Ugh!! Dietary wants to make me scream sometimes!! Tonight for instance...we have a six year old who is recovering from aseptic meningitis. The kid's appetite is finally picking up some. The little tyke wanted a banana around 3:30 pm...one of the CNA's called down for it. Said they would bring it up. 4pm and no banana. Another CNA called down and dietary told her that they would just send the banana up with the trays at 5pm. So the CNA just went down to get the banana. You wouldn't believe the hissy dietary pitched over one banana for a six year old.
For crying out loud, all they had to do was reach back and give the CNA the banana. But no they pitched a fit because they were right in the middle of trying to get dinner trays done. The CNA took the banana, returned to the floor, and gave it to the child.
Supper time rolls around and we are busier than busy. Since our cafeteria is a small one, they close at 7pm. The dietary worker that threw the fit over the banana comes up at 6:10pm and tells the CNA that he is writing her up because the trays haven't all been collected and put back on the carts. For crying out loud. It is not like the CNA's and nurses were just sitting around doing nothing all evening. Really shook up the CNA. I told her not to worry about it the dietary jerk was just blowing smoke.
Why is it that dietary thinks they know what is best for our patients? HELLO? Aren't we the ones who are with them most of the time? One time I got into an argument with dietary over a piece of pie. Had an elderly lady (90's) who was diabetes type 2. She wanted a small piece of apple pie. Diabetes well controlled by diet and oral meds. Blood sugars terrific. I call the kitchen and asked for a small piece of pie. My God, you would think I committed the original sin. I got a 5 minute lecture from the lady who is the cook down there about this lady's diet...crying out loud....one piece of apple pie isn't going to kill someone in the 90's and if it did they probably died happy!
Well, I feel better now. Stepping off my soapbox...