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Here's another thing:

What kind of IDIOT doesn't read the information sheet given to them before a medical procedure?  I'll tell you what kind.  3/4 of my patients, that's what kind!


AAGHHHH and they just told me I have another patient this morning that they didn't tell me they added on!  TODAY IS.....STUPID!

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agathagrimm
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
"TODAY IS.....STUPID!" i LOVE that!

(i got no smart to counteract the stupid, sorry)
troymccluresf
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
God, I hate that. A fucking seven year old could figure out the shit we give them. Yet everyone (even especially the MDs) look at us like we're aliens and say, "What do I do with this?"

Stupid moments like that, I just refuse to be polite. I mean, how could I give that a dignified, courteous response without being a bad person?
democritus
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the lady that inspired that comment came in saying, "Well I didn't know I was going to have to do THIS! I didn't know it was going to take this long!"
So I said, "Did we give you an information sheet when you scheduled this test?"
"Yes."
"Did you READ it?!"
"Well, I was busy."
::sigh::
troymccluresf
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
"Well, you should be prepared for people making mistakes!"

Yes, we did that by highlighting, color coding, and itemizing everything you need to do, dumbshit.
vengeant
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
I am amazed at your willpower to resist following that up with, "You can read, can't you?"

And if you want to get all fancy-pants when they get indignant, simply give them the quote by [um, someone famous and smart] about how choosing to not read is the same thing as not being able to read.
vengeant
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
And you don't have fun with your patients when they don't read the information sheet? "Will you glow? Didn't it say that you'd be glowing for a week on the information sheet we gave you? And that the glow would cause all your hair to fall out?"
democritus
Nov. 16th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
lol! Man, I wish!
vengeant
Nov. 17th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
You totally should!
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