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Joined Jul 26, '10. sandyfeet is a RN. She has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Emergency Nursing'. Posts: 423 (41% Liked) Likes: 411

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  • Nov 18 '17

    My patient was playing sports and hurt himself, came in my ambulance SCREAMING. When the doctor came into the room, his cell phone rang and he took the call. I.e. pause the screaming, take a phone call. The doctor was so surprised he left to see another patient. When the patient got off his phone call he asked me what was going on and I said his exam was incomplete because he took a phone call, but I could ask the doctor to come back. The patient became furious and said "My dog is dying and I don't care what happens to me. That was my dog's caregiver. I don't need your judgement about my phone call. I need to speak to your manager because this treatment is ridiculous!". My charge went in to talk to him and came out quickly; she said to me "I guess I couldn't help. He told me I was worthless and to get the %$@ out of his room. We can give him the number for patient relations." All I could think of was that playing sports while the dog was dying was ok, but now we were holding him back from being with his dog by giving him medical treatment for his hysterical pain!

  • Oct 8 '17

    I am in tears laughing about this thread!
    When I was a nurse's aide sometimes I would get assigned to sit with confused patients. One patient used to be a pilot and liked purchasing small planes. All night he thought he was on an airplane doing a test flight (and I was the owner trying to make a sale) and had questions about the specs of the engine, the price, the airfield. Then he would say "Can you get one of the girls (stewardess) to bring me a blanket and some coffee?". He was so sweet!

  • Sep 18 '17

    I have to agree with The Commuter. The idea of seeing non-emergent prescription refills, admitting healthy patients to the hospital because they convinced their doc to make it happen, and all of the other annoying misuses I see in the ED 5 times a week is too much to bear. The best part about the 12 hour work day is the 4 days off.

  • Sep 18 '17

    I have to agree with The Commuter. The idea of seeing non-emergent prescription refills, admitting healthy patients to the hospital because they convinced their doc to make it happen, and all of the other annoying misuses I see in the ED 5 times a week is too much to bear. The best part about the 12 hour work day is the 4 days off.



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