Scripting Nurses? - page 6

I am an RN on a telemetry unit where the ratio is 7:1 at all times. We are technically the step down unit also. We get all of the d/c's down from CCU and ICU. Last week in our staff meeting, we... Read More

  1. by   teeituptom
    Thank you for coming to visit us, I hope you continue to do better. Im glad to have been able to meet you and assist you in recoverying. Good Luck Ya'll



    Translation, Patients are like fish, after 3 days they get ripe.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I agree 100% with every word Spacenurse had to say.
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from teeituptom
    Thank you for coming to visit us, I hope you continue to do better. Im glad to have been able to meet you and assist you in recoverying. Good Luck Ya'll



    Translation, Patients are like fish, after 3 days they get ripe.
    Love it.
  4. by   NurseAnnie85
    ok if i was a patient i would not want to be cared for by a "robot" wth.....what if i dont want to know the time.....last i checked my people have clocks in their rooms....
  5. by   mccmaeve
    When I finish what I am in their room to do-flush a line, give a med, change a dressing, then I say, "What else can I do for you?" They tell me things they need and want, and that seems to let them know 'now is your chance, tell me what you need/want' makes for less time on the call bell.
  6. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from teeituptom
    But true, tell me you never think that.
    Actually, I don't think of patients or families as "idiots."

    I assess and classify their behaviors like a pain scale: "nice," "mean," "needy," "annoying," "sue-happy," or "psycho."

    Psycho patients or extremely annoying patients get psych consults and I just avoid dealing with psycho families as much as possible.
  7. by   RN BSN 2009
    special needs?.... I dont know why but that makes me think of the kids on the short bus
  8. by   Jackie01
    :smackingf I think I work at the same facility as Cindylufus. Oh my gosh! The saddest thing about it is that my manager has went a step further. We have been getting low satisfaction scores lately. So we were asked to tell patients on discharge that if anyone called them for a survey, rate our unit as excellent. LIKE I WOULD DARE! If you get good service then great but Im not gonna prompt you to lie for us if you didn't. When I saw the note, I just laughed. This profession is not what I thought it would be!
  9. by   EmerNurse
    Too bad the patients don't have scripts.. you know, where they're compliant, listen to what you say, lay off the 150 visitors, quit using the call bell like a Nintendo controller for Super Mario, you get the idea.

    Or we could script management. "Hello my name is Susie Manager, I'll be your manager today and I've overstaffed you by 3 nurses to cover unforseen emergencies and raised your pay by $2/hour. Is there anything else I can get for you? I have the time."

    I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job....

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