Mine definately would be the patient with pancreatitis. Although they have elevated levels of Amylase and Lipase and do belong in the hospital they always seem to be the most difficult patient for me to deal with. My favorite patients are surgical. I wish we had a surgical floor.
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Feb 14, '05
The pancreatitis patients or the respiratory patients? I would imagine the respiratory patients would be because of the secretions, coughing, hacking, etc.......
The pancreatitis patients always seems to be the most needy. Not all pancreatitis patients but the ones I get assigned to take care of......Constantly wanting to know when it's time for pain med, then phenergan, the doctors always seems to order one Q4 and the other Q 6. It would be so much easier to give them together. Many are alcoholics who are now dealing with DT's and then they want to know when their Ativan or Xanax is due. They have weird visitors, they constantly want "something". No one but "their" nurse will do. They frequently threaten AMA, don't have insurance anyway, and don't understand that AMA is no threat to the nurse. If only I would be so lucky that they would actually leave. Once the doctor says you're discharged they feel fine and want to flee out the door! They love that IV when they're patients, but that sucker has got to come out the minute the doctor says you're discharged. My favorite one was the patient who said I better keep this PICC line in just in case I have to come back sometime. The day before he was caught trying to push heroine through his PICC! Tried to sneak out the the hospital with his PICC in place !
Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Feb 14, '05