Stupid questions/comments made by doctors! - page 5

What kind of stupid questions have you been asked by a physician? You know, the kind that just make you want to scream. I had a patient the other day who was having big time mental status changes. ... Read More

  1. by   Crux1024
    Upon crusing the SDN thread myself I came upon this one and it was HILARIOUS...

    "So here's one that hopefully doesn't offend all the unit secretaries lurking on this forum...

    Background story: A patient had been getting ABGs so chronically that he had developed a pannus over his radial artery. One of my co-interns wrote him for a lidocaine jelly on the pannus prior to ABG. Of course, a unit secretary has no clue what a pannus is. But...

    (one week later...)

    Nurse: Can you renew Mr. B's lidocaine jelly to his penis?

    Intern: Ugh... Why is Mr. B getting lidocaine jelly to his penis?

    Nurse: I don't know.. it says in his medbook that he's been getting it for a week, just prior to his ABGs.

    Intern: I guess it makes sense he hasn't complained..."""

    Now you cant tell me that wasnt funny..!!!


  2. by   EmmaG
    Quote from Ann RN
    I had a patient in the week that our new interns started. A septic patient had a temp of 105.1. The intern asked if we had IV tylenol so it would work faster!
    Our docs sometimes used IV toradol to break a fever. Works great...
  3. by   Tweety
    Quote from CRNI-ICU20
    "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine" Proverbs from the Bible.crni

    I guess it's one thing to tell funny stories, especially if we are talking about ourselves and not others. Maybe my problem is that this isn't a thread "tell us your funiest doc stories so we can vent and laugh and have a merry heart". Rather it's a "tell us your doc stories and judge those actions as stupid and laugh at them". It just sounds like tearing someone down to build ourselves up. I'm not a good judge because I grew up with peer rejection.

    I may not know how others view me, but humorless hopefully isn't one of them. Surely some of my 37,0000gazillion posts have had some humor.

    Again, carry on.
    Last edit by Tweety on Jul 1, '07
  4. by   Tweety
    Quote from Crux1024
    Now you cant tell me that wasnt funny..!!!


    Yep, I have to admit, I spit my coffee at the screen reading that one.
  5. by   purple1953reading
    Was making rounds with a questionable "DO" and the patient was admitted through ER. The Dr says you have some really high enzymes there, The guy responds I was a really bad alcholic for several years, and uuit a few months ago.Dr goes on and on about this and that,turns and says "We probably should recheck those labs, come see me in a month" we get to the hall, and he says to me:"Wonder why his liver enzymes are so high?" DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  6. by   RNsRWe
    I followed the link to the SDN thread about Stupid Nurses, and scrolled down just a few (in which the nurse was an absolute moron, of course) to find this post by Kimberly Cox (admin):

    "Do we REALLY have to start this topic, AGAIN, HERE?

    First of all, there are tons of threads here already on the topic.

    Secondly, the title is a bit insulting to our members who are nurses. After all, some of the stupidest pages I've gotten have been from other physicians. Perhaps the thread could be "the stupidest page I've ever gotten" - IF you REALLY felt it was necessary to start ANOTHER thread on the topic and watch it degenerate into people bashing nurses AGAIN.

    Sorry to be such a drag about this and I do enjoy, and even participating in these discussions, but its beating a dead horse and really does run the risk of alienating other members of SDN."

    I rather liked it
  7. by   spydercadet
    Patient, who was about 90 years old with dentures, that he left at home, had a low sodium level, so what did the resident order??? Push two bags of potato chips - stat, no less.

    I loved it, we all may say and do stupid things, but please don't make them part of the permenant record!!!