What are your favorite types of patients?? | allnurses

What are your favorite types of patients??

  1. 1 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 Pre-Teen and Teen boys. I work well with teenagers in general (outside of my own) but I have had a lot of 11-16 year old male patients lately and they are probably my most favorite patients. I think because I relate well to boys first of all, having 3 of my own, and I relate to teens and I always just feel more motherly to these types.

    Anyone else have a general type they tend to enjoy having more?
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    About ~Mi Vida Loca~RN

    ~Mi Vida Loca~RN has '3.5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Pediatrics/Emergency Dept./Trauma'. From 'Greenville , NC'; 35 Years Old; Joined Feb '09; Posts: 5,532; Likes: 4,479.

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  3. Visit  tyvin profile page
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    Comatose ...
    ohioSICUrn, abbaking, Jessy_RN, and 33 others like this.
  4. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    LOL nothing wrong with that. I have had some people say they prefer the OR where the patients stay asleep.
    enchantmentdis, xtxrn, and tyvin like this.
  5. Visit  kool-aide, RN profile page
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    Sedated, intubated, constipated, and restrained. lol


    But I love the cute old people… I don't mind total care pts, especially the cute LOLs.
  6. Visit  exnavygirl-RN profile page
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    Discharged patients.

    Honestly, I love my dementia patients, especially the ones that are pleasantly confused.
    Jessy_RN, kool-aide, RN, diva rn, and 9 others like this.
  7. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
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    My favorites in ICU are extubated, making a rapid recovery, have a joyful family and orders to transfer to the floor.
  8. Visit  brandy1017 profile page
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    The sweet little old ladies and men, the pleasantly confused and all who are kind, appreciative and of a sound mind! That's all I ask for!

    In fact, I'll take anyone as long as they are of sound mind! That's the bottom line, the rest is optional!
    Last edit by brandy1017 on Sep 2, '11
    JDZ344, tokmom, anotherone, and 6 others like this.
  9. Visit  NurseLoveJoy88 profile page
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    Ones that can't talk, and have no idea what is going on.

    I also loved my pleasantly confused dementia patients.
    anotherone, prettymica, xtxrn, and 2 others like this.
  10. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Like the OP I also tend to appreciate my teenage boys. Not so much the girls as a lot of them seem to want to give me attitude over everything.

    I also appreciate pt's of any age that actually have a desire to participate in their care and learn how to better care for themselves.
  11. Visit  iteachob profile page
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    That's easy...newborns!
    Elvish, exnavygirl-RN, Kiwidanni, and 8 others like this.
  12. Visit  StrwbryblndRN profile page
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    Love! love! love the elderly, slightly confused or totally with it. Happy go lucky.

    I met a couple who are married 66 years. As I was helping the hubby back from the BR he paused to flirt with his wife who was sitting in the bedside recliner. She made a silly grimace at him. He asked me "should I smack her". Which he did. A big smack on the lips that is. Gotta love em. (I think I will use that line with my hubby)
  13. Visit  EmergencyNrse profile page
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    I love kids.
    Love making them feel better. Love making them smile or laugh.
    HATE parents...
  14. Visit  GHGoonette profile page
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    Pain-free and sleeping

    I also like the "pleasantly confused" ones. In PACU that means the ones who wake up and immediately start laughing at everything, anything and nothing....


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