share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for - page 59
You guys always crack me up, so I came up with this question to hear more funny weird stories. What were some funny, stupid, or weird reasons patients push the call light for? Are you supposed... Read More
May 16, '12Without having read through all nearly-600 posts, I'll throw out my favorite from a few years back:
Elderly patient, A&Ox3 but "odd". Do her admission, hand her the call bell, explain what it's for. I turn away from her to pick up something or other, and she presses the call bell. I know this because there's a little 'ding' I hear in the room, just before the light goes on in the hall and the bell sounds at the desk. I turn back to her, say "I'm right HERE, dear, what is it you need?" She responds that she just wanted to make sure it worked. Oh, ok. Smile, move a few steps to do something else--STILL IN ROOM--and 'ding'. Sigh. Ok, Lady, what's your problem? "I wasn't sure it was really working". Smile....YES IT'S WORKING, SEE THE LIGHT?? HEAR THE 'DING'??
Ready to leave. Am one step from the doorway, and....yessiree.....'ding'. Turn back. Smile. "Are you confused as to what to do with that call bell control?" Patient: "No, I just wanted to make sure it was still working".
Well, it WAS working until I ripped it outta the wall.....just kidding
May 17, '12i recall having a pt. in urology unit known for having fun with the call light, well on night he rang and there i went, i asked him what did he needed and he said " i just wanted to see if you would come"