Should patients be allowed to refuse LPNs and CNAs? - page 13

Last night on our med/surg unit, we had an elderly woman who was in wiht consitpation. Very stable patient, vitals within normal limits, fairly negative past medical history, no home meds,... Read More

  1. by   JBudd
    [QUOTE=allamericangirl The PT may be right, but the PT does not pay the bill. The hospital management and private doctors please the payor not the PT, and are fast to let the PT know what is and is not covered. Yeah, I can demand a specialist see me, but it is plainly stated that seeing a specialist will cost me big bucks..[/QUOTE]


    I do pay the bill, because I earn that insurance coverage as part of my pay. My ins. co. and I fight a lot over what they want to pay and what they end up paying, because I usually win! :chuckle
  2. by   yiyayiya
    A patient can refuse whatever they want.
  3. by   anotherone
    Quote from yiyayiya
    A patient can refuse whatever they want.
    ancient post. but should the facility be excpected to comply to the patient's demands? I can get wanting a RN over a LPN over all , to a degree but demanding that an RN answer all the call bells, vitals etc. IS BS.
  4. by   Fiona59
    Quote from yiyayiya
    A patient can refuse whatever they want.
    Why did you even dredge this thread up?
  5. by   Altra
    Several years-old threads dredged up, all on the same theme.
  6. by   JBudd
    Quote from yiyayiya
    A patient can refuse whatever they want.
    yes they can. But that may mean they have to wait quite a while for their choice of caregiver to be available. They don't get to dictate how an RN sets her priorities or change what, how and when she does her work.
  7. by   dirtyhippiegirl
    Quote from Fiona59
    Why did you even dredge this thread up?
    People the poster is apparently obsessed with people not putting tubes in her private bits. No foleys, ever!
  8. by   Fiona59
    Ah, a special snowflake!

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