So I was visiting my patient in the hospital who is just gaining back bowel sounds and has alot of bowel issues ... well now, she has MRSA and the doc comes in and says, "Well the vaco is covering her but I want to put her on bactrim ds". So without even thinking, I'm like - Is that a good idea with her belly and the havoc bactrim reaks on everyones bellys.
Wooops. LOL. But whats funnier is tho doc says bactrim doesn't cause stomach issues but I've changed my mind and gonna put her on such and such. Good thing I had a mask on cause I was laughing at her backpeddling.
Isn't it my job to protect my patient from possible harm?
I've said far worse, but that was a different dept.
...and rad personnel are allowed to be more 'flippant'. Well, maybe not 'allowed'.
We just ...are.
I completely dressed down a doc about screaming at one of my students. For one, ours was a teaching hospital. Secondly, how dare she berate a student! Thirdly, the exam was performed properly. It just wasn't ordered properly and instead of that hag being reasonable, she brought her hormonal self down to xray throwing a tantrum.
Just loud AND wrong.
When I came in the room (after a student pulled me), she and the student were at the viewbox. She was speaking in harsh tones in front of his peers. Not cool.
It was ridiculous.
To my credit, I did address the matter in my office...in private. I did it 'professionally'...LOL
My student was too shaken and intimidated to say a thing. Naturally.
Me? I'm not 'big and bad', but I cannot stand when some people speak to others just 'any old kind of way'...simply because they think they can.
That's the sort of thing that puts steel in my spine! LOL
She went upstairs in a little huff. Then, she tried to contact our rad docs about the 'wrongly shot images'. They told her the same as I...and why wouldn't they?
It's their protocol, Ugh.
A little different.
That wasn't really a 'tell-off'. You weren't responding defensively.
The doc misspoke or made an error in judgement. You just sort of corrected and embarrassed her.
Seems like you did it in front of the patient....
...then gloated about it.
Is there more to the story? Do you and the doc not get along?
The doc probably made a mistake was just trying to save face.
Like everyone else....
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Aug 27, '12
: Reason: ToS--terminology/language