Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it. - page 13

by AngelfireRN

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: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 and hurling obscenities at me... Read More


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    Quote from kmcnelly
    and if you were this pt, would you like those hours? or better yet, if you were the family and your family member were in the hospital, would you want to only be able to see them from 2-4 or 7-9, on the days when you work from 3-10? I think it's great, albeit an incovinience, that the family is so supportive.
    Here is one that I would like to tell all nursing students who think they know and understand so much more about a nurse then all of mean and hateful licensed and experienced nurses: until you have walked in my danskos, have a license to practice as a nurse, keep your judgemental comments to your self! I challenge you to come back and read this perfectly good venting thread and see if you feel so superior to the rest of us, tired and unappreciated real nurses!
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    Lazy private-duty people

    You are being paid more than I or the CNA to take care of patient, (insert name). Even if he is here so are you, the private duty person. Please put him on the bedpan.

    Yes, I would like to tell the family member paying you, that you are lazy. Please wipe his face and brush his teeth. You are the private duty person. If you are not needed by the patient, then go home. You are a pest.


    For the love of Mama:

    No, I cannot help mama get to the bathroom right this second. I need to get her a wheelchair first. No, she is not stable to use a walker without wheels, much less the hot rod wheeled walker you've brought in for her.

    So, you are going to use the hot-rod walker after all; please do not look at me when mama kerplunks on the floor. Please stop screaming at mama to just "stand-up". That toilet seat is low, and mama moves kinda slow.

    Please stop feeding mama McDonalds. She has been hospitalized for gastroenteritis. You remember, the vomiting and diarrhea stuff she had from the last fast-food trip you took her on.
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    Or how about "That's the way we've always done it", "that's what the bookk says"
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    To the family:

    If you want to know where your Dad is then call his house. I am not the psychic hot-line. No, I don't know when he was discharged, again call the house. He is your DAD.
    I don't care if you don't like to talk to your family members, that's your problem, not mine.



    Please do not insult the other patient at the nursing station. Her "baby" looks like a professional football player and he will punch you. No, I will not try to protect you. You should have never called his mother a cow. I don't know that the security guard will want to help you either: he is smaller than you. He also has enough sense not to call anyone's mama a cow.
    Last edit by gentle on Dec 20, '07 : Reason: fix
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    Why do you smell like kitty-litter every time you come to the hospital?
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    You have how many pets? In the house ??????? Do they all really live in the house??? Why!?
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    Dr. so and so, does not care that you have nice implants!!! Neither do I. I don't wish to hear anymore about your strange love life. I'm not your nurse lady. Save all that info for your nurse please.
    carolmaccas66 and wooh like this.
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    It's okay that you don't like me. I am more than glad to trade assignments with a lovely nurse . . . named ... .
    carolmaccas66 likes this.
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    Grandma is in isolation for her head lice. Please, stop going in and out without the proper protective equipment. No, I do not wish to have a hug.
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    Quote from kmcnelly
    and if you were this pt, would you like those hours? or better yet, if you were the family and your family member were in the hospital, would you want to only be able to see them from 2-4 or 7-9, on the days when you work from 3-10? I think it's great, albeit an incovinience, that the family is so supportive.
    OK....you obviously are NOT a nurse or you are one and have been in a coma for oh,say,25years. Supportive families help grandma eat her lunch tray, don't eat OFF the tray. Supportive families help her get on and off the bedpan and help clean her up, rather than chasing down a nurse for 20 minutes for the nurse to do it when they could have done the same thing in 5 minutes. Supportive families don't let grandma rot in a nursing home,uncared for and unvisited;and then all 42 of them (most of whom have more tatoos than teeth)rush to grandma's side when she's at the hospital for dehydration,UTI,scabies infection gone crazy,etc.etc. They LIKE being in the hospital b/c they think they're going to see something that they can go to BINGO and tell they're dim-witted friends about. Better yet....supportive families realize that irritating the nurse every 5 minutes IS NOT the road to better pt.care!!:angryfire


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