Wednesday, August 31, 2011

miss thang becomes a nurse

You know what I hate? I hate nurses who think they know everything and act like they are an expert on everything. Those are the people who you have to watch 'cause eventually they are gonna f--- up. Especially in the ER.

I've been in the ER a long time, as we all know. I've seen a lot of stuff. At this point your arm would have to be hangin' by a thread to get me excited. I don't know everything. I know that for a fact. There are things I've never done, things I forgot how to do. When that happens I ask my co-workers. It doesn't bother me a bit that I have to ask somebody else. There is always somebody who knows more than I do.

When you think you know everything you go barreling into situations and might screw it up because you don't want to ask for help. Thats when you end up in trouble. These kind of nurses can make the new nurses feel very small because they often times are critical. They talk about new nurses in a derogatory way.
The other thing I hate is nurses who think that because they work in certain areas such as critical care, they are superior to everyone else. Critical care requires a lot of skill and technical knowledge and can be very stressful. Like I've said before, I even think nurses in those areas should be paid more, but are those nurses superior to other nurses because of that knowledge? Of course not. So stop acting like you are.

I think people with these kind of attitudes are really just insecure. They have doubt about their abilities, but are so afraid they will be exposed, they cover it up with an air of superiority.

Get over yourself. Lack of humility will eventually bite you in the butt.


Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Most people find it very hard to say “I don’t know” or “Could you help me here please?” What a shame too, like you say bad things can happen when people try to pretend they know more than they really do.

ErRanter said...

If you wear it on your sleeve, it is because you have to. I must raise my hand so you know how important I am.

Books of the World said...

The same can be said about EMS workers, CNA's and MA's, who think they know more than the best. Great post.