What’s the worst thing a nurse can say to a doctor when he or she calls to check on their patient .
“I don’t know . I just started my shift”
Believe me we don’t care about your schedule. We don’t care about your love life, your child’s drug problem or your father’s suicide . If you are in the hospital taking care of a patient you should know basic stuff about him. There is such a thing as ‘sign off’and in most cases vital signs are just a glance away.
If you really have issues please get help. Talk to me in your free time.
Let’s say you are a clueless nurse . How can you better serve the purpose of your existence?
Suggestions :”I just started my shift but if you hold on one minute I can get you the information ”
Or forget the shift” I can text / call you with the required information in one minute ”
Maybe I m a narcissist and want the world to revolve around me but you have to understand that I ,like a moon revolve around the care of the patient atleast until my shift is over and nurses like gravity are the connection between me and the patients.