Well, I really wasn't upset about
her being late with the meds. Honestly, I can handle that - and I am not at the hospital FOR pain management, although they are managing my pain. I came in for bladder issues that hit me out of the blue and scared me. I get there is a whole floor here and I am not the only patient.
It was the comment about
the crying though. I mean, come on. As a nurse, don't you deal with people crying all the time? I personally would never tell anyone not to cry in that way, and I'm not a nurse!
Oh, and BTW, she had just given me a heparin (sp?) shot, which is given in the stomach. I asked her to please do the dilaudid first and wait a few minutes before doing the heparin, shots in the stomach aren't the most comfortable things in the world, and she said no. Just flat out no. I was easily at an 8 VAPS, and you all know how other pain gets exacerbated when you're dealing with that. The day shift nurse said okay when I asked her to do that (give me the dilaudid first, wait three minutes and then give me the heparin).
Here's what I said "If you can't deal with people crying, maybe you shouldn't be a nurse!" (and I did not say that calmly. I also apologized right after saying it, even though I suppose I didn't really need to, her behavior being out of line does not justify me snapping at her in a nasty manner).
Vickie, I'm sorry if this is bordering on bashing, I do not mean to disgrace this woman, but just to make sure I am not over reacting before I file a formal complaint. If I'm way off, then I will not file one, but it sounds like folks think I'm not over reacting.
They have assigned me a new nurse :) She is sweet. And the one I had last night and during day shift were awesome, as well. I hope the day shift nurse from today is here again tomorrow. And more than that I hope I get to go HOME tomorrow.
Post Edited (Backtolife) : 1/18/2015 10:35:18 PM (GMT-7)