I know it’s confusing, but this is how a doctor’s schedules works, from an experienced nurse. It’s not always the same, but this can help.
Don’t be intimidated! Follow these tips for working with physicians and banish your nursing anxiety for good.
Have you seen this video posted on KevinMD this month about drug seekers in the emergency department (ED)? Take a look at this 4:31 video made by an ED physician. Spoiler alert! If you love Taylor Swift, you will totes love this. Disclaimer: If you are someone who does not manipulate physicians and nurses to obtain […]
I decided to reblog this post about Guide to Calling Doctors at Night for all of you that just graduated nursing school, getting ready to start your first real nursing job (probably on nights) that have never had to call a physician in the middle of the night. The first time you do it, you’ll […]
One of my BFFs is a rapid response nurse (I know, coolest job ever). Whenever a patient is going downhill or looks not-so-hot, she gets a call. Many times, the call could and should have occurred hours before. However, what she is told most frequently is “but the doctor said it was okay”. Notify MD, […]
I see many issues with med students not respecting RN’s (and LPN/LVN’s, APRNs). Where do you think this lack of respect comes from? I bet it has to do something with the way that they are being taught. These people need to have a good relationship because otherwise, how can they work together if everything […]
Loaded question, I know. There are lots of variables and situations. Typically, we have a lot at our disposal to be able to adequately many situations without calling the doc. I love that because it means I can handle a lot by myself (yay for autonomy!). However, here are a few basic guidelines/rules.. 1. Check […]
One of the things that I love about being someone’s nurse is that I’m in charge. I’m calling the shots (ha!), and other than the 10 minutes that the doctor is at the bedside, I’m the boss. Nurses have so much autonomy now. When your critical thinking skills are on point, you know all your […]