Ok. So I have been in my internship for a few months now. So far, not too bad. Well today I got fussed out by a service team manager... why??? Because I went to the bathroom yesterday before the start of a case and today I went before the start of a case (my preceptor wanted to go before the case started and so did I so we both went, YET, I got fussed out). The manager said I had been going all week (yeah, right... not)... and she added that she was told I was gone for 15 minutes... WRONG AGAIN! So... afterwards, I went to my main teachers and spoke with them concerning this. This is RIDICULOUS folks!! I could see breaking IN A CASE yes..... but going in-between AND the room was all set up and we're just waiting for the patient-- we were justing sitting there... come on. I spoke with a co-worker who has been an RN for many years, and she said it sounded like someone was just picking on me and singling me out. I think she is right. One teacher sided with the manager, the other teacher sided with me thinking it was SO PICKY.
I also told them I am on 40 meq of liquid KCL daily and have to drink with it, and at times, use the bathroom. I also told them I have NEVER broken in a case to use the bathroom... I only go to the bathroom when there is time in-between cases... I think this particular person is off her rocker! Ok, so WHEN are you supposed to go the bathroom then?? I am on KCL too, so I have a medical need here. Is this how the OR is??? Not a happy camper....AAAAHHHHH!!!