Have you ever taken care of a famous pt? - page 3

Have you ever been assigned to take care of a movie star, singer, etc? I never have, but I know there has to be at least one of us here who has.... Read More

  1. by   weezer123
    Ha.. reminds me of the time I took care of a "very Important" Prisoner.. who had a big BALL and heavy CHAIN around his ankle,,, and the other leg was chained to the bed. we had to get the guard to release the chained leg but he had to drag the ball and chain with him to the bathroom.Talk about a thug thug on the floor. I also took care of a famous Hells Angel once .. who was the nicest patient I believe I ever had..6ft7 , braided hair to waist.. I actually braided his hair for him.. all his friends drove up on chopper/Harleys Parked where ever they wanted proceeded to walk into the hospital , taking flowers from any flower vase they could see and came up to our floor to visit him.. was funny to see the hysteria in some people.. most of them were VERY mean looking with black leather, hugh boots and chains hanging from pockets.. The very Hell's angels look... most were 6ft 6 and over.. and very big..could absolutely take care of themselfs...Ahh the memories of Nursing...
  2. by   weezer123
    Ha reminds me of once taking care of a famous "Hells Angel" big big guy, someone had tried to kill... 6ft7 long braided hair... but the nicest and most modest guy I believe I had ever taken care of.. All his Motorcycle friends would come on Harley/choppers and visit needless to say they would park where ever they wanted outside , be it flower bed etc. then proceed to pick the flowers and come up to visit him.. they were all 6ft6 and over and leather pants/vests, with the chains hanging from their waists, tattoes like crazy. very scary looking but nice to the nurses and doctors, and were determined to find out who tried to "Kill " their Buddy..Ahh the memories of Nursing.....
  3. by   RNgirlie
    If the administration people of HIPPA saw some of these post they would probable post back to say "stop it" or "stop it now"
  4. by   RNOTODAY
    Quote from RNgirlie
    If the administration people of HIPPA saw some of these post they would probable post back to say "stop it" or "stop it now"
    Why? There are no HIPAA violations posted here.....
  5. by   nursejohio
    Quote from RNOTODAY
    Why? There are no HIPAA violations posted here.....
    That's what I was just thinking. No more details that what I've seen put out on other posts, only difference is the pt is someone famous. As long as there are more than a couple world famous *whatevers* I don't see any reason to be concerned
  6. by   leslie :-D
    kinda, sorta related...

    bobby orr kissed me on my cheek when i was a patient.
    anyone remember him?

    leslie
  7. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from RNgirlie
    If the administration people of HIPPA saw some of these post they would probable post back to say "stop it" or "stop it now"
    These discussions don't come close to violating HIPAA. No names or identifying information have been revealed.
  8. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from TazziRN
    Um......I may be wrong but Im thinking a bit too much information?
    :wakeneo: Oh for goodness sake----there is NO identifying info in that post or in the poster's profile.We don't even know what part of the country they are in.Please lighten up and have fun with the thread..................As for me-I've cared for local "celebs" such as olympic athletes,politicians etc....Most of the locals did not hesitate to throw their weight around.The bigger nationally known celebs usually tried to keep a much lower profile and were way less demanding ..I've cared for the elderly father of a former court tv "talking head". A 5ft tall blond lawyer with balls the size of basket balls.She was tough to deal with. I'm a big courttv fan but I am no fan of hers....
  9. by   catlady
    Quote from earle58
    kinda, sorta related...

    bobby orr kissed me on my cheek when i was a patient.
    anyone remember him?

    leslie
    Of course! My favorite hockey player ever.

    I was 14 when they last won the Cup....
  10. by   dawn30
    When I was a CNA, I took care of the father of a very famous movie star from my home town. He was extremely nice and spoke regularly on the phone to his son. He still lives here(my very small hometown) while his son is in Hollywood.
  11. by   LeahJet
    Quote from ktwlpn
    :wakeneo: Oh for goodness sake----there is NO identifying info in that post or in the poster's profile.We don't even know what part of the country they are in.Please lighten up and have fun with the thread.....................
    Actually, the mods did remove a post that was probably a violation, and that was the post being referred to. You just didn't see that one.
    It's not a matter of "lightening up"....it's a matter of the law.
  12. by   scribblerpnp
    Sorry for the long post, but DEFINATELY worth the read!

    Here is a juicy story I'm sure the OP was hoping for! I was working on the unit of a famous person (FP). Her child was the one receiveing care. FP was not really famous at this time, but was REALLY, REALLY famous in the early 80's. Music scene, TV, stuff like that. Report from ICU was that the family was absolutely crazy (and they were!). They were also being catered to by the docs, which made things worse for us nurses!

