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- Jun 29, '11 by red leafQuote from tokmomJust imagine what we'll do if we all have cell phones, too!This thread almost makes it sound fun to get old. The stuff we will get away with.
My wife used to work at a VA psych unit in the South. She had a vet actually stage a breakout and he along with a half dozen other patients managed to escape into the courtyard!
- Jun 29, '11 by LouisVRNI've had it happen once, she called saying she wanted to be taken out of "this hotel" and to the hospital. I guess that says something about our rooms!
- Jun 30, '11 by AngelfireRNQuote from caliotter3Worked in a LTC facility where a LOL had her own personal phone in her private room from when she lived at home. It had a 911 predial on it which she loved to press at all hours of the day or night. The police were quite acquainted with her and would call our nursing station to let us know that she called them again. The instructions for the phone were long gone and nobody in the facility could figure out how to disable the 911 predial. Some nurses were thinking about deliberately, accidentally killing the phone. Our meanie DON thought that her calling was a sign that the staff was not doing their job in keeping her placated.
I think your DON could have used a few one-on-one shifts, since she obviously thought her 'placating' skills superior.
- Jun 30, '11 by casiI had a rehab patient lose her call light... She tried yelling out for help, but her door was shut and pretty much sound proof. She then tried calling her daughter, but her daughter was sleeping. So then she tried directory assistance, but for some reason they couldn't find our phone number. As a last resort she called the police.
I finally heard her yell and walked into her room (thankfully before the police showed up) and she just started bawling. Got her toileted and was working on pain medication when the officer showed up.
From then on her call light was left hooked to her, the number for the nurses station was next to her phone, and we always left her door cracked open.