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Old 10-01-2007, 09:07 PM
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That happened to me waaaayyy too many times when I was a CNA.

I never did that to my CNAs as a nurse.

I did grow to have a beep tolerance though. I had to make a mental note to listen for an Antibiotic finishing for the beep because I literally couldn't hear them anymore. My brain just tuned them out.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:28 PM
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I have no "beep tolerance." I get really cranky when there are three nurses sitting at the desk in front of a room w/ a beeping pump and I have to walk from the other end of the unit to figure out where it's coming from. Come on people! Open your ears!



My other pet peeve is tape. Don't tape stuff up and then leave the tape on the wall when you pull it down. I know it shouldn't be that big of deal, but it just looks messy. (My friend bought me box cutters last year for Christmas for the sole purpose of scraping tape in my downtime. She loves me!)
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:31 PM
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My newest pet peeve is one that is unique to me I think..I hate it when nurses are transferring a patient to a neuro floor and don't do a neuro exam....seems kind of simple huh? It seems to be happening a lot to me lately, I mean, come on, I look at more then my pt's neuro status, the least you can do is check out the basics


P.S for tips on a neuro exam (wink wink) check out my blog


can you tell this has happened to me in the last few days
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:35 PM
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Beep tolerance....what a wonderful phrase. I don't know if it's because I worked the ICU for so long and everything beeps there or that I just choose to tune things out but I have a very serious problem with beep tolerance. There are many times when I am standing right next to the beeping sound and I just "don't hear it." I can't tell you how many times I've been told by my peers who have come in to silence the IVAC machines, "What are you, deaf girl?"

But on the other hand, I can hear a monitor alarm or a ventilator alarm a mile away.

Everything that beeps on our unit has different pitches, so we've made up saying for the different beeps. The vent beeping says "I am mad" while the central ECG monitors say "I need attention now." it's pretty funny, then there is the low grade vent alarm that sounds like Chopin's Entertainer, so when that is beeping you'll see nursing singing the song....nights are fun on the unit to say the least
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:59 PM
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Exclamation Things that bug me......

Corporations buying out heath care facilities and tekkings docs how to practice medicine, nurses how to practice nursing, using /fnferior supplies because they are cheaper.
INSURANCE COMPANIES IN GENERAL
NURSES EATING THEIR YOUNG INSTEAD OF NURTURING THEMhttp://www.nursingvoices.com/images/smilies/eating.gif
BURNED OUT NURSES WHO REFUSE TO QUIThttp://www.nursingvoices.com/images/smilies/sleep.gif
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:26 PM
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Oooh, Burnout Hag RN, you touched a raw one with me -- how about private-equity firms buying nursing homes and care going in the toilet?

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2007/1...nursing-homes/
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:07 AM
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I guess I have a pet peeve too. It annoys me that some nurses with much less experience than I can take care of patients in such a fashion that they have time to make long personal phone calls, text message their friends and sit with their feet propped up on the chair next to them.

It doesn't annoy me that they do it; it just annoys me that I can't get my work done fast enough to do it too!
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:41 PM
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MOW,

If they're able to do that...I'm willing to bet they're lacking somewhere..(ie. documentation,patient care, or teamwork)

If I saw that at work I know that Nurse is neglecting something.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:05 PM
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Definitely lacking in teamwork. They should ask other if they need help.

On the flip side, others should ask them for help too.

If I see someone sitting with their feet propped up on the desk, texting their boyfriend, popping their bubblegum, and slurping down a double tall mocha cappucino I (politely of course - snort) let 'em know the guiac cards need stocked, the commodes need cleaned, and there is poop on the wall of the public bathroom.

RN started with CNA - we can all do the same tasks.

It irritates me when fellow RN's are not considerate of their team mates.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:44 PM
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Amen Polaris!
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