Quote from Poochiewoochie
Aren't you supposed to chart what the patient says? If they say 10 that's what you're supposed to put down, not "eyeroll" and put down what you think it is.
1- Telling somebody your pain is 10/10 is actually impossible. 10/10 would be the most pain imaginable, which would obviously render a person speechless. The best way to make somebody understand this is to do something truly painful to somebody after they report pain of 10/10.
2- Poochiewoochie, why are you here?
You aren't a nurse, and and have a low regard for nurses.
"From my experiences over the past year and a half my perception of them has changed a lot and not for the better"
"maybe some of these nurses that are acting holier than thou "
"those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. A lot of people in the medical field need to get over their prejudice "
"That's the problem-everyone is a drug seeker to some nurses and other medical professionals"
You are a patient who feels poorly treated by the medical system in general, and by nurses in particular:
"I've had 5 surgeries in the past 2 years"
" the one that was assigned to me the first night was too busy"
"Then I had to deal with some snotty CNA "
"doctors who treated me as if I was a drug seeker"
Maybe you should start a forum of likeminded folks. Or even better, a patient advocacy group.
If you read the heading of this particular sub-forum, you will see this isn't the place for you:
Emergency Nursing is available for the nurses and personnel from the Level 1 Trauma Centers to the smallest, most remote ED facilities, the Emergency Nursing forum is your place to discuss common practice issues, share knowledge, and even vent about the chaos that is your landscape.
Please note that it does not say that this is a place for people who feel they have been mistreated to educate nurses.
3- Answer to the OP: My pet peeve is how we validate all the nonsense people come in with. For example, somebody comes in c/o "dehydration", obviously tolerating po, and we run ivf. We are validating their concern. We are essentially saying "your problem is so severe, we ran the risk of poking a hole in a vein, and running stuff out of a plastic bag into your body"
Or- after multiple visits to a pcp, a pt does not get the medicine or procedure they want. They come to us, and get their perceived needs met. We arre essentially saying: "You were right to bypass your PCP. We know better than the provider who knows you best, and is familiar with your history. Come on back any time you don't get what you want from your pcp."