Worst doctors orders ever received

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ErinBSN

66 Posts

Specializes in pediatrics, ED. Has 5 years experience.
I do hope you asked him if he meant 0.8 mg before you told him "if he wanted to kill the baby go ahead"....

The convo went like this

"Dr. Justgotoutofmedshoolandhasbeenaresidentaweek, Are you SURE you wrote the correct order for morphine and it's not 0.8?"

Baby Doc replied "Do you see my jacket, it says M D, Of course the order is right, What do you think I am stupid?(several explicatives were used during this answer)I'm the doctor your JUST A NURSE, you do what I say

Well Sir, the baby is 6mo old and I'm not giving that much morphine

baby doc than replied "You give it or I write you up for insubordination"

No, I'm not, if you want to kill the baby you can do so your self.

I than turned and went to the attending.

I told the attending the problem and that I wasn't comfortable euthenizing (sp) a baby due to baby doc incompentce.

She agreed. She also chewed him a new butt.

Hence the baby got 0.8 due to the attending overriding.

-My spelling is horrid today, forgive me I'm going to bed

brainkandy87

321 Posts

Haha ok, well that makes more sense now. I was just curious. ;)

Altra, BSN, RN

6,255 Posts

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.
The convo went like this

"Dr. Justgotoutofmedshoolandhasbeenaresidentaweek, Are you SURE you wrote the correct order for morphine and it's not 0.8?"

Baby Doc replied "Do you see my jacket, it says M D, Of course the order is right, What do you think I am stupid?(several expletives were used during this answer) I'm the doctor you're JUST A NURSE, you do what I say

Ah, July ... the most special time of year.

That reminds me ... it's about time to start stockpiling adult beverages to get through that month. One of these years I'll finally get smart and plan vacation in July ... let the chips fall where they may, and sort it all out after I get back.

gcupid

511 Posts

My favorite was when I was told to maintain pt's MAP at 97. Not 90-100, not 95-105, but 97. I can titrate drips ok, but can't I please have a range?

Range orders are a privilige...Why should the ordering practitioner spoil you? If I order the pt's MAP to be maintained at 97, that's what I expect!!! LOL!

You would have to have a patient ratio of 1:1 as well as be a clairvoyant...(is there a shift differential when u r required to use that gift?)

belle87RN

40 Posts

Specializes in Emergency!.
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3) Frequent flyer drug seeker here for the 53rd time in last 6 months with chronic pain complaint. Arms are swollen and ecchymotic from hers and our attempts at finding a vein.

Doctor's order: Dilaudid 2MG IVP

Umm...you have two options doc..change that route to IM or I'll tilt the table so you can get a better look at her IJ. Cuz the last 3 charts show that my co-workers have attempted unsuccessfully to find a vein and although I'm good I'm not a miracle worker

Why was he giving in and giving her Dilaudid, if he knew that she is a drug seeker?

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