You know it is going to be the admission from hell when..... - page 5

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   Aussienurse2
    Just a sidline thought I had.... Has any one had a genuine nutter? Not brought on by substance abuse etc? We never seem to see them any more, real bonafide nutters that is. Always the abusers, never the mad, wonder where they all went?
  2. by   mattsmom81
    Thank God we can laugh about all these stories, eh? I'm glad we can vent here...nobody else could understand...LOL!

    I'm thoroughly enjoying everybody's tales of woe...thanks for a great belly laugh this morning!! :roll
    Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jan 1, '03
  3. by   bagladyrn
    Originally posted by Aussienurse2
    Just a sidline thought I had.... Has any one had a genuine nutter? Not brought on by substance abuse etc? We never seem to see them any more, real bonafide nutters that is. Always the abusers, never the mad, wonder where they all went?
    In this country they're all out wandering the city streets and living under bridges ever since the big "deinstitutionalization" movement some years back. A good 1/3 or more of the homeless are former mental patients.
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by bagladyrn
    In this country they're all out wandering the city streets and living under bridges ever since the big "deinstitutionalization" movement some years back. A good 1/3 or more of the homeless are former mental patients.
    I'm starting to think that it was a way for the gov't to unburden itself with the cost of their care in the name of "patient rights."

    sad.....veryvery sad....

    they can get no help from the system because of the nature of their illness. we oughta do something about that.
  5. by   Brita01
    Patient and wife arrive on the floor, wife immediately demands a private room, 8 pillows, meds now, and states that THEY are high maintenance.
  6. by   kaycee
    When the little old lady brings not only a book with her entire medical hx as previously stated but a week of polaroid pictures of her shyt laying in the toilet. She wanted to show the Dr. how different it was every day.(at least she didn't actually bring it to the ER)
  7. by   l.rae
    Any complaint that starts with....."Well, I was at my boyfriend's trailor..."...............
  8. by   deespoohbear
    originally posted by brita01
    patient and wife arrive on the floor, wife immediately demands a private room, 8 pillows, meds now, and states that they are high maintenance.


    what the heck???
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by l.rae
    Any complaint that starts with....."Well, I was at my boyfriend's trailor..."...............
    BWAAA HAHA HAHA HAHA!
  10. by   azgirl
    I had a pt once who had just given God's wife a bath.
  11. by   robynrn2b
    I work in LTC and always have to chuckle when the resident or family member asks, "And when will the doctor be here to see me today." I have to hold back my laugh and say, "Well, the doctors don't make daily rounds in the nursing home. If you feel the need to speak with him about something, we can phone the office." or how about, "How can the doctor possibly change my Coumadin dose without speaking to me about it first." (on a lady who had been on Coumadin forever for atrial fib.) I also heard yesterday from a resident (who is there with his wife) and is A&O X3 who insists that our aggressive treatment of an open area on his wifes bottom is "a money-making scam for the doctor's and nurses." WOW, I'm still waiting for my first payment installment from that. If I got paid for all the decubiti and wounds that I treat every day, hell I'd retire!! Some people just don't get it.
  12. by   TracyB,RN
    Or when they look you dead in the eye, as you start your body check, & tell you, "If you touch me, I will kill you." Then laugh their butt off.
  13. by   lateblumer
    Top this! ten minutes after finishing all admission assessment forms, the patient is found dead and is a full code.....unable to contact next of kin, and your shift ended 10 minutes ago.

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