Will somebody PLEASE tell these doctors.... - page 3

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   NurseyBaby'05
    Quote from 1Tulip
    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.

    Yes, yes yes! Or else delaying a discharge for an unnecessery clearance when these people live 3-4 hours away in small towns without making sure they can fill their prescriptions. Many places in the small towns aren't open late. A lot of them need narcs post-op and we're certainly not giving them "a few for the road."
  2. by   James Huffman
    Quote from jojotoo
    James, you have hit on the basic difference in communication styles (and problem solving) between men and women.
    Maybe. Though I suspect, say, that Condoleeza Rice or Hillary Clinton (to name both sides of the ideological fence) might disagree with such an assessment.

    And I have no objection to venting.

    But does it do any good to ask the questions here? If it doesn't, why not go to the ones we have complaints with?
  3. by   NurseyBaby'05
    They seem to fall on fewer deaf ears here.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It does good, if there is the ability to alleviate annoyance and anger, and possibly get some well-intended advice on how to handle these situations. If it does the person good to communicate here, then it's all good!
  5. by   Little Panda RN
    Yes, you have told me many times how nurses used to worship doctors, Well I am not those nurses and you are not God!
  6. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from nd_mom
    Yes, you have told me many times how nurses used to worship doctors, Well I am not those nurses and you are not God!
    :yeahthat:

    Now, can we get back to complaining about the docs????? It is nice to not feel alone.
  7. by   P_RN
    Ok, how about when you had your hand operated on, and you came to my floor and asked ME to go to another floor to "show those nurses there" how to change a dressing. And how mad you got when I couldn't do it that you called my director to have her MAKE me do it. (She wouldn't do it either.) So then you wrote an order on a blank form directing us to get someone to do it.
  8. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from P_RN
    Ok, how about when you had your hand operated on, and you came to my floor and asked ME to go to another floor to "show those nurses there" how to change a dressing. And how mad you got when I couldn't do it that you called my director to have her MAKE me do it. (She wouldn't do it either.) So then you wrote an order on a blank form directing us to get someone to do it.
  9. by   zenman
    Please tell your wife to stop calling me. I'm married and do not want to go out with her!
  10. by   ortess1971
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    4. I am NOT calling ther florist to send your mistress AND your wife flowers, just beause you met some other flooz at a bar last night and didn't come home or go to your mistress' condo.

    (He's not at our hospital anymore, but i bet the next place is just having a field day with that dude's pager)
    ARRRGHHH, those freakin' pagers! I swear, I'm gonna flush some surgeons pager down the hopper one day!!
  11. by   mamason
    Quote from 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.
    LOL!!!Oh...MY....GOD...... I hate it when that happens!!!LOL!!!
  12. by   angelcharm
  13. by   Moneypitt
    When I have been nice enough to arrange all the morning lab reports and place them in front of the chart- do not leave them a crumpled mess in the chart box.

    If you drop the chart- please take the time to put all those papers back in to the little rings that they belong, instead of putting them in a heap and walking away.

    Make sure that you sign a restraint order when you place a chest tube in a confused patient. Pretty please.

    Be nice and tell the patient why you have consulted oncology. And btw it is never good to tell a patient they have cancer and walk out of the room.
    :trout:

    Have a clue- I do not have the Verizon network to back me up and take off orders. So don't ask me an hour after you wrote a dozen orders if I have a particular non emergent one completed yet. Chances are I don't because it is not humanly possible to get all things done at warp speed.

    If a certain medication has not worked for days on relieving high blood pressure- please stop ordering it in double and triple amounts. Try something else. Please.

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