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I Lost My Baby And My Phone!

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Specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds. Has 32 years experience.

Psych patient with a mysterious infection and fetal demise on one to one observation and security watch. Refusing medications, cursing and demanding her phone back that was taken away from her. Getting her back from storm to calm! You are reading page 2 of I Lost My Baby And My Phone!. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Thanks for sharing your story. May I know the kind of contract you made her signed before giving her back the phone? I am a new Psych nurse. Please do post some more life stories.

spotangel, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds. Has 32 years experience.

The contract was written by the MD team and pretty much said that she had to comply with the treatment protocol (meds,tests etc) and not cause safety issues for herself and others and the phone would be given initially for an hour and based on her compliance for more hours. She blew a gasket but I went back in hearing the ruckus, calmed her down and said,"Look, this is an initial step. You are in charge here. If you comply, we nurses will advocate for you to keep your phone. We have to start somewhere so that I can get your phone back to you. The rest depends on you."

That put the control back in her hands and surprise surprise she complied as now "she was in charge!"

Ashley Hay, BSN, RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric & Adult Oncology. Has 10 years experience.

Thank you for sharing this - it was beautiful.

BeenThere2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Pediatrics, Trauma.

Beautiful story! You have this woman exactly what she needed in that moment! SPOT ON. Now that is what maturity, kindness and experience brings to the bedside. Bless You!

spotangel, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds. Has 32 years experience.

Thank you! We are in a blessed profession as we touch hearts and not just heal bodies!

spotangel, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds. Has 32 years experience.

Thanks Kooky Korky!