I’ve written before that I am happily married to a pharmacist. Sometimes when we come home from work, we commiserate together in shorthand about our hospital shifts. When we are grumpy, we play “I work harder than you do,” in which we childishly throw out episodes from our day to prove who had a harder shift and should buy dinner. Usually I win, because as a nurse, I am the one working hands-on with patients. However, I concede that being responsible for every medication calculation, preparation, and drug interaction (and more) is a tough and stressful job. Safe medication administration is a foundation of patient care. I also acknowledge that nurses are occasionally a little difficult to work with (I was actually once present for a code blue when a stool softener was ordered STAT).
Anyway, for David and all my pharmacist friends, this one’s for you. Special thanks to the friend who brought this video to my attention.
Late Entry: I did have the Pharmacy Respect video here earlier, but I have removed it.