How do you deal with it. At work this week, it was overwhelming crazy. I got a pt right after I took one pt to the unit. At my hospital, we are using computer charting and get orders on the computer as well. Some doctors still write orders in the chart as well. Well I didn't even realize I needed to initiate any orders on my pt all day and the doctor came up and was livid, called my boss, and everything. My boss wasn't mad, she just told me to go apologize and learn from it. I cried all the way home.
Anyone have similiar experiences you want to share with me?
Nov 22, '12
by sharpeimom, MSN
A psych patient in her late sixties had always lived with her identical twin. She had been hospitalized for depression and anxiety, which were growing worse by leaps and bounds when her idiot doctor put in a no
She had been making steady progress before the no visitors rule went into force. The MD had apparently had
a disagreement with the twin, hence the order. The sister had visited on every visiting day and she frequently had no other visitors.
Two of us felt the MD was punishing the wrong person. We blatently ignored the order and welcomed the twin. We knew from past experience that trying to reason with this particular doctor was like .
When he found out, he was LIVID! Fortunately, our supervisor backed us to the hilt and eventually he got less huffy but it took awhile. It was a l-o-n-g few weeks though. If one of us happened to answer the phone, he'd hang up. If we were at the nurses station, he'd leave. Very mature! Jerk!
Last edit by sharpeimom on Nov 24, '12