I know this sounds cruel but has anybody not turn a morbidly obese patient because they could not get help? I know we are suppose to be the patient care advocates, however, we need to watch for out health first and I am not willing to risk a severe back injury to turn a 300+ person myself!
I just get sooo mad when I see these patients that are severely obese and are taxing the resources of the hospital staff and health-care system.
Sometimes I think it is all when can do just to make an obese patient comfortable!! Just ranting here but want some opinions from fellow nurses. I'm a relatively new RN and I don't know if I can stay in bedside care if this is the future of our patient care population!
PLEASE GET SOME EXERCISE AND STOP EATING SO MUCH FAST FOOD AMERICA!!!