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    Quote from charebec65
    LOL... I'm not sure I'd offer to let a doctor write it. I think most of them take an elective course on how to write horribly......:icon_roll
    LOL..You're right. The other day I was trying to read a dr order. I thought it was a whole new alphabet.The secretary who has been working more than 20 years saw me struggling, she smiled and said "This is one his best hand writings" Can you imagine, I don't even want to think about his normal hand writing.
    BTW Why they don't teach us how to read horrible dr orders in nursing school?

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    Thank you everybody. Most important part is patient safety. Evendough I was so sad when that happened, now thanks to you, I realized that most important part was I got the correct medication for my patient. Next time if it happens again and a dr gets angry because I don't get the medication she-he says, I will say " can you spell it out for me or would you like to come by and write it with your own hands"
    Thank you all, you made me feel like I am not alone.

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    Thank you so much everbody!! You made me so happy. I don't know how to show my appreciation. I just wanted to give you a big hug.

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    Hi everybody. It's great to have people around to talk or share our problems with.Thanks in advance.
    I need to talk to someone about an experience that It made me so sad yesterday when I was working. I am a foreign nurse and I have been in the USA for about 4 years but I got my license recently and have been working as an RN for 3 months now.
    What happened yesterday was I needed to call a dr about a pt and the dr ordered a medication that I have never heard. I didn't understand what med he was talking about and told him I didn't understand the med. This time he wanted to talk to an other nurse and he sounded so angry. I really don't have any problem with my English, nobody so far complained about my English but this is about not English right?, this is about a med that I wasn't familiar with. I thought MAYBE he could have been more patient and could have spelled it for me?
    What do you think? Please I need your suggestions. By the time I am going to be more familiar with medications but how about if it happens again and I don't understand a med that was ordered by phone.What should I do?
    Am I alone, or any other foreign nurse experiences such things too?

    Any suggestions? Please I need your help and looking forward to hearing from you..