finally had a patient i could almost not tolerate. - page 3

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  1. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    I applaud all of you OB nurses. I have never worked OB and hope I never have to. (just not my thing)lol

    Do you guys ever wonder how these women handle the stresses of motherhood after delivery?
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    nevermind then.
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    In my experience, light skinned and haired ( and yes, redheads) often are the ones who bleed more due, they say, to their more friable blood vessels. I don't believe or at least have not seen that there is a difference with pain threshold. I will tell an out of control patient such as that , that I will not tolerate that sort of behavior but will do the best I can to help her achieve control. Some you just cannot get to....We're all different....
  4. by   mother/babyRN
    Recently, a patient of mine ( and I am not yet sure if it was intentional) grabbed my right breast so hard during a push, I really thought I might have a mastectomy on site. Still hurts. I still get teased about it....
  5. by   shelleybelle
    ughh... I had a pt today who spit his food at me and told me "I told you I wasn't hungry!!!"
  6. by   TammyWilson808
    Was she an addict? Or just really out of control? I've had both. When down to the nitty gritty, can't tell them much apart (the yelling, foul language and uncooperation. I know there is in my mind but when in the heat of it, OMG, the "you know what" is hitting the fan, I can't tell them apart.)

    I bet you were happy to have that shift end...
  7. by   yannadey
    God bless all OB nurses. Did L&D during clinicial rotation pt. squeezed my hand so hard she fractured two fingers on my right hand she apologized afterwards, fellow students got slapped, kicked & I've stayed away from L&D since then, work LTC now, the elderly are just as entertaining, especially those pretending to be in labor.
  8. by   jadednurse
    How do you OB nurses do it? These posts are too funny! Although hearing stories like these is kind of "instant birth control!"
  9. by   mark_LD_RN
    Keahi-- she denied any drug use,even quit taking her paxil was afraid it wouldhurt the baby. L&D is fun i was glad that shift was over for sure.
  10. by   montroyal
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    at one point she threw the telephone at me almost hitting me in the face.

    This is assault! Why does anyone tolerate this type of behavior? No were in any nursing job description does it say " Expect to be assaulted by your patients and you are expected to do nothing." Even if she apologizes, she should be held accountable for her actions. By simply letting this go, you are setting an example that this is acceptable behavior. I am always amazed by nurses who are afraid to stand up againts this type of treatment and are unwilling to take the appropriate actions( call the police and have the person charged with the CRIME they just commited).
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I DO NOT TOLERATE it montroyal. NEVER.
  12. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Yeah, I give great credit to you L&D nurses...I could never do it.

    And Furball...just a hint, when you ask things like that, just make sure you type a *little* bit more and specify why you said it. It would help stop ill feelings.

    I am a redhead and I always knew the fact about bleeding, needing more meds, pain, etc. Thanks JillyT for the link...I printed it out for my hubby, Mom, MIL and sisters to read. I just had ortho surg to an ankle and was wondering if I was a big baby for the pain I am still feeling, a week after surgery. Hubby is VERY simpatico as he has been thro SIX ortho surgeries and will face at least one more in his future. I even called my surgeon's office yesterday to ask if this pain was normal! The RN was very, very nice and eplained I was not being a baby. lol

    When I was 7 months pregnant w my 1st baby, I had to go to the hospital to have some testing done b/c of some problems. I was placed in a labor room and could hear everything going on in the area next to mine. Actually, I believe the whole HOSPITAL could hear that woman! She cursed so loudly it made me blush! I was terrified by this...I thought, "Is that gonna be ME in just a few weeks??? Does it really hurt that BAD??? " I think it was bad of the nurses to have placed me so close to that maniac, considering why I was there.

    When I did have the baby, I ended up pre-eclamptic and had labor for 22 hours with NO PAIN MEDS AT ALL. Then had an emergency C-section. My mother could not believe I was laboring w/o pain meds. Her words? "I can't hear her screaming!" HAH! That's b/c I NEVER MADE A SOUND!!! The nurses coudn't believe my tolerance! Huh...I just didn't want them talking about me like they did that woman I had heard!!! lol
  13. by   Furball
    Please refer to post #8