What Baffles You? - page 3

by GundeRN 73,095 Views | 377 Comments

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 have to keep sucking on the straw... Read More


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    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.
    liebling5, GM2RN, tcvnurse, and 9 others like this.
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    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
    IowaKaren, Heinz beans, hikernurse, and 2 others like this.
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    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.
    GrnTea and Esme12 like this.
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    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.
    IowaKaren, Paws2people, Sammie7, and 2 others like this.
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    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?
    BirdylouRN, Sammie7, monkeybug, and 8 others like this.
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    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.
    krisiepoo likes this.
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    Quote from MommyandRN
    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?

    ^^^^^this
    Technicolourhobo likes this.
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    Why fully abled people cannot wipe their hiney's. Suddenly their arms aren't long enough.
    IowaKaren, Paws2people, Amandalee2010, and 14 others like this.
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    I want to know how a six pound baby can produce seven pounds of poop into one newborn sized diaper.


    Seriously- just call me The Poop Whisperer....
    Here.I.Stand, mc3, krisiepoo, and 17 others like this.
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I want to know how a six pound baby can produce seven pounds of poop into one newborn sized diaper.


    Seriously- just call me The Poop Whisperer....
    or drink an ounce and spit up 3!
    teeniebert, liebling5, Sammie7, and 7 others like this.


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