I agree with Shadobe, I'm not sure they're Pet Peeves, but what you all have posted, are things that get me going!
I find it funny how, large OR or small, California to N.Y. we all have similar problems.
Here's a few of mine:
Surgeons who feel that "paperwork", you know H&P's and consents,,,,are not their job!!
Not all but a few feel that it's the patient's "medical guy" that should do the H&P, and giving the permit to the nurse to have the patient sign, is good enough.
I've seen pts come down with no note at all on the chart from the surgeon, on why this pt is having surgery!!!!!
One time, I had it out with a surgeon, who disagreed with the rules.....holding my tongue (some), I told him, if he didn't like the rules, get out of bed earlier on Monday's and go to Medical Executive meetings, and change it!!!!! Until then....here's a pen!!!
And I hate...."oh, by the way". Things not posted, that everyone else in the world seemed to know about, except the crew that's doing the case!!!
And while we're at it,,docs, can we find some sort of trade off on OR time vs Office time?
I know your office is important, but booking cases after hours, just so you can finish office gets old real fast, especially if we have to sit around for you for a couple hours! And don't think we don't know what you're doing.....I may have been born at night, but it wasn't last night!!!
Anesthesiologists,,,,love 'em, love what they have taught me over the years....sometimes I think the only one person on the OR team that sees the entire picture. That said, like another post, sometimes, like surgeons, I think these guys forget the concepts of time and space. You just don't turn over from a total knee to an arthroscopy in 5 minutes!!!!! I'll do the best I can, but come on!!!!!
Scub Techs. Again, love 'em,,,,,my best friend in the OR. I like them to know I have their back, and they mine. I understand the one suture at a time thing. At our hospital, we try hard to control costs, and not open things unless we absolutely have to, so I understand. That said however, a skin stapler!!!! Come on, I'm not sure some docs know how to do skin sutures anymore!! Open the stapler,,,ok??
Gang,,,,I know you all are getting slammed! Been there....done that.
However, if you are working up a possible Appy and it's coming on end of shift. Could someone find 60 seconds, call the OR, and tell us to check before we leave!!??
I find it really troubling when as I pull into my driveway, my wife is waving me off like some errant fighter plane trying to make an aircraft carrier landing!!!
This to go right back to the OR for an appy that's been in ER for the past 3 hours.
Sorry,,,,got a little carried away there.