Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it. - page 103

:spin:Just curious as to what you would say. Mine goes something like this: Hi, my name is AngelfireRN, I'll be your nurse tonight. I am not a waitress, nor am I your slave. Yelling... Read More

  1. by   Auntiegrade_Amnesia
    Said the Dementia resident to the Charge Nurse, "If ya'll don't give me a bath NOW, I'm calling the police!" Said the Charge Nurse to the Dispatcher from the Sheriff's office a few minutes later,"Yes, we have a Miss Doomadiddy here...do you want her?"
  2. by   talaxandra
    "You have two choices: use a bedpan in the bed or let us help you transfer to a commode and we'll wheel you to the toilet. Walking on your newly amputated forefoot is not an option. That's it - pick one.
    "I'm happy to call security, but they won't evict me from the premises. In the meantime - pan or commode?
    "Feel free to call X&Y law firm but I should warn you they'll have a conflict of interest as they already represent me. In the meantime - pan or commode?"
    "Ooh, nice try at dividing the staff but we're too experienced to fall for that. So, pan or commode?"
    "I'm not going to argue with you about the content of the Hippocratic oath. Nor about whether I answer to a higher authority than the hospital's policies. Pan or commode?
    "As you're not my patient I didn't know you have schitzophrenia. To the best of my knowledge that doesn't preclude you using a pan or a commode."
    "Okay, I'm going. When you've decided if you want the pan or the commode let me know."
  3. by   meluhn
    I do not have time to sit here and talk to you for an unlimited amount of time everyday, about every one of your 400 medications and your health problems, I am your husbands nurse, not yours. For more information call your pharmacist and/or doctor.
  4. by   rph3664
    Quote from meluhn
    I do not have time to sit here and talk to you for an unlimited amount of time everyday, about every one of your 400 medications and your health problems, I am your husbands nurse, not yours. For more information call your pharmacist and/or doctor.
    Gee whiz, TYVM. :icon_roll

    j/k - but I don't enjoy dealing with these types either, especially if they're drunk.
  5. by   psalm
    Quote from meluhn
    I do not have time to sit here and talk to you for an unlimited amount of time everyday, about every one of your 400 medications and your health problems, I am your husbands nurse, not yours. For more information call your pharmacist and/or doctor.
    I know what you mean...but it IS a great time to tell the pt's wife to call the pharm & Doc.
  6. by   tempest
    Quote from SoundofMusic
    Let me clarify. And I did have a bad day with this woman. It was ridiculous -- and the worst was not being able to adequately take care of my other pts because this woman was so demanding every 5 minutes with her "pain relief." She'd turn on the tears at the flick of a switch. It was ridiculous.

    If these folks were at least the slightest bit humble and GRATEFUL for their care, perhaps I could stand it. But here they are demanding, screaming, mad at you, the nurse, for every little last thing that goes wrong, for every 5minutes they have to WAIT for something so routine. They complain non-stop about everything -- I say let them go HOME.

    I don't feel they should be allowed to demand their care. They are lucky to be receiving it -- lucky that anyone puts up with their nonsense, and pays for it to boot.

    Is that tough to hear? Well, I'm sorry -- but it needs to be said. Our society just coddles these people, demands nothing from them. It's bringing us down as a nation and I think it needs to stop.
    I couldn't agree with you more! I work on a psych ward and I swear I had the same pt. Except that she was sooooo fat and lazy, she wouldn't even get up in the night to pee. She would just go in her bed and then start screaming for new "gowns" (1 didn't cover her) and her bed changed. If I could have $%%^%^&^ her and gotten away with it, I would have! lol
  7. by   Ginger45
    Oh geez, you are right. I didn't work at a hospital but I can remember family members bringing their family into the nursing home with lists of things to be done that were ridiculous. "A footrub every 2 hours." I guess it is all part of nursing because we are dealing with human beings. I can remember (I am aging myself) nursing in the 1980's just before DRG's and Aids when we actually had the time to spend with our patients. Oh how I wish those days were back. We actually used Kardex's for their problems. Were they all easy to take care of?" No. I can remember a 90 something year old woman who was brought up from admissions and coded within 2 minutes of reaching the room. I was 19 years old and the family was screaming at me that it was all my fault. It wasn't. But I had no idea how to respond to that in the midst of attempting CPR. Luckily my teammates who had more experience rallied around me. The veiled threats are the ones that get to me the most, "I know so and so." I am thinking to myself. "It doesn't matter to me who you are or who you know. I will still care for you to the best of my ability but not at the expensive of my other patients."
  8. by   tempest
    lady, if you don't give it a rest, i'm gonna start a new op inviting people to rant about YOU!! oh wait, i'm already doing that. lol. shesh, lighten up.
  9. by   tempest
    to all the ^*&^&* borderline personality disorder pt's..SHUT UPPPPPPPP! If you are on top of the hour requests, that means TOP OF THE HOUR!!! Not 10 min. til, not 5min til. On the hour. And for god's sake, stop whining, begging for narcs or benzos you are never going to get. I will not call the resident I already know he will not prescribe them!
  10. by   tempest
    Quote from tempest
    lady, if you don't give it a rest, i'm gonna start a new op inviting people to rant about YOU!! oh wait, i'm already doing that. lol. shesh, lighten up.
    I was talking about too caring cna but it didn't show her post! but this was from page 64 or something. the one about keep "your baby"
  11. by   roamingessential
    Your physician is a negligent jerk who let another man have his leg removed because of a stage 4 I have charted on for 6 months..... and you want to know why he hasnt seen your family member on rounds in the past 2 weeks?
  12. by   squeakykitty
    Obnoxious pt.------"I'm going to call a lawyer"

    Squeakykitty-------"Here's the phone book. No, I'm not going to turn the pages for you, and I'm certainly not going to dial the phone for you!!"
  13. by   Ms.RN
    go ahead do whatever you want. you are only killing yourself.....

    get your lazy ass out of that bed and go to therapy. you are not here for maid service..

    oops, did i say that???my:my:

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