I was just gonna come home, after cursing under my breath all day and rant and rave about this very topic!
I shall save my furvor and pent up emotion for this reply
I am so tired of doctors getting away with talkin to nurses like fecal matter (wont swear in this post , i wont i wont i said so many foul words under my breath today i feel i must repent repent repent)
we have a dr, female, who looks so professional, and you almost get mistaken into thinking she is nice.....good thing she always opens her mouth to bitc....errrrr to complain about something ,thats solves any illusion of her being nice, or even civil.
once she was covering on a weekend for another MD and came in saying "I wish f'ing so and so would see her own f'ing patients" or something to that effect
right at the nursing station , plain as day for all to hear.
shes notorious for screeching about getting stat reports, and we call, and we call and we drive all the departments mad with our annoying calls and still no reports - uh oh - guess who gets it?
you guessed it we do!
yippity skippity ! nothing like being sworn at and belitted into a pile of nothingness in a record
4.5 seconds is there?
since starting to work at the desk (they are trying to train me to function effectively as an incharge rn - joke in itself prolly right?)
I have adopted a new attitude (ohhh ohhhh ohhhhh tough guy hapeewendy!)
I'm never mean, I'm never rude, but I dont start quivering and getting nervous when they start on their tyranical rants anymore, I just let them finish and carry on, however a bunch of us spoke
to our unit admin and she is supportive and understanding in the fact that they can act like heathens , but had no real answer to the problem
its been as bad that some of our clinical advisors and practice councils have said "yeah well drs act that way sometimes"
well when the heck did they get the right to "act that way"?
I know I know youre far superior with your big MD letters behind your name, but really can you contain your ego enough so that this piddly little RN can get her work done without being spoken to like she is incompetent?
a dr raised his voice to me on the phone asking me why i was paging him stat four times and i calmly responded that his patient wanted him to know that she was busy having an MI and if he answered the first stat call, three more could have been avoided
no apology from him of course ,but he did come onto the floor with this tail between his legs that evening
the approach I take now when i get negativity is to always say things like "hello dr so and so , your patient requests" or "the lab has called concerned with your patients INR result" etc
this way it gets the dr to focus and not jump on you so quickly for calling
its worked for me so far
or you could impale them with a sharp object of sorts.....
but I never resort to violence
my words are my weapon