I think I'm the unlucky one.
The other day I was asked to escort a monitored patient to a diagnostics lab. No problemo. However he needed a transfusion of Fresh Frozen Plasma after his initial blood transfusion had been completed. Well I wasn't sure what the procedures were 100%, so I quickly looked it up on the computer at the diagnostics lab before I went to prepare for the transfusion.
A nurse goes to me and says "hey, is Mr X your patient?"
"Yes," I reply. "Why?"
"His FFP (fresh frozen plasma) is there."
"Ok, thanks. I'm just reviewing how to hang it before I head in there."
"You're an emergency nurse and you don't' know how to hang blood products???" She asked in an incredulous voice, as if I was the worst ED nurse ever. That stung.
"I'm a new grad, and new to the ED" I fumbled, flabbergasted.
I then proceded to hang the transfusion appropriately, but that comment pissed me off.
She was totally and completely in appropriate for saying that to me. The other nurse at the lab clued in and tried to console me by saying that "we were all new at one point, how else are you supposed to learn?". I appreciated that, but still. Pisses me off that someone could belittle another person. I would NEVER do that to anyone. If I do, that's the time I need to get out.
Also, I really need to start thinking about what to say at the TIME of the incident, not afterwards. One day.