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- May 1, '12 by Been there,done thatSounds like a doctor issue.... you explained the issue very well to the family member.
Have the DOCTOR talk to her and enjoy THAT conversation!
- May 1, '12 by Sacred eagleThe hugh majority of patients Isee don't have health insuranceand or welfare insurance. Yet, theywant their families to have a threecourse meal while visiting themwhile in the ER. They use the ERas their doctors office when theyOd on their drugs or alcohol. At the end of the day I thinkabout the crappy care or lack ofgood care I got when I was a patient and I have always, alwayshad health insurance. When I got out of the army I bought a 90 daypolicy till I started my new job tillmy insurance started up. If a patient has insurance, yesthey ARE paying your salary. Ifthey don't have insurance you arepaying for their care and yoursalary!
- May 1, '12 by JZ_RNI have a family member who refuses to take her alzheimer's husband home because of his "difficult" behaviors and general fussiness and refusal to do things. She refused to learn his foley care, refuses to have a suprapubic put in so then she's always demanding a UA for UTI constantly.. well lady he's colonized but has no symptoms. Anyways she will come to my cart where I am passing meds on 50 people and demand I put him to bed because otherwise he is grouchy n the morning for her, even though my aides will come along shortly to do so.. I do not have time is what I have started saying, I have to give everyone their meds. And no, I will not irrigate his foley 2x a shift for no reason, nor will I pull it out and replace it when it's patent. Nor will I let you come into other patient's rooms where I or my aides are at to complain or ask for things, they deserve some privacy, lady! UGHHHHHHH. You want private care, pay for it or take him home, Otherwise deal with it, no one can be at your beck and call in every situation every minute of the day!
- May 1, '12 by tothepointeLVNThis kind of reminds me of when I was in Highschool (NZ) when we all first started working. Most of us had after school jobs and once we realized we were paying taxes that pays teachers well of course the words " You work for us now" and "We pay your salaries" came out of our mouths. The teachers just laughed at us and complained miserably about how we were making them work for slave wages
- May 1, '12 by CreamsodaQuote from michelle126BTDT..as I think a lot of us have in LTC. Kill her with kindness and encourage her to do some research of her own.....
Oh, Mrs Jones, I'm sure you've thought about this and researched this. I'm not sure what med the doc would order for his common cold. Thru all of your research what did you find out? You know if you google antibiotics for the common cold you might find some information about this (hahahahaha). The first few links are very helpful on this issue and should provide you a lot of information. Would you want some time and then call me back? In the mean time, I will discuss this with his doctor and have the nurses keep and extra eye on him today!" I really appreciate how concerned you are for your dad and will go check on him after I get off the phone wth you.
Honest to goodness....I've never gotten a call back! I really used the above before too. You can't argue with these people.
I don't think I would have the restraint be that cool/nice about it
- May 1, '12 by leslie :-DQuote from hey_suz(in my very best homer simpson voice....) "mmmm....yeeaasssst."And (this one's for the ladies) a yeast infection, too?
seriously...and i never understood this: but how do *they* pay our salaries?
i have had a couple of people say that to me, to which i respond, "you do??????" because i am that surprised and confused.
of course i add a zinger, "then you need to be competitve because i'm barely getting by".
of course i pretended i was kidding, still...that statement always befuddles me.
nascar, i'm very relieved that you didn't jump to dtrs demands.
i've known many DONs that would have.
good for you.
- May 1, '12 by Nascar nurseFace to face careplan didn't happen - she forgot to show up. Social services rescheduled it for tomorrow. We'll see what happens then but at least she didn't call ranting again today (and Dad still seems just fine).
Michelle126 - There is no way I could have said anything like you indicated in your post. This lady literally never gave me a chance to say more than 3-4 words at any one time...even when I tried one time to say "If you'd just let me finish my sentence". I think that is when she finally hung up on me.
- May 1, '12 by mc3When you get right down to it, everyone pays everyone's salary. ..When I buy gas, I'm paying the clerk's salary. When I buy a doughnut, I'm paying the counter help's salary; when I pay my cable bill, I'm paying their staff's salary.. Of course, if your taxes are paying their insurance bill, food, housing etc. that's different. If that's the case, he who has the gold rules, right??? Simple concept, but people like these just don't get it, and never will.
- May 1, '12 by amoLuciaTo paraphrase those marvelous Youtube cartoons "my dad needs ABT, my dad needs ABT, call the doctor for medicine, my dad needs ABT". LOL LOL LOL And the next time someone talks about my salary, I'm going to ask them for a raise!
- May 2, '12 by RNsRWeBeen thinking about the 'I pay your salary' theme from some patients....thinking that me saying "I didn't think that was YOUR signature on the bottom of my paycheck" probably wouldn't make them happy.
But then again, nothing would.
And another thought: in going further on mc3's post, until someone pays my WHOLE salary, not five cents' worth over the year, they don't have squat to say about how I'm doing my job. My boss, well, he DOES pay my salary--I pay attention to what he wants. A single patient? Not a chance.