The chronically dissatisfied patient, getting better for admitting diagnosis, but with uncontrolled, officially diagnosed psych issues that cause them to call you to the bedside every 30 minutes--keeping you at the bedside with demands for 15 minutes--despite your best attempts at clustering care and setting time parameters.I've had one of them for each of three shifts in a row, and I'm at a loss as to how to handle them, except to just plain ignore them for a little while.
Jan 18, '13
Our patients couldn't remember from one day to the next who they had.
We make a point of rotating these patients so no one has to deal with them more than 1 or 2 days in a row.
Last edit by loriangel14 on Jan 19, '13