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Ramblings of an Emergency Physician in Texas

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By: doctordel

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 01:37:09 +0000

My personal favorite nursing contribution: the "Pissy Mood Smackdown." This is one that you cannot fully appreciate while you're on the receiving end of it, as it usually involves a very experienced and wise RN getting quite stern with you because you have been a jackass since you grumpily began your shift, have already risked three or four patient complaints because of your lousy attitude, and are in serious danger of "accidentally" sitting on a syringe of whatever happens to have been in her pocket just moments ago ("I thought you wasted that?"). After the Smackdown-if you don't spontaneously combust-you find it remarkably easy to locate that empathy you lost somewhere between the last shift and the current one. These can probably be career-saving at the right time...Keep up the outstanding work.

By: Jim Cox

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:22:34 +0000

It did my heart good to read the further comments after "nurse love". It does show that we do respect and really, actually like each other as we work with one another daily. Sometimes, a few of us loose our sense of humor, as per the rant that resulted in this column, but, overall, our laughter and ribbing of each other is what helps us through our days. I would hate to see that taken away by the humorless or the "P.C. Police", aka, The Nursing Gestapo (Yes, I know...that will probably earn a rant directed my way.)

By: Kim

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 08:31:18 +0000

Thanks for the kudos, but I thought the original post was funny. Write about nurses and we'll put it on Change of Shift! LOL! Oh geeze, I just had an inspiration for a post.....I love it when that happens! Gotta go put it on my idea list.....

By: nurserica

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 02:26:59 +0000

Tough situation. I see how some could have been offended, but I've also worked with you for about 4 years now and have started to understand your personality. I don't believe you ment harm, just humor. You know, RNs & MDs may not always see eye to eye, especially those of us working in the ER. We (RNs, MDs, PCTs) tend to have very strong personalities and some come with a hard shell and a soft interior. So in other words feelings get hurt easily by people we respect. We can easily upset/disrespect eachother,that's understandable our job is high stress!! But at the end of the day we should walk away still respecting eachother, and let the cycle repeat itself next shift... By the way, I appreciate the kuddos!!!

By: GruntDoc

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 01:22:31 +0000

Perhaps you should see a less happy reaction:

By: intelinurse2b

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 00:58:53 +0000

aww, Doc, come on. You are much better than once bitten, twice shy. Keep your nurse posts coming, even if they stir the pot.

By: beajerry

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 18:46:02 +0000

It's always amazing when people take things in the totally opposite way they were intended.

By: Carrie (NeoNurseChic)

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 04:55:13 +0000

I agree with the nurse comments above. I thought you were just sharing some anecdote and a frustration with something you'd seen in the ER. While I even responded to the post, it wasn't out of anger by any means. Reading that didn't make me angry at all! Sorry to hear that's the way people reacted... Just know that probably a lot of us (nurses) also didn't take it that way, but that would mean we also didn't have a reason to fill up your email boxes saying so.... :O) I do like your list above pointing out things you appreciate, too! Take care. :)

By: impactednurse

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 04:06:47 +0000

No no no Dr Grunt, you must get right back on that horse again and write something about a nurse. (And the respect is muchos mutual.)

By: Dr. Dagny T.

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 01:08:49 +0000

I heartily agree that without nurses, we docs would be in a world of hurt. A good nurse found an incarcerated hernia in an elderly patient with dementia that I am ashamed I missed (and she taught me a good lesson). I sent her a big box of chocolates after the surgery.