out of control. - page 2

Tonight was busy as usual (stabbing, gsw, MBA, etc), I work at a level ll trauma center. First night I was called a **** and a ***** in one sentence from a drunk that got jumped at a club. I had to... Read More

  1. by   sharpeimom
    When I was working in the state psych hospital, my standby response was, "Oh, I'm sorry. Were you speaking to me?'

    Worked almost every time.
  2. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from SweetMelissaRN
    Lol I'm am avid fan of killing them with kindness, while I'm laughing in their face bc they are being sedated by me, it usually makes me feel so empowered! Oh you want to call me a ***** and tell me I should die? Here, have some geodon and versed... Sweet dreams!
    ^This is exactly how a nurse inspired me to get into the professionn 25 years ago...are you the nurse??? lol

    Been following the same model SINCE entering the profession...along with a tone and aloof expression that knows how to throw down the gauntlet! Keeps me safe...I don't take it personal, which keeps me sane.
  3. by   SweetMelissaRN
    Quote from LadyFree28

    ^This is exactly how a nurse inspired me to get into the professionn 25 years ago...are you the nurse??? lol

    Been following the same model SINCE entering the profession...along with a tone and aloof expression that knows how to throw down the gauntlet! Keeps me safe...I don't take it personal, which keeps me sane.
    Lol, I've been a nurse for less than a year, so unless I am a reincarnation it wasn't me... But that nurse sounds pretty awesome

    Can't ever take things personal in the ER... Stupidity/insanity can't be helped sometimes... But it most definitely can be sedated
  4. by   thelema13
    Give 'em a 16G to get some fluids..
  5. by   ezgreazin
    I call 'em out as much as possible in front of other staff, patients, etc...gladly informing them thats not even the worst I've been called this shift, you're going to have to put your backpack on and go back to school to get me riled up.
  6. by   SweetMelissaRN
    Quote from thelema13
    Give 'em a 16G to get some fluids..
    This is my favorite response to this so far!

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