Silly Requests

  1. This is based upon various other threads from this board. But I am curious to hear some of the silly (not mean or stupid) requests from patients that you nurses have recieved before. For me, my request of not laughing at me when removing my shirt seems kind of silly--- I tend to be rather modest.

    Nick
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  3. by   ceecel.dee
    We had this very sweet, elderly chemo patient who always reminded us on her admission that her wig came off only after her hubby left for the night, and was put on before any of the 0600 labs draws, Xrays or whatever. Only the nurses ever saw her without her wig, as far as I know, until her dying day (well, I suspect the undertaker had a peek), God rest her soul.

    Had a newly married gal in her 20's with a ruptured appy and on 10 day IV antibx regimen, who NEEDED her legs shaved for her each and every day. Now not all nurses will make the time for this but a few of us made sure this was done by checking the shower call light very quickly when it was turned on and off in a prearranged signal. They were a very cute couple.
  4. by   thisnurse
    bad luck to mix benadryl and demerol in the same syringe...i want two seperate injections. ...pt transferred to psych unit
  5. by   fedupnurse
    A confused patient asked me to get her fuzzy red slippers from the attic and later that same night another confused patient was wondering the halls and asked me where main street was. I said, "Man do I have a woman for you!"
  6. by   live4today
    A geriatric patient I had once asked the staff to bring her the baby she had just given birth to, then wanted to know if it was a "boy or girl". She had "given birth to" a very LARGE bowel movement in the bedpan.
  7. by   Uptoherern
    I saw a confused man in the lobby of the hospital with only a towel around his waist...and obviously nothing else. (hospital towels aren't exactly bath sheets). He wanted to know where the pool was? (in a hotel?)
  8. by   adrienurse
    I work in a very beautiful facility (although poorly designed) that the management works to keep beautiful at the expense of everything else. It's not unusual for confused patients to mistake it for a hotel when trying to rationalize where they are. I've gotten many a request for a wake-up call.

    I've also been mistaken for a prostitute by elderly men (you'd find that funny if you saw me). Why is it that women think they're in a hotel, and men think they're in a brothel....
    Last edit by adrienurse on Jul 9, '02

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