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  1. What would you have done? *urinary retention*
    There is absolutely nothing you can do If the patient refuses. I have been in that position (as a patient on several occassions) and refuse any and all invasive procedures. At the end of the day...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Use of Restraints on Intubated patients - ER and ICU
    If intubation is done re an accident and the AD was not known then fine but this would be rectified as soon as it was discovered - eg extubation. Again - refer to previous post, anyone not following...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Use of Restraints on Intubated patients - ER and ICU
    Yes - DNI. Can use non-invasive ventilation but nothing more. If my wishes / AD was ignored in a hospital, the people responsible would be in court for battery and false imprisonment as well as up...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Use of Restraints on Intubated patients - ER and ICU
    You certainly will never be using restraints on me. I refuse restraints for ANYTHING regardless of the consequences and also have an AD set up to that effect. If any procedure requires restraints...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Restraints
    Mitts are very definitely a restraint. I have set up an a so that I refuse all restraints for any purpose. If that means not having life saving treatment - so be it.
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurses, Clients and Power
    I agree, they dont, but by the same token I will never allow people randomly poking instruments into me such as endoscopes, catheters, etc. I expect to have ALL the options explained to me, not just...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other
    In that case the medical people have obviously not bothered to do their job again. They have not informed him of what the procedure entails. As a result, even if he has signed a consent form, he...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Should patients be allowed to refuse LPNs and CNAs?
    A patient can refuse whatever they want.
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Can a patient refuse sedation?
    patient can refuse or ask for anything they want. It is your body and you say what is done to it and how. I personally will never have any form of invasive procedure for any reason but that is my...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  10. Nurses, Clients and Power
    The medical professionals, whether it be nurses or doctors ARE NOT IN CONTROL. It is the patients body and they decide what happens, noone else. I have a list of procedures that I will never consent...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurse manager says you can't refuse iv
    The part of the hospital is irrelevant, any patient can refuse any treatment that they do not wish regardless of the consequences. I have a list as long as my arm of treatments which I refuse to...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Should I do anything about being yelled at?
    If I had been the patient I would have got out of the bed and smacked him. The patient can refuse anything they want and there is nothing the arrogant idiot could have done. I personally will never...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Apologizing for my prima donna ICU coworkers.
    lol - just as well you dont work near me. I refuse to have a catheter or be intubated under any circumstances. Even have an AD to that effect so that it cant be done if I am incapacitated.
    Apr 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. thoughts on only Paralytic while intubated....
    Doesnt surprise me. The medical profession regularily make mistakes or have a total disregard for patients if it suits their ends (financial, ease of doing their job, etc) That is why I will never...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Mini Straight Cath
    There is no way I will EVER have a catheter for ANY reason, least of all to get a sample. The nurses can take a sample when I pee normally or do without.
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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