This is also a very public open forum. The OP expressed a concern for a nurse over something he/she thought he/she withnessed. The OP is also a member of the hospital team even if he does not have RN behind his/her name. The OP's question also seemed to be out of respect for nursing.
Since this is a very public forum, how we treat each other and anyone who happens to post BECAUSE it is a nursing forum, forms an opinion by those who might stumble upon this website. This website does appear on several search engines since it covers many different topics.
Also, a situation simiar to this is not that uncommon and how we respond is important. In the hospital it is not uncommon for a visitor, family member or patient to ask about something they may have witnessed or overheard. You could have patients, nurses, CNAs, various techs, doctors and visitors who could be shouting, crying or making some type of fuss in a patient care area. Being able to explain a situation without be a real turd is an art as much as it is a valued skill.
There are also closed forums where you enter by a professional membership and your real name, title and facility are posted. Those forums rarely if ever have fluff, laid back or snippy posts. They are all busines. This forum is sometimes a delightful change from the all busines attitude and to see newbies get advice from the more experienced.