Whatever. - page 2

The other night around the 12 hr shift change, I was in my pt's room, talking with her while I did her assessment. The nurse's station was just out side of her room and everyone was busy. My pt looks... Read More

  1. by   Mkue
    there are those days {{Paula}}:kiss
  2. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by FullMoonMadness
    We had a patient last night that kept yelling out NURSE COME HERE RIGHT NOW! after many attempts to explain to this man that it was 2 a.m., many sick pts werent resting because of his constantly yelling nurse,he changed his yells to WAITRESS.If it had
    not been so sad,it might have been funny. Sorry you had this experience.Im right there with you.
    <shakes head> Sometimes you'd think people would be embarrassed by their behavior. 'fraid not I guess.

    Hope the next one's better Paula :kiss
  3. by   ThirdWorldGirl
    You know I agree with you about the waitress thing and I get pretty sick of it myself, one night while working Oncology, I had a patient's 15 year old daughter ask for a Sprite and I assumed it was for him, well I went to get it and we were all out, so I went back to the room and told him that we were out of Sprite, did he want Diet Sprite, Coke, Dr. Pepper? She said "no all I like is Sprite" I just told her the cafeteria was on the first floor and I'm sure they were well stocked.

    But as far as the being quite thing I can well understand their position on that, there are times I'm in a patient's room tending to their needs and I can hear the staff walking down the halls, or even up at the desk laughing, and I'm embarassed for my facility, but being a float pool nurse and not having any clout with the particular unit I just keep quiet, don't want to get blackballed for being a trouble maker on the unit. So what do you do? I have no clue.
  4. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by BMS4
    My pt looks at me and says, "You know, before nurses weren't allowed to talk in the hallways!"
    Before what, the Crusades? The invention of spoken language? The Paleozoic Era? What period of time are we talking about, exactly?

    "nother hug here, Paula. Hope your next shift's better.
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  6. by   zudy
    No speaking in the hallways? I love it. Was there some kind of special nurse sign language going on? Hugs to you, Paula, we have all been there, and I guess we will all go there again. But at least we get to vent here!
  7. by   P_RN


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  8. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by Lausana
    <shakes head> Sometimes you'd think people would be embarrassed by their behavior. 'fraid not I guess.

    Hope the next one's better Paula :kiss
    That's because they're too ignorant to realize their behavior is out of line. Hopefully her family doesn't come...eesh....
  9. by   Tweety
    Seems like I remember the "Quiet Please" signs when I was a kid, but they were for the families and the patients!

    Been there done that. No flames here.
  10. by   Chiaramonte
    Our local TGIFridays has a sign that has a nurse with a cap on and finger up to her lips that states "Noise Annoys" It seems that I remember the quiet signs were for families and patients also,3rdShiftGuy!
  11. by   BMS4
    Thanks! Ya'll are the best! It was a better evening. And I'm so glad we have this place to come to and vent.
  12. by   mamabear
    I work straight nights. The only times I've ever been told to be quiet were when I'd work with this idiot RN: he didn't want the patients to be awakened because then he'd be forced to interact with them:angryfire
    That's his main reason for working nights
  13. by   ERNurse752
    My mom worked for a *short time* in a hospital where nurses weren't allowed to have conversations in the station, and also were not supposed to be seen laughing or eating.