Will somebody PLEASE tell these doctors.... - page 6
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
Dec 19, '061. Take a penmanship class.
2. When you write orders, please give the chart to me or the unit secretary. Do not put it back in the rack without flagging it.
3. Don't write stupid orders. I know to get the blood cultures before starting the antibiotics; you don't have to write it. And if you order orthostatic BPs, you don't need to ask me if I did the supine BP before or after the sitting and standing. I DID make it through nursing school, after all.
Dec 19, '06Please don't demand blood culture results 4 hours after they were ordered. No amount of bullying will make them grow faster.
Please do not freak out when a kid goes bad and demand I call 911... doc, we ARE 911!!! Just call the code.
Please don't page consulting doctors and leave the floor.. they are not too keen to play phone tag with you!
Dec 19, '06Please don't page consulting doctors and leave the floor.. they are not too keen to play phone tag with you!
Dec 19, '061. I can not magically pull rx pads out of my butt!-Really!
2. You can make a copy "all by yourself"-just push the button that says COPY.
3. When you schedule 20 med reviews/pt visits it would be nice if you showed up rather than leave me to explain to a waiting rm full of angry:angryfire patients who have run out of their psych meds that you are not coming.
4. There is NO CHART for a patient you haven't seen before-Ugh!
5. No, we can not just shut the door & leave the open box full of IV narcotics in the exam room until tomorrow
Dec 19, '0612. When you are the cardiologist on call and the 3 day post op CABG patient's BP is 60/40 manual and in Trendelinberg do not scream at me "what the F** do I care? Why are you telling me this? Just go take it again you idiot. Especially in front of the family member who really likes me because I am the only person who has helped him to understand what we did to his mother and why.
13. When your patient is a diabetic and scheduled for a CABG and you neglect to write orders for BS and/or insulin, and I ask you nicely if that is what you want to do, do not scream at me " I don't give a good *** what her blood sugar is! Then you will get a call from the diabetic nurse educator about evidence based practice that shows if a person's sugars are out of whack they don't heal as well.Last edit by SaderNurse05 on Dec 19, '06
Dec 19, '06Please do not indicate to your patients that they can go home "now". They cannot leave until the discharge orders are written, the instruction sheets are printed and reviewed with them, they have successfully demonstrated the ability to change their own dressing and empty the JP drain, I've d/c the IV, I've called their prescription to the pharmacy of their choice etc etc etc. And let them know it may take even longer if you've also written discharge orders on six of your other pts on the unit.
And to you Dearest Patient: If you are well enough to be discharged home, than you are too well to rate very high on my continually updating master priority list. I know you just want to go home, but the patient down the hall with an o2 sat of 68% just wants to live.
Dec 19, '06Oh, I almost forgot. If you are the hospitalist it is your job to admit the new patients and write orders. When I page you to tell you about a new very ill patient do not tell me you are in line at WalMart so you can get your kid an X-box.
Dec 19, '06Another one: If you change your mind about performing a CABG on a patient who has travelled 250 miles from home with her entire family please tell SOMEONE. Just making the decision in your mind at 11 pm means that the patient is still on the schedule and will remain NPO until about 1 pm when I finally call the OR and they find your partner who says you are out of town today. Then I get to go in and tell the patient and family there is no surgery today and I don't know why...
Dec 20, '06Do NOT walk off with my flowsheets and then forget where you put them...write down what you need to know and leave my STUFF alone! LOL
Don't tell me that the nurses just don't want to feed this kid that is 33 weeks, a boy to boot, and has not suck swallow breathe coordination down yet. Sit down and try yourself bucko. And don't give up after 5 minutes.
Don't tell me your orders are perfectly fine when I am hounding you with the guidelines in hand, just fix it and don't act like my 10 year old.
Don't tell the families that baby is going home tomorrow morning...it ain't happening because they haven't been here in 13 weeks and I have a butt load of things I have to do!
Dec 20, '06No, as a private doc using our ER for a procedure, you cannot have one whole ER nurse for your very own to stand there in case you want something. Ask for all of it now, then do your job. Don't go complain to the ER doc about it, who will tell you point blank the nurses don't have time for that, and that if the (ER) docs want something, they get it themselves. (thanks for that one ERDoc!)
Dec 20, '06Quote from James HuffmanI am a PA (physician assistant) student and reading this. I read the entire thread, actually. We all, docs, PAs, and NPs, care a lot about what our nurse colleagues think and certainly do read things like this to get an idea of how we can correct our mistakes. No problem with this thread, sometimes its just hard or you're too busy to say it directly to the person. This is coming from a guy.Why are we asking these questions here? Do any of these docs read this?
Dec 20, '06Quote from caldjePass it on, Will ya?I am a PA (physician assistant) student and reading this. I read the entire thread, actually. We all, docs, PAs, and NPs, care a lot about what our nurse colleagues think and certainly do read things like this to get an idea of how we can correct our mistakes. No problem with this thread, sometimes its just hard or you're too busy to say it directly to the person. This is coming from a guy.
Dec 20, '06I'm wondering if nurses scour physician message boards looking for nurse complaints......