Just wondering what other opinions there may be out there about an incident that happened to me the other night at work.
A patient had a syncopal episode while being ambulated after open heart surgery. The nurses lowered him to the floor and called for help. I arrived, and began to assess the situation, making room for the crash cart, and applying oxygen to the patient (he was awake at this point).
The RT arrived, and while I was applying oxygen, she pushed me (physically pushed my arm) away from the patient. No verbal warning, no, "excuse me", nothing.
I looked at her and stated assertively, "There is no need to push me, we are all here to help the patient." and continued to work with the patient.
I do not feel comfortable speaking with the RT at this time. She is a bully and has been rude and unprofessional other times towards me. So, I tried to use a 3rd party to discuss the matter a few hours later and she was defensive, stating that it's bound to happen in those types of situations and that's just how she does things. She tried to tell me that I was in the wrong for being in the way. I explained to her that she could have asked me to move or tap my shoulder, but pushing is not appropriate. She continued to deny her mistake.
At this point she said, "It's over and done with, and I'm not talking about it any more."
So, I have just spoken with her manager about the incident.
Have I taken this too far?