I try not to cuss and especially at work but once in awhile one or two will pop out. Usually in cases of extreme duress, such as looking at the tele monitor and seeing someone in Vtach. That will definitely get an "Oh Sh*t!" from me. I never cuss in front of a patient or their family and visitors.
GAstudent said: As a matter of fact my dogs doctor *Veterinarian* he cusses in front of us. He is a young guy. He is maybe 28-32 and he cusses like a sailor. He is himself in front of everyone. This I would have a hard time accepting. I guess I feel the person can get their point across without every other would being offensive and especially someone I am paying for services. Just my opinion.
I was on the receiving end of a paramedic tongue-lashing a couple of years ago. Some Medicare EMS transfer paper didn't get signed by the doc and the nurse told the medics that the doc said he would sign it at the receiving hospital. Well the doc didn't sign the paper and when the medics returned to our facility I had my backside chewed. ( I was working as charge). This medic said "If you don't have that f***** paper signed don't even bother f****** call us. This little tirade continued for a couple of minutes. He got absolutely nothing accomplished besides making me angry. Yes, nursing was at fault for not getting the paper signed by a MD before the pt was transferred but cussing me out was not the most constructive way of getting our problem solved. He kept cussing and I just hung the phone up on him
There is a time and a place for swear words and cussing but in front of our patients, their families, and other visitors is not the appropriate time.