Quote from cjcsoon2brn
So your saying that this thread is not about him breaking the rule and leaving the hospital without the instructors permission? So what exactly are you so ticked off about? From what you have said I see that the only thing he really did wrong is leave the hospital without your instructors permission (which is a big deal.) You seem more upset that he went to get a Pepsi for his patient then about him breaking a rule.I believe another user pointed out that if getting a Pepsi meant a lot to his patient then it was good of him to try to get the patient a Pepsi, its going above and beyond your duty as a nurse and its nothing something that should be looked down upon. Yes he wasn't very smart for leaving the hospital without permission but what he did for his patient wasn't stupid at all.
I think he was saying that YES as in YES the student was on their own time, like during break because he said this guy was such a tool he doesn't break rules, not even dumb ones. From what I can tell the student didn't break any rules, they catered to a PT by getting him a Pepsi and that is what has Humpty annoyed, Obviously Humpty can clarify, but that is what I am getting from this. Seeing as in another post Humpty stated giving Pt's a "shower" was a waist of his time, it seems a lot of these little things annoy him.
Again, just what I am gathering from varying posts.
As someone who has been in the hospital for a few days, a few times, I can say, the little things DO count and help and can make a difference. I didn't really have anyone visiting. My husband had to tend to work and my Dad came up to watch my kids, they would stop by for maybe 30 mins a day with the kids, long enough for me to see them and give them some love (was surgery nothing contagious). The rest of that time I was alone, I was a very easy Pt. but I had a few Nurses that seemed to go out of their way to always make sure I was good and if I asked for a snack and they were out I would say that's ok I will just have this instead, they would go to another floor and get it. Totally not necessary and I didn't ask them too, but it sure made me feel like that truly cared.