Friday, February 5, 2010
Revenge: ER Style
I have ranted and rave about having EDS and the pain in the butt, or should I say the pain in the joints it is. Well my EDS help get a little sweet revenge on a new ER Doc today. With the help of a few other Docs:)
A few weeks ago, a new Doctor started. I have no clue where he is from, but I am positive the nurses held a party after he left.He some how believes that nurses only live to follow his commands. He does not understand that we as nurses follow protocols, which allows for nurses to order tests, give certain medications, and yes, even perform a full code with out the help of a doctor. (Not that we want to, but we can if we have to).
After making the last few weeks hell, the doctor's and us(nurses) developed a plan to teach this doc some manners. He has the habit of not looking when talking to the nurses and roughly handing the charts to us. Sort of slapping the charts in our hands, or down next to us. We have told him many times not to do that, but he just doesn't care.
This is where my EDS comes into play. Just for the record, it was not my idea, I just went along with it. I can dislocate most of my joints on demand, and at times the doctors have relocated me after having a few good laughs when I can't relocate myself.
Here is the set-up:
1. take ring braces off fingers and wait till new doc is not looking and slaps a chart down next to me.
2. Hyper-extend/ dislocate fingers and yell
3. When old doc, who is in on it, looks down holds hand and pretends to exam dislocated fingers, pop the shoulder out
4. Old doc calls over new doc, and asks him why he slapped my hand with the chart.
5. Wait till new doc looks at hand and grabs hand to exam to yell that he is pulling shoulder out.
6. New doc than sees shoulder is out, give him a few minutes of thinking he abused some poor nurse.... than pop shoulder back in, flex fingers back, and tell him to stop slapping charts down at the nurses.
It is comical to watch the emotions that crossed his face, but he has not slapped a chart in the hands or next to any nurse since then.
only draw back was that my ortho got called in for another patient and the doctors let the gag slip out of the bag to my ortho, who in turn gave me a lecture (another) on the hazards of voluntarily dislocations. Some how the doctors never let it slip that it was THEIR idea.