Maybe you smart and wise nurses can give me some insight.
Not sure how to take this...
I developed a standing order for myself (the only diabetes educator in our clinic among several RNs) to titrate patients' insulin doses based on their reported blood glucose readings. I researched the literature carefully, approached our head doc, wrote it up, and use it all the freaking time. It seems to be a great thing for our docs and patients. I knew that other CDEs do this elsewhere.
Anyway, this head doc did a hospital wide presentation about the wonderful things we as a clinic are doing for our patients with DM. I wasn't invited, I knew about the presentation, thought it was just for docs (marketed as such) but the main "clinical excellence" nurse was there, and then she asked my clinic head nurse for copies of all the stuff we use to help our patients with DM. So head nurse asked me for a copy, I got it for her, I mentioned, "can you tell her that I wrote it" you know, and then head nurse was like, wink Dr * wrote it, wink right? Because obviously an RN can't write an order.
So, I feel kind of put out, I feel like Melanie Griffith's character in Working Girl (old but excellent movie) when Susan Sarandon's character steals her idea. I did some, but not all, of it on work time. So is it mine? I just don't know what to think. I keep telling myself, it's about the patients. It's about the patients. It's about the...