Funniest thing you've ever seen happen to a doctor Funniest thing you've ever seen happen to a doctor - pg.6 | allnurses

Funniest thing you've ever seen happen to a doctor - page 6

It's Pick on Doctor Day! :) I have a high regard for physicians, well, most of them, but it sure can be fun to poke fun at them. Our hospital had a notorious, frequent flyer patient with... Read More

  1. Visit  UdonNomi profile page
    #65 4
    As a MDS Nurse with an upscale LTC, we had several clients of "old money" who had kept their Dr way past the time he should have joined them in our care. One such client was experiencing increasing trouble swallowing and so our Dr agreed to a MBS, results came back verifying a problem and the SLT wrote an order for "Honey thickened liquids". Order was noted and sent off to Dr for his signature..two days later, I get the telephone order back with a nastygram attached. "I'm sick and tired of idiot nurses!! She can't have honey, she's a diabetic!!" The red marker made it especially attractive. I entered the order for "No Honey". He retired shortly after.
  2. Visit  ruthhr profile page
    #66 8
    >Making up morning IVs at 5am on Monday after a busy night shift.

    >Drawing up ceftriaxone from vial (smells like cat pee)

    >Disconnect needle, about to cap syringe.

    >Ninja Junior Doctor creeps into treatment room to ask a question, does so right behind me (I swear to God I still don't know how he moved so quietly)

    >I make a noise like a startled badger, leap approximately three feet in the air, turn to face what my hind brain tells me is an attacker and manage to squirt the entire syringe of ceftriaxone all over Ninja Junior Doctor.

    >Ninja Junior Doctor has to do post-weekend handover to consultants smelling like a litter box.
    Last edit by ruthhr on Sep 26
  3. Visit  SouthernizedRN profile page
    #67 2
    My first two years as an RN I worked in the OR. We had a surgeon who was ADHD. He came flying into the OR to start surgery when his surgical scrub pants dropped to his ankles. I had the joy and pleasure (note sarcasm) of pulling them back up from the back under his gown. He sinched the front and used a clamp to keep them up.

    Lets just say I could have done without that! At least he wore underwear that day.
  4. Visit  Garden,RN profile page
    #68 0
    It shouldn't be for nurses.
  5. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
    #69 1
    One of my ed docs has a great sense of humor and plays safe pranks on us. I returned one of his exactly when he finished sewing up a laceration on one limb, "that's the wrong leg." The patient and the doc laughed and my mirth continued through the shift. This is the same doc who wanted to go into a room in full hazmat gear on a woman who swore she had little worms in her skin (she didn't). And he didn't.
  6. Visit  Cat365 profile page
    #70 4
    Quote from ruthhr
    >Making up morning IVs at 5am on Monday after a busy night shift.

    >Drawing up ceftriaxone from vial (smells like cat pee)

    >Disconnect needle, about to cap syringe.

    >Ninja Junior Doctor creeps into treatment room to ask a question, does so right behind me (I swear to God I still don't know how he moved so quietly)

    >I make a noise like a startled badger, leap approximately three feet in the air, turn to face what my hind brain tells me is an attacker and manage to squirt the entire syringe of ceftriaxone all over Ninja Junior Doctor.

    >Ninja Junior Doctor has to do post-weekend handover to consultants smelling like a litter box.
    Oh my, I'm dying! I think it's the nickname.
  7. Visit  paramedic-RN profile page
    #71 3
    Quote from UdonNomi
    As a MDS Nurse with an upscale LTC, we had several clients of "old money" who had kept their Dr way past the time he should have joined them in our care. One such client was experiencing increasing trouble swallowing and so our Dr agreed to a MBS, results came back verifying a problem and the SLT wrote an order for "Honey thickened liquids". Order was noted and sent off to Dr for his signature..two days later, I get the telephone order back with a nastygram attached. "I'm sick and tired of idiot nurses!! She can't have honey, she's a diabetic!!" The red marker made it especially attractive. I entered the order for "No Honey". He retired shortly after.
    Please tell me you educated him on honey thick liquids.
  8. Visit  Kooky Korky profile page
    #72 2
    Quote from Rikki's Number
    This type of stuff is funny?
    When they are rude or arrogant toward you, when they embarrass you in front of other people, when they are anything but nice to you or other staff, YES!!!!!!!
  9. Visit  Kooky Korky profile page
    #73 0
    A very nice and very good doctor once went to sit down but fell onto the floor instead. He started smiling.

    It's not that he was mean or deserving of the pain or embarrassment, it just looked so funny. We helped him
    up then tried not to let him see us laughing.
  10. Visit  BeenThere2012 profile page
    #74 0
    While assisting with the excision of a HUGE sebaceous cyst. (You can guess what's coming...) The patient was lying on his stomach. The doc was injecting the lidocaine when it popped and squirted a very large amount of cyst material onto the docs face, glasses, forehead...ALL OVER HIS FACE! The patient didn't know what happened. At that point, the doc excused himself and said to the patient, "We'll just let that take effect and Ill be right back.".

    The funny part of this for me was that this doc always used to tell the patients that the lidocaine takes effect immediately, before the needle is even out of the skin and there is no need to wait as is the case at the dentist, for example. I was standing at his side silently heaving in laughter and trying not to make a noise...you know, bending at the waist, stomping my foot on the floor....It was more like an "Oh My God" laughter and embarrassment for him, but The doc wasn't laughing. ������. I couldnt help it to save my life!������
    Last edit by BeenThere2012 on Oct 1 : Reason: Clarification
  11. Visit  BeenThere2012 profile page
    #75 1
    Quote from bagladyrn
    Worked at one time with a doc who had a bad case of "small man syndrome". (He was about my height - 5'3") I informed him that his PIH pt. had 4+ DTRs. Of course not believing me he walked over to the bed, standing at the side of the foot of the bed, in FRONT of the patient and gave a sharp rap to her patella. Naturally the foot flew straight out, striking him squarely in the expected location. Hardest time I've had keeping a straight face!
    Now THAT's a good one!
  12. Visit  BeenThere2012 profile page
    #76 2
    Quote from ninja-nurse
    Had a neurosurgeon who was consistently a jerk. Think I've only ever heard him speak civilly to the nurses one time. So, there he was, out in the hallway, yelling at this poor little GN, when the patient he'd just been in to see yells from their bed. "$#@! up and leave that poor girl alone, you ***hole!"

    Doc just stood there blinking for a second, then turned and walked away. Nobody BREATHED until we saw him get on the elevator. Then we all DIED laughing.
    Love love love this one! Too cool.
  13. Visit  thewanderingfamily profile page
    #77 4
    As a ER nurse you see these new med students who come in thinking they know it all. We had one intern that came in and started ordering the nurses around like they were his own personal servants (actually demanding coffee, meals, and drinks). One day we had a homeless guy come in passed out drunk. I went in to change him into a gown and noticed he had a very bad case of gonorrhea. I thought I would have some fun with this new "doctor". I waited until he came in to evaluate him to put in the urinary catheter. As I pulled back the sheets and grabbed the penis thick green discharge shot up into the air. The doctor turned white, ran out of the room, and threw up right in front of the room. At the end of our shift the other nurses took me out to eat to say thank you.

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