Difficult Doctors...Vent - page 3
Hi Everyone Early this morning, I called the MD to inform him that a resident had very low urine output (60 ml in about 6 hrs). The resident was very lethargic, distended abdomen, constipated. The... Read More
Apr 23, '11Chart...chart ...chart!
Notified Dr. A of XYZ.
Dr. A gave no new orders at this time.
CYA so you can live to nurse another day!
Apr 23, '11Quote from carolmaccas66No, this is inappropriate except in circumstances where a patient needs an ICU bed and the primary doctor wont call you back. Only in that circumstance is it OK to call another doctor (ICU doc).Can you call another doctor re the patient? A specialist maybe?
I'd be making a quick, anonymous call to the medical director about this - or get a few nurses together to complain - and get something done.
One of those patients is in acute renal failure and needs to be assessed.
Call a nephrology doctor for a consult instead.
Apr 23, '11Well, all I can say is, something needs to be done. I can't tell you to do what I would do, because I don't know what your outcome would be! But I know, I've risked disciplinary action(and received it) to let a Dr. know how I feel. This has nothing to do with how he treated me, but he's not even paying attention to the pt.! I told him, if this was my grandmother in the hospital, and you showed this lack of concern, and something happened, you WOULD be sued. Why should I care less because instead of my grandmother, it's a pt. NO! Do your job that you get paid too much for! Do it or let someone else do it for you!
Again, perhaps you aren't in a situation to do something that outspoken, but you must do something.