Ok. I am understanding. I have medical knowledge. STOP WHINING!
It seems like EVERYONE around me is DYING of something. My dear husband made the coment that someone has to be full of tubes and machines in order for me to feel bad for them. I'm sorry. It just seems like everybody I know has some MAJOR health issue. I want to bring them to work, so they can see a 23 yr oldCF patient admitted once again, or a 13 yr old SCD kid crying because of yet another pain crisis. Am I supposed to feel bad because you need back surgery to finish the final touches on your lawsuit, or discover another illness while surfing the net.????
Am I the only person who can see you are exaggerating, or I am so heartless I don't see your disease process as real.?
Please tell me if I need to get out of nursing or if it's a fashionable trend to be sick.
Nov 27, '02
Originally posted by baseline
I remember working the ED and taking care of a kid who looked like a pound of ground round after a motorcycle accident. The mother complained because we cut off his leather jacket.......it was new..........
Don't you just love it? I have had people complain because I am 5 minutes late getting their meds to them! Well, excuse me. That pt across the hall was trying to code on me and I was prioritizing my care.
Don't you just love taking care of patients whose family work at the same facility? We have a nurse from another department whose parent is a patient on the floor. This patient has Alzheimer's and can get very mean and agitated. The other night this patient got agitated and upset and the nurse gave him a sedative to calm him down. The patient slept all day and the family had a fit. The one "child" who is a nurse commented to me "surely the nurses can handle him for one night."
. I told her that I would pass onto the next shift to try and not give the sedative. Well, this wasn't good enough. The "child" called the patient's doctor and got the sedative d/c. So, the night nurse said the moment this patient got out of hand she was calling the "child" to come and sit with the parent. I hope the pt got fired up at 1am so this "child" could have the joy of staying with the pt. Of course, this nurse was scheduled to be at work the next day at 6am, so that would have even made it better.
Sorry about the long rant.
Last edit by deespoohbear on Nov 27, '02