I am so sick of dealing with techs who want to tell me how to do my job. Or worse, who think they need to tell me how to do my job “right”. It’s so easy isn’t it to be scrubbed in at the table, focusing literally on the task “at hand”? It must be easy if the tech has time to oversee the job of the nurse and make recommendations.
The tech is gowned, doesn’t have to do anything but prep equipment and hand it off, while the nurse runs around getting and giving meds, dropping supplies, keeping an eye on the monitor, all while attending to the patient on the table.
How many times have I been rounding the corner of the table to reposition the monitors for the spider shot, when the scrub tech says “could you get the monitors?” Well, duh…I swear they say it just to give the impression they’re running the show. The same thing goes for refilling contrast. I’ve literally had one hand on the bottle and the other on the spike when the tech says “I need some contrast here!” Duh.
Why, why, why do they have to play these games? So patronizing. The thing is, I know I don’t know everything. I don’t try to pretend that I do. Nobody can know everything. Well, except for these guys.
I wonder…do other nurses have to deal with the same thing? Or is this just the atmosphere in my lab?