I cannot provide specific details, but I did have a terrible shift last night. Not only did I page a doctor multiple times regarding a patient who was deteriorating, but I also telephoned the same doctor's answering service numerous times. In addition, I called his personal cell phone number several times, which went straight to voice mail each and every time that I called. My next step was to report it to my nurse manager, but her phone number was not listed in the contact book because she is a newer employee.
What do you guys do when doctors don't return repeated phone calls and pages? Do your workplaces have established protocols?
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We have had the nursing supervisor send the cops to their house on occasion.
Oh come on! You can't leave us hanging! What happened after?
From your post you said it was indeed urgent. But I am really curious how the doctor reacted and how your nurse manager talked to the doctor if ever he confronted him/her
Last edit by Doza on Jul 12, '10
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