So I had this post-op pt who absolutely refused to do anything. No ambulating, convinced the PA to let them keep their foley. All the while screaming "I know my own body!!"
I told them in gory detail all of the complications of refusing to move at all, I cajoled, I demanded, I sent comrades in arms. The pt absolutely refused to budge an inch. I finally convinced them to at least wear their teds and SCDs and to use their inspirex. I gave the heparin and made them move to one side or the other every other hour. Ibasically did everything in my power to prevent all of those complications.
How much do you want to bet that the pt will go home complication free and say "I told them so!"