What Baffles You? - page 30

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. by   jr2915sn
    Oh my! I really thought I was the only person that this happens to. My patients are usually unable to get the cup/straw to their mouth and I don't mind helping. BUT, when they are rude and start waving their hands and arms frantically as if I were trying to force them to drink or even better yet make them aspirate, it really annoys me!

    Another pet peeve of mine is when a patient asks for the bedpan or bedside commode, you put them on, give them privacy (if orientation allows) and when you return they give you a death look as if you're supposed to know when they're done without them pressing the call light.