So I work on a surgical oncology floor. We generally don't get medicine patients unless all the medicine floors are full. Last night we get a call that we're getting a patient...we're confused, because our floor was pretty empty, but so were all the other floors. This woman and her friend show up, SUPER LOUD at 3am, rowdy, laughing, talking, waking the other patients up. We find out that they were on a medicine floor but they weren't in a private room, and they made a big deal about it (although come to think of it, I do feel bad for whoever their roommate was) and complained that they wanted a private room so the AOD put them on our floor.
Really? I mean, I know they do customer satisfaction surveys now, but that seems a little ridiculous to me. And then to make things even more awesome, her nurse thought that the patient was pretending to take her pain meds but slipping them to her friend...AFTER they had been in her mouth and she acted like she swallowed them. What can you do about that, (without offending an already loud and entitled-acting patient) short of "lift up your tongue, say AHHH, let me make sure you swallowed your pills"? Sigh. My floor can be busy and hectic but our patients are generally a great bunch of people and it makes me happy that I don't have to deal with patients like this on a daily basis.