Have you ever lost it with a patient? - Page 4Register Today!
- Aug 30, '12 by decembergrad2011Yup, especially when they demand Doritos while NPO and threaten to leave AMA when some procedural area is late picking them up.
- Aug 31, '12 by joanna73Not yet, but I've come close. I worked in hotels for years, so I've learned to be very patient with extremely annoying people. Losing it on a guest may get you fired. Also, I've only been a nurse for 2 years...so I'm sure the day will come at some point.
- Aug 31, '12 by Sarah01sSome patients are going to be like that. You should try to stay calm and not let them get to you, although i understand that you have your good and bad days. try your best but sometimes it can get very difficult
- Aug 31, '12 by tewdlesI would have to say that I have not "lost it" with a patient or family member, in more than 30 years of nursing. That is not to say that I have not been furious, etc, it simply means that I maintain control of my emotions and mouth.
The times I have "lost it" were with peers or superiors...I have been known to pound desks and raise my voice, none of which probably advances my cause.
Maintaining control doesn't mean that I let people slide on crap...I am very direct...it means that I am calm and "diplomatic".
- Sep 6, '12 by Been there,done thatNope.. never in 30 years. ..." lost it".
I am the professional... I am not the one stuck in a hospital bed. Told to put on this gown... and give up my dignity for the sake of medical treatment.
I did tell a patient to stop yelling at me.. so we could talk about the problem..
That NEVER fails . . .we identify the issue ... and I solve the problem.
That is the definition of nursing.