There's no real point to this post except to vent a small frustration.
You all know the patient. He's intubated. He's getting tube feedings. Your facility is, of course, concerned with Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia. So you elevate the head of his bed...and he scootches to the bottom. You pull him up and tell him he needs to sit up to keep the Pulmocare out of his lungs. And he scootches back down. *sigh* Repeat pattern ad-nauseum, consistently pulling in co-workers to help pull him up. Naturally, he's in MRSA isolation, too.
Just took care of this guy for 12 hours yesterday. Will probably get him for 11-7 tonight too. He hates mouth care too, lol. All in a day's work, eh?!