Originally posted by Shezam!
I would just refuse, and see if I could trade assignments, etc.
This weekend I noticed that we had a "frequent flyer" back on our unit. She wasnt in my district so I was glad about that.
I do beleive she is one of these "drug-seeking pts" who may even be "doing" something to herself to cause infections and/or surgeries. I had an unpleasant experience a few months ago with her.............
She was in a private room due to an "infection" SP some minor surgery. She was on every narc in the cabinet. MD writes an order for discharge but she refuses to leave. Cant get daughter on the phone she is giving me phony numbers. Son is "drinking" today and cant pick her up. Has to take a shower before she goes, has to have MORE ms and a valium NOW !!!!! It got to the point where she wouldnt let me in the room and had the door blocked with a chair. This goes on for hours and hours..... Supervisor comes and we have to call security. Shes like a bag lady and has a ton of bags in the room, she is now screaming that we cant touch her stuff. She wont leave till she gets her meds. Shes calling a lawyer, her daughter is a nurse yada yada yada.....We pack her up and she is escorted out of the building.
Saturday low and behold who has been moved to the empty private room in my district !!?? So I bite the bullet and go in cause her bell is lit. I introduce myself and ask what she needs and the argument begins~the bell isnt lit~YES it is~what do you need~the nursing supervisor~what is wrong~what do YOU think~YOU kicked me out and wouldnt give me my meds last time I was here, I dont think your my nurse today.................. GET OUT !!!
So I go call Sup and tell her, think shes heard enough about this woman, who caused such a fuss they put her in that room. I traded with another (float) nurse who had the time of her life that day. Roaming the halls following the nurse BEGGING for meds, sneaking out to smoke, pulling out her IV, she had a list of meds for doc and he refused to order them. Shes dressed to kill wearing tight jeans, big shoes and lifting up her shirt so everyone can see just how red her belly is. Funny thing is there is no psych hx documented on this woman !!??
At first I felt a little insulted, Ive never ever had anyone refuse me as a nurse~ this is a first. BUT Im glad though because I wont ever have to deal with this woman again.
I documented word for word what she said and that sup was aware. I just hope shes gone by WED so I wont have to witness her being escorted out again.
Too bad for her because Im the smoker who will take the smoking pts out and I REFUSED to take her out with me. Sorry but Im not getting involved and taking her out when she already had a valium and 10 mg of MS.....................no thanks I can refuse too.
I just hope they "escort" her out before I go back on WED.