Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it. - page 70

: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   squeakykitty
    Quote from eriksoln
    Makes sense. Man, what people will do these days for..........well,errrr......fun.
    I prefer my ETOH by the PO route.
  2. by   SoundofMusic
    We have an alert and oriented resident who is rude and verbally abusive to all us CNAs. Tonight when I was helping her get ready for bed she actually had the nerve to slap me and throw a dirty washcloth in my face :angryfire: and when I told her that I don't have to put up with that kind of abuse, she said I should be grateful for it in the first place because she "pays my salary."

    What I did say: "I am leaving the room now. I can't deal with your behavior right now. I'll come back in a few minutes to see if you're ready to carry on without abusing me."

    What I wanted to say, "You pay my salary huh? Well guess what? Spending the last hour in here with you was NOT WORTH 13 BUCKS! So either give me a raise, or wash your own damn ass!"
    You really should have said that you intend to press charges on her for assault -- I don't care how sick they are -- they have no right to abuse another human being. It's abuse and assault on YOU -- I'd call the police next time.
  3. by   Fiona59
    Don't know if this one has been posted:

    "and what nursing school did you graduate from?"

    Carry on venting all.
  4. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Quote from eriksoln
    I've many a family member flash the fact that they have a medical background like it were a badge that was going to get the preferential treatment or something.
    Ever since I graduated, my relatives have played the "My Daughter (In Law)/Sister (In Law) is a nurse" card. I guess they think I will get them preferential treatment. It's so embarrassing, especially since I have yet to find my first RN job.
  5. by   fuzzywuzzy
    Quote from SoundofMusic
    You really should have said that you intend to press charges on her for assault -- I don't care how sick they are -- they have no right to abuse another human being. It's abuse and assault on YOU -- I'd call the police next time.
    She's not even sick. She's legally blind, that's all.

    I did report her to the nurse, who wrote everything down and reported it to the supervisor. And I know that others have reported her for slapping, hair-pulling, etc. I wish they would just kick her out. So at least there's documentation.

    We just got a memo that same day from the DON about how she's been complaining about the staff and we have to kiss up to her. It's ridiculous.
  6. by   sharpeimom
    "Oh, you're really a NURSE??"

    "No, I'm a lion tamer but there weren't any openings at the local zoo. To bad I was fired for being mean to the lions on my last job..."

    sharpeimom
  7. by   cloister
    "Please refrain from buying sex toys at Home Depot. That tube of caulk will not come out the same way it went in."

    "May I write "Stupid" across your forehead as I mark the swelling from your rattlesnake bite? I'd like you to remember not to pick up "dead" snakes."
  8. by   twistedpupchaser
    Quote from cloister
    "Please refrain from buying sex toys at Home Depot. That tube of caulk will not come out the same way it went in."
    What about those who make a "mold" of their bits? Would caulk do the job or should I, ....I...I...I mean they use plaster of paris?:icon_roll
  9. by   WoofyMutt80
    Here's a good one I would love to tell the ones applying for free care "If you can afford that $400 Coach bag and a lovely outfit from Bloomingdales, then you can afford to pay the bill"
  10. by   aloevera
    Quote from fuzzywuzzy
    She's not even sick. She's legally blind, that's all.

    I did report her to the nurse, who wrote everything down and reported it to the supervisor. And I know that others have reported her for slapping, hair-pulling, etc. I wish they would just kick her out. So at least there's documentation.

    We just got a memo that same day from the DON about how she's been complaining about the staff and we have to kiss up to her. It's ridiculous.
    I had a pt. with similiar behavior....I talked to the Doctor concerning her and he discharged her !!!!
    Thank God, I was so happy to do that paperwork !!
  11. by   aloevera
    Quote from twistedpupchaser
    What about those who make a "mold" of their bits? Would caulk do the job or should I, ....I...I...I mean they use plaster of paris?:icon_roll
    For real ???????? !!!!!!!!! OMG...I must be getting old...
  12. by   rph3664
    Quote from twistedpupchaser
    What about those who make a "mold" of their bits? Would caulk do the job or should I, ....I...I...I mean they use plaster of paris?:icon_roll
    The renowned groupie Cynthia Plaster Caster used (uses?) dental impression plaster. The permanent models were indeed made of plaster.

    Two well-known bands who refused her services were Black Sabbath (Ozzy actually broke some of her, ahem, artwork ) and R.E.M. Peter Buck, who is never at a loss for words, said, "I'm not sure what to say to people like that. I mean, I'm sure they probably very nice girls and everything........"

    :lol_hitti

    Now, back on topic.
  13. by   rph3664
    Quote from WoofyMutt80
    Here's a good one I would love to tell the ones applying for free care "If you can afford that $400 Coach bag and a lovely outfit from Bloomingdales, then you can afford to pay the bill"
    Not to mention that if they can buy cigarettes for themselves, they can certainly buy Tylenol for their own child.

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