Ok, well, it is truly getting on my nerves how SOME physicians can act like the biggest, immature babies! Yesterday I had a patient who had just been extubated, was on a nasal cannula yet would desat quickly to low 70's with any sort of exertion. Our unit was full; her doc called and wanted to know if I felt she could move to the floor. I informed him of my concerns with her oxygen saturations but that she could probably do fine if she were monitored. Well, he NEVER gave any orders, just said ok and hung the phone up quickly. I felt clear that this was NOT an order. I also spoke to our house administration AND the ER nurse of the patient he was wanting to send us and let them all know I did not receive an order and if they were going to be needing to move this patient to please let me know so I could contact the doc again. Well no one was in a hurry for beds apparently because I never heard another word about it. Until this morning when I get home. The doc is making rounds on the floor and wants to know where HIS patient is at that he moved out. Well of course, she's still in the unit. HE calls me at home, demands to know why did not move her. We discuss for five minutes that he never gave me an order, and that we have just had a miscommunication, patient is fine, no harm done, that I also spoke with house and the ER nurse. He is fuming. Finally, after I suck it up and apologize for our miscommunication, he settles down and we are okay. I just don't believe he is that upset over having to walk from one end of the hall to another. Besides, he was in the ER last night and KNEW his new patient had not been moved to the unit. Never questioned why. I cannot believe he called me at home to address this. :angryfire I feel like he knew why I hadn't moved the patient, he just wanted to vent on me. Any thoughts?