Another rant... did you expect anything else?
Is it wrong to want tell a patient where to stick there buzzer?
Okay so I would never actaully say it, but today I have had enough, I have been working looong days in a private hospital and I want to go back to the NHS, I miss having to look for items instead of being overwhelmed with choice,
Actually I think I actulaly miss sick patients, or having work to do... today there was 4 patients, when there was staff on for the 16 rooms
There is nothing, and I really do mean nothing to do at times, the patients don't want you to talk to them, they like acting down a cable, and as they are the customer they get what they want.
There is only one patient that has realy annoyed me today, I spent about 3 hours this am making his bed, because it wasn't quite right for him, it was hard enough to do the flipping hospital corners on my own without him 'helping'. Then he went down to theatre, and when he came back he needed his o/s cleaning about every 10 minutes as it was +++ leaking.
Which I did, smiling as he chuntered on about the quality of care he was recieving, whilst still trying to buzz for a nurse:rolleyese: so I thought Right time to CYA chart... I couldn't find his n/notes, so I went and got them and the staff nurses who is my mentor has signed that she did all his pre and post op care, I may be being petty cos 'Mr. I buzzed to see how quickly you could get here in an emergency' has racked me off, I know my mentor is suposed to countersign my work after I sign it and document it, but I had to explain to the s/r what I had done all day, because I am not charted as having done anything. As my mentor had wrote that they had bathed, dresed, wc etc etc..
And just as I was leaving (I got to finish early today) 'Mr my TV is not quite set at the right brightness buzzed again.'
Was it wrong to smile as I walked from the doors????
in my 'cold' imposed break from allnurses I have learnt to rant about two topics at the same time