welcome to the hilton...please dont forget to tip your waitress - page 18

i have no idea where the er is getting these people from but i wish theyd send them back...lol they are sick..yes...but for goodness sakes! i cant raise the head of my bed (i can however use... Read More

  1. by   heart queen
    Common now, where's your sense of customer satisfaction??? Our soap smells? Oh no!!! Let me go to the ATM machine, watch my 7 patients for me please! While I deplete me checking funds. Now keep an eye out for room 7 as he likes to climb out of bed and fall, while I run to bath and body works and buy from my own paycheck, a fragrance that will best suit you.

    We wouldn't want a fragrance conflict in the ER now would we.....
  2. by   zudy
    Good idea, heart queen. While you are at it, pick those cokes my pt wanted.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    And make that a DIET LIME coke please.....
  4. by   nursemary9

    Oh my Gosh---am I glad I checked this thread!! I just came home from the WeekEnd Fron Hell!! and believe me did this help cheer me up!! i am laughing so hard!!

    Everyone one of these things happened this weekend!! What a group we had!! They were all AWFUL!! Lites on every 5 seconds with demands, demands, demands & in all 3 nights, only one guy ever said THANK YOU!!

    When he said Thank You I nearly cried!
  5. by   teeituptom
    I did get a kiss from a beautifull blue eyed blonde the other night saying thank you

    she was almost 2 yrs old
    still made my night
  6. by   Deb123j
    I'm not a nurse yet...but I feel for you all soooooo much!!!

    Makes me glad I was nice to my nurses when I had my son!
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    :hatparty I'll have some steamed lobster with a crab salad on the side. Oh, and whatever you do, DON'T FORGET THE COCKTAOLS AND DESSERT! I will have a tall cool, creamy pina colada, with some luscious white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. NOW GO GET IT! :chuckle
  8. by   TweetiePieRN
    The other nite, a patient's family was in the room and when i walked in they asked me..........."Does this hospital room have internet access so our mom can use her laptop?" *****! Isn't this a hospital?!?!?...If you are well enough to be concerned about wanting to venture on the internet..it is time to go home! Also, if a patient doesn't like our water...we even have bottled water! By the way, our regular water from our purifier machine is very yummy and ice cold...not well-water or inundated with wierd taste.
  9. by   nurseygrrl
    I have really enjoyed reading all of your stories

    I work in LTC and I had one resident come up to me at the desk while I was writing on report during lunch to let me know that he asked 'the waitresses' in the dining room for some more food and they said no. I told him 'First of all, there are no waitresses here. There are Certified Nurse's Aides and Nurses. Secondly, if you would like a second helping of your lunch, I'd be glad to call dietary and get you one' To that he replied 'I don't want a second helping of the pasta, I want hot dogs' I told him hot dogs weren't on the menu today to which he replied 'Well, they're not that hard to make, couldn't you just make me some?' I told him I didn't learn that in nursing school and he walked away muttering 'This place sucks'

    I also have an old man who is ambulatory and does pretty much everything for himself. EVERY SINGLE MORNING when I go in with his meds he has about 42 complaints. From his breakfast to housekeeping, to the CNAs, to me EVERYTHING is a complaint. Yesterday morning at the end of his daily rant, he asked me who was going to make his bed and empty his urinal? He was up, dressed, and reading the paper. I told him...YOU ARE! These people make me SO MAD sometimes! I am not your maid!
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    I took care of a resident one time who had a mild case of Alzheimers, but he was sick enough to be placed in the Alzheimers unit. About two hours after he was placed there, the fire bell went off, and of course we all went into action! Come to find out he pulled the firebell to get out of the place. He wanted to go home so bad. Poor guy. It was funny though.
  11. by   LesJenRN
    I enjoyed my patient who called 911 from her room.....said no one would answer her call light.... cant remember what her issue was, but I know it wasnt a medical emergency!
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    We have one NOW that VERY alert VERY oriented, turns himself in the bed just FINE, WILL NOT turn off of his left side at ALL, then ******* when he gets a pressure sore. And STILL won't get off his side! He is incontinent of urine, and the last time i did private care he said "All you wanna do is touch my ****". Well let's put it this way, there's not MUCH even THERE to look at, and it's taking a lot of self-control to not inform him of this. Instead i just said "it's not in my job description to wanna touch it."

  13. by   my2sons
    Our administration just spent a gazillion dollars so that all of our med-surg patients could have a ceiling mounted monitor with mega-channels cable tv, dvd player, internet radio and web access. And they can't fork over the cash so nursing can move to computer charting. I may as well carve my nurses' notes in stone! The kicker is that our typical med surg patient is about a hundred years old and could care less about the high tech stuff. Things that make ya go hmmmmmmmmm.