What are your favorite types of patients??

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    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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  2. 75 Comments...

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    Comatose ...
    ohioSICUrn, abbaking, Jessy_RN, and 33 others like this.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    That's easy...newborns!
    Elvish, exnavygirl-RN, Kiwidanni, and 8 others like this.

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