Just to warn you, I had a hard day yesterday. It is impossible to wear as many hats as a med/surg nurse has to wear today. We need to be RN of course, but there is also MD, case manager, aid, secretary and Lord knows what all else in one day. For example, yesterday I had a MD dc ativan for a seizure pt that was currently actively seizing. I asked said MD about this and they stated "Wellll, they are extemely lethargic, so of course I dc the ativan." Of course they said this in a really derogatory way, like I was stupid or something. HUH???? But MD, the pt is actively seizing and has been all morning. "Oh they are? Oh, is that what the ativan was for?" HUH??????
I have enough on my plate with everything else, but to have to tell the doctor that we needed ativan and to please don't dc it, just topped it for me yesterday! YIKES! Where do they get these people?