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  • Aug 24

    I had a doctor tell me many years ago that LPN stood for" lowly peon nurse". The episode was not directed to me but to all the nurses as one of his patients had not voided since surgery and it only been about 4 hours after the surgery. Some of the staff were very upset and the unit manager tried to help them understand.There were some newer nurses that I think were the most upset. I know that we all can learn things no matter the source of some of the comments.

  • Aug 24

    I've found that a little sarcasm or a little humor works with these sort of folks. The thing is, I can't plan it -- it just sort of pops out.

    There was a renal attending who had a reputation for being nasty, and we all used to dread renal consults in the CCU. One morning he showed up at 7:07am (after the consult was placed at 7:01) and started yelling (raised voice, offensive language) about the fact that I didn't have an hour's worth of urine collected for him. "It's been six minutes," I said. He continued to rant about the fluid orders, labs that hadn't been sent (because they hadn't been ordered) and various and sundry other issues. Finally I snapped.

    "I'm SURE Dr. Smith ordered this consult to ruin both of our days."

    "Oh," he said, taken aback. "Right. I'm sorry."

    And I never EVER had another problem with him being nasty to me.

  • Aug 24

    You are totally right Ruby Vee. Just like certain docs take it out on us nurses.. I have to watch that I don't take it out on the people I love.

  • Aug 24

    Quote from historylovinglpn
    I almost forgot why I left nursing in the first place. Now I really like my new coworkers. I get along with my team. YES! But I was brought to reality when a doc called me an idiot.

    I call the urologist and ask for clarification on a procedure he is going to do , and the urologist says," ARe you an Idiot? What else am I going to do. I am a urologist."
    Me-" Urology is not my specialty doctor and I need to know the exact procedure. So is it , Laparoscopic Cyst Ablation, cystoscopy, Lithotripsy, or something else?" (Thank god for Google, there are about a dozen others he could be doing.)
    GRR. I am damn sure he would never have called our house doc an idiot. Our house doc didn't even know what procedure was going to be done. And I am supposed to know out of probably a dozen what a urologist does? No. And I am not an idiot for not knowing which one.

    Sorry guys, I just had to vent. It's better than me taking it out on my bf who actually is a doctor too. I came home and told him "YOUR PEOPLE SUCK!"

    He was upset because he said he would never call anyone an idiot, and to please refrain from using the term "You people."

    So here I am , back at nursing. Remembering why I left in the first place. It just is so hard for me to let that stuff slide and not let it affect me. I also don't want to take it out on my boyfriend everytime I have issues with a doctor at work.
    I must be missing something. I fail to understand why it's your boyfriend's fault (or has anything to do with him) that another member of the healthcare team called you an idiot. It seems to me, the fault would lie with the person who actually called you an idiot. Perhaps you should discuss the issue with THAT person?

  • Aug 24

    Yes needed to have a consent signed and all the urologist wrote was "procedure." How am I supposed to get a signature if I don't even know what this person is signing up to have done? I am supposed to say, "here sign this to have some kind of procedure done.

    Heck, I wouldn't sign a damn thing if I was a patient and had no idea what was being done. Yet he calls me the idiot.

    WHat's funny...everytime I go to a function with my fiancee and meet other docs I always wonder, "Would he/she would actually treat me like a peon outside this event?" Whereas when I am with my fiancee I am not an idiot. Makes me hate this whole status/class dynamic between doctors and nurses. Makes me enjoy those type of dinners less.

  • Aug 24

    You are soooo cool, having all the "options" right at your fingertip regarding what the urologist could do. I love your response to him.

    I'm just curious, were you writing the consent to read surgical consent? Or what?

    I work pre-op, we get mixed up, illegible, orders for the consent to read all the time. Many surgeons get annoyed when we question them!

  • Aug 24

    I almost forgot why I left nursing in the first place. Now I really like my new coworkers. I get along with my team. YES! But I was brought to reality when a doc called me an idiot.

    I call the urologist and ask for clarification on a procedure he is going to do , and the urologist says," ARe you an Idiot? What else am I going to do. I am a urologist."
    Me-" Urology is not my specialty doctor and I need to know the exact procedure. So is it , Laparoscopic Cyst Ablation, cystoscopy, Lithotripsy, or something else?" (Thank god for Google, there are about a dozen others he could be doing.)
    GRR. I am damn sure he would never have called our house doc an idiot. Our house doc didn't even know what procedure was going to be done. And I am supposed to know out of probably a dozen what a urologist does? No. And I am not an idiot for not knowing which one.

    Sorry guys, I just had to vent. It's better than me taking it out on my bf who actually is a doctor too. I came home and told him "YOUR PEOPLE SUCK!"

    He was upset because he said he would never call anyone an idiot, and to please refrain from using the term "You people."

    So here I am , back at nursing. Remembering why I left in the first place. It just is so hard for me to let that stuff slide and not let it affect me. I also don't want to take it out on my boyfriend everytime I have issues with a doctor at work.

  • Aug 23

    Okay here goes....not as bad as many here, but has disturbed me for years.

    A pubecsent boy, big for his age and very strong had very severe autism and was admitted for continual rumination and malnutrition as a result. He was non verbal and very difficult to manage/control, re-direct etc. I had to relieve the sitter for her break one night. As I sat next to his bed, within arm's reach as was required, in the dark, he began to masturbate and continuously ruminate. I guess you had to be there, but the sounds and activity was very disturbing. I prayed for his parents for days and days...

  • Aug 23

    Quote from Mountain Nurse
    Well, I am a CNA and I used to work in a LTC facility. We had a man, who was maybe sixty. He had had a quadruple bypass surgery, and had came in on my 3-11 shift. The other aide I was working with went in to check him, and came back out as wide eyed as an owl. She said that mr so and so had a, had a, and then whispered to me that he had an erection. She weighed about 265 lbs, at least, but was convinced that it was her and refused to go back in. Later, we found out that he had ED and his propriopism was permanant. Wasnt the aide after all!!
    Some gents like a good-sized gal. Something to hold onto.

  • Aug 19

    Just recently had a gentleman who was a turn, but he tended to keep shifting back to one side. He put his call light on at about 02:00, and when I went into the room to see what he needed he loudly proclaimed "My balls need adjusted!" He had slid down the bed a bit and not everything slid along with the rest of him...

  • Aug 16

    It's a real nuisance to have to visit a bowling alley bar in the real world to try to find someone!

  • Aug 16

    Isn't it a nuisance when one Patient interrupts the other Patients' treatment regimen?

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    Here's some advice from a fellow nurse.

  • Aug 16

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    She need something fixed.
    And isn't it such a nuisance to have to go through all the red tape in order to do so?

  • Aug 16

    Quote from Ladyscrubs
    Redemption points for Belinda's Death Race 2016 Grocery Shopping
    Isn't it a nuisance when someone pretentiously proclaims all the rules of a game and you find out that they wrote the book?

  • Aug 14

    Isn't it a nuisance when the Administrator does not make that one simple phone call to inform the Agency Nurse that there's been a scheduling change?


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