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What's the MOST ridiculous complaint you've ever received?

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Hygiene Queen specializes in ......

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I like it when my psych pts complain...that the other pts are all crazy.Cracks me up.

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sharpeimom has 20 years experience and specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,.

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a pt. who had been a long term inpatient at the psych hospital where i nursed once told me he had had papers once from the judge stating that was sane (had been being the operative words) and wanted to know whether i had any?!

what i felt like answering was "no, but i have a key instead!"

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al7139 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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always there is the c/o I waited too long to get seen (for a toothache), meanwhile 2 codes and a STEMI and a stroke...I want to snatch them up and force them to look at the intubated patient next door who may not live and has grieving family and then ask if their complaint is more important...

Arrgh!

Amy

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Purple_Scrubs has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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a pt. who had been a long term inpatient at the psych hospital where i nursed once told me he had had papers once from the judge stating that was sane (had been being the operative words) and wanted to know whether i had any?!

what i felt like answering was "no, but i have a key instead!"

reminds me of one of my favorite sheldon cooper (the big bang theory) quotes..."i am not crazy. my mother had me tested."

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I like it when my psych pts complain...that the other pts are all crazy.Cracks me up.

Me too!

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TNgirl2010 has 1 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Telemetry, SICU.

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I have had several pt's complain that our unit is "too quiet." bahaha (And I hate it when people say the "q-word!")

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AmandaTheNurse specializes in Med-Surg.

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i received the first complaint about me soon on my[color=#ff3366] third month of work. the patient claimed that i gave him a “dirty look” while what i was expressing was actually a surprise + confuse look, like this--> :confused: he said a massive of alcohol needed to be swabbed on his finger before pricking him for the blood glucose check, otherwise he would feel the pain a lot. with such an inaccurate statement, who won't be surprised after listening? before i even got the chance to explain, he already opened his mouth wide and yelled and screamed that he wanted to talk to the manager :uhoh3:

i conclude that i'm just not good at hiding my emotions like a robot.

another case is i had a typical doctors-are-better-than-nurses thinking patient's complain that we check his bp on his right arm by bringing the dinamap machine to his right side while the doctor checks his bp on the same arm by leaving the machine at his left side.:uhoh3:

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Pixiesmom has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical, Hemodialysis.

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Pt c/o "the Styrofoam cups here are making me sick".

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CrunchRN has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health.

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:D funny stuff.

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Aeterna has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology, Medical.

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I once had a patient who said the water tasted weird and so wanted me to go to the kitchens and see if there was bottled water or another source of water that tasted better. He also said our juice tasted weird, too. Basically, he really didn't want to drink anything I offered him.

Just yesterday, I went to answer a call bell as I was covering for a nurse on break. The patient had recently been moved to a different room, and he complained, "I haven't had a TV since midnight last night! It's ridiculous! What kind of place is this?!" Gee, I dunno, a hospital and not a hotel?

"Where is my nurse? Where is my doctor? Why aren't you taking better care of me? I have cancer, you know!" And normally, I'd be sympathetic but she was on an oncology floor, and she played the "pity me" card with anyone who so much as glanced at her (literally).

I am also flabbergasted when patients complain about us not feeding their visitors! I mean, seriously? There's a Tim Horton's and a cafeteria on the main level, and a couple of restaurants across the street. Sheesh.

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