Will somebody PLEASE tell these doctors.... - page 7

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   EmerNurse
    If I knew where to find a physician message board (anyone know of one?), I'd certainly read it!

    As for mine: Don't get mad at me for ordering a PT/PTT on a patient who's cc is a boil when he's on a ton of coumadin a day. Wouldn't want him bleeding all over you when you lance that puppy would you? And when those labs come back INSANELY out of whack (while he's in the WR for his boil),don't scream at me why is this guy in the waiting room????? I have a hard time eyeballing a patient and knowing their lab values. At what point in one's nursing career does that skill emerge?
  2. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from iceyspots
    I'm wondering if nurses scour physician message boards looking for nurse complaints......
    No need. Docs who have complaints about nurses have no problem letting everyone know about it.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    A few docs i work with browse this site.
  4. by   James Huffman
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    No need. Docs who have complaints about nurses have no problem letting everyone know about it.
    Perhaps nurses should follow their example.

    Telling anyone to their face (docs included) when we have a beef with them is really the best way to operate.

    Jim Huffman, RN
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from James Huffman
    Perhaps nurses should follow their example.

    Telling anyone to their face (docs included) when we have a beef with them is really the best way to operate.

    Jim Huffman, RN

    Some of us already do. Anything i've typed on this thread, i had already said to their face.
  6. by   coffeeaddict
    That saying "Thank you for your help". "Im sorry that my pt spit on you." Or "you did the right thing." goes a long way. Also that I will treat you with the same amount of respect that you give me, also I have ways of making your life miserable that you havent even thougt of yet. Like letting your d/c pt know that if they need to Talk to you all they have to do is call your office number, any time day or night, and that it will be transfered to your on call phone.
  7. by   coffeeaddict
    also if that if its the hospitals policy to not take B/P on arms with picc lines, or post masectomy sides, dont yell at me for obeying it, and posting signs above the bed. Also dont remove the said sign and go to the boss about it. It will not help you. Another thing if a pt has irregular HR in the 170s for 8 hrs and a rapid responce is finally called, dont yell at the new grad, she was just doing her job. Hospital policy cant be overriden just because you say to not call rapid responce on any of your pts. I am a ICU nurse and am not afraid of you, neather is my boss, and you will be written up. Also I work for your pt. not you.
  8. by   Zippedodah
    We do say these things, but it goes in one side and out the other, James. Believe me, working with residents sometimes puts us up with Mother Teresa.

    Don't roll your eyes at me when I tell you I can't do a certain procedure...not covered to do it means it is your job, not mine.

    Just correct the orders so I can go on my merry way, don't argue with me.
  9. by   ElvishDNP
    I am busy too. I am not calling you just to shoot the breeze.

    When I do call you, please let me finish my sentences before giving me orders. It may very well be that the next thing about to come out of my mouth may change what said orders would be.

    Do not call me while I am in the midst of doing something that you've already ordered (like an EKG) and expect me to be there instantly to do something else for you (like put more tape on the tape dispenser). Used to work with doc in comm. health that did this ALL the time. Grrr.

    Please understand that I can only go so fast. If you want me to go faster, you will need to buy me roller blades.

    Please take abdominal dressings off gently. It is possible to do it without yanking. Better yet, you can write me an order and I can do it. If it looks bad, I will call you.

    MD does NOT stand for Medical Deity.
  10. by   UM Review RN
    And BTW, no, you CANNOT "have my job for that." This is NOT McDonalds, you are NOT my boss, and you may NOT throw temper tantrums in the middle of the hallway in front of visitors, staff, and patients.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from James Huffman
    Perhaps nurses should follow their example.

    Telling anyone to their face (docs included) when we have a beef with them is really the best way to operate.

    Jim Huffman, RN
    well said.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I had to tell a doctor once, to stop the "slot machine eyes" when he rolled them at me. He wound up laughing his butt off. And he stopped doing that to me, amazingly. rofl. Just like a teenager that one.
  13. by   metalmom
    HELP!!! I'm a new nurse and having a difficult time (frequently) with a particular cardiologist. Can I get fired for diplomatically telling him that the lines of communication between us are severing? That the ONLY reason I would talk to him is to determine some type of understanding of the care for my (his) patients and follow through. I want to run the other way when I see him. I am sick of getting yelled at and confronted in the nurses station by him EVERY time I try to talk to him. I'm ready to transfer to oncology. I heard that oncologists are more pleasant to work with.
    Signed,
    Completely disenchanted after 2 months.

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