Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it. - page 113

: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   TakeTwoAspirin
    I'm not your momma!
  2. by   sharpeimom
    play nicely!
    we don't want the thread to be closed down!


    kathy
    sharpeimom
  3. by   JazzysMama
    I've been glued to this thread for hours! Too Funny!

    Anyway, right now Im still waiting to get into my RN program (Fall 2010 whoot whoot )
    Just wanted to share my story of what I DID say to a patient
    I was in the ER for some hernia pain- I went to my primary care Dr. and was told to go the ER- and stat! So, I went and was evaluated by triage and told them my pain was 6/10, 10 being my arm being sawed off....hurt but wasn't excrutiating.
    So, I get back to my room and am minding my own business. The Dr. asks me if I would like some pain relief and I said yes. She said she only gives morphine (which I thought was too strong) and had the RN give me 2mg. My RN obviously had a huge work load so I just tried to stay out of her hair until all my testing was done.
    A younger-obviously drug seeking- man in the room next to me was being absolutely ridiculous, ugh...I could only take so much of his nonsence. After a couple hours of the constant moaning (only when someone walked by the room) I had enough!!! I marched over to his room and promptly told him to ****, get some acting classes, or buy his dope of the street- seriously-it was pathetic. After his next round of pain meds he walked out AMA. Of course the nurse gave me a smile when she walked back in my room- Im sure I said what she would have "loved" to say to him! LOL...I can't wait to be a ER nuse!
  4. by   talaxandra
    Yes, you have to move to another room. I get you want to stay in this room but, as I told you, a patient out of ICU needs it. Why the hell are you crying? For the love of... you are fine, she is in her forties and probably going to die, leaving three kids behind. GET OUT!
  5. by   monkeelouise
    LOL, All nurses HAVE to vent to keep what little sanity we possess. I love it, I have lived everyone of these in my career. Keep them coming.
  6. by   tencat
    Get some cajones and tell your evil wife that you DO need pain pills because you have a 4 inch crater on the side of your face that DOES hurt when someone tries to clean it up......
  7. by   TreehuggerRN
    What I find most disturbing (and heartbreaking) about this thread is the vile attitude and utter contempt a lot of nurses seem to have for fat people. Not only that, some of the comments confirm that just because someone has a title after their name does not mean they know what they are talking about, as many of the assumptions and tacky comments and stereotypes reek of IRREVOCABLE IGNORANCE, not to mention a total lack of compassion for a fellow human being. You fat bashers should be ashamed of yourselves. You also need to educate yourselves. Not all (or even most) fat people are selfish gluttons who eat themselves into oblivion because they want to make it hard for "you" to care for them. Their problems-including their weight-often go much much deeper than you apparently are capable of understanding. I'm sorry to be blunt, but this really makes me angry.
  8. by   Dianacabana
    Quote from TreehuggerRN
    What I find most disturbing (and heartbreaking) about this thread is the vile attitude and utter contempt a lot of nurses seem to have for fat people. Not only that, some of the comments confirm that just because someone has a title after their name does not mean they know what they are talking about, as many of the assumptions and tacky comments and stereotypes reek of IRREVOCABLE IGNORANCE, not to mention a total lack of compassion for a fellow human being. You fat bashers should be ashamed of yourselves. You also need to educate yourselves. Not all (or even most) fat people are selfish gluttons who eat themselves into oblivion because they want to make it hard for "you" to care for them. Their problems-including their weight-often go much much deeper than you apparently are capable of understanding. I'm sorry to be blunt, but this really makes me angry.
    Well, maybe we HAVE tried to help. Maybe we HAVE tried to get the patient to follow up with recommended appointments for psychotherapy, dietician, PT, etc. Noncompliance WEARS ON the nurses who try HARD to care for people who don't care for themselves.

    Venting our frustrations anonymously is healthy. If you don't like it or understand that (which you don't), please take your judgements of us and leave.
  9. by   canoehead
    Treehugger-

    I'm fat and I still want you to buzz off. Vent thread means no judgements from anyone with more compassion than the venter.
  10. by   TreehuggerRN
    Quote from Dianacabana
    Well, maybe we HAVE tried to help.... please take your judgements of us and leave.
    This attitude works both ways. People who have no understanding act like losing weight should be like flipping off a light switch. It isn't that cut and dry. That's the problem.
  11. by   TreehuggerRN
    Quote from canoehead
    Treehugger-

    I'm fat and I still want you to buzz off. Vent thread means no judgements from anyone with more compassion than the venter.
    Well, that's just too bad.

    Just because people need to vent doesn't mean it's justified. It's kind of like kicking a dog because you're frustrated with something else. Or coming home and abusing your child because you feel stressed out. Some things are just plain wrong, no matter how you cut it up.
  12. by   Dianacabana
    Quote from TreehuggerRN
    Well, that's just too bad.

    Just because people need to vent doesn't mean it's justified. It's kind of like kicking a dog because you're frustrated with something else. Or coming home and abusing your child because you feel stressed out. Some things are just plain wrong, no matter how you cut it up.
    I believe your analogies involve touching or hurting another living thing to work out our frustrations...which we DO NOT. That has not been stated in any way. Pick an appropriate response to the post, please.
  13. by   Virgo_RN
    TreehuggerRN,
    We are not here to debate the causes and complexities of morbid obesity. I think it goes without saying that the issue is complicated, and that changing a lifetime of coping mechanisms in an instant is not a realistic expectation. This thread is for the purpose of venting our frustrations, and regardless of how much compassion one has for the morbidly obese patient, caring for them can be incredibly frustrating, so naturally if follows that some of the frustrations being vented here might be about caring for the morbidly obese patient. You have the option of not reading this thread if it is offensive to your sensibilities.

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