My First Time Paging a Doc: I freaked out!

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    :spin: I know exactly how you feel. I freaked out my first time..which was my only time so far. I'm hoping that feeling fades as my confidence increases. Good luck to you At least we got to have our first time as students so maybe when we become RNs, it will be a breeze
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    I am dreading that time. I think I will freeze and just not know what to say.
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    Quote from kiyatylese
    I am dreading that time. I think I will freeze and just not know what to say.
    kiyatylese - Congratulations on graduating!!! (It says under your name May '07). The Pediatric Transplant Unit? Wow- what an amazing opportunity. I wish you the best of luck! It says you're in Texas? Which hospital? If you don't mind sharing. I am in Dallas and want to work at Childrens Dallas
    Last edit by AllyRN82 on May 5, '07 : Reason: added question
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    Quote from faceinbooks82
    kiyatylese - Congratulations on graduating!!! (It says under your name May '07). The Pediatric Transplant Unit? Wow- what an amazing opportunity. I wish you the best of luck! It says you're in Texas? Which hospital? If you don't mind sharing. I am in Dallas and want to work at Childrens Dallas
    Thank you. I can't believe it myself.
    It is Children's Medical Center in Dallas:hatparty: . I am so happy that I got that job, because it was my first choice.
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    Don't be scared. This is what you do. Have all the information written down right in front of you when you call. Also have the chart with you. Anticipate what the doctor may ask you and be ready with the answers. Be self assured and remember that you are trained for this and you can do it. I promise it WILL get easier. Keep up the good work.
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    Right now I'm just a CNA at a hospital, but I don't know why people freak out when they're around doctors. Apart from their occupation, they're human just like everyone else. I could see a doctor getting ***** when you call him while he's on call in the middle of the night to tell him something that they didn't need to know, but if you call for something that's important, it's their job to know.

    I've never had to deal with a doctor like nurses have to deal with doctors. Not yet anyway. But I'm not going to let doctors intimidate me, they're not my boss just because they went to school longer than me. Doctors give orders to nurses because the nurses are the ones who spend most of the time dealing with the patients, but they shouldn't act superior or flat out boss them around. I respect them though, just like I repsect everyone else I work with.

    There's my rant for the day.
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    Hey Falon! Ths happens to almost any nurse, whether LPN or RN.
    I finished LPN school in 1991 and finished rn school in 1997.

    When I have that happen to me, or my husband who is also an RN, I try to imagine the doc in his underwear!!! I know it souds silly to some people, but it has helped me from bursting out in tears more than once!!

    Good luck, and fel free to pm if u need anything.

    Anne RNC
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    Is something wrong with me? All I see is ... in the OP, no words?
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    Quote from cherokeesummer
    Is something wrong with me? All I see is ... in the OP, no words?
    That's all I see too, but I am just responding to the header.


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