Christmas Gift for your unit from docs - page 4

Ok, what is the most silly Christmas gift a doctor has gotten your unit? I remember back in the 80's there were always lots of food gifts. We'd be stuffed with candy, popcorn, cookies... heck we even... Read More

  1. by   june-pearl
    [font="book antiqua"][color="dimgray"]do the nurses get gifts for the docs? (i'm not trying to make a point, i'm just curious.)
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from june-pearl
    [font="book antiqua"][color="dimgray"]do the nurses get gifts for the docs? (i'm not trying to make a point, i'm just curious.)
    here in the uk where i work, in a small practice with 4 general practitioners, they pay for us and spouses to go for a christmas evening meal and we each get a gift voucher from them. we do a collection and buy them something
  3. by   damarystx
    Tin O'Popcorn for the unit.....I don't really like popcorn..but it's the thought that counts, right?..on a happier note, one year when I worked in a dialysis unit a pt. catered an incredible luncheon for us, it was unbelievable not a cold cuts type of deal, hot food, and salads and cheesecake and pastry and each one of us got an angel pin. It means a lot that the patient really appreciated the work we did. The pt. would also bring us donuts and bagels almost once a week.
  4. by   damarystx
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    The little angel :angel2: sits on my one shoulder whispering: "At least he thought of the nurses" while the little devil sits on my other shoulder shouting: "Grab the razor blade!" Save the box until the doc is back on the unit. Cut the four into fifty pieces, and spread over a nice big tray. Then leave a little sign: Christmas Gift from Dr. XYZ......one piece per nurse. Maybe she/he will see it.

    I know I know, mean spirited thoughts around the holidays.....
    I like the way the devil on your shoulder thinks
  5. by   lauralassie
    on the 12th day of christmas my er doc gave to me: one drunk a peeing, two overdoses cussing,three seekers whinning, four chest pains crupmping, 5 golden triage stars, 6 dependins a leaking, 7 nurses swimming(to keep their heads above water),8 maids a cleaning, 9 overdoses, 10 croupy coughs, 11 abd pains, 12 std's. Yipppiii ! What more could a nurse want ?:icon_redface:
  6. by   santhony44
    I remember Christmas on the floor from you-know-where with the head nurse from the same place.

    One doc gave the whole floor a bottle of whiskey. Just one bottle. Did he think we were going to pass out the little plastic med cups there at work?

    Another group of doctors gave a gift of cash. Did our lovely HN buy a small gift for everybody, or some food, or something we could all use, like a new coffeepot? Nope. She bought three or four very nice items and drew names. Those folks got something nice, the rest of us zilch.
  7. by   cardsRN
    to answer a previous poster's question: no. typically we do not buy gifts for the docs. in my case, our docs are cardiac surgeons in a major teaching hospital. one of their salaries is more than all 50 of our staff nurses make all together! but i really don't expect anything from them either. each year the cardiology group throws a party at a local hotel, food, drinks, dancing. and evey year i have had to work. this year, one of our surgeons gave the unit an extremely generous gift- $500 dunkin donuts card! split for all 3 shifts. the only problem... our nurse manager locked it up in her office. so how exactly is night shift to use it? ummmmm...
  8. by   hecete
    WHAT GIFT, NO SUCH THING WHERE I WORK.
  9. by   picu75rn
    When I was in Portland Or. our PICU intensivist gave us each a plant and choclate. In Arkansas we all received a 20.00$ gift certificate from where else Wal-Mart.
  10. by   lamazeteacher
    This is "pie in the sky" thinking, I know, but I think the true gift of appreciation would be to come to the unit (possibly on their day off) to perform their order for one patient, such as completing a form that isn't computer generated or actually starting the IV or changing a dressing (with directions about where the supplies are located and how they are charged to the patient, and a sticky note in the chart for observations made - another sample may be needed, of charting technique)... . Patients would be impressed knowing that MDs appreciate Nurses.
    If 5 Christmas stickers (provided from a Christmas fund in a "piggy bank" kept on the unit year 'round) were attached to each chart on the order form, one could be placed, with the MD's initials to indicate that the chore was done. If the MD doesn't know where the forms are, they could be placed near their work space in plain view, with a sample indicating how to complete them. This would increase team spirit and mutual appreciation, and costs very little. A Christmas campaign for legible writing would also help save Nurses' time. That may be so difficult an effort, that MDs just might agree to place their orders in the computer.......
    The gift of time from a busy person is more appreciated than tea bags or chocolates. Be sure to acknowledge the gift with a "Thank You!" stamp or sticker from the Chjristmas fund, and if there's still a fair amount left over, it could pay for something the Nurses really need on the unit. That may encourage more frequent gifts of this type, but don't expect enemas or colostomy bag changes to be administered by MDs...... though one can always hope........
  11. by   muffie
    one surgeon gives us a $100.00 cheque for our nursing ed fund q year
  12. by   Batman24
    Quote from santhony44
    Another group of doctors gave a gift of cash. Did our lovely HN buy a small gift for everybody, or some food, or something we could all use, like a new coffeepot? Nope. She bought three or four very nice items and drew names. Those folks got something nice, the rest of us zilch.
    God forgive me, but that is idiotic. I hope the doc gives the money next year to someone with some good ole common sense.
  13. by   anne74
    I work in the recovery room, and we work with dozens of surgeons and anesthesiologists. ONE surgeon brought in a plate of cookies over the holidays. However, every year we nurses hold a "Resident Appreciation" lunch, and we all bring in potluck dishes - good homemade dishes like lasagna, deviled eggs, salads, etc. What's up with that?

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