Funny/Not so funny experiences with OB Doctors and ancillar personnell.... - page 2

i wondered if it was a good idea to start this topic, but something tells me everyone has some story or event to relate regarding a doctor or other staff member... you know how sometimes those... Read More

  1. by   mother/babyRN
    But so ON THE JOB....He obviously was too for him to have fooled you like that....I have had a patients husband arrested while she was fully dialated! AND of COURSE no one informed us why....We are always the last to be told anything. Imagine how I felt going back into the room to tell the wife, who was just about to push!
    Way too late for me to be up so excuse all spelling or grammatical errors.....
  2. by   Angel Baby
    We had a doc whose initials are BM (very fitting) who routinely has tangents. One of his biggest issues is that we never pit fast and hard enough to his liking, oh, and we should always make sure the patient gets an epidural.

    One day, as he went through his mantra for the cazillionth time a nurse interrupted him and said "Dr. BM--you can beat that dead horse all you want but he ain't never taking you home"

    We all laughed till we had to change and he let up on his crusade (at least for a while)...........
  3. by   Angel Baby
    Okay--one more. We have a female obstetrician who is a tall, beautiful black woman (don't dare call her African-American, because she's not African and she's not American). She has 2 children--both delivered by C/S.

    She has the need to warn every single patient that they may not be able to have their baby vaginally (including the G8's who have had 7 successful vaginal deliveries). It was after such a conversation with a grand multip that a fellow nurse looked at her and said "You know your problem? You have vaginal birth envy...."

    Even she laughed (which is good because you don't want her upset.................)
  4. by   Mofe'ny
    I work in a Level 2 NICu and just had to tell about this experience. A ? 34 weeker came up-- no prenatal care. OB on call examined her. Good strip, 3- 4 cms.L&D RN asked if he wanted to do an ultrasound--- his sarcastic answer---" No, what's the worst thing that could happen, she could deliver twins?!"

    Fast forward to delivery-- neonatologist & NICU RN @ bedside. Baby delivers- looks great-
    OB looks to neo "UMMMM, might want to do something with that baby, there's another one coming!"
    Our neo sent RN with Baby A to NICU and said "Send another RN back here."
    Oh, the babies ballard was 38 -39 weeks, and both weighed between 6 and 7 pounds. They both went to well baby after the neo figured out that they were OK. This happened about 3 months ago on day shift.... I worked that night, and couldn't stop laughing!
    Bet the OB will think before he says something like that again!
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    Ya THINK????? Great story!
  6. by   Angel Baby
    Serves him right----LMAO!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   JRaeOBRN
    Reading the sleepy doc posts made me remember a middle of the night call to a handsome young family practice doc. He listened, gave me the appropriate orders and then must have drifted off again because he ended the call by mumbling, "ok, g'night, love you..."

    I'm sure he wondered why all the nurses were smiling when he showed up to round the next morning. :heartbeat
  8. by   nursejohio
    While I understand it's *most* important to verify presenting part when you have an active preterm patient with zero pnc... you might also want to make sure there is only 1 baby currently living in the uterus, lest she deliver a 26 weeker in the OR, get moved to recovery and deliver #2, breech, in the potty with no docs or nicu present

    OTOH, baby #2 is actually doing better than #1. Nothing short of a miracle considering the wide open pit started after the first delivery
  9. by   33-weeker
    Yeah...what is it with surprise twins like that.

    I knew of a drop-in preterm mom who delivered the first baby. Doc left the room because the placenta was taking a while to deliver - he just waited a few feet away out at the desk, not an every-day thing but not terribly uncommon either. Finally a twin delivered but was stillborn.

    There is an US machine on the floor for L&D to use...why wasn't it used when this mom first came in? Pre-term, no PNC...

    Couldn't he feel the second baby when he massaged the mom's uterus? I mean, these were pre-term babies, but they were not THAT small.

    I just don't get it.

    This doc loathes drop-ins. I guess that attitude contributed to his choices.
  10. by   33-weeker
    We have a pedi who offices in the proff. building and makes rounds 2-3 times a day. The problem is that in the evening, she nearly always comes right at change of shift. Then she expects to be waited on hand and foot. ARGGGGG

    We have an OB who complains about EVERYTHING and 'dresses us down' in front of the patient and family. He fusses when the L&D nurses put the plastic drape under the patient (only those they think might deliver before doc arrives - to contain the mess) saying how un-sterile it is to do so.

    He argues over one point (i.e. 8 vs 9) on the Apgar score (who cares?! It's not like I'm giving a 3!!!) , etc... It takes everything I've got not to punch the guy right in the face! I'm about ready to refuse to catch for him! One of these days I am going to lose it and tell him off.

    He just doesn't get that his complaining in front of patients and visitors makes them feel like the care they are receiveing is substandard when it is not.
  11. by   33-weeker
    Last one, I promise-

    Once we had a mom deliver in the bathroom by accident (ER). They found her with the baby dangling by his cord. We nick-named him 'bungee-boy' (he was ok). He did go to level II for a while. On his crib card we drew a cartoon baby with a 'bungee' cord. The mom thought it was funny and laughed about it with us.
  12. by   vernix
    I have to tell one of my "I can't believe I did that" stories: This happened almost 20 years ago--

    My pt. was quite numb from her epidural and could not get a good sense of her u/cs in order to push (long before the practice of "laboring down"). I put my hand on the fundus so I could tell her when the u/c was starting. I would help her push then resume charting ...always keeping one hand her belly. She tells me she thinks she's contracting; I (in all my wisdom) tell her she is not. She proceeds to tell me otherwise.... I finally focus my full attention on her and not the chart.....only to find my hand on her breast!

    Of course I was mortified... and apologized. My pt. actually laughed at me.

    One more situation:

    I go into my pts room and she is sitting on the edge of her bed with a look of anger on her face that could have melted my shoes.

    She was diabetic and 20 weeks pregnant with us for blood glucose stabilization. The doc had just rounded.
    I asked her what was wrong and she goes "Dr. ---- and I have a difference of religion! He thinks he's GOD and I DON'T!"

    Laugh feels good.
  13. by   NurseNora
    I've also done the uterine palpation on the breast thing. Very embarassing. But the worst one was when we first started letting the mother hold the infant in the delivery room. We were to put the baby skin to skin with the mother, which I did. When the doctor was finished with the repair (this was when everyone got an episiotomy) I tried to pick up the baby so we could move the mother into her bed. The baby didn't move. I got a better grip on the baby, pulled and again, nothing happened. So I got an even better grip and pulled really hard. The patient finally said, "You've go a hold of my nipple."