Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sorry About the Rant

I don't know how to even start this without it sounding like a rant. I can't even be diplomatic about it. When it comes to patient care some nurses simply should just NOT be nurses. I hate to say it but some of my so called professional colleagues disgust me with their haphazard "I really don't care" attitudes. Some of them are strictly there to collect a pay check and do the least amount of work possible and it is painfully obvious!

Case in point, I recently was given report by one of "those" nurses. Not only did she not even know how old the patient was (she gave me the wrong age by 7 years) but she left out extremely important details of his medical condition. When it was brought to her attention I got nothing but crossed arms, cold looks and "why don't you just get out of my face?" attitude. Patient care clearly was not important to her. Knowing your patient and where their medical journey has taken them obviously is a nursing school skill she has either forgotten or never even learned. To make matters worse this was a patient WIA! There is absolutely no fucking excuse to treat those patients with such callous disregard.

I may not be the best or smartest nurse in this country but I care about my patients and I take care of them and their families to the best of my abilites!

So if you're one of "those" nurses mentioned above, do us all a favor and get the fuck out of nursing. Those of us who care don't need you, the patients don't need you and their families don't need you. Not only do you make us Real Nurses look bad, you're a disgrace to the nursing profession.

3 comments:

Earl said...

I always liked a heavy punching bag to pound - with the target of my ire holding it steady for me on the opposite side. Yes, it opened some eyes to the depth of my anger. Unfortunately, not always having that ability to vent properly led to my high blood pressure problems. Those nurses might be in the profession for the money, fame and fortune... but I could never get the care I need for money - go love those patients well, they all need your tender touch.

Anonymous said...

WIA?

Thankfully, I have never met a discompassionate nurse in any of my mother's, sister's or my personal experiences. I am sorry to hear that they exist.

As we say on another message board, HUSBTTTW (head up, shoulders back, tits to the wind). I know you will continue to hang in there, and I know your patients and their families appreciate you.

Sorry that I am anonymous, I can't remember my e-name.

janet

Julie BFS said...

So if you're one of "those" nurses mentioned above, do us all a favor and get the fuck out of nursing. Those of us who care don't need you, the patients don't need you and their families don't need you. Not only do you make us Real Nurses look bad, you're a disgrace to the nursing profession.

Amen to that!

Don't let them get you down, Clara.