When the doctor is late
When the doctor is rude
When the doctor doesn’t spend enough time with the patient/family
When the patient/family doesn’t like what the doctor has to say
When the patient asks for “sweetener” and the nurse brings Splenda when the patient ONLY uses Sweet ‘n Low. Nurses did go to school to be waitresses, after all.
When the IV pump beeps because the patient messes with it, or keeps kinking the tubing
When it’s too cold in the room
When it’s too hot in the room
When the “migraine patient” who is rating their pain 10 out of 10 (who coincidentally has the TV turned all the way up, all the lights turned on, playing on their IPad and laughing loudly with their friends who are in the room visiting) isn’t due for meds for 2 more hours
When the patients don’t get the care they should because the hospital never provides enough staffing
When pharmacy forgets to send up meds
When the diabetic patient with a blood sugar of 400 has his family sneak in a large Dairy Queen Blizzard and eats it while hiding in the bathroom
When the doctor gets called to clarify an order because doctors have such very “special” handwriting
When the doctor opens a chart that is out of new order sheets/progress notes
When the doctor walks off with a chart and loses it
When surgery doesn’t go as planned
When the food sucks
When there is nothing on TV
When the TV is hard to see/hear
When the hospital décor is ugly and outdated (hello 70s avocado green)
When the patient sneaks a Big Mac Value Meal an hour before a procedure they were supposed to be NPO for
When they point out a change in patient status, lab values, etc. and the doctor ignores it or pawns it off on another doctor
When they don’t answer a call light quickly enough because the patient next door is coding
When they do everything possible to coerce the patient to drink their colonoscopy prep and they can’t tolerate it enough to get clear before their procedure
Isn't it fun being a nurse?!
I get it because I am one. And a recruiter at Fusion. A Nurse Recruiter.
Interested in travel nursing? Contact me to learn more about it!
Sara@fusionmedstaff.com or 877-230-3885 Ext 128