Do doctors have any idea what we nurses do? lol

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    As a pregnant nurse, the 12 hour shift is taking its toll on my body. My doctor looked at me with a straight face and said "can't you just put your feet up for 30 minutes every 3 hours or so?" Um, you have been to the hospital before right? I barely have time to pee never mind having a leisurely sit with my feet up every few hours. Kind of makes me wonder what they THINK we do at work. Just got a good laugh out of that, though you all might enjoy it as well!
    AnonRNC, CLoGreenEyes, prnqday, and 19 others like this.

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  2. 26 Comments...

  3. 7
    Nope, they don't. And your story is an excellent testimonial to that fact!
  4. 4
    The short answer is NO. They have no idea.
    twinkletoes53, LTCNS, missladyrn, and 1 other like this.
  5. 6
    I think they know what I do about as much as I know what they do. (atleast some of them who seem to put in contradicting orders like they're watching me on a camera switch through 4 different types of fluids and laughing).

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
    Vespertinas, sapphire18, gcupid, and 3 others like this.
  6. 7
    I think you have the wrong doctor! My OB told me "I'll take you off work whenever you like, but definitely at 36 weeks." When I asked "why" because I felt fine. Her response was "because I know what you do (for a living)!" I wasn't happy at the time, but at 36 weeks, I had 4 doctor appointments per week so I'm glad I didn't have to juggle working full time and all those doctor appointments!
    JZ_RN, twinkletoes53, anotherone, and 4 others like this.
  7. 9
    NO....they believe we sit around and make their lives miserable
    monkeybug, JZ_RN, anotherone, and 6 others like this.
  8. 5
    Lol, mine wrote me a prescription for "light duties, no lifting". My manager and I had a good chuckle over that one.
    JZ_RN, twinkletoes53, anotherone, and 2 others like this.
  9. 1
    I think it was sweet of the doc to even ask.
    missladyrn likes this.
  10. 7
    They have no idea. Until I see a doc wiping a patient's behind, I will not believe they have the slightest idea of all we do.
    GrnTea, JZ_RN, kayak007, and 4 others like this.
  11. 4
    Seriously, for a minute I thought he was joking. Then when I realized he wasn't I almost laughed myself off the table.
    sapphire18, JZ_RN, twinkletoes53, and 1 other like this.

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