Thursday, January 14, 2010

paged when not on call

Getting paged when you're not on call sucks. It makes you worry about your patients when you aren't supposed to be the one managing them and it makes you conflicted about whether to manage the problem or not because you're already on the phone. Especially when it's your patient and the on-call doctor doesn't really know them.

So... I dealt with the problem and then shut off my pager. Lesson learned, shut off the pager when you leave work!

1 comment:

Milk and Two Sugars said...

Yuck! Sounds like an unpleasant intrusion into an otherwise peaceful night. Lesson learned, I will always turn off my pager now! Hope your patient is doing okay under the circumstances.