Things pts say that make you scratch your head. - page 5

1.) "I am very health conscious, and a bit of a germaphobe" + for cocaine. 2.) " I can't breathe, the nebs don't help, I'm allergic to steroids, because they made me swell" Me: do you feel... Read More

  1. Visit  f1j1nurse23} profile page
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    Needless to say*
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  3. Visit  Mommy&RN} profile page
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    Confused pt, urine incontience, bed is wet

    She tried to hit the 1st 2 techs that went in there. Her nurse and I are talking to her about changing her bed. 1st she said if you are going to get me naked, you have to be naked to. (ummm no one wants to see that...lmao)

    Then she looks at me and says "I'm gonna do me. You can do you and use those slaves."

    Fun times!
  4. Visit  Skayda} profile page
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    Quote from Mommy&RN
    Make sure no one steals my underwear. (The dirty pair she had on at admission.

    I am not hard up enough to steal dirty drawers. Promise panties would be a better option.
    I went in for lithotripsy wearing underwear and when I woke up they were gone! I decided to chalk it up to items that get sucked into the black hole of a hospital and that was that. But, they were brand new only worn that one day! Still I had a whole pack from Walmart at home so it didn't upset me, I just thought it was weird and got a little insulted when my boyfriend asked me if I might have forgotten I that wasn't wearing underwear before the procedure? I think I'd know and remember if I had on panties or not! Lol!
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    Quote from SaoirseRN
    I once had a patient ring every fifteen minutes or so to have the door closed -- and the only reason it was open was because I had to open it to go into the room to answer the call bell.
    I had a patient hit her call light and when I went in and asked her what she needed she just shook the buzzer at me and glared daggers. So thinking maybe she didn't hear me since she was hoh I asked her again louder what she needed since she pressed the button, (and maybe she forgot what she needed or it wasn't pushed intentionally), but, as an answer she goes "Well, if you don't know what I need I'm certainly not going to tell you!"

    Apparently being telepathic is another skill a CNA/Nurse needs to perfect. Lol.
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  6. Visit  Skayda} profile page
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    Working as a caregiver thru an agency in a private home; My patient was a little old lady whose son and daughter in law lived with her. The son kept trying to give me lists of "chores" to do that had nothing to do with caring for his mother and some where downright dangerous! "Hop on that ladder and finish painting the ceiling like the other half of it! And after you can rearrange the cans in my kitchen cupboards. Mom will be ok for awhile." When I told him, politely that I was only there to help his mother, he goes; "Well, what are you here for then?! Isn't it your job to take care of us?" OMG! I said "I think you are mixing me up with your mother and/or a maid/handyman. None of which I am. Besides, I'm here for your mother. Not you." Goes without saying I asked for another position.
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    Quote from ko009
    I had a patient tell me that he was admitted because they found ammonia in his lungs... needless to say he had pneumonia.

    I also had a patient tell me she was not using any drugs.. he drug screen came back positive for meth and cocaine... when I asked her what she had been using she told me that right before they took her blood in the ER they FORCED her to take percecet even though she didn't want it, she swore that was why her tox screen was positive.
    Giving her the benefit of the doubt (lol!) that still leaves the coke and meth unaccounted for. Unless the ER staff forced her to smoke crack and meth on top of the unwanted Percocet. Lol!
  8. Visit  csoultz} profile page
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    I once had a LOL at the LTC facility I work at have a bowel accident all over her bathroom floor. I go into her room to help her clean up and I ask her if everything is ok. She replies with "Oh that wasn't me, some dogs snuck into my room and pooped all over my floor!" It still cracks me up to his day.
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  9. Visit  Miiki} profile page
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    In the ER:

    pt (about 25yo) walks all the way from her room, stops in front of the bathroom door, and asks us "Can't you just put a catheter in me?"

    Another pt gets out of bed, walks out of her room, and YELLS at us "I can't breathe!"
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    Quote from Skayda
    Working as a caregiver thru an agency in a private home; My patient was a little old lady whose son and daughter in law lived with her. The son kept trying to give me lists of "chores" to do that had nothing to do with caring for his mother and some where downright dangerous! "Hop on that ladder and finish painting the ceiling like the other half of it! And after you can rearrange the cans in my kitchen cupboards. Mom will be ok for awhile." When I told him, politely that I was only there to help his mother, he goes; "Well, what are you here for then?! Isn't it your job to take care of us?" OMG! I said "I think you are mixing me up with your mother and/or a maid/handyman. None of which I am. Besides, I'm here for your mother. Not you." Goes without saying I asked for another position.
    Wow. Just wow. I'm in people's homes all the time, and I honestly don't know how I would handle this!
  11. Visit  smile_through_it} profile page
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    My confused patient last night told me he just got off the phone with the police because he saw the marijuana I was carrying and he knows I'm selling it.. the 'marijuana' I was carrying were his flowers his daughter brought in for him the day before!
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  12. Visit  calivianya} profile page
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    I have had patients say some crazy things!

    Once we had a patient coding down the hall and another patient was constantly on the call bell. He was hungry and wanted something to eat. The nurse finally told him we were all hands on deck helping to save a patient's life and he said, "I don't care if they're dead already; I want a ******* snack!" I couldn't believe it. People are downright evil sometimes. I'm pretty sure a person's life is a lot more important than getting a snack for this guy who just ate dinner 30 minutes ago.


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