Rude ED Doctors - page 4

by Skayda

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Okay, I understand how busy the ED can be but as a nursing assistant working in an AFH who just sent off a resident with worsening leg/knee trouble I am concerned with the care and treatment she will be receiving at the hospital... Read More


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    The RN should have made the call, but who cares if the Doc was rude and snotty. You make a fraction of the money she makes doing a thankless job that gradually wrecks your back. Yeah the ER doc has a stressful job, but she has a nice mercedes Benz and the occasional skiiing trip to Aspen to take her mind off it.

    Besides, you dont work at that hospital, so if a doc you dont work with or for gets snotty, id get snotty right back. Most Docs are rich kids whove never done a day of hard physical work in their life, so they can take their attitude and shove it.
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    Quote from SuperMeghan91
    You're a CNA, she's a doctor, in her eyes, you're trash and she's God. Just let it roll off of your back. I wouldn't know how else to deal with it other than to lie back and think of England.
    I really don't think that is fair at all. Perhaps this was how the doctor thought, but I think it's pretty unfair to accuse the doctor of those ideas knowing nothing about the doctor or the situation. My guess is the doctor would have had a similar reaction had another doctor called, made demands and told her how to do her job. I think, the point is, the OP got put in a really cruddy situation by her boss at the facility...if the boss wanted "everything done", then she should have called herself.
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    Quote from northernguy
    The RN should have made the call, but who cares if the Doc was rude and snotty. You make a fraction of the money she makes doing a thankless job that gradually wrecks your back. Yeah the ER doc has a stressful job, but she has a nice mercedes Benz and the occasional skiiing trip to Aspen to take her mind off it.

    Besides, you dont work at that hospital, so if a doc you dont work with or for gets snotty, id get snotty right back. Most Docs are rich kids whove never done a day of hard physical work in their life, so they can take their attitude and shove it.
    Because you have worked many shifts as an ER physician, so you know their job is a breeze, right? Plus med school is like maybe 4 hours of work a day--plus that long summer vacation--and why would you need to spend any time studying? Then things really get easy and their workload goes down even more when the reach their residency. (sarcasm icon here)

    Every ER doc has that moment when they are not so kind to RNs and techs, but they are all hard working and generally pleasant individuals (as a whole, more pleasant than docs I have encountered in other specialties). Sure they make a nice salary, but they work very hard for that money, so you might want to give them a bit of break. Who knows, one may save you life sometime.

    Having said all that, the ER doc had no justification for being rude to the OP.
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    Quote from psu_213
    Every ER doc has that moment when they are not so kind to RNs and techs, but they are all hard working and generally pleasant individuals (as a whole, more pleasant than docs I have encountered in other specialties). Sure they make a nice salary, but they work very hard for that money, so you might want to give them a bit of break. Who knows, one may save you life sometime.

    Having said all that, the ER doc had no justification for being rude to the OP.
    I dont mean to totally trash Doctors(like they would care what I think anyway), or ER Docs in particular, I just get annoyed at the tone of some of the responses. How dare a CNA suggest something to a Doctor! Give me a break, as a CNA I have people telling me how to do my job all shift long. RNs and other staff, patients....and especially patient's familys. In some cases their advice is neither desired nor remotely helpful, I still dont act rude.

    Im not saying an ER Doctor wouldnt have reason to be arrogant or rude, for all you know the ER was swamped and this Doctor just finished intubating a crashing 5 year old kid right before she got this call, but I notice a couple responses were by EMTs, and I noticed a tendency by many EMTs and Paramedics to hero worship ER docs. Most of them, including the really nice ones, tend to have a pretty healthy ego, so they dont need people fueling it even more. RNs dont seem to do this as bad as many EMTs do.
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    I am curious, did the resident come home or get admitted?
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    This is a rather awkward post so I won't repeat what others have already said.

    But yes; recently I was transported via ambulance to an ED because I dislocated my kneecap and couldn't put it back. When the attending ER doc saw me, she started laughing and saying, "Oh there's a difference between a dislocated knee and a dislocated kneecap [ Um... DUH? ]" and she got ALL technical trying to explain the difference. The bystanders who had seen me go down only knew I hurt my knee, so I guess that's what they told EMS.

    Meanwhile, I was in tears and screaming expletives at her to just put the darn knee back in place.

    Goodness... All those years in medical school must have destroyed any clue she had of behaving in social situations.
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