Nurses, have you been been spit on, pushed, scratched and verbally or assaulted? - page 14

Unfortunately, it is quite common in the nursing profession to have had been assaulted one way or another by a patient at some point in your career. For some reason, it is tolerated in the nursing profession and is just... Read More

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    I got kicked and grabbed by the same patient tongiht. He is old and a bit loopy. Why do I always pick the crazies?!! LOL

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    I've been kicked, punched, slapped, spit on, and called everything under the sun. However, I work with alzheimer's patients and they could never be held responsible for these actions. You just learn when to duck.
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    Been called a "worthless pig", "pos", "snotty bi!ch". This week had a slipper thrown at me. The nice sweet residents make up for the mean ones though.
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    All the time. Working as a medic it was alot of drunk and junkies (yeah Narcan can **** pts off...) And now I am a nurse in LTC and work with dementia pts, almost everyday it is some type of kicking or biting. And verbal abuse? It would be the end of nursing when I am not verbally abused almost every day. In fact last night we had to put a pt in 4 point restraints (not just our safety but her own as well)
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    Yes, and it is no longer a big deal to me.
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    This is absolutely crazy no nurse should have to go through that and something should be done about it..
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    Yep yep yep and yep. All from demented patients Although I'm not a nurse I've been pinched, slapped, kissed, butt pinched, punched, spit on etc etc. Doesn't bother me because I know that the people that did it didn't know what they were doing. If an alert and oriented person did it that would be another story. I usually combat verbal abuse from my alert patients with kindness. I have really thck skin now and I just try to remember that I'm here to care do people and if they choose to be a dick well maybe I can show them some compassion and make them sorry for being so rude. Usually works. I usually get an apology.
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    One of our respiratory techs at my hospital was telling me a story the other day about a trach pt. who was AAOx3 and during a suctioning session, the pt. coughed (which is usally to be expected) but this particular guy had a tendency to have copious amounts of secretions that were let loose during suctioning and in many instances, these secretions had a history of becoming airborne, in any light, the pt. purposely aimed at the RT while she was pulling back the suction catheter and in close proximity to the pt. and a huge glob of gunk flew out and landed on the RT's face/eyes...the kicker to the story is that this was an HIV-positive pt.!!!
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    Quote from Aongroup1990
    This is absolutely crazy no nurse should have to go through that and something should be done about it..
    What would you do about it?
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    Quote from IdislikeCODEbrowns
    One of our respiratory techs at my hospital was telling me a story the other day about a trach pt. who was AAOx3 and during a suctioning session, the pt. coughed (which is usally to be expected) but this particular guy had a tendency to have copious amounts of secretions that were let loose during suctioning and in many instances, these secretions had a history of becoming airborne, in any light, the pt. purposely aimed at the RT while she was pulling back the suction catheter and in close proximity to the pt. and a huge glob of gunk flew out and landed on the RT's face/eyes...the kicker to the story is that this was an HIV-positive pt.!!!
    Holy cow that is scary. I work mainly w t/v PTs and I have been slimed inadvertently many a time. It's part of the job.. But purposely? Couldn't imagine... I've had some tough PTs in TBI units that did messed up things and made off comments but never that...


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