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dealing with residents

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Specializes in Level III cardiac/telemetry.

I have some resident dr's at work that I love to deal with. However, there are so many others that really make you wonder how they could be so dumb! Today I called my dr's office and specifically said that I wanted to see my PCP and not one of the residents. But who did I end up seeing? Yup, an R2. I had been up coughing all night and actually threw up from coughing so much (in spite of taking robitussin.) I told her my glands were swollen, was running a fever, cough, etc and that there was a virus going around and I knew it was viral but needed something for my cough. She left the room and came back 45 minutes later and said she'd written me a script for aceteminaphin 500mg but wasn't going to rx anything for cough because robitussin should be good enough. I just laughed and said "I don't need a script for Tylenol!" She said "well, it is extra strength Tylenol." Right. Extra strength tylenol - cause that requires a script! You would have thought I'd asked for morphine or something! (not that I would have minded having some!) It drives me crazy that I had to pay my full copay for a visit with the R2. I handed back her script for Extra-Strength Tylenol before I left!

Dolce, RN

Specializes in Day Surgery, Agency, Cath Lab, LTC/Psych.

Extra Strength Tylenol. lol. Ya gotta love the residents.

My favorite order of the week is by an R1. "Please place a glass of water at the bedside. Many thanks." Hey, at least he thanks us!

LanaBanana

Specializes in Level III cardiac/telemetry.

Extra Strength Tylenol. lol. Ya gotta love the residents.

My favorite order of the week is by an R1. "Please place a glass of water at the bedside. Many thanks." Hey, at least he thanks us!

Boy, good thing he wrote that order - you know we never give patient's water! LOL.

We have a R2 who still writes scripts for coumaRin to patients to take home after discharge. She'll also call and give a whole page of phone orders and then before everything can even get ordered in the computer and implemented she comes up to the floor and cancels all of it and writes for new stuff. We've started using about a 30-45 minute lag on all her orders! Just so we don't have to change everything!

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