I was placed on a wing last night that I had never worked before. 45 residents. I told my boss I wasn't comfortable working without at least one shift of orientation. I don't even know where half the supplies are kept for this wing, let alone important papers etc. They weren't happy with me, but gave me 2 nurses to orient me. Each nurse split the shift, so I had 4 hours with each of them. The first one orienting me who I usually get along with just great, yelled at me about 4 times. She didn't tell me that 4 of the 5 meds at midnight were to be crushed; I had a question about a narc card with a dose that didn't match the MAR and she told me to just set up my meds by the narc book (uh, NO!), then she pretty much treated me like dirt the 4 hours we worked together.
The second nurse to come in for the next 4 hours yelled at me about the evening shift nurse forgetting to sign out a narc so count was off. I didn't even do the count, the nurse "orienting" me counted with the evening shift nurse, but the day nurse blamed the off count on me. Then without thinking, I accidentally put a capped syringe in the sharps container and the day nurse lectured me on that. The first orienting nurse told me I had to pass the 0600 meds and I did and the day shift CMT yelled at me and stomped around and threw stuff around on her cart even though I apologized. I think I would've been better off just winging it on my own. Why oh why can't we just all be team players and go on without all the drama???