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Joined Jun 28, '11 - from 'Virginia'. Palliative Care, DNP is a DNP, FNP. She has 'Since 2009' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Family Nurse Practitioner'. Posts: 748 (55% Liked) Likes: 1,843

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  • May 12

    I was assisting an ER Physician with a dog bite and the physician was talking about a prescription for antibiotics. The Pt stated he thought a dogs mouth was sterile. The physician stopped working, looked at the patient and said "yes, so is his ass, that's how it got that way."

  • May 12

    I was rounding with a cardiologist when the patient tells the Dr he's been having a ton of gas lately, without missing a beat the Dr replied, "uh that's not my end buddy you'll need another Dr", it was all I could do to keep a straight face. As we turned to leave the Dr laughed and said "not my end, I'm gonna have to remember that!"

  • May 12

    While working on an ICU and the Dr wa writing his orders for a critically ill patient he said, "Its like rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic, it's still going down"

  • May 12

    We told an on call doctor that the house doctor was the only one that the house doctor was the only one that wanted to see a certain patients INR results and dose accordingly and his response was "I don't care she can get into a pissing contest with me later"

  • May 12

    I once had an anesthesiologist placing an epidural on a heavier woman and the patient was yelling at the doctor to "hurry up" and "what's taking so long"? The doctor was from Africa and one of the most intelligent men I've met. But, he got so disgruntled and he said, "Well my dear, you are as fat as a whale. It is difficult to find landmarks with how fat you are". She responded with, "Yeah? Makes sense". And they were both completely content with each other afterwards. It was one of the oddest moments I've ever been a part of in my career

  • May 12

    Man complaining of severe abdominal pain in the ER, after his xray, the er doctor says "that man has a gerbil in his rectum!"

  • May 12

    I was assisting a resident doctor Who is doing a pelvic exam on a Spanish-speaking patient. The resident wasn't completely fluent in Spanish but attempted to tell the patient that she was going to use her fingers to check her cervix. It didn't quite come out like that. What the doctor had told her in Spanish was "I'm going to put my teeth on your cervix". The patient jump off the table. The resident was so confused. We had to tell her what she had said. She was so embarrassed!!!

  • May 12

    In nursing school on a L&D rotation, my patient's vaginal birth was quickly turning into a c-section situation. The patient was reluctant as that wasn't her birth plan. The doctor said "Rectal incontinence is not something you want for the rest of your life." The patient tore off the O2 mask and yelled "Take me to surgery, now!".

  • May 12

    Patient on medsurg floor recovering from an I & D of a perirecral abscess. I am the overnight shift and doing my chart reviews. Reading the doctor's note for previous. Come across "Patient's a** normal" in his note. Fall out of my chair laughing. I realize that the doctor was abbreviating assessment but it was too appropriate to the diagnosis.

  • May 12

    We had an attention seeking person in the ER that would only "seize" when someone walked by or entered the bay. The doctor wasn't curious about the situation so he walked into the bay and the person started seizing and flailing. With a foley in hand the doctor said "if you don't stop that right now I'm going to put this catheter in you!". The patient stopped "seizing" sat right up in bed and didn't seize again for the rest of their ER visit.

  • May 6

    This is a fascinating thread.

    The hospital I'm at gives NP's and PA's full lounge access and their attitude towards us is fantastic. We also get anything in the regular cafeteria free of charge as well. TBH, when I first started working in the hospital again, the physician lounge (which is what it's called in our hospital) was the most ridiculous perk of the job to me. I find it funny that some of the wealthiest people in the hospital basically get whatever they want for free. They're currently refurbishing all 3 of our lounges to be even more obnoxious. Don't get me wrong, I love the perk (it saves me a small fortune), and I understand why facilities do it, but I think it's also silly.

    The attitude the OP's facility has taken towards it's NP's and PA's is incredibly disrespectful and shows a much larger cultural problem at your facility when it comes to physician/advanced practice relations. The reason why most facilities grant APRN and PA access to these lounges is because we make them a lot of money and bill/code in the exact same way a physician would.

    @GigiF, none of those other disciplines you mentioned are allowed to generate their revenue without OUR order, and most inpatient facilities don't contract to independent therapy providers. Your comparison is ignorant and honestly stupid.

  • May 6

    Quote from GigiF
    That's why they call it the "Doctor's Lounge". I have never heard it called the " Provider's Lounge" but good try. NP's and PA's aren't the only ones who generate revenue (actually, we all do). So do Speech Pathologists, Phyical therapists, Occupational therapists, etc. Get over it.
    We all? No.

  • May 6

    Quote from GigiF
    That's why they call it the "Doctor's Lounge". I have never heard it called the " Provider's Lounge" but good try. NP's and PA's aren't the only ones who generate revenue (actually, we all do). So do Speech Pathologists, Phyical therapists, Occupational therapists, etc. Get over it.
    We're talking about NPs specifically because they provide the same service for patients as MDs and work in a practice with MDs diagnosing and prescribing meds for patients. The other degrees you listed in healthcare are completely unrelated to NPs/MDs/PAs. It's apples and oranges.

    I would leave a facility that has made a stance that PA's and NP's are second class citizens who can't go into the "doctors" lounge. You're saying unlicenced gum on the bottom of your shoe med students are allowed in there when practicing healthcare professionals, like NPs, aren't? It has nothing to do with the free food but simply the obvious stance the facility is taking that you won't be treated fairly or with respect.

  • May 6

    I agree with some of the other comments that refer to it not being a access to the lounge problem. I'd look for another job.

  • May 6

    Quote from WKShadowRN
    Part of my interview tour in a hospital of the first state to secede (not proud, just saying that's how backwards my state is) took me to the lounge. I even spoke with my now coworker of the free catered lunch. (Buffet M-F for lunch!) It was a Wednesday, and the reason I know that is because on Wednesdays, we have fried chicken. (among other, healthier choices).

    Haha. They still hired me after seeing me eat. This amuses me.
    Great story and I'd like to apply to work with you as we only get skimpy cold sandwiches and soup, lol.


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