To Scuttle or Not to Scuttle? - page 3

when i was back home in florida, we were instructed even in nursing school to follow the md's into the patient rooms in the morning when they checked on them. that was protocol in that facility, and... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    It is important to me to round with the docs . . .I've been with the patients since 3 a.m. and I have knowledge they may not receive from the patients OR the patients may not tell the docs things they have shared with me that the docs need to know. So, I stand away from the bedside against a wall and wait . . . .then I speak.

    If they don't hear from us, how can they be effective?

    steph
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from stevielynn
    If they don't hear from us, how can they be effective?

    steph
    If certain docs don't want to hear from us, how can they be effective?
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from TheCommuter
    If certain docs don't want to hear from us, how can they be effective?
    True - but then they rob themselves.

    I always round with them - unless I'm asked to refrain, which is very rare. I have a good relationship with our docs and would respect their wants . . . I have no problem with our docs and rounding with them. I realize all facilities are different.

    steph
  4. by   fronkey bean
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Actually, you're correct. There's a specific reason for remaining at my current workplace. I stick around at this particular job because I work only 2 days per week, while receiving pay for a 40 hour work week under the Baylor plan. I could not stand coming to work 5 days per week like some other individuals. I'd much rather have the 5 days off per week.

    Personally, I do not like to round with doctors. I do not like to volunteer any more information than is necessary. I'd much rather do the "disappearing act" than round with physicians any day of the week, because I simply prefer to stay out of sight. This is possibly an extension of my introverted personality. While I'm not shy, I am also not a sociable person.
    What a shame, though, that the MD's would not want to take advantage of the insight you have into their pt b/c of the time you have spent w/ the pt. Mabey they wouldn't get that hated midnight call if they bothered to ask a nurse on rounds about the pts level of pain or ability to rest. Mabey so many pts wouldn't return so quickly if the docs knew that the pt told you that they couldn't see well enough to take their meds properly or that they were seeing a doc in another town, etc. The info you have is valuable, the contribution you make to the pts. well being is invaluable. You shouldn't be ignored or made to feel that you need to "hide".

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