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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   CrunchRN
    Just have to say I really admire you hospital & LTC nurses, and thank you for showing up to care for the patients in spite of all the "merde" you have to put up with. I think you really do have huge hearts to put up with what the patients, families, administration and physicians put on your plate. Thanks for all you do.
  2. by   Trauma-tizedRN
    Quote from CrunchRN
    Just have to say I really admire you hospital & LTC nurses, and thank you for showing up to care for the patients in spite of all the "merde" you have to put up with. I think you really do have huge hearts to put up with what the patients, families, administration and physicians put on your plate. Thanks for all you do.
    Ahhhh Crunch....that was so sweet!
    Thanks for the atta girls and boys....we never get enough of that!
    I don't know what type of nursing you do, but I am sure you could make a list of
    your own woes.....
    .....so here's a big hooray for you too!!!!
  3. by   CrunchRN
    Actually I have so easy compared to you guys. I am doing research and prior to that did 10 yrs. of office OB/gyn. I may have had some trying days, but nothing like you all deal with. Before I became a nurse I worked in hospitals for 10 years so I do have some vague memories! You all are heroes to me.
  4. by   mattsmom81
    Part of our problem here is nurses have a way of doing the impossible everyday and making it 'look' easy to those ignorant to what our job entails.

    We tend to put a smile on our face and look unhurried (for our patient's sakes) when our brains are working on overload, we need a brerak but can't get one, etc. People tend to think we 'really do have the time' because we portray that.

    Most understand the concept that we're here primarily for our patients, and I remind them of this frequently. I'm NOT here to take family/friends' BP's and counsel them on their health problems in my ICU and no I do NOT have an obligation to turn you into a nurse in 30 minutes. They really don't 'need' to understand all my monitors, etc in ICU...its my job to worry about them. Hold your loved one's hand...reassure them...and let me do my job please.

    Can you tell I hate 24 hr visiting...ARGGHH!!!! LOL!!!
  5. by   laurakoko
    Get ready for this one. This happened today... A lady came to the floor (an adult Med-Surg unit), with a very small infant, I'd say app 2-3 months old. She asked for Mrs. X room. I pointed her in the direction, and then proceeded to rell her that only children 12 and up can visit. She PLEADED that she be allowed to visit Mrs. X, because this was her grandchild, and Mrs. X was dying. I allowed, and said, "ok, but take the baby to the room, and don't hang in the halls, or stay too long, as the rules are for the protection of the baby..." (the immune system not being developed, and serious diseases of other patients here). She said she understood, with thanks. ( I am not an ogre). A few minutes later, she came to the desk, and asked for a diaper. I went to the back, and came out with lg adult diapers. She said, no, for the baby. I told her we did not carry that supply, as we have adults only. She said, "well, don't you have a nursery, or a kid unit SOMEWHERE in this hospital????" Meaning for me to go to another unit, and get a diaper for her baby, in whom which is not even allowed on our unit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHHH! I then said nicely, "No, I am not going to another unit to get you a diaper, you will have to leave now." She said, "I am going to call administration, I said, don't bother, I have called them, and security. They will be here in a few minutes. She left. The GALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    This country is so full of "entitled" people. Reading this is not surprising to me in the least. But it is disgusting.
  7. by   luvin it
    This is my theory regarding call lights.....
    Call lites should be programmed w/ a q min lockout, just like a PCA. If you are well enough to push a button more than the programmed lockout time, you will have to get out of bed and do what ever it is yourself. You are OBVOUISLY too well to be in a hospital.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from luvin it
    This is my theory regarding call lights.....
    Call lites should be programmed w/ a q min lockout, just like a PCA. If you are well enough to push a button more than the programmed lockout time, you will have to get out of bed and do what ever it is yourself. You are OBVOUISLY too well to be in a hospital.

  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from laurakoko
    Get ready for this one. This happened today... A lady came to the floor (an adult Med-Surg unit), with a very small infant, I'd say app 2-3 months old. She asked for Mrs. X room. I pointed her in the direction, and then proceeded to rell her that only children 12 and up can visit. She PLEADED that she be allowed to visit Mrs. X, because this was her grandchild, and Mrs. X was dying. I allowed, and said, "ok, but take the baby to the room, and don't hang in the halls, or stay too long, as the rules are for the protection of the baby..." (the immune system not being developed, and serious diseases of other patients here). She said she understood, with thanks. ( I am not an ogre). A few minutes later, she came to the desk, and asked for a diaper. I went to the back, and came out with lg adult diapers. She said, no, for the baby. I told her we did not carry that supply, as we have adults only. She said, "well, don't you have a nursery, or a kid unit SOMEWHERE in this hospital????" Meaning for me to go to another unit, and get a diaper for her baby, in whom which is not even allowed on our unit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHHH! I then said nicely, "No, I am not going to another unit to get you a diaper, you will have to leave now." She said, "I am going to call administration, I said, don't bother, I have called them, and security. They will be here in a few minutes. She left. The GALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!
  10. by   Nurse Ratched
    Quote from mattsmom81
    Can you tell I hate 24 hr visiting...ARGGHH!!!! LOL!!!
    Mattsmom - we would love to have you work with us on psych - the doors are locked (just as effective keeping people out as in) and visitation is EXTREMELY limited . Come on up and see us sometime .
  11. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from luvin it
    This is my theory regarding call lights.....
    Call lites should be programmed w/ a q min lockout, just like a PCA. If you are well enough to push a button more than the programmed lockout time, you will have to get out of bed and do what ever it is yourself. You are OBVOUISLY too well to be in a hospital.
    i second that motion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   ERnights
    The ER I work at only allows 1 visitor per pt, and sometimes that's too much. Last month we had a distraught pt brought in by EMS who had just witnessed their spouse having killed themselves. Needless to say the whole ER could hear what this poor person had been through. The rooms have no doors, just curtains and are arranged around the nursing station so it's easy to hear what's happening next door if people are speaking loudly. Anyway a lot of resources were being spent on trying to calm and assist the pt, when the son of another elderly pt came up to ask for a drink of water for their parent. They were told that there was an emergency right now and that it would be a moment. The son replied that his parent was thirsty and that is an emergency. I for one am sick and tired of the bad behavoir of patients and families. If people behaved this way at stores or other places, they would be escored out. People are way too entitled. I feel I am obligated to provide competant and safe care to patients. If I choose to find you a pillow or get you another warm blanket, then it's because I choose to not because this helps in any way to assist in your diagnosis or treatment of whatever brought you in. don't get me wrong, I'm always trying to make my patients feel better but I can't stand obnoxious people and they don't get extra TLC.
  13. by   boulergirl
    One of our residents FINALLY got a private sitter. Now she can make the sitter's life miserable. (honestly, though I feel for her)
    Of course, we'll still have to deal with her at night--MY shift. "Oh, I didn't mash the call button...can I have my pain pill?" "I need a drink of water" You know the drill!

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