Quote from sweetpooty
I'm looking to put together stories about full moons and patients. Everyone seems to have some and there really does seem to be something to the full moons effect on patients.
This may seem unbelievable, but this is an honest account of a full moon night at a LTC I used to work at when I was a nursing assisstent:
I was working the night shift with one other nursing assistant and 2 LPNs. I had pt ring her call light several times saying there was a man in her room. Upon investigation, of course there was noone else in her room but for her roommate reading in the next bed. It was hard to reassure her, however. She had dementia, and often claimed to see things that were not there, although she had never been so upset before, and had never seen something so frequently in a short time span. She finally fell asleep, and we prepared for another quiet night. About an hour later, her call light went off again. This time it was her roommate. She was so apologetic, knew we had been in there a dozen times already, but could we please pick her glasses up off of the floor, as they had slipped out of her hands. Now I need to tell you that this pt is perfectly together in her mental faculties, and both pts are bedbound from recent hip surgeries. Well, I looked on the floor...no glasses. Under the bed, in the bedding, the other nursing assisstant helping, could not find these glasses anywhere! I knew she had them, I saw them on her face the dozen other times I had been in the room. Couldn't find the darn things!
Then for some strange reason, I checked her glasses case on the OTHER side of the room where she could not reach. There were the glasses! Noone had been in this room besides these 2 bedbound women, myself and the other girl I was working with, and she hadn't placed the glasses there. Unless you count the "man " who kept coming in earlier for her roommate to see...