We don’t choose why we have to call doctors. We don’t use those protocols. Yes the patient is sitting up and talking and has a blood sugar of 40 and I still have to call you even though I can feed him. Please don’t hang up on me! There is a nursing shortage for a reason. It’s not an easy gig
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I graduated in 1978 and would like to think I always put patients first. The docs that started out yelling eventually were ok when I called because they knew I wouldn’t call unless it was important & I had my ducks in a row. You my dear, are not common anymore. I just retired after teaching ADN RN school for 24 years and I can tell you, the gems that were common in the late 90’s became the rarity by 2015. Most nurses will still care in the future, I just have to believe that but I don’t think they’re going to have the same heart you have.
I am an RN from the same generation as you. I graduated as LVN in ’75 and RN in ’79 and BSN in ’84. Worked Critical Care for 36 years and then taught Vocational Nursing students. All that having been said I have to agree with you.
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I hate to say it but it is a different world now then it was in our earlier days. I remember calling in sick when I went in labor with my son bc I wanted to save up time off with my baby. I understand sometimes health issues require more time off before baby. But more common then not moms take off more time before and more time after and now dads take more time off and moms can take more time off before baby is a year old. I sure wish I was having kids in this time instead of when I did. Kidding put aside all of this time off is tough on the rest of the nursing team and of utmost importance on patient care. When we run short of nurses or float nurses from other floors or use float pool the flow is not always going to run smoothly.