Patient behavior that ticks you off - page 3

I'm a long-term dialysis patient (ten years so far!), and I'm interested in what nurses and techs find annoying about patients. I think if patients knew what aggravated staff, they might be willing... Read More

  1. by   1940Nurse
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Not so. I spend 9-12 hrs a week in the same room with each pt. The other nurses, the dietitian, the social worker, the techs, the clinical manager and myself all do continual pt teaching with them over and over and over again.
    Some of them know so much about dialysis, they could teach it themselves.
    The pts who wish to comply with their treatment do, and the ones who don't want to, don't. It's as simple as that.

    Exactly. You can lead a horse to water ( or a dialysis patient for that matter) but you can't make em drink..... Well I should have left out the ( ).:trout:
  2. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Or as I like to say, you can lead them away from water, but you can't get them to not drink.
  3. by   1940Nurse
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Or as I like to say, you can lead them away from water, but you can't get them to not drink.
    Some of them.. Some of them are bigger than me..
  4. by   roseynurse345
    Its funny, I have pt who wants to drop his edw, so he can drink more, and his MD agrees, and through out his tx, he has a systolic no greater than 80, we are all worried this patient will go into cardiac arrest on the machine.

    Pts should try to be more understanding about the chairs, sometimes the machine malfunctions and previous patients are sick and they are not ready. Also pts should try not to move their arms, I know it is hard especially when u are sitting their for 3.5 hours, but it causes the machine to go off with these new Fresnius machines we have it stops the clock as well. Sometimes, everyone clots on the machine, it is not the nurse's fault, especially if she has done everything possible to prevent it.

    I want to thank you Medical Zebra for your advice a few months back. Thank you!
  5. by   PLTSGT
    Honestly, I hardly have a patient that irritate me. There's this one dude who always come in like he's always high on crack. He's loud and always pretend that he's a "playa." Lay off the pipe, Tyrone Biggums!
    Last edit by PLTSGT on Jul 10, '06
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Unfortunately, the original poster died and in order for continuity of this subject - I would suggest that another post be started. Thanks for your understanding.