Monday, 16 March 2009

This Ain't Theatre You Know

So I go in to help the doc. The patient is just back from theatre and needs something checking.
Oh then he asks me to wipe his brow.....
There a few words to describe my expression - 'gob smacked' perhaps? Or a classic Scots 'glakit'?

Sorry doctor this is a ward. Nurses here don't wipe brows unless they belong to the patients.

Still stunned by the question.....

Then he tries to wipe his forehead on MY sleeve. Oh no you don't sonny! I will get your fevered brow a paper towel but that is as good as it is gonna get.

I am not your wife / mother / scrub nurse. I will not be your handmaiden. Can I go back to my sick patients now?

4 comments:

little d, S.N. said...

What, he doesn't have HANDS outside the operating room?

Seratonin said...

What a complete twat he is !

cellar_door said...

Wow. Words fail me....

WardBunny said...

litte d SN - He wasn't even sterile for what he was doing! Patient was stunned as well, so at least I wasn't alone in my confusion.

Seratonin - Total twat. Nurse I was working with said he does things like that a lot.

cellar door - I still don't know what to say.

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