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

  1. 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 surgeries on page 4....(and the pages were filled from top to bottom with info)

    2) The family arrives en masse and they haven't bathed in a coon's age.....

    3) The POA tells you that they want their 95 y/o relative who has lived the past 15 years in a nursing home to be a full code. Never mind that the patient has Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, paralyzed on one side, ejection fraction of 10%, and so on and so on....they still want everything done to "save" the patient.....

    4) The patient who has had several anti-emetics in the ER is still projectile vomiting as they are rolled off the elevator.....


    I know there are others.....
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  3. by   sjoe
    5) and one of the above arrives during the last 20 minutes of your shift!
  4. by   deespoohbear
    sjoe-we must be on the same wavelength...the first item I mentioned did happen to me, 10 minutes before the end of my shift this evening..... (Fortunately, one of my very kind co-workers came and did 90% of the admission for me, so I was only 5 minutes late getting out!!!
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Here's another one: You know it's going to be the admission from hell when a pt. arrives on your floor reeking of ETOH and accompanied by a disheveled female companion who warns you that "he gets a little crazy once in a while".
  6. by   l.rae
    when they arrive in 4 point restraints muttering "I am Superman"
  7. by   Stargazer
    :roll
  8. by   Q.
    When they arrive with full paramedic escort, on a cart, yelling and screaming "the baby's coming! Get it outta me!", all while handing you a 4 page Birth Plan, family who followed behind the ambulance instead of driving her, who turns out to be upon assessment.......



    Thick/closed/high

    Oh. And they're supposed to deliver at St. Mary's - across town.
  9. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by l.rae
    when they arrive in 4 point restraints muttering "I am Superman"
    Love it!!!! I bet you have had Jesus, too!!
  10. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by Susy K
    When they arrive with full paramedic escort, on a cart, yelling and screaming "the baby's coming! Get it outta me!", all while handing you a 4 page Birth Plan, family who followed behind the ambulance instead of driving her, who turns out to be upon assessment.......



    Thick/closed/high

    Oh. And they're supposed to deliver at St. Mary's - across town.
    Reminds me of a TRUE story....imagine scenario above.....the pt had refused to disrobe for the medics and was sent straight to L&D from ER.......IMAGINE the ER nurses surprise when the L&D nurse call to say that the pt is now being transferred to Pshyc cause she..........is......a..........HE!!!! .....now THAT's the admission from hell........:roll .......LR
  11. by   dawngloves
    Admission from hell....
    ER nurse giving report says "Oh, he's a sweetheart! Easy admission!"
    Thanks for the kiss of death!
  12. by   fergus51
    Originally posted by Susy K
    When they arrive with full paramedic escort, on a cart, yelling and screaming "the baby's coming! Get it outta me!", all while handing you a 4 page Birth Plan, family who followed behind the ambulance instead of driving her, who turns out to be upon assessment.......



    Thick/closed/high

    Oh. And they're supposed to deliver at St. Mary's - across town.
    Don't forget, she wants an epidural now, had no idea labour would be painful and has her other 8 children with her, expects you to feed and entertain them.
  13. by   deespoohbear
    Thought of another one:

    When the family physician is calling in orders for a direct admit and he can't stop giggling when he is giving the orders, such as Ativan (routine), Zyprexa, Haldol prn, trazadone, Ambien. And he clinches the conversation with: you may use whatever restraint is necessary to "manage" the person....
  14. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by deespoohbear
    Love it!!!! I bet you have had Jesus, too!!


    he's a regular.... :chuckle

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