Insane visitors! - page 7
I'm a graduate nurse (took my NCLEX last week) and I work on a postpartum floor in a rural hospital, and for the most part, I love it. I'm just a little baffled by some of the visitors we get -- we... Read More
Aug 14, '02Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
weird one here: pt had her UNCLE in the shower w/her while she labored, yes she was nekkid as the day she came.....and yes, he certainly was holding her hand while she pushed baby out. no other family but him. no way did i have THAT tight a relationship with ANY uncle o'mine! toooooooo wierd for me!:uhoh21:
Aug 14, '02Insane visitors, indeed! Awhile back, we had a precip, unattended delivery, where the husband was an (drum roll, please!)...a FOOT doctor. And, oh, how he reminded us OVER AND OVER that he was a doctor! Well, we get his multip wife into bed, pull down her pants, and she is crowning! (Was 8 in triage)
I am grabbing my gloves, and we have plenty of help in the room (other nurses, and our scrub tech)
Well...wouldn't you know that, as we call overhead for "any OB or ER doc to L&D STAT" this FOOT doctor shoves us out of the way, yells, "I AM a doctor!" and proceeds to shove both his ungloved, dirty hands up in her vagina, before the baby's head was halfway out! I think he was remembering to check for a cord, but must've forgotten that you check when the head is delivered, and there is a LITTLE more room!
We were all like EEEWWWWW!!! Not to mention OUCH!!!
Thank God the baby came out pink and screaming...because he even seemed to think that it would be his place to do any resuscitation if necessary!
Aug 14, '02that is a good one ob4me, i never had that happen yet, but recently had a pt whos husband was a dermatologist , they asked plenty questions and was anoying at times but when it came time for delivery the ob did not make I delivered the baby he had no interest in putting his hands down there,
Aug 15, '02OB4ME - that reminds me of a patient we had that had thought she was going into labor. Well, this was her first baby, but hubby's 3rd or 4th or 5th or something, and he was pretty sure he knew what he was doing.......
She had already lost alot of blood by the time she got to the hospital, but they fixed her up, and she'll probably be fine to have a few more kiddos with that idiot.
Aug 15, '02Most MD dads that I have seen don't want anything to do with the delivery. I had a neurosurgeon that wouldn't even watch the delivery, let alone cut the cord.
Aug 16, '02Howdy yall
from deep in the heat of texas
Glad I no longer work L and D, I will still to the usual and unusual garden variety of idiots in the ER
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Aug 20, '02Okay you guys, I had one that almost knocked off my feet. I had one a couple of weeks ago where the girls dad and husband pulled up chairs to the end of the bed when I said I was going to check her. As I am trying to be discrete and check her (she said she wanted them to stay) I anounce that she is now 5cm. Then the girls mom says"Well, are you sure that baby's head is down there, cuz when Bobbie checked her, he thought he felt a foot!"
I know I looked shocked .and said,"When did you check her?" and he crossed his arms over his chest, looked up in the air and said."I'm not telling, cuz you and the doctor might get mad." I proceeded to explain the need to keep vag exams at a minimum and that we need to keep as sterile as we could to keep the risk of infection down
I am so glad to have found this site:kiss because I thought here in Arkansas we had the strangest people. It's good to know, and a bit of a relief to know there are weirdos all over the country.
Aug 20, '02oh yuck...yea i have seen girls whose signficant others have checked them and actually were able to accurately describe dilatation and presentation to a degree....some were farmers, (guess they figured it was no different than checking a COW in labor?) .....others were just wierd.... NO WAY would ANYONE get to doing that on ME except a trained medical professional SHEESH...one would think the world was just FULL of MORONS. Or is it just me?????
Aug 20, '02I just love visitors or callers who, at 0730 want me to see if a pt is awake because THEY don't want to wake them up. When I tell them the pt is asleep, they want me to wake them up to tell them they have a call/visitor. That's not gonna happen.
Last week I had a first time Mom who just delivered and wanted to breastfeed without the huge audience that had gathered at her bedside. I kicked out everybody but Dad and helped her get the baby latched on. Dad and I ran interference for her as her many admirers kept trying to come in to see how it was going. One visitor showed up as I was wheeling a cart into the room to transfer the pt up to PP. I told everyone they needed to step out again when a "gentleman" who had just arrived and barged in on breastfeeding told me I could "just wait a few minutes". Since Mom was done trying to breastfeed, I had no reason to keep her in L&D any longer. I told the "gentleman" that I would not hold on and he needed to step out NOW. As I was getting Mom cleaned up and transferred to the cart, she thanked me for trying to keep her visitors out while she tried to breastfeed her baby. Some visitors just don't get it. This isn't about them, it is about Mom, baby and (hopefully) Dad. Sometimes it seems like it is a race among the visitors to see who gets to say they saw the baby first. I love it when I get a patient who tells me they didn't let anyone know they were coming to the hospital. Mom and Dad should have the first few hours to themselves after the delivery to get to know baby and for Mom to get a little rest and food.
Aug 21, '02I had a pt last week that wanted 7 visitors in the room when she delivered. NOPE, sorry, 3 is my absolute limit, and is acutally a written policy in our hospital. She threw an absolute fit and said that she would just ask the doctor because she knew that he would say it was OK. They were very upset when I kindly but gently explained that it was a hospital policy and that doctors didn't have any control over it. Why is it that pt's think that doctors have all the power? They think that if the doctor says it is ok that it is like God saying it is ok. At least the doc backed me up and agreed that he had no control over it (little did they know that he doesn't like a lot of spectators either!)
Aug 23, '02With may second baby I went into labour at 11pm. Needless to say after being up with my other baby since 6am I was tired. I got not sleep that night and delivered at 1 am the next night. After being in awake for 42 hrs I was exhausted. I was put in a semi private room. There was no one else in the room thank god. But no later was I settled in bed then the family of the patient that they were bringing in from a CS flooded the room, lights on all clammoring on about the baby. She showed up in the room 2 hrs later and had a nurse in with her talking about nursing at 4am! The family still chatting away. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! I still cringe. The next afternoon she was resting so I left the room so I didn't interupt her with my visitors. However when I went back to the room for my much needed nap, There where all 6 of her family chatting like I wasn't there.