I have gotten many phone calls from medicine attendings reporting to me nursing findings without actually seeing the patients themselves. Even worse, sometimes I get nursing calls from medicine patients because the nurse thought the surgeon needed to assess the issue and just bypassed the medicine team.One of my post op patients that we bypassed is doing great. Just need to watch her dry gangrene demarcate. Get a call from the medicine attending we transferred her to for some other issues.
“The nurse says the patient’s foot looks worse and doesn’t have Doppler pulses.”
Me: “well what did you find on your exam?”
Me: *in my mind* GTFO
My resident goes by and everything looks better than it did. Positive Doppler signals.