How to recognize a Frequent Flyer - page 3

We were talking about this at work a couple days ago... 1. They ask for socks the moment they come back... and they're wearing the ones you gave them 2 days ago. 2. They list the ER docs... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from teeituptom
    Just give them a menu with the Daily special listed

    There ya go . . . . . Easy as pie . . . .

  2. by   anonymurse
    Quote from stevielynn
    I don't use "drug seeking" either . . . . every person deserves pain relief and I'm not going to change a person's addictions in an ER visit.
    Yup. And the other thing, when an addict is off his drugs, since he's normally numbed up, the slightest pain is amplified. I mean, we go through life with zillions of aches and pains that we ignore, so we're sort of conditioned, whereas an addict off his drugs is hyper-sensitive to pain. That's why although objectively, opiate withdrawal results in flu-like symptoms, those symptoms are incredibly painful to the patient.
  3. by   CritterLover
    Quote from rn/writer
    there are ff's who are abusing the system, and then there are ff's who really need to be there. such is life.

    i was thinking about this earlier today, with regards to the "patient dies in wr" thread.

    talk about bumping patients to the front of the line.......

    there are a couple, where all i have to do is hear their voice checking in, and they are next to triage. don't even need to hear the c/c. "next!"

    while there is a difference between the ff that need to be there, and the ff that are just looking for ........ whatever ........ many of the ff's that "need to be there" would be better off if they were managed well by both themsleves and their pcps.

    we had one lady who came in ever few weeks with a chf exacerbation. she drove many nurses nuts, but i loved her because she never lost her sense of who she was. she'd be gasping for breath, but still doing her crossword puzzles. "keeps my mind sharp."

    several months ago, she came in as a full arrest, and didn't make it. i already miss her.