Stupid things doctors do?! - page 4
I have been a member of a medical website and throughout the years I have ONLY read NEGATiVE comments about nurses and how they are useless, stupid, call for stupid things, and nurses come in handy... Read More
Apr 9, '12Maybe I should tone down my comment a little....I do see a lot of support on here, but certainly not the same as they way physicians are with other physicians. Or same as with vets...I had only once in my career heard one vet say a bad thing about another vet, when I was thinking of taking an additional PT job somewhere, and that was just to say that "a vet doesn't say anything negative about another vet unless their pretty bad." Then just gave me a "hinting" look and went into an exam room and that was that. But everyday at work all you hear is "she did this" and "did you hear about that"...blah, hate that stuff, I've got work to do!
Apr 9, '12We are all human and can make an error. I love all of the hospitalists I work with. We need to bring each other up and not down with negativity. I respect all of the docs I work with.
Apr 9, '12unquestionably, i prefer to call it a a little misunderstanding than (stupid things doctors do). with that said, i recall one of many doctors orders which read as follow " prn rom to lower extremities" i approach the doctor in questioned and reminded him that the pt. was a double amputee from his lower extremities.
Apr 10, '12I opened this thread hoping for a chuckle. Instead it seems to be filled with self righteousness. ALL humans make mistakes, some of them amusing. Even docotors! GASP. We treat other nurses horribly and have no bones about making fun of stupid things nurses do. Why are we suddenly martyrs when it comes to docs?
Anyway, I had a doctor once examen the patient's wife by mistake. She was laying in the bed under the covers and the husband/patient was in the shower. The Dr came out and said " I thought so and so in room 4 was a male patient?" Me, confused, "Yes?"
Now why the wife did not tell the doctor she was not the patient, I will never know.
Apr 10, '12Quote from healthstarWhat website?I have been a member of a medical website and throughout the years I have ONLY read NEGATiVE comments about nurses and how they are useless, stupid, call for stupid things, and nurses come in handy only when they wipe @$$. Doctors VS nurses...war that never has an ending.Please list some stupid things doctors have done or do. I am very curious to know, thank youI hope you all had a great Easter
I want to lurk (stalk) there.
Apr 11, '12I think there was a little too much misinterpretation... No one called doctors "stupid"-- I believe it was "stupid things doctors do"-- yes, we all do stupid things. And yes, we are all professionals, but I agree that sharing funny moments involving "doctors doing... dumb things" (I tried to think of a more PC way of putting it... but all of you complaining can just get over it) for an innocent laugh is quite appropriate. I'm pretty sure most of us are comfortable sharing silly things we have done. There! "SILLY" instead of "stupid".
Anyway, I work in an acute psych hospital. There are a few doctors, one in particular, who -- and this has happened more than once-- will be rounding and suddenly we have a "code M"-- unruly/combative patient-- he runs for the stairs or elevator... half the time there is no PRN to give so we have to start calling for orders.
Also, the psychiatrists never respond to medical codes. I understand their specialty is in mental health... but they are still MDs- medical doctors!!
Since that isn't as funny as it is pathetic... I will make fun of myself. Just this weekend, I was trying to finish things up and get a report sheet done as it was close to shift change, Accuchecks, etc. We were short-handed and I was flustered and a pt. had a HA. I bring him 2 Tylenol and an empty cup... Yeah... forgot the water...
Apr 11, '12Quote from loqueroDoctor bloopers/nurse bloopers. Probably a better title. I once threw a cup of narcotics in the trash without realizing it, when I was organizing the top of my cart. Had a complete meltdown.Since that isn't as funny as it is pathetic... I will make fun of myself. Just this weekend, I was trying to finish things up and get a report sheet done as it was close to shift change, Accuchecks, etc. We were short-handed and I was flustered and a pt. had a HA. I bring him 2 Tylenol and an empty cup... Yeah... forgot the water...
And yeah, I've done the empty water cup thing, also, have taken an empty med cup. With a full glass of water though.
Apr 11, '12Quote from GuttercatI suggest that you google the words student, doctor, medicine, blog.There are several, but some of the tackier ones come up with med students.I take what they say about as seriously as prenursing/nursing students.What website? I want to lurk (stalk) there.