Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it. - page 109

: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   StNeotser
    Quit telling your OCD PITA daughter that you are in pain every ten minutes then have her come screaming and shouting at the nurses station for me. That means I have to trump down to your room for you to tell me you're not really in pain and you refuse a pain pill. You banned your other psycho daughter from visiting you. I have news for you - this one is just as crazy and your parenting skills weren't up to much.
  2. by   nursenewbe
    Quote from niali
    There is another...While your family members are visiting you,Why won't they do ANYTHING for you ? I want to ask them,Where is the love ?
    That is so true, family members please give grandma a sip of water.
  3. by   nursenewbe
    Quote from flightnurse2b
    those patients and family members who have RN-itis are my favorites! its like, ok, so since you ARE a nurse, you understand this is an emergency room, and there are over 100 or so pts here at any given time, some with life threatening injuries, and you hovering over me while im putting in this IV so i can change moms doodie diaper makes me just want to poke you with it instead, since you ARE a nurse and you should know how to change a diaper. yes, i will be happy to do it. but no, hovering over me and telling me you are a nurse isnt going to make me put the needle down right this very second.

    we had a LOL come in once who had an asthma exac. and also was s/p hip replacement 6 something weeks ago. her daughter flipped the "I HAVE A MASTERS DEGREE IN NURSING" card to everyone in the ER. ER doc wrote orders for soma, norco, xanax and demerol and Med surg had a bed so we got her up to the floor quickly.. about 1930. at 2200 rapid response called to the room, pt unresponsive.. when ER staff arrived chg nurse asked the ER nurse what she had given her, and the answer was nothing, just Normal saline. well the nurse on med surg had given her drug cocktail at around 2100. i guess her daughter, the almighty nurse, forgot to tell the nurse on Med surg that she already gave mom her meds at 2000 because she thought that the pharmacy didnt send them up fast enough. mom ended up on a vent. sheesh.
    WOW that is sad.
  4. by   mom4josh
    [font=book antiqua]the other day i took care of this woman in her 40's. her husband was the most annoying person i have met in a great while. he was at the nurse's station multiple times for every little thing. and when i was in the room it was even worse. we played "20 questions" for every topic his little brain could come up with.
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    [font=book antiqua]when i had to restart her iv, i nearly lost it. i was looking on her arm for an appropriate site, and he says "why don't you try her hand?" i didn't move my head up... just my eyes... and glared at him, not saying a word. what i really wanted to say was "do you want to do this for me? if not, just shut the he## up and let me do my job in peace!!!" geesch.
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    [font=book antiqua]there were numerous times i would see him coming down the hall and i would cut across to the other hall or find the nearest door just to avoid him!!
  5. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from StNeotser
    Quit telling your OCD PITA daughter that you are in pain every ten minutes then have her come screaming and shouting at the nurses station for me. That means I have to trump down to your room for you to tell me you're not really in pain and you refuse a pain pill. You banned your other psycho daughter from visiting you. I have news for you - this one is just as crazy and your parenting skills weren't up to much.
    After finding out for the umpteenth time that this pt. is not really in pain, and doesn't want a pain pill, I think I'd step back where they both could see me and would be giving both pt. and PITA daughter one heck of a toxic look in my eye. This is some mega-annoying behavior.
  6. by   flygirl43
    How about....I'm sicker than you@! I have a contagious fatal disease because of working in this atmosphere. If you ask me what to do, after not sleeping for a night....***????? I've been up for days!!If i had the answer, I'd implement it personally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   RNDreamer
    Do you think I'm an idiot? I know what you were doing under the covers while I was speaking to you.
  8. by   GadgetRN71
    Quote from pca_85
    "Oh don't you give me that dirty look. Yes, you do have to wait so that I can get three people to help me move you. Why? Well you're four feet tall and three hundred pounds. Ya know what else is four feet tall and three hundred pounds? The seven dwarfs duct taped together. Oh, but no, you aren't fat.......never use the F word....you even have the nerve to tell your 90 pound wife she's put on weight when she comes to visit. And brings you McDonalds. Even though you've had many heart attacks, your cholestorol and BP are through the roof, and you're pretty fat. Oh wait, mustn't say fat....well, congrads on your title as the world's first pregnant man."
    Thank you, thank you,thank you!! I laughed at loud at this post...the funniest thing I've read in a while! Love the one about the seven dwarves duct taped together.
  9. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from pca_85
    " ya know what else is four feet tall and three hundred pounds? the seven dwarfs duct taped together.
    :roll:roll:roll:roll:roll:roll:roll

    i laughed so hard the cat got down after giving me a disgusted look!


    kathy
    sharpeimom
  10. by   CASTLEGATES
    Quote from sharpeimom
    :roll:roll:roll:roll:roll:roll:roll

    i laughed so hard the cat got down after giving me a disgusted look!


    kathy
    sharpeimom

    for the record, it is well documented cats are satan incarnate so don't be offended; they're just evil and possessed!

    what i'd like to do is say "roll over, i need to take a rectal temp" (taking this from a joke), take the rose from his table and insert then go home for change of shift leaving him exposed, rear and inserted rose facing the opened door for change of shift and visitors to see!
  11. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from castlegates
    for the record, it is well documented cats are satan incarnate so don't be offended; they're just evil and possessed!

    what i'd like to do is say "roll over, i need to take a rectal temp" (taking this from a joke), take the rose from his table and insert then go home for change of shift leaving him exposed, rear and inserted rose facing the opened door for change of shift and visitors to see!
    takes quite a lot to offend me...

    mom to 5:heartbeat rescued cats and foster mom for our vet for other abused, tortured, and neglected cats:heartbeat. we even had a cat named satan once! we also have a 75# kitty-imposter:heartbeat (our shar pei) who also comes to
    "here kitty... kitty... kitty."

    what i'd love to some patients is, "if you push your button just one more time, i'll stuff your thermal blanket in your mouth, tamp it down, then pull it out the other end!" :spin:


    kathy
    sharpeimom
  12. by   SoundofMusic
    Hey there, crazy little man/lady. What's up? How did you get so crabby and crazy and difficult to be around?

    Honestly, how DO these elderly people end up like this? Do they even know how nasty they can be? And I don't mean it in any cruel way -- I just honesty wonder why our elderly are in such poor shape, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Some are either just nasty, or incredibly, incredibly NEEDY. Or, their anxiety over life just makes them demanding in such ridiculous ways.

    I guess I have my theories. We definitely devalue people as they get older. But people also CREATE their old age, I feel, in their younger years. They don't take care of their health, their relationships, etc.

    It makes me very sad, sometimes, to see human beings in such poor shape at the end of their lives. I just wonder if it always really has to be that way -- if there is not a better way. It has been very shocking to me over the past 2 years or so in nursing -- because these people are normally quite hidden from society.

    Sometimes I wonder if it's due to a nicer family life -- but then I see elderly folks w/ very devoted loving families, and yet they're still tyrants, still nasty and demanding.

    I suppose a lot of it can be due to their specific disease process - alzheimers, Parkinsons, etc.

    I just don't get it.
  13. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from CASTLEGATES
    For the record, it is well documented cats are Satan incarnate so don't be offended; they're just evil and possessed!
    HEY!!! I heard that.

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