out of control. - page 2

by mish_RN

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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 leave the room to make sure I... Read More


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    geodan......
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    Inside the room, I don't show any emotions while they are going at it which ****** them off more. It usually doesn't get to me, but that night was crazy ridiculous.

    I once had a pt, totally drunk, act about as "special." The family recorded the pt cussing me out, called me name after name. Anyways, the pt came back a couple days later for pain med, recognized me and apologized all shift for the behavior that was displayed.

    However, no meds because he was around mid 270s etoh, didn't want to literally make him stop talking.... But thanks for the input guys. Ever since I moved to the ED, every shift has been full of surprises.
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    Quote from Esme12

    I really can't be bothered with someone that has such a limited vocabulary that profanity is the only way the can express themselves indicates to me that they have the IQ of the amount of teeth in their mouth divided by 2.

    This just made my day. My sides hurt from laughing so hard. Thanks for that one Esme!

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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    Give 'em a 16G to get some fluids..
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    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.
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    Quote from thelema13
    Give 'em a 16G to get some fluids..
    This is my favorite response to this so far!


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