You should listen to you doctor
They come in saying, “My chiro said I had a stomach parasite but luckily he fixed that. And that prostate cancer you said I had last year seems to be gone now with my homeopathic spider venom. I’m just here for a checkup because I can’t ejaculate any more and there is blood in my urine.” (surelythisisfree)
ER nurse here. This situation goes one of two ways.
Option 1: The family member that’s in the medical field recognizes good care, and is appreciative. They can suggest things if they feel it’s necessary, but they are extremely supportive and grateful for your attention.
Option 2: The family member is a complete d**kf**k that tries to dictate care from beginning to end. From, “Why are you drawing blood that way?” to “I’d never give THAT medication! You’re idiots!,” this person will never, ever be satisfied. And they will ruin your life, even though their family member is being well cared for. (CursesandMutterings)
Where I came from we have to see 40…60 patients in an afternoon. Time is of the essence and we have nearly 15 minutes to interview, figure out what they have and tell them what can be done.
Because of the time frame, during the interview we need objective answers, something patients avoid like hell. We ask when the pain started and they say: “Well, I was at Mary’s wedding when it started.”
(Thinking): “Who’s Mary?!”
“When was it?”
(Thinking) “Of which month?!?!??!?!!?”
I have several other patients and don’t want to be rude with this one, but I need answers. (YourAmishNeighbor)