You know it is going to be the admission from hell when..... - page 4

You know it is going to be the admission from hell when.... 1) Pt arrives and hands you a 4 page typed document that lists medications on page 1, allergies on page 2, diseases on page 3, and... Read More

  1. by   JNJ
    3rdshiftguy - we've had the same career.
  2. by   nursemouse
    My personal favorite was a woman who was convinced I was a member of a Satanic cult and that I was going to sacrifice her at sunrise!!! When morning came and her physician (who I'd been calling all night for restraint orders and medications) finally showed up, she smiled sweetly: "Why hello, doctor, how are you?" At that point I was sorely tempted to perform the "sacrifice"!
  3. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by JNJ
    3rdshiftguy - we've had the same career.
    and ya gotta love it!
  4. by   WalMart_ADN
    when the admitting diagnosis is PERIODIC BREATHING in a 20 DAY OLD............and no i don't work in an ICU......she'll be fine, just having some episodes of periodic breathing.....
  5. by   altomga
    oh you've gotta love these; almost everyone fits the admission my floor gets to a "T". ................
    As soon as the ED nurse says, "oh they are doing fine.." you know you better be prepared for a night from hell!!!!

    I personally love the outlying hospital admissions..they don't know what they came in with, why they're being transferred,'s called wait and see

    I still say the old rule of thumb works everytime....the pt only drinks 3-6 beers/day...that equals a min of 18 right?? LOL

    My favorite admissions of all time are those that were perfectly fine in the ED and when they hit the floor your called a code!!

    Nursing.......isn't it grand
  6. by   bossynurse
    or how about the motorcycle accident guy that they forgot to mention in e.d. that he has a little CHI. How many times can you say "sir, that collar belongs on your neck, it is not a fan." And you must lay flat" I spent 8 hours trying to reorient this guy.
  7. by   P_RN
    OK all of the above....and on the ONE day during the holidays you and your co-workers decide to bring in a covered dish supper....because you had to work the night of the staff party. Hhmmmmmm....
  8. by   Agnus
    When you get an admit from ICU or CCU and the family thinks the patient should still be getting one on one care; be on monitors, etc. etc.

    Or when the family thinks the admitting should immediately appear at the bedside and stay there. Since this is NOT reality then you the nurse are suppose to make this happen.
  9. by   jemb
    or when ER is so eager to move the patient that they don't wait for you to get the body out of the bed --even though you told them the patient was just pronounced!
  10. by   deespoohbear
    originally posted by mattsmom81
    family members whose first words to you are 'i'm not leaving'...and they monopolize the situation as their unstable family member is crashing.

    and my first words in reply are: "want to make a bet???"
    Last edit by deespoohbear on Jan 1, '03
  11. by   TNcanNURSE
    :roll I haven't been satan's nurse yet, but I've had Jesus and all of his relatives. Haven't met Elvis, but I admitted Lisa Marie. Too Bad, the police had to come pick her up!
  12. by   KC CHICK
    The ER nurse says, "She's circle-ing the drain.".

    OK..... do I, or don't I start the paperwork?
  13. by   imenid37
    delightful pregnant pt. arrives from er w/ guard from state pen is shackled to the bed and states this is just a big misunderstanding

    take these
    f#@%*&! things off of me now miss. right away or i'll hurt you!