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  1. I'm a med-surg nurse and proud to be one. I routinely care for 5-7 patients on day shift, who present with a variety of complex, acute conditions. Whenever I transfer a patient to a critical care unit - it doesn't matter which one- MI, CTI CCI, Neuro, or Burn, the critical care nurse asks all sorts of irrelevant questions, such as what K+ was four shifts ago? Why is it so hard for critical care nurses to understand that floor nurses don't have the luxury of sitting in their little booths outside the patient's room and picking through the weeds in the chart? I understand that medical nursing and CC nursing are two different levels of care, so why ca't CC nurses understand that as well. Why do they think we are grunts and they are the fighter pilots of the hospital? Can anyone who works in CC give me some insight into the condescending attitude of CC nurses toward floor nurses? Oh well, for every time I encounter condescension from a CC receiving nurse, I have just as many opportunities to graciously throw them a life preserver when they are forced to float to the floor and can't handle the 5 easiest patients on the floor. Seriously, can anyone help me better understand where a CC nurse is coming from and what/why they expect so many details - details that they could just as easily find in the chart vs. expecting to be spoon feed from the sending nurse?
  2. Help! I'm a BSN -RN. I'm 8 months into my first job. I work day shift on a very busy med-surg unit. From the first day I started, I've received consistent feedback that I "look stressed." Coworkers frequently ask me "are you doing ok?" - even on days when things are going great. Last week, a patient complained to my director that his nurse looked "frazzled," although, he had only favorable comments about my clinical skills, knowledge, and interpersonal skills -ironically, he was my easiest patient that day! Coworkers frequently tell me to "calm down," but they so far, they haven't been able to pinpoint what it is about me that makes me look uncalm." Sometimes, I feel that if I get any calmer, I would be comotase, but apparently that's not the effect I'm projecting to others. Can anyone offer any insight on this?
  3. Help! I'm a BSN -RN. I'm 8 months into my first job. I work day shift on a very busy med-surg unit. From the first day I started, I've received consistent feedback that I "look stressed." Coworkers frequently ask me "are you doing ok?" - even on days when things are going great. Last week, a patient even complained to my director that his nurse looked "frazzled."Although, he had only favorable comments about my clinical skills, knowledge, and interpersonal skills, and, Ironically, he was my easiest patient that day! Coworkers frequently tell me to "calm down," but they so far, they haven't been able to pinpoint what it is about me that makes me look uncalm." Sometimes, I feel that if I get any calmer, I would be comotase, but apparently that's not the affect I'm projecting to others. Can anyone offer any insight on this?
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