Things You'd Like To Tell Visitors . . . . and get away with it - page 16

the other "things you'd like to tell" threads have been so great -- how about one more? to the daughter of today's patient: i understand back pain, believe me. i've had the surgery and was off... Read More

  1. by   RNDreamer
    Are you here to visit your relative or are you really here to find out the status of the other patients?
  2. by   fuzzywuzzy
    I know, I know, I know. I know all about everything that you're telling me. It's very, very basic stuff. You know how I know? I WORK HERE. So you didn't need to explain to me what it means to reposition someone, or that I need to record what she ate off her dinner tray, or any of that other stuff that I do with every single other patient in the place! You are insane!
  3. by   talaxandra
    As I've already explained several times, your mother's had a stroke, is semi-conscious, has no gag, and is nil orally. An NG is not only uncomfortable, inserting one is contraindicated this soon after a patient's had tPA.

    Yes, I know what the medication your mother's on does. Yes, I know how important it is she take it. No, I'm not going to give it to her. Missing a dose of statin won't kill her. Aspiration pneumonia and/or GI bleeding from an NG could. Go home now. It's not just that you're annoying me - incessantly tapping her face and mewling "Ma? Ma? Say something!" isn't helping her, either.
  4. by   LoveMyBugs
    Love this thread.

    When we say no loitering in the halls we mean it, there is a family waiting room and the regular waiting room, you may not wait in the hallway so you can look into other patient rooms.
    1 visitor means 1 visitor, I understand that you are the patients cousin bestfirend stepbrother twice removed, but there are too many people in the room already....who do you ask.....oh the MD, multiple nurses, RT just trying to work on your cousins bestfriend stepbrother
  5. by   southernbeegirl
    Our doctors do not normally call a family member to ask their opinions on medication. yes, i realize you have the POA for your mother but that still does NOT make you a doctor and therefore you are quite unqualified to give an opinion on what medicines your mother needs.
  6. by   lisamc1RN
    No, you may not go up and down the hall writing down the names of all the other residents and what room they are in so that you can keep track of "who is who." This is extremely intrusive. If they are in the day room or dining room, you may ask them what their names are and if they feel so inclined, they will tell you. Otherwise, enjoy your time with your brother and quit being so nosy!
  7. by   tencat
    Quote from NC29mom
    How about, "No I don't know when your loved one is going to pass. No, I can't call you right before so you can run up here at the last minute. No, I don't know how much time she has left."
    I HAVE said that to a family member.....Mean old nurse that I am.......