This is not by any stretch a constructive thread, but more of a rant ... Why is it impossible for *some* physicians to understand the plight of the floor nurse? Your patient is *not* a critical care patient and I have a 1:5 ratio on a 33 bed unit with 2 PCA's. Yes, I see his H&H weren't drawn post-procedure, but I'm waiting on phlebotomy and have failed twice to retrieve his draw. There is no one else available at this time to try. If you're that concerned, please, feel free to grab some tools and try yourself. I'll assist you to the supply closet. Please do not speak down to me at the nurses' station and rattle off to me what *my* responsibilities are when the H&H order states "q6hr." Furthermore, if your patient requires such timely and strict monitoring, perhaps they ought be on the CCU. Additionally, you are the consulting service. The primary MD wishes to stick to the q6hr schedule.