5 Rules to Follow When Working With Doctors
Kathy Quan | NursingLink
Rule #1: Keep it Short
For example, you gave the patient a prn pain medication almost an hour ago, and he is still complaining of 8/10 pain. He’s insisting you call the doctor and get something else ordered right now. Don’t walk out of the room, call the doctor and say, “Your patient, Mr. Smith is asking me to call you for additional pain medication orders.” The doctor will be inclined to have your head first! He needs information, and if you’re not prepared to provide it, look out!