You know it is going to be the admission from hell when..... - page 2

You know it is going to be the admission from hell when.... 1) Pt arrives and hands you a 4 page typed document that lists medications on page 1, allergies on page 2, diseases on page 3, and... Read More

  1. by   deespoohbear
    I also have met Elvis and Satan...... :roll
  2. by   hapeewendy
    we had jesus ,god and the queen one week!
    and I work med-surg haha
    loving this thread
    not loving the truth held within it though, sadly so much of that is reality
    nice that we can chuckle at it when were not goin thru it haha
    in my opinion there are no worse words than "pleasantly confused" in report
    cuz you know that its gonna mean jumping out of the bed, pulling out the IV tearing out the foley, unable to reorient once they get to the floor
  3. by   Jenny P
    It's the admission from hell when they come up from ED on a bedpan stooling and vomiting charcoal; are on suicide precautions and "hate" the gender of the nurse they are assigned to and can't stand the other choice either.
  4. by   Flo1216
    How about when you are the CNA assigned to sit with the pt on suicide precautions and the nurse says, " Make sure you sit by the door so you can be prepared to run,"
  5. by   Tweety
    When they are busted up in an MVA. Home meds include vicodin, soma, neurontin, valium, clonidine, ativan and haldol. Allergies include haldol and demorol.

    The doc orders one percocet q6h prn. That's it.
  6. by   hapeewendy
    I'm rather fond of the following admissions
    "failure to thrive" "placement issues" "fatigue nyd" "falls"
    yeah and ?????????????
    what kind of medsurg miracle do you want me to pull from my hat to help cure that?
  7. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    An hour before your shift ends you get a stranger walk up to the desk and order "cokes and sodas" for the room which you knew was empty and you look in and there is a the Swiss family Robinson sitting in there with 6 kids running around and a bucket of chicken, "Waiting on Grandma " to arrive.
    Zoe
  8. by   canoehead
    Zoe, you aren't seriously expected to wait on them like that, are you? I'd be giving them directions to the vending machines- "help yourselves"
  9. by   bagladyrn
    Regarding the psych pts. - I once had Ronald Reagan, Earl Weaver (the Balto. Orioles manager) and an astronaut - and they were ALL the same guy!
  10. by   hapeewendy
    wow , impressive! hehe
    you know its gonna be a bad admission when ..........

    your patient has already moved into the perpetual light....
    nothin worse than that!!!!!
  11. by   Q.
    Originally posted by Jenny P
    It's the admission from hell when they come up from ED on a bedpan stooling and vomiting charcoal; are on suicide precautions and "hate" the gender of the nurse they are assigned to and can't stand the other choice either.
    What the......?
  12. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    I'm rather fond of the following admissions
    "failure to thrive" "placement issues" "fatigue nyd" "falls"
    yeah and ?????????????
    what kind of medsurg miracle do you want me to pull from my hat to help cure that?

    Wendy-May I ask what "fatigue nyd" stands for?

    How about the admission that has the "primary caregiver" with them 24/7 telling the nursing staff on how to do their jobs....

    My personal pet peeve with admissions is when you have the patient who is A&0 x3 (maybe a little hard of hearing, but in full control of their faculties) and the family has to answer the questions for them. Like, Mr. Smith...do you have a headache? And the daughter replies "yes, he does." Mr. Smith, do you have any numbness or tingling in your hands or feet? Daughter replies "yes, he does." And my personal favorite is when you ask the pt when was their last BM and the family answers that too. (On a patient who is able to ambulate themselves to the BR and care for their own hygiene). Makes me want to scream.... I have actually told some families that I am asking the patient and the patient seems to be able to answer appropiately.....usually quiets them down pretty quick....
  13. by   PRNnightnurse
    Originally posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    When they are busted up in an MVA. Home meds include vicodin, soma, neurontin, valium, clonidine, ativan and haldol. Allergies include haldol and demorol.

    The doc orders one percocet q6h prn. That's it.

    AMEN!!!!!!!!! I work nights and I just love these kind of orders. I take evil delight in waking the doctor up to ask for more pain meds as the patient is screaming.

    :roll
    Jacki

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