Have you ever lost it with a patient?

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    I mean completely lost your cool? I did. Today. We have a frequent flyer who startde the day with bad behavior and I let him get to me. I shouldn't have, but I did.
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    Yep.
    And anyone who denies it is a liar.
  5. 5
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Yep.
    And anyone who denies it is a liar.

    So very true. You took the words from my keyboard LOL.
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    3:52 pm by Hygiene Queen

    Yep.
    And anyone who denies it is a liar.






    Or new.
    timmedico, VICEDRN, VivaLasViejas, and 11 others like this.
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    Saturday.

    Screaming coming from room. She didn't like what she got for lunch. Scared other patients and visitors.

    Walked in, found out what was wrong. Told her she was totally over-reacting, inappropriate, could not talk to me like that and when she'd calmed down, I'd be back.

    I almost gave her the "starving children in Africa" speech but didn't because she's a manipulaltive 55 year old. I don't work Psych and she was in no danger from her meal tray.

    Three visitors gave me the thumbs up when I left the room.
    timmedico, aboucherrn, DTemple1, and 8 others like this.
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    Oh yes.
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    Snotty wealthy woman over the phone who was coming in for a peritoneal dialysis consultation with the PD nurse. She patronized me throughout the entire 5 minutes we spoke. I wanted to choke her when she came into the office!
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    Yep.
    Pt peed on floor on purpose because he did not feel like walking 6 steps to the bathroom. After I gave him heck he told me he wanted to see the doctor.
    I told the doctor what he did. She yelled at him too!
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    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    Yep.
    Pt peed on floor on purpose because he did not feel like walking 6 steps to the bathroom. After I gave him heck he told me he wanted to see the doctor.
    I told the doctor what he did. She yelled at him too!
    I had the same thing happen. Urinal in reach, 40 something, alert and oriented patient with no mobility impairments and mad because I wouldn't hold his penis in the urinal for him. Guess who got to clean the floor? Here ya go buddy...some towels to wipe it up and a firm discussion about what is and isn't appropriate behavior in a hospital. He sure had some explaining to do when his wife and the physician walked in and found him sopping up urine from the floor. Discharge orders were quickly written and he got sent on his merry way.
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    I've not only lost it with patients, I've lost it with visitors, physicians, and staff. That's what almost 30 years in nursing will do to you.


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