I'm wondering if anyone has encountered experienced doctors who will never change their orders, even after you explain to them why and how their orders are inappropriate - nicely, courteously, reasonably, of course.
And inexperienced doctors - how do you deal with their orders? I find that they're usually too stubborn, embarrassed, whatever to listen to a nurse. But one that I remember vividly was, it seemed, inattentive to the patients, busy with too many irons in the fire in his personal life, and inexperienced to boot. Not a good combination. That one always got angry when nurses asked questions - even if you couldn't quite understand the order and were only asking for clarity so you could carry it out.
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Yes, please tell me that nobody went to Starbucks for this guy.
You can't make this stuff up. I will admit he is a good looking guy, one bat of his eyelashes is all it takes. The patient care associates either get starbucks for him when they are on their break(which is fine) OR when the charge nurse is not around(not fine)...and they all stick up for each other. If I am looking for Patient care associate So and So another will step up and make an excuse as to why they aren't around and volunteer to help me. People seem to forget I received my BA from John Jay college of criminal justice before I changed my mind and decided to go into nursing...I have the eye of a detective.
Everything runs smoothly when this doctor is off. The first thing I say when I show up for my shift is "Is Dr hotshot here today"?
Last edit by Munch on Nov 22, '11