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PANurseRN1

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  1. PANurseRN1

    Do nurses only "eat their young" in certain departments?

    It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that most M/S depts are dreadfully understaffed, with high pt acuities, and then asking the nurses to be responsible for students to just overloads them beyond what they can handle, could it? No, it's always the fault of the nursing staff for being big old meanies "eating" the young. Here we go again, for 9,678,435 time.
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    Had my first doctor scream at me today

    I did recently write an abuser up. I can overlook a good deal, but that particular episode was more than I could overlook. I meant to add that another one of my tricks when dealing with "Old Yeller" is to speak with a softer and softer tone, until the person yelling finds he/she has to stop yelling to hear what I'm saying. On the phonem I have resorted to the old "I'm hanging up now. Feel free to call me back when you can discuss this calmly."
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    Had my first doctor scream at me today

    Oh, I hope to God you said this with a really syrupy Southern accent to boot. That was priceless!
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    Dating Your Doctor

    Huh? That's not the impression many of us got from your OP.
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    Dating Your Doctor

    He's behaving as if he has and interest in you? And he's your doctor? Uhm...red flags, red flags, red flags!
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    religion in the workplace

    Absolutely. I saw this in hospice as well.
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    Had my first doctor scream at me today

    Stories like this just warm my heart! I'm sorry the doctor was a creep, and that neither his peers nor your co-workers saw fit to stop his hissy fit. Good for you for keeping your composure. I'm assuming the doc was ambulatory, so there was no reason he couldn't toddle on over to XR and see his pt if necessary. You aren't a mind reader, so there was no way you could have known he was going to come to see the pt. Take some time to think about how you might want to handle a situation like this the next time. I've had times that one well-arched eyebrow and an "Excuse me?" does the job, and there have been other times that I have had to simply turn my back and walk away because there was no talking to abusive, disruptive docs. I simply will not engage them. I won't give them the satisfaction of getting into a battle with them. You will find what works for you. No one deserves to be screamed at, not even if a mistake has been made.
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    nursing student traumatized by the PACU

    One thing's for sure...if they're screaming, they're ventilating.
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    nursing student traumatized by the PACU

    I see this a lot with ketamine. Man, do I hate that stuff! Pts. wake up screaming and thrashing...it's a horror.
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    High tolerance for pain.....I'll never understand it

    all righty then!
  11. PANurseRN1

    Why do nurses eat their young?

    Indeed. Tell you what cinthern, why don't you "go with" every hurtful cliche applied to new nurses. See how that works for you. Now, let's just do away with these nonsense cliches once and for all. If your job isn't to your satisfaction, if everyone you work with is "burnt to a crisp" as you say, then maybe you need to find a better environment.
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    Incometent Doctor

    You bet your bippy I would document that the pt was in pain and that the doctor did not order pain medication. Which, BTW, could be construed as pt abuse. Makes me glad we don't have any docs that are that unreasonable.
  13. PANurseRN1

    Why do nurses eat their young?

    Caroladybelle and rnin02 both made excellent points. If you must blame someone, blame the right person/people. This thread is yet another tirade against experienced/older nurses. When will it end?
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    "The Victim" and the "Big Ole Meanie who Made Her Cry"

    I had to laugh at your post because it made me imagine how she'd fare where I work; both depts. are full of headstrong, direct communicators. Not that we're mean, but turning on the tears just wouldn't do.
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    "The Victim" and the "Big Ole Meanie who Made Her Cry"

    It's just as shocking to me and many others when there are numerous threads and posts lambasting older nurses. It's unusual to see posts go in the opposite direction. That doesn't make it right, but perhaps it will make some of the younger members see how the constant rants against older/experienced nurses make some of the members here feel.
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