OMG. I'm beside myself. I don't even know where to begin.So, moral has been low at my facility........critically low. People fearing layoffs, hospitals near us closing down, census drastically low, a company being brought in to analyze the place for places to "make cuts", supplies not stocked anymore. Its gotten to the point where you just go to work, duck your head.......watch your patients and get out. Its all you can do.I was THIS CLOSE to accomplishing that today. Actually, had a great shift........got all my work done, got to spend QT with the patients rather than just run in and hand them pills then leave. Made it all the way up to quit time........and a new nurse from down the hall tell me her pt. is desaturating. So, seeing day shift is taking their time getting on the floor........I go to help (this is like 5 min. before I want to leave). I tell the nurse to call the attending while RT is in the room putting O2 on the pt. She tells me she doesn't know who to call.............a surgeon is the attending but someone else has been handling medical management. I tell her to call both and let them decide who is going to handle it.A surgeon (not even on the case) sitting there starts giving me heck about my call to call both. Goes on and on about inappropriate calls he recieves and this and that. I humor him, tell the new nurse to call whoever is listed as attending and even ask "Who would you suggest be called." He has no answer (:smokin:of course) but proceeds to rant on and on about how bad calling everyone is. So, I go on helping the new nurse, waiting to get orders to put into action for the pt. (which is now delayed because the surgeon is slowing us down badly) and he decides he is going to "see the pt". He goes in the pt. room, talks to her for like........half a minute.........and comes out of the room and proceeds to go on and on about inappropriate calls. I finally tell him I've heard his point, I got it, I need to move on to the pt's care now. I'm done with the conversation. He doesn't like this of course. Starts asking me to get the Charge Nurse/supervisor for him........wants to argue with me. I keep telling him "I'm done with this conversation, please......move on". He doesnt want to hear it. I wanted to knock the guy out at this point.So, he storms off the unit, makes it clear I am being reported. Nice. And a friend/colleague sitting near at the time tells me I'm disrespectful. Doh:eek:. OMG, never thought I'd be in a position where I'd have to swing through physicians to get focused on a pt. who is near needing Rapid Response. Now..........I have seen EVERYTHING.Best part is, this facility is looking for reasons to get rid of people. So yes, on my way home I realize I just gave them reason to. Not very smart on my part.