Will somebody PLEASE tell these doctors.... - page 2

1. That we are not their secretaries? and that they are just as able to pull up their own computer rounding list as we are? 2. That no, I CANNOT explain the risks and benefits of a surgical... Read More

  1. by   jojotoo
    15. And stop writing stupid orders - "place pt in gown, place pt on gurney". Just tell me, or better yet, DO IT YOURSELF!
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 11, '06
  2. by   jojotoo
    16. AND, if I'm calling you at 0300 R/T a hospital admission in the ER, Don't be mad at me. I didn't tell you to take call.

    And, if you don't want me to call you at home at that hour, then answer your pager or your service.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 11, '06
  3. by   LoriChr
    17. We can't read your mind. That pretty much covers it.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 11, '06
  4. by   navynurse06
    18. To stop waking up my sleeping babies after it took me an hour to get him/her to sleep.

    19. If my name is on the board next the pt's name than that's means I'm his/her nurse...don't stand around asking who has pt so and so when its written clearly on the board. Its not a hard concept to figure out!
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 11, '06
  5. by   URO-RN
    20. Take a penmanship course.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 11, '06
  6. by   jojotoo
    If my name is on the board next the pt's name than that's means I'm his/her nurse...don't stand around asking who has pt so and so when its written clearly on the board. Its not a hard concept to figure out![/quote]


    Yeah,why is this such a hard concept to figure out? How DID you get through medical school?
  7. by   1Tulip
    21. PLEASE! Do NOT tell your patients they're going to be discharged and then not write the order... or write the order for ANOTHER doctor to clear the patient for discharge. Don't let the "D" word past your lips unless and until you are actually sending the pt. home!

    Do you realize that family members take a day off work to bring mom home, they drive from distant places to pick up their relative.

    Do you know who will take the blow back when the patient and family find out that they are NOT actually free to leave. Of all the things I've seen pts and relatives lose their composure over, this has got to be one of the most frequent.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 11, '06
  8. by   kittagirl
    22. That I do not know every doc in the hospital by sight and if come on to my ward, don't introduce yourself, have no ID on and start fiddling with the notes trolley I WILL challenge you.
    And don’t do the offended act on me, I don’t have time to care about your hurt feelings!
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 11, '06
  9. by   James Huffman
    Why are we asking these questions here? Do any of these docs read this? If not, why not ask them (or tell them) directly?
  10. by   jojotoo
    Quote from James Huffman
    Why are we asking these questions here? Do any of these docs read this? If not, why not ask them (or tell them) directly?

    James, you have hit on the basic difference in communication styles (and problem solving) between men and women.
  11. by   texas_lvn
    It is called venting.:trout:
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WOAAAAH now, hold your horses. Let us NOT make this a female versus male debate here.

    I see people venting here, simple as that. And most of us Do tell the doctors these things, at least I know I do. Often, professional collegues "bounce things off " each other as needed. Others tend to vent when frustrated and seek ideas on how to deal....anyhow, this is all appropriate. Women and men may solve issues differently, no crime in that. Women often tend to vent to get it off their chests. I have found many men who hold things in and then explode or get depressed. We all do things differently. But articulate discourse and problem-solving is not the sole domain of the males among us!

    Venting here is appropriate, rather than at work where patients may hear this.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Nov 11, '06
  13. by   texas_lvn
    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :bowingpur :bowingpur
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    OHHH hold your horses. Let us NOT make this a female versus male debate here.

    I see people venting here, simple as that. And most of us Do tell the doctors these things, at least I know I do.

    Venting here is appropriate.

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