Just being silly
- 0Feb 22, '13 by AnggelicaI probably would get bad ratings about this post but.....
Have you ever had a 500 lbs pt that expects you to give them a boost in bed by yourself and if you excuse yourself to get help, they get upset because you can't do it by yourself?
Have you ever had a male pt who is so hairy, you can't tape an IV down?
- 0Feb 22, '13 by chrisrn24I don't really deal with IVs but yes I have patients who want boosts and there is no way in hell I'm doing it by myself and they get annoyed at me.
Sorry, I'd rather not injure my back.
I honestly ask for help with 99% of boosts though. And I'll refuse to help someone who is an assist of one when I know they're heavy. I'll always ask for help.
- 1Feb 23, '13 by dah dohYes & Yes.
You only have one back so protect it by getting help.
As to the other, I admitted a s/p cath lab patient with an IABP that had to go immediately to surgery for open heart. The typical pre-op routine for open heart surgery is clipping the patient's hair from the arms, chest, and legs then washing them with special bath solution, changing gown and sheets. It usually takes a specially trained tech 20 minutes total. Unfortunately due to the hair factor, it took 2 techs 45 minutes with both of them clipping away. The O.R. Team was super mad that it was taking so long to prep the patient. I told them, they'd understand when they saw him (the patient). They apologized afterwards and even thanked us for our efforts...lol...