Well, this is a very old thread but thought I would give an update. After doing my training in a level 2 er for six weeks I came back to work in the ER in my little rural ER and I had a run in with this same doc.
I was recieving a patient from EMS who supossedly had a seizure possible OD and ETOH. In the process of recieving this patient who was very aggressive and beligerant on the way to my ER, we were transfering her from the litter onto my stretcher when her non rebreather came of, in the process of transfering trying to keep it on while getting hit by the patient...(the doc at the end of the stretcher with his back to me and getting report from EMS only one EMS personell helping me...I ask for help in restraining the pt, and the doc turns around and says in front of EMS, god and everybody that I was assaulting the pt.
In disbelief I immediately ask the doc.."are you saying I am assaulting the pt?"
Dumb question I know.....but he says yes, You are assaulting that patient so stop it. Of course the patient is still slamming me, literally freaking out on the stretcher..and I literally back up from the patient and start attending to my other patients who were there. I was absolutely furious, but kept my composure. I called another nurse to care for that pt...the doc was going off shift so I did not have to deal with him later that night...however he went to my supervisor before I left and told him if I wrote him up he would take it to the Attorney General....
I told my manager I was in the right, and not assaultive. I could have persued the issue, but I decided that it would be in my best intrest to take him aside and talk to him.
The talk went well and he told me it was the wrong thing to say...and our working relationship since then has been a good one...of course that can always change, but right now it is good.