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Be nice to me, I may be your nurse one day. Remember - needles and catheters come in sizes that I get to choose!

  • Joined: Sep 2012
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Posts: 14

Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:01 pm Last edited Jan 11, 2013, 04:40 pm Update #1

Tell me fellow nurses...What are your absolute pet hates at work?? Don't hold back now...Vent away!!

I'll start..

  • When people don't put things back where they live - patient transfer equipment pushed into patient bathrooms ring a bell?
  • when people use the last item and don't restock. OR when people find stock empty and walk around the ward until they find what they need instead of just restocking the item (a much quicker option usually!)
  • And finally... Filling in the last space of the drug register and not carrying over the medication tally onto the next page so that you have to count them and fill it in yourself.


Happy Venting!!

modified: Friday 11 January 2013 4:41:21 pm - Rororo



  • Joined: Jan 2013
  • Location: PANANIA
  • Posts: 2

Jan 29, 2013, 04:47 pm

I can relate with what you say  tho I am a American ( Alaskan) nurse newly landed here.I hate lazy people generally..unless some one is terribly harried in some way  at the moment it is common courtesy to be proper with those items like you mentioned.I am used to RUNNIng 12.5 HOURS on a TELE/MED/SURG/PEDS ward in a smallish hospital.We rarely got our breaks... but still lazy and sloppiness has no place.( or hiding /hoarding prefered equipment lol)  


sally rawlings   Panania NSW 2213  new here and I know no nurses



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Apr 18, 2013, 02:01 am

I really hate when things are really messy around me.



  • Joined: Nov 2016
  • Location: Sydney
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Nov 18, 2016, 11:25 am

1. When the hospital makes new rules about not being able to work so many days in a row and it kills your vacation plans.

2. When the patient diagnoses themselves with Internet information before coming in.

3. When you never have enough time to eat, pee, sleep, etc...

4. When a patient throws up on you.

5. When your best friend gets assigned to another unit. 



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Jun 02, 2017, 09:44 pm

Hate the patient with annoying attitude and attendents aiming to seek attention

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