Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking. - pg.11 | allnurses

Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking. - page 11

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  1. Visit  KentuckyNurseKim profile page
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    Quote from Miiki✿
    Parent brings in 5yo who is afraid of the dark and wants to sleep with the lights on.
    O.o You're kidding me.....
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  2. Visit  CodeteamB profile page
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    Quote from Miiki✿
    Parent brings in 5yo who is afraid of the dark and wants to sleep with the lights on.
    You win.
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  3. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    Good: previous patient brought in a 'thank you for saving my life' basket full of everything nurses love...so much chocolate and lollies and icy poles for summer....

    Bad: a patient came in with a splinter asking if it was a level one trauma...the reply 'no that's a level one drama!'

    Ugly: 5 car pile up in horrible conditions only one person survived...speed was the major factor as well as rain.
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  4. Visit  Sassy5d profile page
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    The bad: the 'pink slipped' pt with no short term memory. Who rings their light the instant you walk away, you answer the light and they ask you the same question with the added 'I can't believe no one answers my light'.. But. The 10 coworkers who continue to come up to you in your other rooms that are also answering the continuous call light and ask you the same exact question.
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  5. Visit  Sassy5d profile page
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    The question was 'did my daughter in law leave her number at the desk?' Which was no. And I called the family to update and I asked if they were returning like they promised and they said no.
  6. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from Miiki✿
    Parent brings in 5yo who is afraid of the dark and wants to sleep with the lights on.
    I wish we could call social services on these parents for being too stupid to reproduce
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  7. Visit  Miiki profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!

    I wish we could call social services on these parents for being too stupid to reproduce
    The best we've come up with is they though the child had an anxiety disorder??

    Other than that I can't figure out WHY they would think a child being afraid of the dark is an emergency...
  8. Visit  SweetMelissaRN profile page
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    Quote from Miiki✿

    The best we've come up with is they though the child had an anxiety disorder??

    Other than that I can't figure out WHY they would think a child being afraid of the dark is an emergency...
    My response to them would have been, "and what 5 yr old isn't?"
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  9. Visit  okienurse68 profile page
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    My favorite complaint was after our first Tulsa earthquake. Nothing spectacular but a little shake for 45 seconds. This guy comes in with a complaint of post earthquake anxiety. I look at him and say "you're afraid of earthquakes yet you come to the ground floor of a ten story building just after one?" Sounded like a candidate for therapeutic wait time to me.
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  10. Visit  okienurse68 profile page
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    Quote from hiddencatRN
    Swallowed 3 jingle bells

    Bit on the lip by a duck (turns out it was a DOG bite and the secretary had misheard; EVERYONE was disappointed because it sounded like it would be such an awesome story)
    How about bit on lip by parrot!! Had that one not long ago
  11. Visit  Little_Mouse profile page
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    Quote from okienurse68
    My favorite complaint was after our first Tulsa earthquake. Nothing spectacular but a little shake for 45 seconds. This guy comes in with a complaint of post earthquake anxiety. I look at him and say "you're afraid of earthquakes yet you come to the ground floor of a ten story building just after one?" Sounded like a candidate for therapeutic wait time to me.
    "Therapeutic wait time". That's great..I don't remember learning that in nursing school . Lol! Great nursing intervention.
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  12. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from Little_Mouse
    "Therapeutic wait time". That's great..I don't remember learning that in nursing school . Lol!
    No, you learn that in the ED. Lol
  13. Visit  okienurse68 profile page
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    Quote from Little_Mouse

    "Therapeutic wait time". That's great..I don't remember learning that in nursing school . Lol! Great nursing intervention.
    We have some docs who read the triage note and say ***!! Give them a dose of lobby time then I'll see them.


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