most and least favorite DX to care for? - page 8

In general, what is your favorite diagnosis to take care of? I liked Tricyclic OD's (cause they could really crash sneaky and fast); unstable GI bleeds, acute respiratory failure, acute asthmatics... Read More

  1. by   LilgirlRN
    Give me a veinless wonder to stick, especially in a critical situation and I'm happy. Hate psych too.
  2. by   aj1973
    Hmmm, let me see here. Favourites would have to be your newly diagnosed DKA kids, heaps to do for them, multitraumas, sepsis, with all the drips and drains and so forth, the more machines the better I say! Basically all your acutely ill ICU patients.
    Least favourites? Psych patients, especially psychosis/ schizophrenics, they just really freak me out, don't know how to deal with them. Old men with crappy chests who have to cough up phlegm just when I walk in the room. And, after 4 years in ortho I was sick to death of joint replacements, particularly those done on obese women who just want a nice little holiday, not to get up off their asses and get moving!!!
  3. by   zudy
    OK, first my favs.... ANYTHING with pus in I just love it !!!!!!! Also love GI bleeds , I like drunks, ODs and anyone who can scream loader than me Iam usually impressed with. Fresh MIs , trauma, I guess any kind of train wreck or anyone crashing is usually fun. True resp distress, bad CHF. I even like epistaxis. Now, what do I hate?! Anyone who drives a car that costs more than I make in a year is instantly suspect. Psych pts, if I can't see the bugs crawling on the wall it gives me the creeps when they do.
    teenagers with PID that b*itch and moan to me about how mean I am to them, then run crying into the arms of the little brat that gave them the clap. People that aren't sick and try to bypass triage because they "know" someone in administration. And last ,but certainly not least, anyone in administration.
  4. by   caroladybelle
    I love my AIDs patients, my Onco patients and my Hematology patients.

    I loath Borderline Personality Disorders, ETOH abuse w/ liver failure or Pancreatitis. I can also live without putting anyone in skeletal (the bone drill - eewwwwww) traction.
  5. by   Huganurse
    Pediatric end stage CA. Breaks my heart and spirit.
    Patients in excrutiating pain. Make me want to cry.

    Post surgical patients, especially cardiac, are my favorite.
    I also love taking care of kids with downs, angelmans, etc. They are soooo much fun and soooo sweet (usually).
  6. by   coleen
    my favorite patients - alzheimers, dementia - parkinsons' - i can go to work and really feel at home! Nurse stop the train - i gotta get off at the care center - ok get in your compartment - ill pull the cord. they tell the bossy cranky nurse supervisor that her uniform is ugly and old and hideous! I feel right at home when they are shadowing the med cart making humming noises like Michael Jackson Thriller video - it;s just like supper time at home!

    Least favorite - bowel obsessed, on the light, give me an enema, no i didn't just have a BM, hiding Metamucil, digging with objects - no i swear i didn't flush - can you dig me out?!?!?!
  7. by   nursedawn67
    FamilyAnnoyingitis is my lease favorite!

  8. by   Mary Dover
    OK, consider me odd if you feel necessary - but my most favorite pt to take care of: A chronic schizophrenic in an acute exacerbation. The more psychotic, the more interesting!
  9. by   Teshiee

    Least favorite: Cranky BPD babies no matter what you do you can't console them. Drug babies as well.

    Favorite : Premies starting to learn how to nipple the bottle their litte face sucking this huge nipple and doing very well at it. I love that it is so cute.
  10. by   ceecel.dee
    Favorite: a term OB who is HAPPY, EXCITED about impending bundle of joy....and all goes well.

    Least favorite: drunks, psych patients, nose bleeds.
  11. by   live4today
    Least favorite diagnosis to care for are those GI bleeds!

    Most favorite diagnosis to care for are surgery patients who need deep wound dressings. I love doing dressing changes, packing deep wounds...gross huh?
    Last edit by live4today on Jun 13, '02
  12. by   mattsmom81
    My most favorite: Post CABG and valve repairs.

    Least favorite: Combative intubated patients, uncooperative and in active wean down so we CAN'T sedate.