1. Know your patient in and out.
2. Know the disease process in and out.
3. Know nursing interventions and considerations in and out.
With all that said when you consult with a dr. Do it in a place of confidence. They are more inclined to answer professionally than not. No matter how they answer, stand your ground with shoulders up and use direct eye contact....kinda with anything in life. Confidence!
However there are situations that would need to happen. I have two known Drs here that are so rude to nurses that whenever you mention their names its like a lord voldermort situation out of harry potter. Both drs i made in a point to put them in their place publicly in front of the nursing station. funny how i think im one of the few nurses they say good morning(or whatever the time is) to now.