Fess up! How are you as a patient! - page 4

Hello everyone! I was reading through some postings and was thinking, how are we as a patient and how would you rate you as a patient, "Excellent", "Good", "Fair", or "Poor". Although I am... Read More

  1. by   Norbert Holz
    Please take a look at my I Almost Died Really! thread.

    I am a Nurse who is a patient too! I advocate for myself if needed. I understand what each one of the staff members is dealing with - I've worked that job, all of them!

    If the nurse is a Fu** up and does not perform in an acceptable manner I make sure in no uncertian terms they know my expectation. I will speak to the charge or the manager if a problem persists.

    If a nurse is doing a good job and performing as would or at least meeting the minimal expectations I know to be necessary I usually am very thankful and apprecieative.

    So to answer the question I can be both a great patient and a Nurses worst nightmare. It is the Nurse who chooses !
  2. by   thisnurse
    i think im a great pt but i dont think my nurses would agree...lol

    ~she asks the results of all her tests
    ~she leaves the floor without telling us
    ~she is always getting her lines tangled
    ~she plays with the pumps (i didnt but got blamed)
    ~she has loud arguments with her boyfriend (he was such a jerk)
    ~she refuses to use the bedpan or bedside commode
  3. by   night owl
    Let's see, the last time I was in the hospital, I managed to help my room mate (82 y/o) who had surgery on her elbow and needed assistance with her meals. So to make myself feel better, I helped her open her sugar etc. It made mr feel not so helpless. And as a pt, I was pretty good...not too much of a pain in the a$$...only c/o pain 2x and left the staff alone...it was better that way.
  4. by   TracyB,RN
    I am a superb patient I have done my own I&O, refilled my H2O, changed my own bed linen, etc, etc. I even offered to be a patient for the students & let them practice blood draws on me. I am a TERRIBLE stick, so if someone can get blood from me, they wil be able to get anybody.
  5. by   slinkeecat
    I am and was a very naughty patient......I am.
    But I turn into a shrew when I am the wife, mother, or daughter, or sister of said patient...... If I feel that the care is not correct or adequate I can get very ahhhhhhhhhhh, ASSERTIVE!!!!
  6. by   jccarolina
    Really, I believe I can be a pain in the backside. But nicely. I am a, " give me straight answers, no BS - beat around the bush, I want info over load" kinda person! For me there is nothing worse than a provider that wont tell you something, or inform you totaly, because they think you just wouldn't understand. Info is knowlage-----how are suppose to understand or learn if your not given the chance to? And I can get pretty peeved if they keep stuff from me when it comes to me and my family's health. Good or bad, I want the best and worst, not "lets just see how it goes".