I work in a large hospital’s outpatient lab, so I experience this conversation every single day, and more than once. Me: Good morning, can I have your last name, please?Patient: It’s already in the system. Me: Yes, that may be true, but I need your name to find you in the system. It should be no surprise to anyone that patients just...

More and more hospitals are becoming private. Making city hospitals into private medical facilities seems like a good idea for some, and the reason for them to feel this way is that everyone who works in big business wants to make a buck. However, sometimes as a doctor you have to do what's best for your patient and not...

Dealing with elderly patients can be as challenging as it is rewarding, even more so when you don’t speak the same language. Luckily, this elderly male patient had a son who visited often. I took advantage of his visit by explaining to him that we were going to need a urine sample from his father. The son seemed to...

As a nurse, I frequently deal with creeps, so when a man 20 years my senior was hanging out at reception I knew it was going to be one of those days. Him: Hey. Me: Hi, are you waiting for a doctor or do you need something? Him: I’m juuuust fine *he said this as he looked me up and down creepily*At...

I work as a nurse in a hospital that fields patients from a lot of smaller, rural towns that haven’t had much of an education. It can be frustrating, because they ask a lot of questions, simply because they don’t know some of the basics. In the following situation, my patient is in need of a blood transfusion. To...

Rural hospital life can be fun, with a variety of illnesses and injuries, but it’s certainly challenging. We had a back door at the ER for night time patients, it was fitted with a call button that would ring out at the nurse’s station. If the bell went, a nurse would answer, asking who they were, and what they...

Working the night shift on a weekend is a total trip, and it never fails to surprise me when people turn up, having suddenly decided that 3:30 in the morning on a Saturday is the most appropriate time to seek medical treatment for an old injury. I like to think the best of people, but when you rock up to...

VENTING STATION  Here are some examples of the complaints employees have lodged about their work and work environment in the healthcare field:  You have to work around sick people (“Can’t some of these patients be well??).The dress code is boring (“Another day of scrubs!”).No work from home days (“Why can’t I work from home like other industries. I can call into...

My job is as a nurse in a day surgery. Perhaps the biggest (and by biggest I obviously mean most time consuming and sometimes frustrating) part of my job is admitting people ahead of their procedures. Part of this task involves a rundown of a variety of questions about their overall health, medical history, and any other relevant information...

  I work in the E.R at my local hospital and it was my night to answer phones at the nurse's desk. We get a lot of calls from people who live on the outskirts of town who don't want to drive all the way to the hospital if it's not a huge emergency. The phone rings and I answer...
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