore them.