Demanding pt provides nasal sample on labeled card - page 2

I floated to med/surg last night. I volunteered to take a 10 days post total knee woman who had proven manipulative and was driving everyone batty with her demanding behaviour. I turned on my best... Read More

  1. by   RNsRWe
    This thread has left me speechless. And trust me, that's hard to do!
  2. by   tgb3rn
    <------That's it, just------>
  3. by   canoehead
    People come to our ER about once a month with the specimens they think the doc will be interested in. EVERY fluid you can think of, I don't know if it's just our ER or a natural quirk that some people have. I usually tell them to save it for the doc, and say the lab insists on freshness.
  4. by   barbyann
    Recently had a pt who was saving pubic hairs in a paper cup for his doctor to send off to the lab. Being a customer service specialist, I labeled and coded the cup and placed it in a biohazard bag to avoid someone inadvertently tossing it as garbage.

    Hmmmmm, never did see those lab results?
  5. by   jimthorp
    Quote from MsPiggy
    Lol, oh dear that is special!

    We recently got a transfer that felt it necessary to bring the nurses a sperm sample several times a day right up to the nurses desk in front of all the other patients-nice.

    ..But boogers and on a card! Well that's a nice touch!
    Isn't great that some patients are so proud of their body fluids

  6. by   banditrn
    Quote from Loribabble
    I had the privilege of being shown my friend's grandmother's BM diary. She has kept one for years - states the date, time, consistency, color, odd smell etc. Honestly thinks that the doctors want all that specific detail... and no - she does not have a hx of bowel/GI problems.
    I think I'm taking care of that LOL in our LTCF right now! What makes people so 'involved' with their bowels?
  7. by   zacarias
    My family has a cabin on the beach, one of the neighbors had a mastectomy with a drain. Her dear husband would empty it for her and proceed to DUMP the contents over the seawall onto the beach and water! I imagined the CDC coming and closing the entire bay!