I love it when...

  1. your patient starts to complain about the night they had when you step in the room...and it's still your night shift.

    :chuckle

    "I was wet all night!"

    "Well tomorrow night I guess you will have to holler at me a little louder then"
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  3. by   Straydandelion
    .....when the patient tells the doctor the food is horrible and they never eat any of their diabetic diet yet the tray is always empty when picked up.
  4. by   StrwbryblndRN
    if never fails to go help a post op to the bathroom when they call but neglect to let you know to bring pain meds too.
  5. by   dollphyn
    Quote from Tait
    your patient starts to complain about the night they had when you step in the room...and it's still your night shift.

    :chuckle

    "I was wet all night!"

    "Well tomorrow night I guess you will have to holler at me a little louder then"
    Or when they tell you at 11:00 pm do not come and bother me again!!! The hospital is supposed to be place for rest not interruptions of my sleep. I always make it a point to wake each of my patients at 0600 to cover pain or whatever is needed for the day shift. Then the one that tells you not to bother them, tells you that they had a horrible night!!! For one thing, we do 2 hour rounds and I am quiet as a mouse and you were asleep at every check with call light right next to you. Why in the world if you had a bad night did you not call and let someone know??
  6. by   Hygiene Queen
    Quote from Tait
    your patient starts to complain about the night they had when you step in the room...and it's still your night shift.

    :chuckle

    "I was wet all night!"

    "Well tomorrow night I guess you will have to holler at me a little louder then"
    That cracks me up. I've actually had pts get mad at me, kick me out of the room... I wait about 5 minutes, come back cheery as a daffodil in spring.
    They think I'm the "good nurse" coming to save them from the "mean nurse" that was just in the room...

    btw... I'm a tech, not a nurse, but you know how it goes... you can tell 'em a billion times, but to them, you are still "the nurse"... what can you do?
  7. by   shellsgogreen
    .....you finally change districts, and have FINALLY escaped that annoying pt plus the thrity eight family members who were on top of you, only to find that during a room switch the night before, they are now moved into the room in guess where - your district!
    Last edit by shellsgogreen on Nov 5, '08
  8. by   mpccrn
    when patients completely change their stories to the doctor from the one they told the nurse seconds before
  9. by   JB2007
    when the pt denies being in pain all day, but as soon as their family member comes in the pt tells them that they have been in horrible pain all day. The family member comes down and rips you a new one because you left mom/dad in horrible pain all day long. Hello people this is the first time I am hearing this, five minutes ago mom/dad's pain was at a 0 and they showing no signs of pain.
  10. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from mpccrn
    when patients completely change their stories to the doctor from the one they told the nurse seconds before
    MAJOR pet peeve of mine! They don't tell the doctor of the millions of allergies they have, but then, I discover them and the doctors are long gone when it is time to give their medications!
  11. by   Hygiene Queen
    ...when the heaviest, hardest to move, most combative and confused pt we have was just toileted... and the family arrives.
    First thing out of their mouth, "Daddy needs the toilet!"
    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
  12. by   SanskeetRN
    I work on an ortho floor and can't tell you how many times this happens-

    Start of night shift, ask pt if they need anything else, they say 'no', get the pt into full length knee immobilizer with ice packs placed, foot pumps on, pillows proped, tray table placed, then pt says 'oh, I suppose I should go to the bathroom before you leave. I would love to be able to say' how about I just cath you'

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