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Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!

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General E. Speaking, RN is a RN and specializes in floor to ICU.

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brandy1017 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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There are a few coworkers that I hate following because of the messes they leave, due to disorganization, too much socializing. The sad thing in most cases these are nice, likeable people, but just difficult to deal with on a work basis. Also I've had coworkers usually nurses that are very frustrating to work with due to their anger, inability to handle the workload, but away from work they are 100% improved, like a new person, relaxed, friendly, life of the party.

I think it's sad because it seems like the stress and workload in bedside nursing really makes it difficult to get along and work with people. Away from work they are wonderful, but in a work situations they can be nasty and angry or the ones that just dump their work onto you (pattern, regular basis).

It makes me sad that working conditions are so inhuman and I think this contributes to the episodes of harassment and bullying that many nurses experience. It makes me think the poor working conditions are to blame. I wish I had an answer to solve these problems, but I don't!

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chevyv has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Gero Psych, Ortho Rebab, LTC, Psych.

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Please realize you are 50yrs old and sitting up front talking with the male security guards who are in their 20's makes your cougar behavior obvious. Did you not notice the 10 charts sitting there since 10am with orders waiting to be done? Thank you for leaving them for the pm shift, no I don't mind, really just go on up front, the security guards are waiting for you. At least I don't have to see your thong when you bend over!

Why is it when I arrive at 2:30 for the pm shift you need to go and smoke? You can't wait 30 more minutes? You've already taken an hour lunch and 3 cigarette breaks, will it kill you to just wait until you clock out?

Yes, I know where to find you. In the kitchen talking on your cell phone. Please don't be surprised when the facility creates and the enforces a no cell phone policy.

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GitanoRN has 48 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR.

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"Oh you meant to tell me that the patient in room 215-B died during your shift, while you stated on your nurse's note pt. is resting w/o any c/o"...:banghead:

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nrsang97 has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

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To the NP and attending intensivest this week: STOP arguing. You sound like fools arguing all the time. You both can't always be right. The two of you are painful to round with.

Stop getting mad at the day staff for something the night staff did with the order of your resident. We didn't do it, and they did as ordered. Tell the resident you guys disapproved of the intervention. If the pt wasn't harmed use it as a teaching moment for the resident. Please explain to us why it was wrong without making us feel stupid so we can pass along that information in report.

Don't get mad at the RN for following what orders they had to work with. If a pt is c/o pain and they get the max dose as often as ordered don't get ticked at the RN and accuse them of oversedating. Control the pt pain adequately. You suck at that. I have given my concerns to management. Please when you order a PCA, use the continuous dose option. It makes a huge differance in pain management, as in better pain management.

Keep those that have a psych history on their home meds. Don't take them off everything and then wonder why the pt is acting goofy. DUH, they have (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression,anxiety, etc) so keeping them on their home meds is a good for the pt unless otherwise contraindicated. Psych even asked me (when they finally consulted them) why the pt wasn't on his home meds. My response : "Ask the neuro ICU team." I don't know why they didn't continue whatever home med they were on.

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opossum specializes in ICU/CCU, Med Surg.

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Keep those that have a psych history on their home meds. Don't take them off everything and then wonder why the pt is acting goofy. DUH, they have (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression,anxiety, etc) so keeping them on their home meds is a good for the pt unless otherwise contraindicated. Psych even asked me (when they finally consulted them) why the pt wasn't on his home meds. My response : "Ask the neuro ICU team." I don't know why they didn't continue whatever home med they were on.

I've had this experience more than once and it boggles my mind...in the cases where the MDs decide not to order their home psych meds, it seems like they are trying to "clear" them up so they can get some sort of baseline. But...in most instances...psych meds weren't the issue! You can't just stop them!

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ShayRN has 18 years experience and specializes in Corrections, Cardiac, Hospice.

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There is one in particular I would like to say: Please, please, I beg you. Quit.

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Morainey is a BSN, RN and specializes in Orthopedic, LTC, STR, Med-Surg, Tele.

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Also, stop TALKING while I'm trying to give report to a group! It's distracting. So is saying hi to all the male employees while I am trying to do nurse to nurse report, the reason I don't like giving you report is that I end up staying half an hour later because you want to socialize!

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Get off facebook(youtube, phone, etc) and do your own freaking job!!!!!!!

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Morainey is a BSN, RN and specializes in Orthopedic, LTC, STR, Med-Surg, Tele.

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One more thing: the pictures that you posted on Facebook, where you are all making kissy faces and grabbing each other's boobs, is just gross. Not classy, cute, or funny.

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Also, stop TALKING while I'm trying to give report to a group! It's distracting.

Amen. Add to that: "I'll get to answering those questions if you'd stop interrupting me!"

Well, this sums it up:

"SHUT UP AND LISTEN!"

Afterwards, I can answer your questions.*

My biggest pet peeve--next to not carrying out orders that was written several hours ago and you have no excuse as to why it's not been carried out yet--is when people don't listen during report. It's very aggravating when I already answered your question if you had just listened 2 seconds ago when I talked about where the IV site is or when the pneumo vacc was given or when the new consult had seen the pt....OR, like stated above, when people interrupt during report and his/her question WILL BE ANSWERED if they can shut their trap and listen.

Also, it may be just my perception, but I get the feeling that certain people ask questions like they're accusing you of something--like possibly not knowing the answer..and that makes me :flamesonb

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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One of my biggest pet peeves. I don't care that you didn't sleep last night, or what happened on the weekend. This isn't social hour. Let me give the dang report and go, because guess what? I haven't slept either....I was WORKING! Shut your trap!

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nursecat64 has 12 years experience and specializes in med/surg, home health.

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To the OP, IMO some of the things you stated were mean spirited and could be considered personal attacks. I'm just saying.

I don't think they were. No names were used. Everyone has thoughts like these sometimes, and this is a safe way to "vent"

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