Just had a few days admission, and whilst the majority of the staff were exceptional (best nursing team i think ive ever come across) there were a fe doctors who drove me up the wall, and their behavious was getting weirder and weirder to the point where I couldnt work out if they were giving me salbulatmol simply to explain the fact that I had a high heart rate! Anyway, had a chat with Philomela and it got me thinking, AUK should make instant feedback forms for docs, so we can tick a few boxes to let them know what they are being surreal about and then hopefully they can improve!! I find it a giggle, wanted to know any other suggestions!!
- Giving me medications and then complaining to ME that i'm experiencing the side effects
-waking me up to discuss whether i need somthing to help me sleep
-suggesting that it is possible for me to be anxious and over aware of my breathing while im asleep
-doing crazy and random stuff with my steroid doses that make me wonder if you are actually trying to kill me
-repeatedly giving me incorrect doses or drugs that interact with each other and refusing to accept that they DO interact (i am more than happy for them to say there is an interaction, we know this and accept it is worth the risk at this time - thats fine - i just want to feel reassured that its been considered, ive been ODed before and its nasty)
-telling ME off that you've been asked to come look at me because my HR and resps are high - i'm very sorry, i dont want you to come and disturb me either if im honest
-giving me nebs when im not wheezy and asking me to try to manage without them when i am
-asking me why i have not gone home yet when YOUR collegues messed up my discharge!
-telling me that under no circumstances can someone sit in my (private) room during protected mealtimes, coz they are protected mealtimes, but doctors are still ok to come and talk to me during meals!?!
any more ideas guys?? Me and the nurses did have a laugh hen a doc this admission insisted i needed a neb when i was lying down, chattging and comfortably watching TV, and then came to check on me coz my HR went up (also - blimey hen you can breathe you get a fuller dose of salb - my heart goes mad when im getting the full dose in my lungs)!! Started coming up with the list after the third ICU review in a night!! By the end i was at the point where they came in and i just said ""look, if you're from ICU, i'm soooo sorry, i'm really really fine, i dont know how to get them to stop calling you - apparently im too young to get the parameters for scoring changed"" lol!