Get a clue! - page 2

I just need to vent a little about an MD I was working with yesterday. I was taking care of a 33yo female admitted with severe HA, also her left eye kept deviating to the left. The docs suspected MS... Read More

  1. by   dianah
    If an "easy" "painless" LP cannot be easily and painlessly performed at the bedside, GET SOMEONE ELSE to do it. Like a Radiologist (under fluoro -- they are trained to do myelograms, for goodness' sake!) or an Anesthesiologist or CRNA . If you care about the patient (as others have posted, what if it were your mother??), know when to hand it over to someone else. We as nurses see this all the time, say, starting IVs. Sometimes I can't start one to save my life (and I'm usually good), and once I call someone else to come try, they start it first time!! I've seen the same phenomenon happen with arterial sticks in angio, too. More times than not, when I suggest the Radiologist call someone else, often that jinxes us just enough so that he gets in the artery the very next try!
  2. by   RNPATL
    Quote from MD Terminator
    Every clinician needs a class on people.

    Ever nurse needs a class on how to smack the clinician when he or she messes up with them.

    -Dave
    Hear, hear .. I agree.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from MD Terminator
    Every clinician needs a class on people.

    Ever nurse needs a class on how to smack the clinician when he or she messes up with them.

    -Dave
    I'll use a brick, i don't want to hurt my hand trying to knock sense into the clinician. That wouldn't help the pt.

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