Call light abuse. What to do??? - page 2
by IBleedGreen 8,292 Views | 38 Comments
Today I had a pt. who was A&O x3. The nurse giving me report (this was a pt. transferred to me from another unit) said they like to push their call button. They will push it to tell you that they are going to watch a show on TV.... Read More
- 11Mar 7, '13 by Jenni811Quote from blackvans1234Really!?? Everyone is required to answer call lights. Even my manager will come out of her cave and answer lights. The only one who doesn't is our nurse educator. She is lazy. She stands in the hallway telling people "room 21 light has been on for 3 minutes and 21.653 seconds." She just stands there staring at them like she is star gazing. I just want to be like...COME JOIN THE FUN!!! lazy turd. oops...did I say that?
However where I work, the RN's don't usually answer call bells, it is usually the PCT.
- 9Mar 8, '13 by loriangel14 GuideWhere I work a patient like that will be assisted into a chair/wheelchair/geri chair and parked out at the nursing station away from their bell.They are made to spend as much time as possible out of their room.( I work in a hospital). If they are well enough to be ringing constantly they don't need to spend all day in bed.
- 2Mar 8, '13 by imintroubleWho knows what makes people tick? It might be as simple as they're bored. Sometimes I think I'm the entertainment. What a game! There are so many variants. The "how long will it take to answer" game. The "who will it be this time, can I guess right" game. The "will they be mad" game. The "can I say I didn't do it and fool them" game.
Every once in a while we'll get the guy who likes the younger CNAs in the room. When I suspect that, I take call light duty for that pt. It generally stops since the reward is removed.
Where I work we can't anger a pt by suggesting they're being unreasonable. Even when they obviously are.
On a really bad night, all I can do is count down the minutes til I can go home.
- 0Mar 8, '13 by beekerQuote from Jenni811I would be giving them this lecture. Then de prioritizing their call light. I can't remember ever taking one away, but for this case I think they need theirs off or taken away.Ask if they ever heard of the story called "the little boy who cried wolf?" If not print it off Google, hand it to them and tell them to think long and hard about why you picked that to read.