What are your favorite types of patients?? - page 5

I don't recall seeing a thread like this and it was something someone asked me so I thought I would throw it out there. What are your favorite types of patients?? Me, I love when I have... Read More

  1. Visit  Spikey9001 profile page
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    The ones that are non verbal, weather it be trach'd, intubated or sedated. Critical care patients that require a lot of one to one care. Patients that are actually sick.
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  3. Visit  yousoldtheworld profile page
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    I work at a children's home, so most of our residents are kids, teenagers, and young adults with generally severe mental and physical disabilities. I've worked in geriatrics and in med/surg and other acute care, but the special needs residents are absolutely my FAVORITE kind of patients/residents to work with. Lots of personality and sense of humor, but none of the entitled attitudes and judgements that those of us who are lucky enough to be "normally abled" tend to have. My usual group is a mix of teenage boys with CP and children with trachs. Love 'em.
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  4. Visit  yousoldtheworld profile page
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    Quote from Spikey9001
    Patients that are actually sick.
    YES. I love to help the ones who actually need it, not the ones who think they're at a 5 star resort!
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  5. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    Dementia pts! I absolutely LOVE this population.....I don't care if the pt is male or female, just love my dementia pts.
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  6. Visit  hecallsmeDuchess profile page
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    Sick patients...not the pretend sick but the legitimately ill ones in the hospital to get better.

    I also appreciate polite and grateful patients...
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  7. Visit  Sandwitch883RN profile page
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    I love the pt's that want to have a drug/epidural free natural delivery. It's really a rewarding to be at the bedside to coach them through labor, or teach family members how to be effective coaches. Those pt's are so grateful for the support. I also enjoy the first time moms that are scared to death coming in but with emotional support and education become empowered and have great deliveries!
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  8. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    Quote from Sandwitch883RN
    I love the pt's that want to have a drug/epidural free natural delivery. It's really a rewarding to be at the bedside to coach them through labor, or teach family members how to be effective coaches. Those pt's are so grateful for the support. I also enjoy the first time moms that are scared to death coming in but with emotional support and education become empowered and have great deliveries!

    I was amazed at how many moms-to-be choose to have an epidural these days. I'm dating myself, but when I had my babies (ages 36 to 27) most moms had a natural delivery unless there was a problem.
  9. Visit  tokmom profile page
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    Men, the older the better. Most of them don't whine or complain and they don't ask for their pillows to be fluffed.
    The ex military, gruff ones that cuss are my favorite. They blow off steam and then do what you asked of them, most of the time.
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  10. Visit  pedicurn profile page
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    The ones with the sensible and polite visitors
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  11. Visit  RN58186 profile page
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    I work in an outpatient transplant clinic. I like:

    1. The patients who are actually grateful for the gift of a kidney or kidney/pancreas and do their part to stay healthy "because someone died for me to have another chance".

    2. The new post op pancreas transplant pts. Most of them have been type diabetics since they were kids, it is so great to see them able to live life without checking blood sugars and taking insulin injections. I guess because I am diabetic (although type 2) I can relate to how excited they feel.
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  12. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    intubated orphans with no friends. and propofol . . .
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  13. Visit  feisty profile page
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    This is a great post. I must say that my favorite patients are elderly men and women with grit and spunk. They are tough as nails and never whine. When I float to the med-surg floor I tend to gravitate toward these patients.
  14. Visit  Aurora77 profile page
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    I love the pleasantly confused little old ladies and men. I had a great LOL the other night--she was just so cute. I had to answer the same questions about a million times but she was just so darn sweet about it, I didn't mind at all.
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