bring in the clowns!, er i mean residents!

  1. Nurses far and wide, prepare to be amazed and astonished, yes that is right, july 1st is right around the corner, and that means new resident day!
    Well, here it comes, the day that a fresh batch of healthcares finest come to show us what they've got. Impressing us with their recognition of things like metabolic acidosis, or realizing after a pt is half black that they have DIC. In preperation for this momentous event does anyone have a good resident story? please share, they're always good for a laugh!
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    rn, switching from peds to burn icu at this moment

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  3. by   Zee_RN
    And I will be sunning myself on the beaches on July 1st! I get to put off the First Day until July 7th. Think they'll have a clue by then? LOL.

    Actually, the first bunch has been given the grand tour this past week. From the tiny little I saw of them, they actually seemed to be a half decent bunch. But, as they say, the test is in the pudding!
  4. by   charissa
    They just finished PALS, i work in a peds hospital, and it was interesting if not the hilarious, we may not have a prize bunch
  5. by   renerian
    Hahah oh I remember the days............. I worked at a huge teaching hospital before.........

    renerian
  6. by   altomga
    ummmmm, yes I just love July!!! NOT!
    All the new interns coming in with the "I AM THE DOCTOR AND I KNOW WHAT I A DOING; YOU ARE THE NURSE AND WILL LISTEN"

    Okay doc..let me give you a hint..Tylenol does not come IV!!! NO matter how much you agrue with me that it does.

    That was a real order a new intern gave one time..how stupid can you be?

    I prefer those that say..."what do you normally do?" "let me call you right back" which translates into. I don't know what the hell I am doing, I've got to ask my senior"!!

    I could go on and on with the stupid new intern stories, but we've all seen or heard them before!
  7. by   sjoe
    This thread reminds me of all the previous ones where RNs complain that docs and MAs and residents don't respect them. What is accomplished by belittling residents and docs? Only a cheap sense of righteousness. These people are here to learn and having a superior attitude towards them does not help the process.

    IMHO.
  8. by   MICU RN
    I will be the first to admit that some, usually the minority come as total jerks their intern year and need to be humbled. However, I feel most don't and are pretty humble and hard working. Now to the other perspective, I have seen many nurses act very nasty with the interns and can totally see why this puts fuel to the fire in regards to nurse-doctor relationships. I have seen my fair share of nurese with their big community college degrees act pretty pompus and all knowing, not only towards the interns but the new nurses. I think many nurses walk around with a chip on their shoulder because they do most of the grunt work associated with the patient care and get very little recognition. Hey, it is okay to have a laugh at some of the mistakes the interns make, but some go way over board and it becomes a little ego trip for the nurses, " see how smart I am, those stupid interns don't know anything". AND some nurses wonder why, whEN these interns become staff somewhere down the line, they don't have too much respect for some nurses.
  9. by   charissa
    whoa, this is meant as a light thread, not a bash docs into the floor kind of thing, I dont need the resident to respect me and i would rather they do but it isnt my concern my concern is the patient and protecting them from new folks either docs or nurses who may screw up or not know their stuff yet. Residents, especially new ones need some direction, and they ask for it, or somtimes they dont. Some have a superiority complex, and thats fime for them, some comments on the nursing bashing threads on the student doc boards are proof of that. If you work in a teaching hospital the day is the point at which you start all over on a regular basis, and if you cant have fun with it, you could become bitter, or have an attitude about them for real, id rather chill
  10. by   altomga
    Originally posted by sjoe
    This thread reminds me of all the previous ones where RNs complain that docs and MAs and residents don't respect them. What is accomplished by belittling residents and docs? Only a cheap sense of righteousness. These people are here to learn and having a superior attitude towards them does not help the process.

    IMHO.
    Like someone else posted...this isn't to bash any doc's. It's to have a laugh..period! No more than us admitting some of our stupidity!
    I get along with my interns/residents just great! (90% of them at least) And consider myself friends with most. I am not be righteous at all. Giving me an order for Tylenol IV is plain stupid..PERIOD! You buy the stuff over the counter for god sakes! I'm not trying to flame you at all either, please don't take it that way.
    Yes they are here to learn and I am more than happy to help if I can...I treat them with respect when they earn it..until then I wait to see I things go. If they are an A$$hole, I speak to them when I have to; otherwise I ignore them...thankfully I usually talk to them all the time at work and in the halls!
    Anyway, it's just to have a laugh...think of all the dumb things you've heard or seen and have snickered at..geez
  11. by   mattsmom81
    I used to work in a teaching hospital and our favorite chief of staff would bring his new bunch of baby docs into our ICU, introduce him to us, then say to the nurses "These are your new students, ICU nurses. Teach them well"

    Now this was an unusual doctor, but he gave a good message to these baby docs, AND made us nurses feel good about our role.

    I don't think this is a mean spirited thread either. We looked forward to our next 'group' too. We all learned a lot, and shared knowledge back and forth, even went out after work for drinks, etc. I remember my teaching hospital days fondly.

    Columbia bought us out and closed us down unfortunately...
  12. by   Jay-Jay
    I heard this story somewhere a number of years ago. Can't recall the source, but I swear it's true.

    A new resident was about to do a needlestick on a baby boy's leg to draw blood. The nurse suggested putting a diaper over the baby's crotch. She was about to explain why, when the doc made a sexist crack about "What's the matter, are you shy about looking at his little wee-wee?"

    The nurse wisely decided to just wait. The doc stuck the needle in, and the baby let out a howl, accompanied by a jet of urine, which hit the doctor full in the face, then sprayed a trail down his shirt front and tie.

    "I was just about to tell you doctor," the nurse said sweetly, as the doctor wiped his glasses, "that when little boys are hurt, the first thing they do is pee!"
  13. by   altomga
    Originally posted by Jay-Jay
    I heard this story somewhere a number of years ago. Can't recall the source, but I swear it's true.

    A new resident was about to do a needlestick on a baby boy's leg to draw blood. The nurse suggested putting a diaper over the baby's crotch. She was about to explain why, when the doc made a sexist crack about "What's the matter, are you shy about looking at his little wee-wee?"

    The nurse wisely decided to just wait. The doc stuck the needle in, and the baby let out a howl, accompanied by a jet of urine, which hit the doctor full in the face, then sprayed a trail down his shirt front and tie.

    "I was just about to tell you doctor," the nurse said sweetly, as the doctor wiped his glasses, "that when little boys are hurt, the first thing they do is pee!"
    Now that is classic!!!:roll Do you think he might have at least listen to what the next nurse tried to tell him?
  14. by   debRNo1
    Md and his interns are speaking to family of my (dying) pt. K is thru the roof so I tell the intern who runs to the boss- he writes me an order for lactalose po nevermind she cant swallow at this point.

    Now I look up this med knowing full well the pt needs kayexalate.
    Maybe he thought i said ammonia level. Maybe there is something about lactalose I dont know.................

    Brought it to his attention and he changed the order, said thats what I ment to write.....................

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