    1. Had their own mini fridge put in the room.

    2. Had their nanny wash down the walls of the room with bleach water (actually, in a hospital, this doesn't sound like a bad idea).

    3. Loved one of the nurses so much, that she offered her a job to be her child's private nanny, stating, "I'll match whatever you are making here." (was promptly and nicely turned down).

    4, Nanny only spoke Spanish and would often stay in the room as the only care provider. It was a mid-west hospital, so most of the staff didn't speak Spanish, or very poorly at that. Getting an interpreter for every moment she was there was impossible, and they expected an interpreter for the ENTIRE TIME.

    The dad (mildly famous, but only in certain circles) was really angry about this stating,"You mean this is XXXXXX, and you guys can't speak Spanish?!!"- Uh, not really and this isn't city XXXXXX, it's city YYYYY. City XXXXXX is about 5 hours to the north, and my guess is it would be the same problem there too!

    5. Mom felt child should be on ABX (which was completely unneccessary). Had the home phone number of the attending and called him at home. You guessed it. New order for IV ABX immediately. Yay. :angryfire

    5. THE BEST FOR LAST. When mom did manage to come see her child, she refused to let go of it. Would sit in the bed holding it the entire time and our care consisted of working around this. (Child not terminally ill, pretty common surgery for our hospital, and pt was doing very well) One PM, the mom asked for a bedpan (for HERSELF). She was unwilling to let go of her child long enough to go to the bathroom (which was 3 feet away). The nurse offered to hold the child for her, while Mom used the bathroom, but mom not happy with this. Nurse came to me asking if I think she should give mom the bedpan. I said, "absolutely not," offering to support her to anyone questioning the situation. But I had a feeling this nurse would probably do it anyway becasue she was new, and easily scared/intimidated by this mom.

    Nurse gives Mom this bedpan. Mom uses it and then asks the nurse to wipe her @ss.

    Very true and strange story.

    Also took care of a congressman once (when I was a student). He made a big deal about how important it was he be a John Doe. Guy was senile. Very confused most of the time. Had conviced himself that he as "addicted to oxygen."
    Last edit by scribblerpnp on Oct 11, '06
  13. by   txspadequeenRN
    I dont know whether to laugh with you or cry for you ..lol

    Quote from scribblerrn
    Sorry for the long post, but DEFINATELY worth the read!

    Here is a juicy story I'm sure the OP was hoping for! I was working on the unit of a famous person (FP). Her child was the one receiveing care. FP was not really famous at this time, but was REALLY, REALLY famous in the early 80's. Music scene, TV, stuff like that. Report from ICU was that the family was absolutely crazy (and they were!). They were also being catered to by the docs, which made things worse for us nurses!

    1. Had their own mini fridge put in the room.

    2. Had their nanny wash down the walls of the room with bleach water (actually, in a hospital, this doesn't sound like a bad idea).

    3. Loved one of the nurses so much, that she offered her a job to be her child's private nanny, stating, "I'll match whatever you are making here." (was promptly and nicely turned down).

    4, Nanny only spoke Spanish and would often stay in the room as the only care provider. It was a mid-west hospital, so most of the staff didn't speak Spanish, or very poorly at that. Getting an interpreter for every moment she was there was impossible, and they expected an interpreter for the ENTIRE TIME.

    The dad (mildly famous, but only in certain circles) was really angry about this stating,"You mean this is XXXXXX, and you guys can't speak Spanish?!!"- Uh, not really and this isn't city XXXXXX, it's city YYYYY. City XXXXXX is about 5 hours to the north, and my guess is it would be the same problem there too!

    5. Mom felt child should be on ABX (which was completely unneccessary). Had the home phone number of the attending and called him at home. You guessed it. New order for IV ABX immediately. Yay. :angryfire

    5. THE BEST FOR LAST. When mom did manage to come see her child, she refused to let go of it. Would sit in the bed holding it the entire time and our care consisted of working around this. (Child not terminally ill, pretty common surgery for our hospital, and pt was doing very well) One PM, the mom asked for a bedpan (for HERSELF). She was unwilling to let go of her child long enough to go to the bathroom (which was 3 feet away). The nurse offered to hold the child for her, while Mom used the bathroom, but mom not happy with this. Nurse came to me asking if I think she should give mom the bedpan. I said, "absolutely not," offering to support her to anyone questioning the situation. But I had a feeling this nurse would probably do it anyway becasue she was new, and easily scared/intimidated by this mom.

    Nurse gives Mom this bedpan. Mom uses it and then asks the nurse to wipe her @ss.

    Very true and strange story.

    Also took care of a congressman once (when I was a student). He made a big deal about how important it was he be a John Doe. Guy was senile. Very confused most of the time. Had conviced himself that he as "addicted to oxygen."

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