Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it. - page 116

: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   pca_85
    My name is not honey, baby, sweetie, or doll. If you're going to stare at my chest that hard, the least you can do is read the nametag that's on it!
  2. by   jtmonique
    There have been times I want to say -Oh your cleaning this up!

    and/or You are fully capapble of washing your own a$$, oh yeah let's not forget - If you dont like the hot rags to bathe with get out of bed and use the shower like you were told to do yesterday...

    But I just smile and clean it up, wash them up and keep it moving!
  3. by   meluhn
    Get off the damn phone and take your meds.
  4. by   sunnycalifRN
    If you won't take your meds, won't let me change your wound dressings, won't let me give you any IV antibiotics, and you won't stop swearing at me . . . why the **** did you come to the hospital!!:angryfire

    Good thing my patients can't read my thoughts, cuz I think this fairly often!!
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 19, '09
  5. by   fuzzywuzzy
    "WHY IS THERE ALWAYS SO MUCH CRAP ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE????"

    Because there are always some people who have mountain of junk on there at all times and it drives me nuts!
  6. by   sharpeimom
    it's the middle of summer and if you don't get in that shower and use lots of soap, we'll just hose you off with some cold water and then scrub you clean with lots and lots of lava soap... :angryfire

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  7. by   Jasminbear
    You do not need to come to the ER for a pregnancy test
  8. by   rph3664
    Quote from Jasminbear
    You do not need to come to the ER for a pregnancy test
    Especially when there's a dollar store a block away!

    OTOH, some of us have wondered if they came to the ER thinking that if it was positive, they could get an abortion right away. Has anyone encountered this?
  9. by   Mariposa2009
    1. Why are you being extra annoying today?
    2. No sorry I'm not your nurse today!!!
    3. Why did you decide to spike a temp and vomit 15 mins before my shift was over?
  10. by   zeppzepp2009
    To the patient that refuses to bathe...why do you need to get cleaned up?????? Because you STINK!!!
  11. by   jessiern
    To the patient with a BP f 90/45. No, you can not have your pain meds-your doctor said so. And, futhermore, if you can jog up and down the hall to "up your pressure" then I really have a difficult time beleving that your suffer from 15/10 hip and knee pain.
  12. by   AngelfireRN
    Why, on the Friday before Christmas, is the unchanged chest pain that you've had "for several months and just wanted to get checked" all of a sudden a dire emergency?
  13. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from Mariposa2009
    1. Why are you being extra annoying today?
    2. No sorry I'm not your nurse today!!!
    3. Why did you decide to spike a temp and vomit 15 mins before my shift was over?
    I actually used #1 last week. I substituted "so mean" for extra annoying. This was a pt that only liked male nurses. I am not male.

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