Major Nursing FAIL
OK, if you have worked as an ER nurse for 8 years you should have some basic knowledge about what conditions might require a trip to the OR. Of course you need to know that when a patient needs to go to the OR, they need to be NPO.
So how the hell could a nurse of that experience see me tapping a swollen knee, see the results on the computer showing the knee was massively infected, and me walking into the room to ask the patient when the last time they ate was, followed by me telling them not to eat anything and then GIVE THE PATIENT A FUCKING MEAL TRAY!
Of course the patient was elderly and assumed because the nurse gave her food, she could eat. Of course the OR was calling for the patient and the surgeon walked into the room to see her stuffing her face with Salisbury steak! Of course he freaked out and thus so did I.
Are you completely friggin’ stupid?!! Always ask me if the patient can eat before you order them a damn tray! In fact, I vote for NO feeding of ER patients unless I specifically order it.