What Patients do to make you mad! - page 4

I seldom loose it over my patients. One thing however gets me every time. When a patient, even more so if they are not old, has no teeth, and mumbles so you can not understand them even after... Read More

  1. by   abooker
    I feel frustrated with a LOL (yes, I fully acknowledge and respect her personhood) who believes everything is better if the nurse does it.

    "I want the nurse to put me on the bedpan"

    "I want the nurse to adjust my blinds"

    "Could you ask the nurse to get me some ice?"

    I had a looooong discussion with her about why I wouldn't transfer her from wheelchair to bed. She is a two-person transfer with severe right side weakness, and thought that because I was the nurse I could make up for two CNAs. She told my supervisor that I refused to help transfer her.

    The kicker is, this lady used to be a nurse.
  2. by   nghtfltguy
    ok..... back to a regular post on this thread ...

    had a pt once.... that got really.. really combative en route to the hospital...
    he was on the backboard.. spider straps.. c-collor and all that... did a houdini and started flailing about... including kicking the pilots chair then the pilot in the head..
    scariest night of my life.. we could not get him under control... and in a panic...
    he got some sux~ paralyzed w/out a drs order.... yes i did it.. and i would do it again..
    the drs in the er backed me up and gave me a standing order.. that i can do that any time i want~~.. chemical restraining of a pt can be viewed as unethical.. or life saving~

    Last edit by sirI on Dec 13, '07 : Reason: TOS
  3. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from nghtfltguy
    ok..... back to a regular post on this thread ...

    had a pt once.... that got really.. really combative en route to the hospital...
    he was on the backboard.. spider straps.. c-collor and all that... did a houdini and started flailing about... including kicking the pilots chair then the pilot in the head..
    scariest night of my life.. we could not get him under control... and in a panic...
    he got some sux~ paralyzed w/out a drs order.... yes i did it.. and i would do it again..
    the drs in the er backed me up and gave me a standing order.. that i can do that any time i want~~.. chemical restraining of a pt can be viewed as unethical.. or life saving~

    sorry, guy.
    but i wanna go back to, "what patients do to make you mad".
    at least it's on topic.
    if you choose to start a thread about heroics, go for it.

    leslie
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 13, '07 : Reason: quoted and referred to edited post
  4. by   eastxlvn
    :angryfirewow too many to name probally! well i work on medsurg so...

    1. pts thats no matter what you do to try and make them happy still treat you like ****.

    2. when a doctor admits his routine drug addicts with diagnosis of migrane and they come to the floor smiling and laughing.

    3. when the first thing they say to you before you can even do their admission assessment is "i havent eaten all day, can i have something to eat" and its like midnight.

    4. very young mothers who's young children get admitted and all they care about is if someone can watch their kid so they can go smoke, which is probally why the child has asthma and pneumonia in the first place

    5.family members of pt's are many times worse than the pt, i hate when they expect you to "keep a real close eye on them" becasue the pt is confused and the family dosent want to sit with them and then they fall and break their hip or somthing because your busy with your other 10 pts!

    6. one doctor in particular that admits a 28 yr old female with diagnosis of constipation and then she eats a box of cheese nips two snicker bars after shes supposed to be NPO and he dosent seem to mind that she is on a morphine PCA pump for "breast pain" so then i have to give her enema after enema cuz hes a dumbass!
  5. by   nghtfltguy
    on a second note.. which i didn't mention.. on how serious the situation was....
    i injected it iv..... via the jugular... almost blindly..in a helicopter...
    he did have some serious jvd goin on... i did it one handed cause i was pinning his head down w/ my other hand........ he made it... we made it... he is still in prison to this day and i am a nurse..... i was a flight paramedic @ the time......
  6. by   nghtfltguy
    lol leslie~~

    i swear.. i will bust out the paralytics on ya... i have a standing order!

    HE MADE ME MAD... THUS I KNOCKED HIM OUT~~

  7. by   donsterRN
    Quote from nghtfltguy
    ok..... back to a regular post on this thread ...

    had a pt once.... that got really.. really combative en route to the hospital...
    he was on the backboard.. spider straps.. c-collor and all that... did a houdini and started flailing about... including kicking the pilots chair then the pilot in the head..
    scariest night of my life.. we could not get him under control... and in a panic...
    he got some sux~ paralyzed w/out a drs order.... yes i did it.. and i would do it again..
    the drs in the er backed me up and gave me a standing order.. that i can do that any time i want~~.. chemical restraining of a pt can be viewed as unethical.. or life saving~

    That must have been horrific. I love to fly, but not if the pilot's getting his head kicked in by an idiot in restraints!

    That had to have been very frightening.
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 13, '07
  8. by   nghtfltguy
    ok.. leslie~~

    NON COMPLIANT pts that do not know what is in thier best interest....

    better???

  9. by   nghtfltguy
    thank you don...

    it was freakin nuts...
    i was sure all 3 of us were gonna die...

  10. by   Ms Kylee
    Bum frosters: The patients who are perfectly capable of washing up themselves but insist the nurses do it because it's expected. Patients who have nothing better to do but sit on the call bell for the no reason(because they want attention) or dumbest of dumb reasons. I had to drop vitals to answer said call bell. When I get there, patient is asleep. I turn off the light and darn it all, don't I get busted. I asked what she needed. "I forgot what I wanted, but since you're here, I need to go to the bathroom."

    Patients who think their hospital stay means they've won a ticket to the Hilton and won't do anything for themselves. And the yellers... Oy...
  11. by   AngelfireRN
    Quote from lil' girl
    Oh my, LOOSE IT???, loose as in loose pants???? OR lose as in lose your cool???

    AND "I'm glad he died" ?? What in the world??

    Just say that I am truly shocked!

    Let me just say that this is not the place to critique someone's spelling. This is a vent thread, and while i am sure you are perfect and never do anything out of the way, if the thread or the grammar involved bothers you, maybe this is not the best place to be.
    I am sure some caught the misspelling, the difference being the rest of us were too polite to point it out.


    On topic:

    I work in occupational health, and what steams my clams to no end are the workers who come in yelling "workman's comp!", claim they are just this side of death from their job and can not work, and then you run into them either in a billiards tourney or on the river, fishing. Of course, they can not do a job that involves that they stand, use their shoulder, wrist, ankle, etc. Also, when you see them at the medical dept. at work for their next restriction or fitness-for-duty eval. , they are wrapped up to a fare-thee-well in braces and bandages, moaning "Woe is me".
  12. by   EmmaG
    Quote from lil' girl
    Oh my, LOOSE IT???, loose as in loose pants???? OR lose as in lose your cool???

    AND "I'm glad he died" ?? What in the world??

    Just say that I am truly shocked!
    She was assaulted. If I'd experienced what she did, I'd be glad he was gone too. The only criticism I have is that the hospice didn't immediately discharge this man and press charges after the first incident.
  13. by   lil' girl
    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Okay to say I'm glad he died, but not okay to say I'm shocked? Well can't speak for Leslie, but I'm almost sure she was just trying to get you all going.......... I guess I helped her along with that?

    Leslie is a kindred spirit and she knows it.

    Wow, doesn't take much to get you going does it people???

    Okay thats all folks! Have fun with it.

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