This afternoon I called to inform a doc that pt whose urine has been amber now has gross hematuria. Doc asks if pt has foley, I say yes and he says "well, d/c it. Maybe it will stop." I start to reply with, "Ok, and if it doesn't stop...." Doc then takes over and says, "If it doesn't stop, I'll care...Hmmm...Maybe when hell freezes over."
I can't wait until I have more experience!!!
Feb 8, '07
[font="comic sans ms"]whether you write it as an order, or document it in nurse's notes using quotes, i'm pretty sure that peer pressure will take care of the problem in short order. in a private hospital, the guy's partners will deal with him. in a teaching hospital, it will go up the chain of command until someone higher than him deals with it. ask your peers what they would do -- is it more common to put that sort of thing on an order sheet or in the notes?
ruby, who once wrote a verbal order stating "yes i do want you to stick this patient every 1 hour for abgs even though all labs and meds have been d/c'd, even though she's a dnar and even though i've ordered you not to call me with the results, no matter how abnormal." long story.
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