Things You'd Like To Tell Visitors . . . . and get away with it - page 4
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
Jun 23, '09Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 1,964; Likes: 7,504Yes -I do know what you are going through. I sat by my Mother's bedisde for 5 days until she died. So don't pull this "you don't know what its like to lose a loved one" crap on me.
No - I cannot tell you the exact time your Mother will die. If I could do that, I would have been at my Moms bedside when she died, instead of stuffing my face at the Mc Donald's up the road.
Visiting hours are over. Yes - that includes you. I'm sorry you came in 5 mins before they were over, but as you Mom has been here for 6 months, you should know by now when visiting hours are.
No - I cannot take your temp, BP, look at your meds, give you something for your back pain. Go away.
Jun 23, '09Occupation: Freelancing Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in LTC, Med/Surg, Peds, ICU, Tele ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 5,292; Likes: 7,635To the visitor of a patient that comes up to the nurses station grilling me about a patient that isn't my patient, demanding to know when the doctor is coming, what the results of the tests were, and when they are going home...
"Sorry Ma'am but I don't know who you're talking about, he's not my patient and I'm busy so go away and leave me alone!"
Jun 23, '09Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 2,006; Likes: 2,269I'll have to repeat what I said on the other thread about patients for this thread:
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Go Home!lsebeg:lsebeg:lsebeg::scrm:
Jun 23, '09Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in rodeo nursing (neuro) ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 2,618; Likes: 2,838I'd love to be able to tell a visitor: Thanks so much for coming. You've been a great help and comfort to your loved one. Can I get you a cup of coffee or some tea? If you need anything at all, please let me know.
Okay, well, something along those lines does happen, from time to time, but not nearly enough.
Jun 23, '09Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 966; Likes: 149stop touching my patients!!! just becuase my patient is in the same dining room as your son doesnt mean you have right to hold her by arm and force her out of dining room. how would you feel if i grab your son by his arm and force him to leave dining room??? you dont own this place so stop touching my patients!!!
Jun 23, '09Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 304; Likes: 196Please turn off your cell phone, iPod, MP3 and any other such device. They mess with our monitors. I don't care what the pimpley teen from the cell phone store told you. Our IT guys say it does.
And you're here to visit your baby. Why do you need to be talking to your best friend's mom's second cousin for two hours or is he the baby daddy? Tell him to get his A** in here to see his baby. Before you hang up, of course.
I hate dealing with 14 yr old momsLast edit by RNSC on Jun 23, '09 : Reason: grammar
Jun 23, '09Occupation: RNC Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in ER, TRAUMA, MED-SURG ; From: LA, US ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 2,832; Likes: 3,317Quote from GooeyRNNo, I can't give him a shot to make his heart stop beating and cause him to die. I can give him a shot of Morphine to make him more comfortable, but no, I can not kill him for you.
I thought I was the only one who got told that. The patient was a full code and the daughter was an RN. The patient was on Morphine IVP prn, and she pulled me out in the hall and asked me to "double the dose and give it rapid IVP. I'm sure the MD won't mind!" Then llater the same patient got a PE and I walked in and found the same daughter, the RN, walking the mom who was on strict bedrest r/t the PE.
Some people, you just can't figure them out!
Jun 23, '09Occupation: LVN-RN transition. School is my life. Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Med/Surg, Peds., ER ; Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 9; Likes: 14-Shut the he!! up. You will NOT go out and smoke. You should have thought about that before you took 30 Ambien and 14 Vicodin and sloshed it down with vodka. You would have gotten some sympathy from me if this were your 1st, 2nd or even 3rd time. Now I'm just annoyed you were able to call 911.
You can't help those who don't want to help themselves.
-Just because your kid is wearing one of those backpack/leash things does not make you a good parent. Now, for the fifth time, if your kid does not get off the waiting room table I will be forced to put the leash on you and discipline you for being stupid.
-Trauma means life or death. Our charge nurse already gave everyone in the waiting room the courtesy to say "wait times have been extended due to trauma in progress". Our staff does not care about your sniffles anymore. You can yell all you want cause your chart will be mysteriously lost for several hours. Or here's an idea...GO HOME!
NO, I WILL NOT CHANGE THE CHANNEL IN THE WAITING ROOM!!!!!!
Jun 23, '09Occupation: RN Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Medical Surgical ; From: US ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 674; Likes: 1,217What a surgeon actually told a girlfriend visitor when he made rounds early on days and I had been the night nurse: "How dare you put a chair under the door handle and try to prevent the nurse from entering to check on the patient? You are rude, arrogant and don't have the brains in your head to match those in the little finger of any nurse on this floor! Get out and don't come back or talk to me ever again!" He was 6' 6" and very forceful.
(Sigh) My hero. Too bad he took early retirement.
Jun 23, '09Occupation: CNA Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in cna in ltc ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 1,878; Likes: 2,817"Who the F is your mother?" I'd like to say that to those people who come up to me at random and start asking if their mom can do this or that, and I have no clue who Mom is because I've never seen her kids before.
Jun 23, '09Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 4,765; Likes: 2,554I know I've said this several times before, but please don't try to wake your mother up. I've worked all day at finding that right amount of light sedation, and it's stressful to wake her up right now.
Did I mention to not wake her up?
Please don't wake her up.
Ok. Visitation is over. (after, of course, family STILL tried to wake pt up)
Quote from applescruffetteYesss. I love saying this. Sorry, but I STILL can't give you the information. No matter how many times you ask....I don't care if you're the pope; I'm not telling you anything about Archibald unless you're entitled to that information. Go ahead, threaten me. I'm pretty scrappy.
Jun 24, '09Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in cardiothoracic surgery ; Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 271; Likes: 389No, we don't give free meals to guests. And don't try to tell me that we do....because we don't!
Jun 24, '09Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 1,876; Likes: 2,604Why on earth do you think of surgery as a social event? If I had my way, only the special needs patients, kids and the elderly with dementia or Alzheimers would be allowed visitors in the PACU. No one under the age of 18 would be allowed back there either. Little Brittany does not need to see a code going on or the man across the way who keeps throwing off his blankets so he can show the nurses his penis. I had a 10 year old almost pass out in there because he saw a drain that had blood in it.
There's this thing called privacy..I can't tell you how many times I've caught you people peeking at patients or their chart. Knock it off and don't get an attitude when I pull the curtain so you can't gawk at the poor old man who's trying to rest!!!
Can you count? Only one person at a time is allowed back there!! I know Bob's 3rd cousin twice removed really wants to go back there but he needs to wait.
That felt good..