Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it. - page 61

: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   SassyJennRN
    Kinda off topic. How about we start a new vent thread things you would love to say to your clinical manager. Yes I'm having one of those days. Pts are fine! Bosses Suck!!!!
  2. by   truern
    Seriously, WHY do patients think if they're a huge PIA that they'll get better treatment?? There's a direct correlation between degree of said PIAness and the time staff will spend in that patient's room.

    And the same can be said of PIA FAMILIES. Argh!!!

    Don't get me wrong....ALL my patients get great nursing care, but the nice ones get the special truern care
  3. by   Sandwitch883RN
    Quote from rph3664
    p.s. I'm sorry about offending people with my earlier post about "American poverty, 2007." My point was that many people create their own problems, and this includes modifying their bodies in ways that render them unemployable.

    Guess I stepped over the line.
    I dont find it offensive in the least. I see it everyday where I work! Young parents with cell phones, cigarettes, lap tops.......they want to know why I cant supply them with milk and diapers until they can afford them or unil WIC kicks in for formula. And believe me, they truely are shocked that we dont send supplies home with them! I work mother/baby.....see it alllll the time!
  4. by   midazoalm1953
    oh boy.....where to start???hmmm. first I am not waitress so making a pot of coffee for your whole family is out. Go down to the cafeteria. To the pt whose finger is glued to the call bell...if you ring that bell one more time I'm going to break your fingers! To all obnoxious visitors....I am doing CPR right now, your cup of ice can wait. I secretly would love to rewire the call bell with a "limit" of use. If you exceed your limit you get an electric shock.
  5. by   midazoalm1953
    aso where I work, in a "Planetree" hospital, obnoxious visitors actually receive a "gift basket" from senior administration...talk about BS. I watched a family member jack a nurse up against the wall. I intervened, was disciplined while the family got a basket of goodies. Wanted to puke!
  6. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Quote from midazoalm1953
    aso where I work, in a "Planetree" hospital, obnoxious visitors actually receive a "gift basket" from senior administration...talk about BS. I watched a family member jack a nurse up against the wall. I intervened, was disciplined while the family got a basket of goodies. Wanted to puke!
    WHAT!!!!??? They got a gift basket? What was in it? Sounds like what should have been in it was a good, swift kick to the arse!
  7. by   midazoalm1953
    gift basket has "goodies" cookies, pastries, lotion, tea, coffee, juice, soda...no strychnine though
  8. by   Fuzzy
    Quote from midazoalm1953
    gift basket has "goodies" cookies, pastries, lotion, tea, coffee, juice, soda...no strychnine though
    WHAT?! No euthanasia solution? Heck I'd even put it in the vein. I like most of my patients as even the bad ones usually have a good excuse to act the way that they do. However, some of the clients can be very aggrevating and difficult to deal with. It's those that I'd love to give a dose of "blue koolaid"

    Oh since I have confused most of you, I work for a vet. Patients are the animals. Clients are the people. Blue koolaid and pink koolaid are euthanasia solutions in the afore mentioned colors. It has a dye in it to prevent tragic mistakes as once it's put in there's no taking it out.

    Fuzzy
  9. by   diane227
    Last night I had so many crazy relatives that were in need of MAIOR psychiatric intervention. One lady is soooo crazy that I finally told her that I would no longer talk to her about her father. I would only talk to his wife. I thought she was going to explode. Telling me she was not going to back down. I let her know that I was not going to either, she was yelling at me from down the hall. I can't wait to go to work tomorrow to see her to see how much of an altercation we can get in. I have it all planned out. May as well have some fun with her.
  10. by   eriksoln
    Quote from diane227
    Last night I had so many crazy relatives that were in need of MAIOR psychiatric intervention. One lady is soooo crazy that I finally told her that I would no longer talk to her about her father. I would only talk to his wife. I thought she was going to explode. Telling me she was not going to back down. I let her know that I was not going to either, she was yelling at me from down the hall. I can't wait to go to work tomorrow to see her to see how much of an altercation we can get in. I have it all planned out. May as well have some fun with her.
    Watch out. Get the charge nurse involved, have them monitor the situation. Remember, this is a vent thread, I dont think anybody actually says/does the things mentioned in here. Ask not to have the pt. if you must (this is if they already didnt refuse you for a nurse).
  11. by   twistedpupchaser
    Quote from squeakykitty
    Rude patient: "Do you know who I am?"
    twistedpupchaser: (slowly turning ID badge around) "Do you know who I am?"
  12. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from midazoalm1953
    gift basket has "goodies" cookies, pastries, lotion, tea, coffee, juice, soda...no strychnine though
    Too bad there wasn't. I really don't see why anyone should be rewarded for behaving badly.
  13. by   rph3664
    [quote=squeakykitty;3417753]Rude patient: "Do you know who I am?"[quote]

    Response: "There is a patient in room 14 who does not know who he is. If you can identify him, please report to nurse Squeakykitty STAT."

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