I really hate when I'm in triage trying to talk to a patient, when not only is the patient's relative is refusing to let the patient speak for herself but is also loudly shoving potato chips in her maw as fast as she can. And talking on the phone.
Another triage pet peeve is when people walk into the booth when I'm trying to triage someone and keep interrupting me. Like when the PA from fast track wants Motrin from my cabinet or wants me to put my code in the glucometer, and the fact that I'm inspecting a boil on someone's posterior be damned. Or worse, when my loud boss comes in and starts yammering at me about some kind of administrative crap. Or a tech stands outside the door and bitches loudly about her assignment. It's really disrespectful to the patient and it distracts them and makes the triage take longer.
What are some of you pet peeves?