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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!
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    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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    Easter considered holiday at your facility?

    That's true. Now here come the worms...
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    nursing student traumatized by the PACU

    Kiddo probably won't even remember it. You were probably more traumatized than the pt. Don't let it discourage you completely.
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    "The Victim" and the "Big Ole Meanie who Made Her Cry"

    Exactly! I read that thinking, "Come on, grow up already!" At what point do we stop hand-holding? It doesn't sound like she was on orientation or just off orientation, which would have been a bit different. Please...how much (or how little) are we to expect of our co-workers? If I have to start reminding people "If you don't do 'x,' then you won't get to lunch on time," well, that's just ridiculous. That's the sort of thing you expect to hear in kindergarten, but with adults? No way.
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    Why do nurses eat their young?

    Maybe it's you who cannot tell the difference?
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    Why do nurses eat their young?

    Funny how we went from great co-workers to this. And who said anyone was trying to take anything away from you. I think you need to cool off a bit. Who even said anything about med-surg? If your situation is truly so horrid, leave. Why stay if you are being treated as badly as you claim to be? PS: Everyone who goes to nursing school works his/her butt off, not just you.
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    Why do nurses eat their young?

    Why do new nurses seem to think they should get whatever they want handed to them on a silver platter? I agree 1,000 million percent with carolladybelle's post. Good Lord, this topic is so nauseating, it ought to come with a complimentary dose of Zofran every time someone starts another thread about it. If new nurses wonder why there is hesitation by some older nurses to precept, they have only to reference the plethora of anti-older nurse threads and posts to find out why.
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    "The Victim" and the "Big Ole Meanie who Made Her Cry"

    Myrtle was offered suggestions she refused to follow. She was offered help she refused to accept. Finally, her co-workers had to take over her pts when the situation became unmanageable. Then she had the gall to complain about taking an admit and not getting lunch. Sorry, but if I were charge, that might have taxed my patience at that point, and I might have said the same thing right then and there. It wasn't just that Myrtle was slow. She also refused to accept direction and help, then when things didn't go her way she ran crying to the NM. That is just infantile behavior. Part of being a professional means being able to accept direction from others. Sometimes it seems like new nurses feel like the only feedback they should get is positive feedback, and if anyone dares say anything remotely negative, then they are being "eaten." Sorry, Myrtle owns a lot of this situation. Yes, it would have been better for Hortense to talk to her privately, but honestly, none of us is perfect. How ironic that we are to forgive Myrtle of all of her transgressions but jump all over Hortense with all four feet for having the unmitigated temerity to give Myrtle a reality check in public. Someday, you newer nurses will be in the position of being the experienced ones asking for patience and understanding from newbies. Try to stop throwing stones for a change and think about what it must be like for us...we've already been in your shoes, you have yet to be in ours.
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    AA hair care racist?

    Yeah, and if she hadn't asked she'd have gotten a complaint about that. Sometimes you can't win for losing. Sorry to the OP, your heart was in the right place. You were absolutely right to document, too. This is one of those stupid situations that blow up into a huge deal. Good for you for covering your back.
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    Why do nurses eat their young?

    Then I guess it would be equally OK for experienced nurses to continually ask why new nurses are so "needy/insecure/unconfident/disorganized/self-centered/(insert your negative stereotype here)? Hurts, doesn't it? How about seeing it over and over, thread after thread, week after week. It would get pretty old having to defend yourself and your new nurse colleagues. You'd start to feel like people didn't appreciate you, like they had it out for you. Notice that there are few, if any, threads with negative slants against new nurses, but the threads against older nurses are TNTC. Just remember new nurses, you may revel in bashing us now, but you'll be older too someday, and you'll be the ones the new nurses complain about. What goes around comes around.
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    Why do nurses eat their young?

    No, really it's a worn out cliche that needs to be ended. I wonder why some people are so invested in keeping this hateful stereotype alive?
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