Patient requests - page 7

We all know patients can be demanding. What's your "favorite" patient request? Mine, an iPhone charger...... Read More

  1. Visit  GeneralJinjur profile page
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    Some of my adolescent psych pts wanted me to tell them "Scariest stories of working in the psych hospital." I get weekly requests to borrow my name tag, so they can get off the locked unit.
  2. Visit  dirtyhippiegirl profile page
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    Quote from GeneralJinjur
    Some of my adolescent psych pts wanted me to tell them "Scariest stories of working in the psych hospital." I get weekly requests to borrow my name tag, so they can get off the locked unit.
    Hehehe. Your first story mirrored how my nursing school psych group asked questions.


    But it does happen? I was a frequent flier on several psych units as an adolescent. Just *asking* helps; you often lose sight of the context of your issues.

    I did my psych clinical in nursing school *on* the unit that I basically lived in between 13-15. I'm also vaguely certain that the tech chatting with us nursing students about some of the "worst" patients that the unit had seen --) was talking about something that I had done. (And probably got passed down in unit lore.)
  3. Visit  GeneralJinjur profile page
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    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    Hehehe. Your first story mirrored how my nursing school psych group asked questions.

    But it does happen? I was a frequent flier on several psych units as an adolescent. Just *asking* helps; you often lose sight of the context of your issues.
    I would have no problem telling students my stories. I wouldn't share them with the kids because they would either be inspired to try some of it or scared. I ended up telling them about my painfully manic pt who hadn't slept in 3 days and pretty much never stopped talking. When she finally dozed off, the entire unit (mostly borderlines with a few narcissists) actually tiptoed to keep this pt sleeping.

    When people ask for my nametag, I always say, "Absolutely. Hey, you probably don't have a car here, so would you like my car keys, too?" Most of them laugh and stop bugging me. One kid didn't. He promised to come back before my shift ended so I could get home. Yeah, right.
  4. Visit  evolvingrn profile page
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    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl

    Wife of a pt who was definitely not actively dying brought in her newborn (seriously -- the baby was maybe a week old) and kept asking staff for formula, a crib, etc. It was actually other family that set her straight & even apologized.
    We always accommodate these request. they get formula samples for free , so we just call the baby area and they send us. and we actually have and newborn cart/crib because it comes up a couple times a year. Maybe it sounds balllsy...but think about it having just given birth a week earlier and now having your spouse in the hospital (even if it's not serious by our terms) is still very overwhelming. we let the baby and other spouse spend the night as long as someone other the pt is there too in case the pt needs to leave the floor for testing. This doesn't feel like its that huge of a request.
    sharpeimom likes this.
  5. Visit  Ninety Nine profile page
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    You guys sound ridiculously petty. You are complaining because a hospitalized patient has the audacity to ask you for a phone charger. There seems to be no shortage of delicate nurses out there.

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