Well I can say that for the most part we really have an excellent group of docs with us. I think there are just one or two that annoy/irritate the nurses. Mostly its in the way they do things. Keep in mind, we all go nuts and can get worked up, when there are more people in the ER, that you have rooms, and sometimes hall space to accomodate the patients.
Over head page through the ER for a nurse, "To give a Tetanus". Thank God I wasn't working the time he did that one!!
Over head page a nurse to give "his patient", Demerol. Again, he should thank God I wasn't there for that either.
I'm not sure what type of problems you have? Most of ours are just plain outright r/t too the double standard. Certain docs think their patient is the priority no matter what happens. You could be working a full arrest, that's resucitated...one nurse charting, one getting another line, one helping the doc intubate, and the other mixing the Dopamine and being the drug runner (if the crash cart is not open). Then he will come in and insist someone leaves to gove his patient "Motrin" or some crap like that! It's irritating. The thing I found out that works the best, is just too ignore him if your busy. Don't respond, pretend you don't hear him. I have even went to the extent of telling him, that is not currently the priority, put it in the rack and someone will get too it.
On one paticular night, he came in at 10pm. He went to go see a patient that had been waiting in her room, for 2 hours and 15 minutes. She was upset because, we didnt go get her mother to sit in the room with her.
Doctor: "we need to consider things like this and take care of them".
Me: "There was no time for that earlier...we were very busy."
Doctor: "You can't say that to me, I work here too, and I know it gets busy. However, it still should have been considered and done".
Me: "You were not here earlier, when the halls were packed, when there was no place to put anybody else. The thought was considered on several occasions by myself, while I was in the middle of other things that required immidiate attention. I am sure others considered it also. There was nobody available to do it, that is the botttom line".
Doc: "I'm not trying to turn this into an argument."
Me: "Well thats what you are doing. It was not a priority"
My point? If someone was going out to get some patients family memebr, this doc would pull them aside and say I need you to do this on my patient first. If it was another docs patient needing demeral, he would pull someone aside and say I need you to get their family real quick first. Point is..... "His patients" are always the priority, regardless of whats going on with anybody else's patients. it's the me, me me me me scenario. so........the best answer was ignore him, tell him its not the priority. God help anybody that pages someone for a tetanus or something benign.......put it in the rack.....and it will get done.
geeeezeee I staryed off course? Anyhow, thats the extent of our doc problems.
In general, I have found you have to give them 3-4 months to really start to get to know them. Sometimes its more of a "I dont know you, and you dont know me" issue.