Sometimes the doctors I work with make me want to cry because they are so damn good. I know we all have our fair share of complaints but what are some of my fellow AN favourite doctor moments?
Here's a couple of mine:
Pt. behaving like a child (20yrs old), performing for attention, mum at bedside. All investigations pending, develops chest pain when told it might be a few more hours before she sees a doctor. Intern checks results, assesses pt., gives her an antacid. Pts' mother- but what about this terrible pain. "Well, all your tests are fine I'm afraid you'll just have to suck it up", while giving her a discharge letter.
One of our very senior consultants being verbally threatened with litigation because he said the patient could go home (she had the flu). "I WANT YOUR NAME" me hiding round the corner saying to myself "please spell it, please spell it.." our consultant "It's (spells it) " then calls security.
Deliver a pt. to pre-op and she decided to flick into rapid AF. I have ALS so ask the nurses for some amiodarone an ECG machine, and a doctor. Anaesthetist walks out and says "just do whatever she says" and walks away.
My all time favourite, consultant and intern chatting to a patient. The patient asks for a cup of tea. Intern- "Oh, one of the nurses can get that for you", Consultant- "Who is getting the cup of tea?" looking very intently at the intern, Intern- "Um, I am?" Consultant- "Bingo".
I am sure I will remember some more but outdo me.
Patient was demanding Ativan. Doctor came in and ordered a reasonable dose. The patient asked how much she was getting. Doctor: "2mg PO."
Patient: "That wouldn't be enough to help my dog!"
Doctor: "Wow, even your pets require sedatives?"
Walking in on one of our head doctors laying on the floor under the patient's bed, "He dropped his cell phone, I'm looking for it."
The doctor who came in in the middle of the night and spent 3 hours talking to a newly diagnosed leukemic about the disease, treatment, and prognosis.
Last edit by blondy2061h on Apr 15, '12