Consider this my public service announcement to patients and their families! Here are the five lines I never, ever want to hear at work again…
5. As I’m getting ready to administer IV pain medication, some wag in the room pipes up with, “Hey, Nurse! Give me some of that, willya?”
Friend, if anybody’s going to be getting pain medication besides the person in the bed, it will be this girl right here.
4. Usually from a nice, elderly person of either sex: “Don’t you think Doctor X is cute?” Doctor X is at the bedside.