In the hospital where I used to work, family members would come up to the desk all the time to say "dad needs a _______ (blanket, cup, straw) and I developed a nasty habit of saying (in a perfectly innocent tone) "Does he know how to use the call light?" Gradually my tone started getting more and more sarcastic. Had to stop that one after a few nasty looks. oops.
Or "that's not real high on my priority list" :spin:
I know there's been plenty more....
At least I knew I had to leave the hospital setting for a bit before my mouth could get me in too much trouble. Feeling much better suited to home health, where you can throw whatever you like at me! I'll be out of your house in less than an hour!
I know that I shouldn't have said this, but I told her, "If you don't like it here, feel free to find another facility!"
I have used this one, also. I believe that the patients need to know their options, even if it means that we are 1 patient less by the next shift. (hehe)
Last edit by TheCommuter on Jul 8, '10
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