Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Top 10

I love this post from Fat Doctor: http://fatdoctor.blogspot.com/2007/04/cringe.html
She wrote the Top 10 things that patients say that make her cringe.
Not to be a copy-cat but I had to join in the fun.

Top 10 Actual Quotes from Medical Professionals
That Made Me Want to Run Screaming from the Room

1. "It's been a long time since I've dealt with real patients."

2. Her: "You have good veins, right?" Me: "No." Her (sarcastically): "Oh, grrrreeeat!"

3. "How do you spell Cystic?"

4. "Let me go ask what this test is."

5. "I don't remember our conversation. I was on pain meds."

6. "Did you pass gas from your bottom?"

7. "You don't have any pain medication ordered so you can't have any."

8. "We didn't realize you had that procedure done. We'll need to run that test again."

9. "We may need to do chemo. We'll call you later and let you know."

10. "I hate this f***ing rotation!"


Rach said...

OMG. I'd actually kill someone if I heard any of those quotes. Hmmm. I have to think about my top ten. Maybe I'll leave it for tomorrow's blog post!

Fat Doctor said...

I can't believe those things. I'm thinking they all should be strung up by their toes. And to admit in front of a patient that you hate the rotation your on? Ugh. Bad form. Very bad form.

Tiffany said...

yes, not only did he exclaim that he hated the rotation, he did so while he was putting a PIC line in my arm. Afterwards, it was clear he had a good reason to hate that rotation...he sucked at it and hurt me very badly. I did report him to the Vascular Radiology attending but who knows if they did anything about it....