first of all, nursenick20, you are just rude. icu nurses like you give the rest of us a bad name.
nursing is hard enough without having to deal with rude nurses. i was a tele nurse for 7 years and been an icu for 8 years. i have worked at big teaching hospitals and smaller community hospitals in micu, sicu, cvicu, and ccu. i have seen this one too many times. it's totally uncalled for. when i was a tele nurse, i would see patients get transferred out, and they were a total mess....like they hadn't been bathed in a week. i have had patients code and the icu nurse's would mumble to each other that we were stupid and it should have been caught earlier. i have seen many icu nurses treat tele/floor nurses like crap. i, however, haven't ever done that. no one is perfect....even an icu nurse like nursenick20. yes, as an icu nurse we know more than a floor nurse, but we are not better. when i go to a code or a rapid response, i always thank the nurses for calling or tell them "good job" and "good call".
laurie52: get a clue. things happen and some of them unfortunate.
and to you icu nurse out there complaining b/c you get an admission that screws up your day, get over it. if you don't want admissions, then you are in the wrong field. you don't go to the icu b/c it's gonna be easy. it can be hard work.
i find that working with a bunch of women is the problem. put a bunch of women together, and you get a bunch of cackling hens....and yes, i am a woman. we are complainers adn like to talk aout people behind their back. sad! sad! sad! of course, i am generalizing. i know we aren't all like this.
esme12: i love this post.
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. eleanor roosevelt, 'this is my story,' 1937
us diplomat & reformer (1884 - 1962)