Family Members/Patients Who Write Down Your Name - page 3

by abbaking

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Do you ever have those patients or family members who write down everything? Your Name, Your title, your care provided, etc. I get annoyed sometimes but If its a once in a while thing, I am okay. If its a repetitive everytime I... Read More


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    Actively looking for mistakes? ABSOLUTELY! Not many 'average' adults walk around with a composition book on their person. But these people come through the front door with a pad and pen without giving any thought to a change of underwear.
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    My most recent patient who had a self-appointed scribe stated, "I've asked you ... (flips notebook pages) ... 4 times if she could get something to eat."

    The beauty was that I had the patient's chart in my hand, and so was able to flip back through a page of narrative notes and calmy reply, "yes you're correct - I have that documented here - the 4 times I explained to you why your mom cannot have anything by mouth at this time."
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    Quote from Altra
    My most recent patient who had a self-appointed scribe stated, "I've asked you ... (flips notebook pages) ... 4 times if she could get something to eat."

    The beauty was that I had the patient's chart in my hand, and so was able to flip back through a page of narrative notes and calmy reply, "yes you're correct - I have that documented here - the 4 times I explained to you why your mom cannot have anything by mouth at this time."
    ^5!!! That's the type of nurse I am

    Usually that stops the scribing.
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen



    That's how we often say it around here... the nurses, the docs and the lab...
    Sometimes we say "B.U.N" and sometimes "bun".
    Nobody thinks twice about it.
    Oh wow....ive always heard it referred to as B U N.....I guess its not a big deal but I did find it comical at the time I'm pretty sure she didnt know it was an acronym, lol
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    Quote from Altra
    My most recent patient who had a self-appointed scribe stated, "I've asked you ... (flips notebook pages) ... 4 times if she could get something to eat."

    The beauty was that I had the patient's chart in my hand, and so was able to flip back through a page of narrative notes and calmy reply, "yes you're correct - I have that documented here - the 4 times I explained to you why your mom cannot have anything by mouth at this time."
    Lol you are my twin!

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    Quote from abbaking
    Do you ever have those patients or family members who write down everything? Your Name, Your title, your care provided, etc.
    I get annoyed sometimes but If its a once in a while thing, I am okay. If its a repetitive everytime I go in the room thing, I get a little defensive.
    No reason to get defensive. You are a licensed professional and the patient, who is paying for the care, has the right to know who is taking care of them.

    We chart everything on them...so I see nothing wrong with them doing the same.
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    Quote from Glycerine82
    I don't think the pt or family has any right to our last names, yet all of ours are on our badges.....Bugs me. How do I know I won't find a disgruntled family member on my door step one day? I am literally one of two people in the entire country with my legal name.....
    Where I work, only our first names are on our badges.

    If there is ever a lawsuit, the patient will be able to legally obtain the full names of everyone who cared for them. That's fine, but until I have to give it, I don't.
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    Quote from Altra
    My most recent patient who had a self-appointed scribe stated, "I've asked you ... (flips notebook pages) ... 4 times if she could get something to eat."

    The beauty was that I had the patient's chart in my hand, and so was able to flip back through a page of narrative notes and calmy reply, "yes you're correct - I have that documented here - the 4 times I explained to you why your mom cannot have anything by mouth at this time."
    AWESOME. What was her response to that one?
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    Those of you who do not have last names on your badges: how do you respond if asked for it?
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    If someone asks for my last name I state that the information is private for my safety and politely tell them my employee number.


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