I have to share with you all the lovely follow-up to my run-in with a nurse I blogged about in this post.
That same day, the student and I had another patient as well. The lazy nurse took over her latter that day...grrr. I thought "wow, someone is really testing my patience...or lack of."
The nurse was a little better but still exhibiting some passive-aggressive behavior. I let it go.
Then a couple days letter I get a call from the midwife in my practice who is technically 'in charge' of the students. Apparently this nurse told her she was concerned about how much I left the student alone that day. Specifically, I left the student alone to finish the repair. Now in my defense, the repair was a very small tear that required three stitches total. I inspected the patient's bottom with the student, reviewed what the repair would be, and then left her to do it. My thinking was this would help boost her confidence. Anyway, the nurse claimed that she had to tell the student how to do the repair! Hmmm, excuse me, but when did you learn how to do repairs?????? Anyway, no big deal, but it really pissed me off as I know it was a ploy to 'get back' at me. Jeez.....
So, I decided that I will bang my head against the wall if she gets another one of my ladies. And guess what? Yep, next time I am on, she has my patient again. I thought I was gonna fall on the floor laughing at the irony. I decided to try things one more time to see how she behaved. And she was ok....other than sticking a bottle in the baby's mouth afterwards when mom was breastfeeding. And my IBCLC student midwife had gotten the baby to latch on with mom. Grrr.