Why are patients...? - page 3
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Why are breast augmentation patients always so darn surprised that it hurts? Why does Dr. Diety always think his patients are going to go home from surgery the same day when they always end up as complicated inpatients? Why... Read More
- 2Mar 13, '11 by queenjulieQuote from teeniebertI learned something vital on here a week or so ago from a LTC nurse. She said, "In LTC, nothing stops the med pass. NOTHING." If a resident needs water/food/whatever, turn on the bell or ask an aide. If a resident falls, assist them until someone else gets there, then let them take over. Nothing stops the med pass, because if it does, the meds will never get done. I thought it was a great point and one I intend to remember when I'm a real nurse.It's a scope of practice/time management issue. I have about 3 minutes per resident, and that includes time spent at the cart.
- 1Mar 13, '11 by ohio1965i understand about med pass i was speaking of put the light on or come find aide just so they can continue to flirt or bs or READ A BOOK !. I really hope Real Nurse did not mean RN as oppossed to Lets Play Nurse(LPN). yep pretty sure i've ****** off more better just sign off now
- 0Mar 15, '11 by annisterWhy can you only ask for........one........thing..........at..........a ...........time..........??????
When I say "Is there anything else I can do for you right now?"
You say "Nausea Medicine."
I say "Sure, let me get it. Is there ANYTHING ELSE I you'd like me to bring you when I get your Phenergan?"
You say "Nope."
Three minutes later, I'm back with your Phenergan and you say "Can I get something for pain?"
I say "Sure, give me just a minute and I'll bring your pain meds. ANYTHING ELSE WHILE I'M GETTING THAT?"
You say "Nope."
Just a minute later, I say "OK, here's your Dilaudid. Call me if you need ANYTHING, otherwise I'll be back to check on your pain level in 30....yadda yadda."
You say "Can I have a Sprite."
And so it continues from sprite.......to another blanket.........to more ice..........to a sleeping pill (to which I say how about two?)...........Good Lord people, I'm lucky enough to have both arms just give me a damn list and let's get this done already!
- 0Mar 15, '11 by K+MgSO4Why is a vistor comes up to the desk and states "mum needs pain meds / nauseated / wants a blanket"
I'm not your mum's nurse so I don't know who mum is. A name or bed number is a great help! I have plenty of mums in here. Narrow it down!
I do acutually say this to people. "we have plently of mums / dads / brothers here. A name helps!"
To which the response is Oh but you looked after them last week and I spoke to you then.......................LAST WEEK...........................where is the brick wall?