7 Habits of Highly Annoying Nurses

We've all heard of Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  But what about all of those people that we work with in health care?... you know... those people that are nowhere to be found in Mr. Covey's book.  Just to make sure we're all talking about the same people, here are the 7 Habits of Highly Annoying Nurses:

  • Just calling "to let you know".
  • Writing "Doctor aware".
  • Saying, "It's not my patient".
  • Referring to patients by their room numbers and not knowing their names.
  • Smoke breaks.
  • Waiting until the end of their shift to start their charting.
  • Writing that they "read back" an order, when they did no such thing.
7 Habits of Highly Annoying Nurses

Feel free to add others for consideration.  Send us an email or just post a comment below.  For those annoying nurses that took offense to this post... two things: (1) If you do three or more of the above, you have no one to blame but yourself, and (2) the next post is one that you'll love - The 7 Habits of Highly Annoying Doctors.  :0)


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