Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it. - page 58

: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   chicookie
    Saturday I seriously wanted to tell my manager, "YOU AREN'T THE BOSS OF ME!"

    LOL but then again she is. =D
  2. by   rph3664
    Quote from chicookie
    Saturday I seriously wanted to tell my manager, "YOU AREN'T THE BOSS OF ME!"

    LOL but then again she is. =D
    There is a technician to whom we would all love to say that, but we dare not because when people have, they lived to regret it. For reasons I won't go into here, she is exempt from disciplinary action.

    :angryfire

    She's so bad today, if I wasn't scheduled to go to another building in an hour or so, I would have gone home "sick".
  3. by   NurseKatie08
    During report last night, an a&ox3 patient parked his wheelchair just in front of the nurse's desk because he was looking for some one to put him to bed.

    Me: <stops giving report> Can I help you?
    Pt: Yeah I'm looking to get some help in going to bed.
    Me: Ok, I will call your nurses aide. (Picks up the phone, speaks to his aide, she says she is on her way down).
    Pt: (still sitting there..)
    Me: Ok, one of the nurse's aides is on her way down to help you. Why don't you meet her in your room.
    Pt: Well can't I sit out here and join civilization for a while?
    Me: Unfortunately I am in the middle of giving a confidential patient report to the night nurse, so I can't have you sitting at the desk just now.
    Pt: Well I don't have my glasses on.
    Me: *headdesk*

    What I wanted to say--oh really, you can't hear without your glasses on?
  4. by   aloevera
    Quote from rph3664
    There is a technician to whom we would all love to say that, but we dare not because when people have, they lived to regret it. For reasons I won't go into here, she is exempt from disciplinary action.

    :angryfire

    She's so bad today, if I wasn't scheduled to go to another building in an hour or so, I would have gone home "sick".

    don't feel isolated.....we have a tech just like that......can't explain how she gets away with it....????????
  5. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from catshowlady
    I always want to respond - "I'm medically trained - I know how to kill you, so if I was really trying, you'd already be dead! Don't tempt me!"
    I LOVE this response!!
    I bet it would cut down on the complaints by 100%.
  6. by   southernbeegirl
    Quote from diane227
    You know, most of our problems seem more related to family members rather than the patient. I had a girl the other day sleeping in the bed with her boyfriend who had MRSA. But you know, why get upset about it. She probably has it already. I have been threatened by family members and visitors. I have had people threaten to wait for me outside after my shift. That is why I carry a weapon. I cary a .38 and I have a carry permit. It is ALWAYS in the pocket of my jacket with my hand on the trigger every night when I walk to my car. I don't trust anybody. I have had people follow me home and I have had family members threaten to shoot me. When I worked in a large county, inner city hospital in Houston in the ED I had these kinds of problems all the time. I live outside Seattle now but there are nuts everywhere. This is a small community and very safe, but after my experience in Houston in the ED for all those years, I just can't seem to get the feeling of being safe anymore.
    You are allowed to carry a concealed weapon at work???
  7. by   chicookie
    Quote from rph3664
    There is a technician to whom we would all love to say that, but we dare not because when people have, they lived to regret it. For reasons I won't go into here, she is exempt from disciplinary action.

    :angryfire

    She's so bad today, if I wasn't scheduled to go to another building in an hour or so, I would have gone home "sick".
    eh. I hate people like that. Just cuz I am new doesn't mean you can tell me what to do!!
    I hope the rest of your day went well though!! Don't let that meanie get you down! :spin:
  8. by   southernbeegirl
    I have this pt with GillianBarre' (probably just spelled that wrong but im too lazy to google, lol)

    he is the most horrid pt!! one minute he's telling you what a good christian he is, the next he is telling you how bad the care is and complaining about every single thing.

    when you go in his room you get stuck in there for FOREVER! because he makes you lissn to all these stories before he tells you what the real issue is.

    sunday he demanded to see "the RN". he got mad at the nurse that had him because he said that she put his meds in icecream and "shoved" them all in his mouth at the same time. it was like a lasix, potassium and an aspirin. he was telling me how HUGE the pills were. she also took a cup of arginaid in with her. he upset her so bad by telling her how awful she was and how shed tried to kill him that she just sat down the drink and left.

    so when i went in his room i got stuck in there for one hour and 35minits! he kept trying to tell me what a good christian he is and telling me stories of examples that prove what a good man he is and how he doesnt lie and how he is the most perfect patient we could ever have.

    i wanted to say "yeah right, and monkeys fly outta my butt on tuesdays!"

    so then he starts saying "call the nurses on the 4th floor at the hospital. they will tell you what a good man and patient i am"

    i wanted to say "riggggggght, the only thing they would do is crack up laffing because now *i* have you and they dont have to put up with your butt!"


    eventually he got around to the "new" physical complaints he is experiencing. he says he is now getting headaches when he talks.

    yep...inside my head the angel on my left shoulder was saying "dont say it wendy! dont go there! you'll get fired!"

    the devil on my right shoulder was screaming "say it, say it!"

    i wanted to say "well, if you'd shut the **** up your head wouldnt hurt!"

    but i didnt, arent yall prout?
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Feb 2, '09 : Reason: TOS
  9. by   talaxandra
    A friend of mine had a patient who used to give the nursing staff grades on how well he thought they'd performed their duties - "well, that wash would have been an 8/10 but you had to leave in the middle to get another wash cloth so I'll have to deduct half a point" kind of thing.

    I was amazed nobody told him the grade he'd earned as a patient
  10. by   southernbeegirl
    Quote from talaxandra
    A friend of mine had a patient who used to give the nursing staff grades on how well he thought they'd performed their duties - "well, that wash would have been an 8/10 but you had to leave in the middle to get another wash cloth so I'll have to deduct half a point" kind of thing.

    I was amazed nobody told him the grade he'd earned as a patient

    omg thats so bad it's hilarious! i wish someone would grade me . i bet the devil on myright shoulder would possess me at that time and say things....
  11. by   talaxandra
    "Well, you started out with 7/10, the standard default score that assumes you're pleasant to staff, invested in your own health, and cooperative with interventions. Of course, you have the right to decline any and all interventions without that affecting your score, provided you remain courteous and - if you decide you want no intervention - leave.
    "We then adjust according to behaviour. Although you added 0.5 to your score because of your clear interest in what was being done and for you, we have had to deduct 0.25 for every time you acted as though the staff were servants rather than professionals. Unfortunately we don't grade into negative numbers..."
  12. by   smurfy
    Quote from a "too caring" cna
    this is kind of sad to me. i have a son with paranoid sz and he doesn't try to pick up women, but he has to be reminded to shower and brush teeth, their cognitive thinking is very weak and need a lot of coaching. my son is genuine and caring, paranoid , yea, sorry you feel that way , if i'd not had a son with this disorder i would of never known how to care as i do for the mentally challenged, they are quite special and gifted. the stigma hurts. a too caring cna.

    i wish people who are sensitive to things said on venting threads would stay away from them. their insecurities and "issues" ruin what would otherwise be a very good time!!!
  13. by   smurfy
    Quote from nrsang97
    For crying out loud this is a vent thread. Just because we are blowing off steam dosen't mean we don't have any compassion.

    Go away!! If you can not take the heat, get out of the kitchen!!!

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