I was working the floor at a nursing home passing 5p meds. One of the pt daughters ran out of the room with her mother's plate saying "there is a roach on her plate!!" I looked at the plate and there was a 3in black roach sitting on the potatoes. Needless to say I jumped and ran behind my med cart. She went down the hall and showed a few others, one being a CNA who screamed...lol. Anyway, turns out it was a fake bug she baught from a local store. I didn't think it was funny at the time....LOL.
May 21, '01
lol. nursing homes often already have a bad rap without any help from the patients or families.
Jul 7, '01
Just think of the look on the state inspector had they been there at the time...LOL
Aug 5, '01
I recently went into re-eval a 80 yr old.COPD pt. in the er when he said to me, " I can't breed" I asked, " you can't breath?" he kept saying the same thing, just about when I was getting concerned, I looked at his wife and she had a big smile on her face and said" listen to him carefully" Finally I realized what he was saying. I offered him some viagra. We all got a good laugh.---he still calls the ER every now and then to tell jokes late at night(I guess he is either bored or looking for an audience).