You’re in the OR (or anywhere for that matter) when the attending docotr asks a brilliant question that you’re sure you should know the answer to, but don’t. What can you do?
•1. “Would you please repeat the question?
•2. Ignore the Doctor and act like you didn’t hear the question.
•3. Repeat the question aloud to buy time.
•4. Ask for clarification of the question.
•5. Say “I don’t know.”
•6. Say “I’m not sure what you’re after.” (You know so much you need more specifcity.)
•7. Be bold (i.e. stupid) and say “I don’t think that’s relevant.”
•8.We didn’t cover that in class.
•9. I haven’t had that rotation.
•10. That rotation was bad. •11. The doctor was on vacation when I was on that rotation. •12. The nurses were on strike when I was on that rotation. •13. The doctor on that rotation was bad. •14. That’s an elective and I’m not going to take that rotation. •15. I was sick that day (month, or year). •16. I didn’t get good notes from the note pool.
•17. The day for that lecture they closed (choose one) __school, __hospital, clinic for (choose one) __rain, snow, __heat,
(copied from ppt: EUGENE CASTILLO, M.D.)