You wouldn't believe the number of cases that I've been seeing recently.
I'm really getting sick and tired of how helpless people become/act/think they are just because they are in the hospital. Call bell rings non stop - and I have three things to do - give pain med, check new orders, answer call bell - and the call bell pt asks me to pull up their blanket, wipe their ass (yet they can use their hands to read the newspaper, scratch their knee, hold on to a walker), etc. etc.
If I had both my arms and legs broken - I'd still find a way to wipe my own butt. You know what I mean. I'd be too embarassed to ask someone to come all the way into my room for such a stupid request.
Mind you, I'm not talking about pts who have mental or phsyical issues.
*vent over, for NOW!!!!* LOL