Hadda call the Doc at 3 am for a patient who was tachy with A-flutter but was previously at a normal HR.
Guess what the Doc said?
"First off, I want to ask you why you waited until
3 am to call me about this?"
What I said (through clenched teeth): "Frankly, Dr., I didn't wait. His HR was normal a couple hours ago and has just gone from the 80's to 120-140's within the past half hour while he is at rest. I thought you might like to do something about that."
What I WANTED to say?
"Because I love to wake Docs up in the middle of the night. It gives me a feeling of power."
Or, "YOU ARE ON CALL, which means you are AT WORK. Can I sleep on my job? No? Neither should you." :stone
So here's the question: What are some of the things you have WANTED to say to Docs, pts, relatives, coworkers--whether or not you actually said it?
Jun 2, '02
you're a ******* idiot........l don't know cause l left my magic 8 ball at home....ice chips are not a priority.......l don't give a crap..........it's not my fault you have small penis syndrome......this is not mcdonald's........do you want fries with that?........who stands beside you and tell you..breath in and out?....here comes the mensa society(referring to residents)......you have a booger in your nose(to the screaming md).....tell me how you really feel........:d
Last edit by l.rae on Jun 2, '02
Jun 3, '02
yes, docs they can be the "most precious things", although i have a seen a swing to more civility in my tenure in nursing
i will always remember very early on in my nursing career, third shift.......another new nurse was getting slammed emotionally by the doc on the other end of the phone......."she" was in tears.....i grabbed the phone from her, listened to the doc tirade until "he" ran out of steam.......and said now that you are finished, unless you want to continue.........
this is what is occuring with the patient, what would you like to order.........
this doc never gave me a lick of trouble..............
Last edit by micro on Jun 3, '02