Quote from newrn05
Oh i did tell them I had adhd one night when they asked me waht i was taking when i took my pills. ....but my adhd could be if i ever forgot my meds.....Dawn
I think you just hit on it.
I am a type-A hard charger myself, and while I am not yet a graduate nurse, I have noticed in other jobs that such a go-go-go type of personality rubs others the wrong way sometimes. Many people, ESPECIALLY those approaching job burnout, resent someone with drive and energy for their job: it makes THEM look bad :imbar- or so they think. A possible way around this is to do your job the best way you can, always with a smile, and don't "toot your own horn". Your supervisors will notice your work ethic (if they are worth a darn as managers) and will appreciate it, whilst your coworkers won't feel threatened.
You'll really have to watch the "attention deficit" part of ADHD - in nursing, attention to detail is a critical part of the job. Forgeting to give meds is a no-no
, but I fail to see how missing an IV d/c is your fault if the patient is dressed for discharge and you couldn't see it.:uhoh21:
What is your Rx for ADHD? Is it signifigantly mood-altering? However, in this case, it was probably more on the order of "the straw that broke the camel's back". Already your coworkers had it "in" for you: ADHD was just the excuse used.
Good luck to you!