Quote from kat911
We had a resident who threw a fit and a chart at the front desk because the nurse wouldn't take a verbal order. At the end of the year roast we gave him an award and a prize. Award for Best Performance in Infantile Behavior, Chart throwing, his prize, a pacifier.
Oh, geez, I got to see this sort of behaviour too! Unfortunately, I was a PATIENT at the time, and I was the subject of the tantrum! :uhoh21:
I was admitted to ER with an acute abdomen, N&V, and pain level of 8/10. Every ER in the GTA was going crazy that night, and this hospital was no exception.
THREE HOURS later, I still had not had an IV started on me, or been given anything for pain. I was also spiking a really high fever. I begged the nurse for some Tylenol, as the discomfort from the fever at that point was actually worse than the pain, which had settled down to where I wasn't moaning anymore, and could actually bear it if I didn't have to move.
Nurse went to the MD in charge. He brushed her off.
Forty five minutes later, I asked again. AGAIN she got the brush-off.
Finally, my husband got into the act, and I think he was a little more forceful about it, though still quite polite.
This time, when the nurse again made the request, Dr. Prima Donna picked up a stack of charts, smashed them down on the desk, and swore, using the "F" word at least 2-3 times, raging about something not being done (I didn't hear this, my husband did.) Then, he snarled at the nurse: TAKE A VERBAL!
Which she did. I got an IV started on me STAT, then they gave me demerol IV push....OWWW, did that BURN! But I didn't worry much about pain for the rest of the night! :chuckle
Dr. Prima Donna was raked over the coals when I filled out the Patient Satisfaction Survey. :angryfire