My patient called me a "flunkie" today..... -_- - page 2

I'm a CNA just trying to do her job to the best of her abilities. This grumpy, overgrown, eating all the snacks on the unit PATIENT had the nerve to tell me "get the (blank) out of my room you... Read More

  1. by   Skips
    I've never heard that word! I'm sorry you got called a derogatory name. It's tough when that happens...but you know in your heart and mind that you are none of the bad words you might hear. This person doesn't even know you, and you were just doing your job. It's on them. You did nothing wrong. Just ignore those awful words.
  2. by   rn2be73
    just don't react...that's what they want!!! I am glad patients can't hear what goes on in the!!!
  3. by   mzrainydayz
    Something like this happened to me the first day of my clinicals. My patient said you can leave I don't need you. I was very shocked at first. I had to go in the hall and regroup, I had to tell myself that this is not about me it's about him. He is sick and grouchy, he can no longer do things for himself so he's taking it out on me. By lunch time he had changed his attitude and was actually polite and nice to me. I assumed that he realized that he had hurt my feelings. Anyway I think you did the right thing, sometimes you just have to let them be.
  4. by   realitycheck2013
    It comes with the job. Don't let it get to you. I'm pretty sure that LAPD officers get called worse names for doing their job. Even presidents get called dirty names because people don't feel they are doing their jobs.

    Don't react back in a negative way, so you can keep your job. You should only be concerned about what your supervisors say about you in writing.
  5. by   jchilds
    I definitely got called worse when I worked as a detention officer in the Bexar County jail. You will be surprised at what you can handle.
  6. by   FutureRNGreen
    OMG girl please dont make me laugh at you, you said you was about to get ghetto on the man lmao i could not stop laughing at that you sound just like me smdh
  7. by   thelittledoe
    Happened to me for the first time the other night. Said patient wanted washcloths to wash out his mouth. I offered him toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, glycerin sticks, ANYTHING. He looked at me and said "Are you stupid or deaf, I asked for washcloths" Brought him back a towel and washcloths and he was SO irritated that I brought him a towel. "What do you expect I do with this?"

    Some people think that PCA's are servants or people who aren't good enough to continue their education. When the fact is most of us are in the progress of getting out RN's.

    Just ignore and hope he's not a frequent flyer!