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Feeling embarrassed, ask the md a stupid question

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by RobertJo RobertJo, ADN, RN (New Member) New Member

RobertJo has 1 years experience as a ADN, RN and works as a RN.

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"The doctor's forgotten it by now."

"Trust me, that doctor doesn’t remember you or anything about this question."

Yes, yes, it's ok to insult the person as long as at some point, the insulter forgets all about the person he or she has verbally thrashed. Not that the doc in question truly insulted this nurse. Just in general, the above quotes don't always take the sting away when it does happen, and insults can have a long-lasting corrosive effect. Why in the world do we take this?

I'm a bit older, and I would have probably looked up the drug in question, seen that it's already at a very high dose, and, if this doc has a reputation for openly or covertly insulting nurses regularly, possibly anticipated a snide remark by someone bothered by an interruption (as we all are bothered), and said something like, "pt already on a high dose, but blah blah, any chance you'd like to go higher?"

 

Edited by NormaSaline
To reflect clarified understanding of situation

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and works as a Dialysis.

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Even if you know what the MD will say, in the name of CYA, call. Pts like that love to complain and will also put crazy stuff on surveys.  It doesn't matter if your clinic manager knows, or their boss knows, if corporate receives a bad survey, they go on a witch hunt.  You can always show that you addressed her concerns, but that Dr X didn't want anything further done

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sarolarn is a BSN, RN and works as a Telemetry RN.

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There's nothing wrong with calling a doctor or anyone else if you're unsure. Better to call and not need anything to need something and not call, and I think that you made the right decision by calling the doctor. I really don't think that this is anything to beat yourself up over, it was a learning experience and you'll have many more over your career. 

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They're making the big bucks, funny ever be afraid to call.  Especially during the day!

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