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i have no idea where the er is getting these people from but i wish theyd send them back...lol they are sick..yes...but for goodness sakes! i cant raise the head of my bed (i can however use... Read More

  1. by   prnlpn
    This is great. Have been lmao!

    We had a primip a few weeks ago come in in latent labor Cervix 2-3 cm ctx Q 4-5 min put her on EFM cool washrags offered hotpacks got order for requested med. and gave it ect. about 20 min after she got there FOB comes to desk asking to have her shipped to another hosp because "Your not doing anything for her!" called doc and explained situation to him and he said recheck her cervix and if they are still not happy let them leave AMA - wonder how shocked they were when they got to other hosp. and found out they were'nt gonna do anything different

    Or how about the pt that just left with preterm ctx after several vag exams then calls from home less than two hours after she gets there panicked because she's having spotting

    me: ma'am is there bleeding like a menstrual period?
    her: no just a spot when i wiped
    Me: well its prob just from having so many exams
    her; but they said i should go to er if im bleeding
    methan why is she calling me) well ma'am if you feel like its an emergency then you should do what you feel best but its normal to spot after exams. Are you having any more ctx?
    her: well im cramping
    ME: how often are you having these cramps?
    her: im not surre
    me; is your baby moving?
    her :well he's moving a little
    Me: are you leaking any fld from your vagina?
    her: no
    me: well ma'am i think you should put on a pad lie down and write down every time you feel a cramp and everytime your baby moves and call me back in an hour, of course you're more thatn welcome to come to the hosp. and we will check you if you think thats neccesary
    her; okay i'll just call you back in an hour

    Never heard from her again
  2. by   Aussienurse2
    so where were all you guys when i had a seventeen hour end stage labour followed be a c-section under general anes. at five pm and asked for a pan at one-thirty the next mornig???? nooo, kate has to haul ass all the way down the hallway trailing 3 i.v.'s on square wheels and bleeding like a stuck pig. in the hospital i worked in!!!!!!

    but i can understand where your coming from, i work in aged care. " nurse, where am i"
    " nurse, where am i"
    " nurse where am i"
    " nurse, when is the next train out of here?" i don't know but if it comes in can i come too?!!!!!
  3. by   nrw350
    Again, I am sorry for this post.



    Nick
    Last edit by nrw350 on Jun 25, '02
  4. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    C'mon Nick.........You have a stupid/rude/ugly pt story...........................That's it Nick.............you can talk here.

    Let it out Nick. This is the place to vent it.


    You know you want to :chuckle
  5. by   nrw350
    ROFL. I dont have a pt story at all. I am not a medical professional at all. I am just very interested and fascinated by medicine. Remember I was considering going into either EMS or Anesthesiaology but opted out.

    Nick
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by nrw350
    With all these posts, it sounds like that nearly all of your patients are stupid, rude, and ugly to you. What are some examples of good patients?
    When you work with the public so closely and on a regular basis, this is how some of them look to you.

    I will gently (because I like you) remind you of 2 things:

    1. you are not working in the capacity we do and with the people we do therefore you can't fully understand.

    2. this is the subject matter of this thread. If you want warm cushy patient stories, there is a thread for that too!

    Heather
  7. by   nrw350
    Forgot to mention that I was being funny with that last post. But I am serious. Because I am still going to college and only working part time.

    Nick
  8. by   nrw350
    I was just concerned that there were few and far between stories of good pt. Where I work, we used to rent U-Haul equipment. That was not fun.

    You would always get a person wanting to rent a trailer or even worse an auto-transport with a thunderstorm out and expect you to hook it up for them to the their car and more often than not the car the intend to pull the item with is not properly equipped for towing.

    Then there are those who get pissed when you cannot predict the future for them (I am sure you all get this in nursing too).

    Can not forget those who want to use the equipment and not pay for it.

    The list just goes on and on. I hope that I have not made anyone mad with it.

    Thanks.

    Nick
  9. by   l.rae
    Nick, if you ever venture into nursing, don't forget the most important piece of equip......the MAGIC EIGHT BALL.....this might also help you in your present job with predicting the future....As far as stupid, rude and ugly...hey you nailed it good!!LOL...Yesterday..(full moon)...l actually took care of a pt who claimed she was hit by a parked car!! yes she was sober, wasn't sure where it hit her...couldn't explain exactly where her pain was...yes, on a backboard,cid, the whole nine yards...went to XR and told them she couldn't breath and made them pull the code button....eventually moved from the monitored bed to medical bed..she proceeded to puke over the bedrail onto the floor with an emisis basin at her side...OMG..l need to find someone to bi+ch slap......Nick l am not mad at you....but l am still trying to figure out how fast that parked car was going when it hit Princess
    Last edit by l.rae on Jun 25, '02
  10. by   nrw350
    Knowing my luck, if I ever used one of them balls, I woudl get sued for some reason. I prefer to out wit some of the stupid and rude folks. But I do tell the nice people when I get them that they are nicem and I really appreciate them being nice. That tends to make them want to be nice more often. I have started to notice that nice-ness spread to other people who are in the facility at the same time. Who knows, may be we all can change the world.

    Nick
  11. by   Aussienurse2
    LOL!! Hubby had to go tow a car that a woman had driven into the side of the house " I just don't know how the house got there!! It wasn't there when I parked it" Honest to God that was what she said.....BACKED INTO A HOUSE!!!! :roll Mabe we should introduce the car to the house...they could go out dancing sometime:roll
  12. by   zudy
    Nick, I don't know if anyone was mad about your post, but to be really blunt, it was really irritating. Anyone that works with the public usually has a stupid person story, but the difference with us is, when we have to waste a lot of time with these people that think nurses are thier private duty slaves, we have other pts that need our attention, too. When you waste time with one person at the u-haul store, what is the worst thing that can happen to the other customers that have to wait? The worst thing that can happen to our pts that NEED us is that they can die. That is one of thew reasons we get so tired of the BS from some of these people. This is why we have this thread, so we can blow off some steam. zudy
  13. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Yup,
    I know what your saying Nick.

    These character flaws are present in all the species. I imagine that after you ran out to fix the hitch in the pouring rain, they complained to your boss anyway. instead of thanking you. In fact, they may have added thier version which would include grand lies in order to make themselves look like a victim and have you "refusing" to help them, telling them you don't care........etc.

    Now imagine that because of that you are threatened with a lawsuit, forfieture of your license to practice "U-haul", and put on probation....................even though you followed standard "hitching" procedures, but because you were short-staffed you went out to do the hitch, and you were then written up and reprimanded for "not following procedure".

    Compound that with all the responsibility (all pt care) that a nurse shoulders to perfection, and you have a great topic for a bi*ch session.

    I can see how this might look to someone that has not experienced day to day patient care. I understand how you are looking at it and encourage you to look for the good in it.

    Even though these nurses feel this way on the inside everyday they care for thier mean/ugly/stupid patients and relatives who return thier kindness with threats, in a caring and professional manner. They strive to treat them the same as thier kind, thankful, sweet patients.

    The definition of the word "professional".

    You would only know that they felt that way if you were another nurse........whose job it is then to listen with empathy and relate.

    Brad
    Last edit by Peeps Mcarthur on Jun 25, '02

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