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What Baffles You? - page 2

So I have come across this a few times. I am holding a straw to a persons lips and they drink and drink and drink and pretty soon they are waving their hands for me to stop. Stop what?! You don't... Read More

  1. Visit  imintrouble profile page
    #13 7
    Quote from amoLucia
    There is a difference .... at home they don't have the dang hi-low control. So they're not sitting in a high fowler's position. Gravity just drags them down and it's difficult to push up against gravity. I they were flat, flat in bed I'd question it too.

    But for the now, I'd love to take away the hi-low control. But we can't ...
    Why can't they just stand up, take a few steps towards the head of the bed, and get back in? I'm not cutting those pts any slack. Hi-lo, hi fowlers....Nope. No excuse for a fully capable person to risk my back for no reason.
  2. Visit  Whispera profile page
    #14 3
    because the side rails are up?

    Quote from imintrouble
    Why can't they just stand up, take a few steps towards the head of the bed, and get back in? I'm not cutting those pts any slack. Hi-lo, hi fowlers....Nope. No excuse for a fully capable person to risk my back for no reason.
  3. Visit  DoeRN profile page
    #15 9
    Quote from Whispera
    because the side rails are up?
    Even better because they can hold on to the side rails to help boost them up.

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  4. Visit  roser13 profile page
    What baffles me....

    Are the family members that INSIST that their loved one is in pain when it is abundantly clear the the patient is sleeping peacefully. I mean, what does the complaining family member get out of doing that? It's not as if we're going to hand the narcs over to the family, or anything....

    I've often wondered if it's a control issue - that unless the nurse is IN the room, doing something nurse-like, the patient must not be receiving quality care.
  5. Visit  imintrouble profile page
    #17 3
    Quote from Whispera
    because the side rails are up?
    SR X 2 not 4. Able bodied means they walk to the BR. They get out of the bed for that.
    I'm not blasting the people who are too sick or weak to care for themselves.
    I'm talking about the patients who want to be helpless even though they're not. It baffles me that independent people want that kind of assist.
  6. Visit  chrisrn24 profile page
    #18 7
    Quote from amoLucia
    Another baffling question - why do folk 'ooh & aah & oomph' when they sit down or get up when they have aches & pains? It's not like making the noises make them get well.
    Actually there was a study that said that swearing when you're in pain actually decreases pain, so maybe it's along the lines of that. Also it might be a noise of surprise?
  7. Visit  roser13 profile page
    Quote from amoLucia
    Another baffling question - why do folk 'ooh & aah & oomph' when they sit down or get up when they have aches & pains? It's not like making the noises make them get well.
    Can't explain it, but it just happens. Just you wait....
  8. Visit  Aurora77 profile page
    Quote from cardiacfreak
    It just seems that the older people try a little bit harder than the younger ones. And to my male nursing comrades please forgive me but, the young males seem to have a harder time than the older ladies in recuperating.
    This is so true! I work post OP and have learned to greatly respect the little old lady. Of course, this is a generalization, but old women are tough.
  9. Visit  vampiregirl profile page
    #21 5
    Quote from imintrouble
    Why would a completely able bodied person put the call light on for staff to pull them up in bed, instead of just wiggling a little as they would do at home?
    Even if the pt is 70 something and sick. I don't get the whole "I'm helpless" thing.
    I had patient inform me that since he was in a nursing home, he didn't have do anything for himself anymore. I attempted to educate him on why I was encouraging him to do what he could himself -- use it or lose it. I so was not his favorite nurse for a while...

    I know. I know. I'm supposed to remember to put customer service before nursing care
  10. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
    #22 1
    Quote from amoLucia
    There is a difference .... at home they don't have the dang hi-low control. So they're not sitting in a high fowler's position. Gravity just drags them down and it's difficult to push up against gravity. I they were flat, flat in bed I'd question it too.

    But for the now, I'd love to take away the hi-low control. But we can't ...
    ​Some people do need the hi/lo control, myself included.
  11. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
    #23 5
    Quote from Whispera
    because the side rails are up?
    Then they can lower the head of their bed (since they raised it) and use the rails to pull themselves up.
  12. Visit  MommyandRN profile page
    I'm baffled when people go in for surgery FROM HOME who have not bathed or showered or even washed their hands in a sink... apparently in a week. Seriously?
  13. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #25 1
    Quote from amoLucia
    Another baffling question - why do folk 'ooh & aah & oomph' when they sit down or get up when they have aches & pains? It's not like making the noises make them get well.
    No but Mythbusters found it helps if you yell in pain.

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