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You know your pt is a jerk if: 1. they demand the catheter out so they can have sex with their girlfriend. 2. they cuss you and everyone in the room out regardless of the situation. 3. they are... Read More
Aug 8, '08Quote from allisongoffRNReally, I doubt they'd want the male nurse, seeing how when they expose their penis purposefully like that, they are doing it 1)either to make their female nurse uncomfortable with the sight of their penis or 2)they think that they and their penis is all that and a bag of chips.1) Did the thought cross your mind that maybe they would prefer
a male nurse considering your attitude!
2) It's not professional when people on this site use threatening tones
of what they would like to do to patients whether its intentional or
And I'm very happy with my "attitude" thank you very much..If having an attitude means not tolerating crap from some pervert, then yes, I have one.
And just out of curiousity, what do you propose women should do when being sexually harrassed?(because that what a man intentionally showing you his penis without consent is doing) Sheesh.
Aug 8, '08Quote from PepperAnneCNAOHHH, be careful, I've seen people get in trouble on this board for using the "T-word" Apparently, it's even more controversial than the word PENIS.Please do not feed the troll.
Aug 8, '08When you tell her she isn't getting any narcotics for the nebulous abd pain that hasn't been cured in 6 years despite every test under the sun ....
she rips out the IV and refuses to have it dressed so that she can get blood on anything within reach ...
is suddenly able to walk despite the pain being so bad she can't walk ...
refuses to sign the DC papers "because I'm still in pain and you won't do anything because you don't care!" ....
then grabs newbie nurses on the way out the door to tell them how noone here will help them! and leads them back to "her" room ...
and gets mad because you won't let her back into it.
Aug 8, '08If you worked in retail or another area and a man wagged his willy at you, you could have him arrested for public indecency and/or lewd and lascivious conduct. Why can't nurses do the same? I doubt these people would do that in a retail store or a restaurant.
Aug 9, '08Quote from Cindy_AYeah but if you worked in retail you wouldn't ever be placing a tube in the customer's willy, or helping them change clothes, or wiping their butt...gives some people ideas!If you worked in retail or another area and a man wagged his willy at you, you could have him arrested for public indecency and/or lewd and lascivious conduct. Why can't nurses do the same? I doubt these people would do that in a retail store or a restaurant.
Aug 9, '08Quote from WitchyRNWe are all that and a bag of... oh wait... Sorry, I was still in 'my world' for a second. Nevermind... Continue.R2)they think that they and their penis is all that and a bag of chips.
Aug 9, '08...you have to tell them not to smoke/have sex/bring coolers of beer in the family lounge or breast-pumping area.
...they bring their new lover to see the baby they made with their current spouse.
...you have to call security to end their arguments and/or enforce the orders of protection against them.
...you have to ask them to take their make-out session off of the baby's incubator.
It's been a long week.
Aug 9, '08Quote from Stanley-RN2BLOL!!!:chuckleWe are all that and a bag of... oh wait... Sorry, I was still in 'my world' for a second. Nevermind... Continue.
Aug 9, '08LOL!!!
I have had similar "penis experiences".
People can get a little crazy in a hospital setting and do things they may not do otherwise.
I had a pt call me to his room saying he was having trouble (not specific). Of course I went to see if he was OK.
Got there and he was actually masturbating!!!! EEEWWWW!!!
He said he needed help, and I promptly said "This is a hospital, not a bad porn movie!" left the room and called his doc, who agreed that if he felt well enough to do that he could go home (thank God!). Fastest discharge I ever did...
Aug 9, '08Quote from Stanley-RN2BOMG! I spit out my pop! Thanks for the laugh, I sure did need it tonight.We are all that and a bag of... oh wait... Sorry, I was still in 'my world' for a second. Nevermind... Continue.
Aug 9, '08Quote from nerdtonurse?There are certainly some folks that I have this approach with. Some, but not all, of the frequent flyers.On a happier note, I have found that if I've got someone threatening to go AMA, it takes the wind out of their sails when I come in with the form, tell them I've already called their doctor, and would they like follow the 1 liter fluid restriction / diet / no smoking rule / no narcotics w/o an order, etc. that the doctor ordered or would they just like to sign here. And if you leave AMA, that means you haul your own crap outta here, the minute you sign the form, I'm not your nurse anymore.
But usually, I try to arrange it so that if someone is leaving AMA, that they work out a plan for follow up care in the appropriate clinic. Even if someone is being a jerk, I feel that it is a duty to continue to try to act as their advocate. I disagree that the nurse/patient relationship is severed by signing an AMA. They are going, against medical advice, and I may not support that decision, but I do still want to support the person and behave in a way that is respectful of their choice.
EDIT: That said, I think the biggest jerk is the guy this week who walked out AMA because his doc couldn't d/c him quickly enough. He had come in needing an emergency surgery and had gotten it and lived. Someone else was in the same dire emergency, and that was why the doc was in the OR for so long and couldn't come write the orders. But the guy just could not understand that. He also was ****** that the nurses wouldn't loan him money for take out. We offered to get him anything that he wanted from the cafeteria, which is open 20 hours a day, but he still thought that we should pay for pizza delivery for him.Last edit by correctlywrong on Aug 9, '08 : Reason: Addendum
Aug 9, '08we had one patients family member (oh I won't forget her) who stopped at the nurse's station to tell us that the man in the next room was 'playing with his thingy and I just thought you should know.' The nurse she told this to replied, "Well, it is his." She looked aghast and left huffy. What should we do call a code on it? (someone is choking per se?) oh that was bad but I haven't been to bed yet....