TOTALLY agree. And I wish they would stop.
Or, while you're standing right there, when your boss says "I'll have my girl call your girl." AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh!Classof65
So when I'm getting in the admitting attending's face and telling him to get off of your collective ED nurses' backs, how exactly is it that I should refer to you singularly and collectively?
I kinda think its nice when the dos say "my MA, my assistant, our girls etc." makes me feel as if they are kind of protective of us, and that they trust us. Now if it is said in a condescending manner, then thats a different story...
WhiteCoat:We prefer to be referred to as The Knights of the Crash Cart, Princesses of Pain Relief, Duchesses of Dilaudid, Our Royal Highnesses the Queens and Kings of the Emergency Depahtment.UroMA-I agree, and mostly when they are doing it they are coming to our defense, but it still gets under my skin for some weird reason. Didn't say it was rational! It just bugs me.
The girl comment just made me laugh. One of our family's friends (an old oncologist) told me about a coworker "You know her, RehabRN, the girl from the oncology service."I just about died laughing. He was in his 80s and she was in her late 60s. It was just too funny.Re: docs, I always jokingly tell patients who have q shift vitals, "I need this to prove to the boss that you're alive." They always ask me "who the boss is".
I don't know why "the nurse" is easier on my ears than "my nurse", but I agree with you. I would never refer to the doctor as my doctor (unless she is taking care of me).
Yeah, uh, how about "the...?"
When my nurses yell out for me they say "What the hell is MY doctor!?!?!"
I meant "where" oops.
"We prefer to be referred to as The Knights of the Crash Cart, Princesses of Pain Relief, Duchesses of Dilaudid, Our Royal Highnesses the Queens and Kings of the Emergency Department."HA HA HA! Love it! Ringmasters of the inebriated.
I've never heard of a nurse refer to a doctor as "My doctor", but I suppose it could happen. Usually it's "The Doctor" or "Doctor Smith", but sometimes an expletive or two might slip in I'd recommend "The nurses" or "The nurse" myself.
When I am toe to toe and poking my finger at some admin weenie...Telling him: "NOBODY F's WITH MY "Knights of the Crash Cart, Princesses of Pain Relief, Duchesses of Dilaudid, Our Royal Highnesses the Queens and Kings of the Emergency Department."Just doesn't have the same impact as; "NOBODY F's WITH MY NURSES. NOW BACK OFF!"
Hmmm... I'm a tech and I've been known to call the nurses that I am working with "my nurse" to other staff members, if I don't just use their names. To patients it is "the nurse" or "your nurse" or yeah, Princess of Pain Relief. 'Cause that is what they are usually asking for. ;o)
Are you my RT tonight??? Those words are like fingernails on a chalkboard. No, I'm not YOUR RT. Are you my nurse?
Only time I used this was telling some drunk schmuck not to cuss at the nurses and call them n!&&er-haters, and as I was talking to him 'my staff' or 'my nurses' slipped out and I thought about it later.I only say that when I'm going to bat for you and I think I have more perceived authority. I do understand why it would be offensive.
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