It's easy: Tamper with things and EXTEND your STAY! - page 3

I so dislike it when patient's purposely mess with dressings... Such as was the case with a dressing to one of my patient's last night... A picc line dressing removed without mention to me of the... Read More

  1. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Quote from banditrn
    I have bad skin reactions to adhesives and tapes. I had a PICC line in my arm for awhile, and after it was finally out, the marks were there for over a year.
    I will tell you that indeed my patient was due for a changing of his picc line site, what within a day, so you got me; I'm had! However in my own defense, this man is a frequent flyer, visiting time and time again various hospitals in our area. Possibly there aught to be a nursing diagnosis for this ailment. What say lengthening stay at all costs not excluding endangering self syndrome?
  2. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from telerner
    i will tell you that indeed my patient was due for a changing of his picc line site, what within a day, so you got me; i'm had! however in my own defense, this man is a frequent flyer, visiting time and time again various hospitals in our area. possibly there aught to be a nursing diagnosis for this ailment. what say lengthening stay at all costs not excluding endangering self syndrome?
    how about these ones???

    self-care deficit, dressing or grooming — related to perceptual or cognitive impairment

    self-care deficit, bathing or hygiene — related to perceptual or cognitive impairment

    role performance, ineffective — related to ineffective coping

    self-esteem, chronic low

    social interaction, impaired — related to sociocultural dissonance

    thought processes, disturbed — related to psychological causes
  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Boy, you're on a roll with these, jlsRN!
  4. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Boy, you're on a roll with these, jlsRN!

    They are pretty fun!!!:spin::chuckle
  5. by   Dolce
    Quote from WitchyRN
    Agreed. IMHO, you're well enough to go out for a smoke, you're well enough to go home.
    Agreed 100%.

    If you are well enough to complain about the food, beg to go out and smoke, demand more TV stations, and hit on your nurse you are well enough to go home!!!
  6. by   clee1
    Quote from psalm
    And some of the worst offenders are the ones who can drag their IV pole down to the parking lot or another floor to visit with a friend or self-medicate.
    Or worse yet, to smoke...

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