I have just started travel nursing. When dealing with med techs, more often than not, I get comments, “that’s not my patient”. I hate that attitude, we are all a team and it is important we all work together. How do I deal with situations like that without offending staff?
I find that starting my request with “I know this isn’t your patient, but the other tech is really busy right now. I’d really be grateful if you could give me a hand for a moment.” You’ve pre-empted their standard, “this isn’t my patient”, you’ve indicated why you’ve come to them for help, and you’ve also let them know that you aren’t sending them in alone. CNA’s and Med Techs just want to feel as valued as we think they are. I find a smile and a huge “Thank you! I really appreciate you.” goes a long way.