Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED? - page 16

by Whts_Ur_Emergency? 64,166 Views | 264 Comments

Id have to say my biggest pet peeve is when someone hands you a medicaid card as they pull it from their Louis Vuitton handbag with bling on their hands after having rolled up to the ER in their Mercedes Benz! After that I'd say... Read More


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    Quote from 1990rn911
    And my favorite... Is dr whatshisname here? (Pcp) o yes actually ur doctor has no life and waits around in the er for you to become ill. Seriously??
    People call their PCP on a Sat. evening, PCP tells them to go the ER. Pt gets there and says "Dr. Smith told me to come here and he wants to know right when I get here--call him right now." 5 minutes later: "Did you call Dr. Smith yet? He's expecting you to call him about me." 10 minutes later you tell the pt they will be putting in an IV and then they will get a CT of the chest. "Well, did you talk to Dr. Smith about this? He has to order everything." Ugh...

    Meanwhile, after the workup, the secretary pages Dr. Smith. He was so eager to hear about his pt's condition that he takes over an hour to call back. No skin off my back that it took so long to call back, but I kinda want to tell the pt what kinda commitment Dr. Smith has to the pt. (Of course it's our fault that the pt has a long stay in the ER.)
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    Quote from psu_213
    People call their PCP on a Sat. evening, PCP tells them to go the ER. Pt gets there and says "Dr. Smith told me to come here and he wants to know right when I get here--call him right now." 5 minutes later: "Did you call Dr. Smith yet? He's expecting you to call him about me." 10 minutes later you tell the pt they will be putting in an IV and then they will get a CT of the chest. "Well, did you talk to Dr. Smith about this? He has to order everything." Ugh...Meanwhile, after the workup, the secretary pages Dr. Smith. He was so eager to hear about his pt's condition that he takes over an hour to call back. No skin off my back that it took so long to call back, but I kinda want to tell the pt what kinda commitment Dr. Smith has to the pt. (Of course it's our fault that the pt has a long stay in the ER.)
    ...and these PTs think that they are supposed to go right back to a room ahead of everyone else because the PCP sent them, or because the PCP "called ahead" and told someone all about them they think they are supposed to be a direct admit and want to know how long it will be until they are moved to a room upstairs.
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    Quote from GM2RN
    ...and these PTs think that they are supposed to go right back to a room ahead of everyone else because the PCP sent them, or because the PCP "called ahead" and told someone all about them they think they are supposed to be a direct admit and want to know how long it will be until they are moved to a room upstairs.
    Oh jeez, I forgot about that..."Dr. Smith told me to come in, so I know he called ahead and ordered a room for me." Although occasionally, the doctor did actually tell the pt they would be a direct admit and that fact did not get conveyed to admissions and whomever else needs to know. It that case it is still the ER's fault though.
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    Quote from emtb2rn
    Probably already mentioned but mine is "i can't swallow pills" and they're over the age of 6. Seriously? How do you eat? And yeah, that's what i ask them.
    I'm 28 and can't swallow big pills... I usually chew my food before I eat it. I don't know about you. Call me a baby but I think it's more of an anxiety thing from choking as a child.
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    I know some places have all private rooms, but I'm tired of hearing "I need a private room."
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    Quote from N1colina

    I'm 28 and can't swallow big pills... I usually chew my food before I eat it. I don't know about you. Call me a baby but I think it's more of an anxiety thing from choking as a child.
    You're still swallowing a bolus of food after it's been chewed. And yeah, I chew my food. Sometimes I even cook it first and use cutlery.
    poppycat, uRNmyway, Altra, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from KeeperMom
    Oh! And I am sooooo sick of seeing able-bodied people WALK through the door and grab a wheel chair and suddenly become totally incapacitated right before my very eyes
    YES!!

    They make it to the triage chairs, and then collapse, or send their BFF to the secretary to let us know they are about to pass out. I just say "go ahead, you're in the right place."
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    Quote from emtb2rn
    You're still swallowing a bolus of food after it's been chewed. And yeah, I chew my food. Sometimes I even cook it first and use cutlery.
    But if you're honest you'll admit that the cutlery only came into play after you went to nursing school, amiright?
    DeLanaHarvickWannabe likes this.
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    Tonight's was : Providers who order 1 test at a time. So you can never get caught up. And they are off the wall, never saw it coming.
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    Quote from sserrn
    ^^I just chart 10 when they do that. And also, when I'm assessing a medication's effectiveness, "did the medicine help you?" "Yes, a little." "What would you rate your pain now, 0-10?" "10." *Eye roll, chart 9/10.
    I want to step on their big toe with the heel of a stiletto shoe and tell them THAT is a 10!


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