What are your favorite types of patients?? - page 6

by ~Mi Vida Loca~RN 9,018 Views | 75 Comments

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... Read More


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    My very favorite..insulin drips for DKA. Checking blood sugar every hour on the hour makes the night go by so fast! Plus they're usually younger and walky-talky, which is getting kind of rare on my unit
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    Intubated and sedated patients!!! Oh and after the family has gone home for the night! LOVE IT!!!
    exnavygirl-RN, opossum, Spikey9001, and 1 other like this.
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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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    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.
    teeniebert, xtxrn, Sandwitch883RN, and 1 other like this.
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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!
    xtxrn, prettymica, and nerdtonurse? like this.
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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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    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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    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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    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.
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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.
    mrsmamabear2002, opossum, and xtxrn like this.


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