Insane visitors! - page 4
I'm a graduate nurse (took my NCLEX last week) and I work on a postpartum floor in a rural hospital, and for the most part, I love it. I'm just a little baffled by some of the visitors we get -- we... Read More
Jul 22, '02Occupation: Level II Nursery RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 265; Likes: 3GRRRR......
The worst rude guest event happened last week when I floated to couplet care.
I had an admit going into bed 1 of a semiprivate room. Bed 2 is occupied. Its after midnight, so I tell bed 2s SO that he must leave because another pt is coming. I set up the room.
15 minutes later, I follow the OB nurse and the couplet into the room only to find the SO in the new pt's bed all covered up.
Pt says "I know the Sept 11 babies are filling up the hospital, but do I have to share a bed with him?"
Good thing the pt had a sense of humor, as she waited in a WC with babe in her arms for housekeeping to change the bed.
Jul 22, '02Occupation: RN in L&D Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 720; Likes: 185only to find the SO in the new pt's bed all covered up.
Jul 22, '02Occupation: Emergency department Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 509; Likes: 2There is an alternative explanation. If this guy was anything like my hubby in the middle of the night, he doesn't hear or comprehend a word you say. So he might have just thought you were being generous and giving him somewhere to kip for the night!!
Jul 22, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,756; Likes: 16,281That would be seriously out of it. common sense dictates you don't take over an empty hospital bed for your own! sheesh, that was rude as hell!
Jul 22, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,487; Likes: 70OMG, I would have found it difficult to control my mouth in that situation. I would have had choice words for both the a$$hole in the other bed AND the pt..
Jul 22, '02Occupation: Sahm/student Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 7; Likes: 1Oh G-d. This subject reminds me when I had my first child. He was the first grandchild and everyone had to be there. I didn't want anyone in the room so they all hung right outside waiting. My mom told me that both of my brother in laws started racing wheelchairs down the hallway (both are older than 27 I might add) and got mad when my (awesome) L&D nurse kicked them out!
Then when my sister in law had her first child my father in law actually slept on the floor in the room with she and her husband. The baby went into distress 3x before they did an emergency section and her father in law was there all 3x witnessing her getting into all sorts of unflattering positions. Like he was going to do anything helpful!
Jul 25, '02Occupation: Staff nurse, Labor and Delivery Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 37; Likes: 1Love to hear that things are the same all over. I have no problems telling visitors it's time to go. I don't care how anyone feels about me....and I'm sure they are saying some choice words when I leave the room! Must be pt advocate!
By the way, ADN 2002
"I PASSED MY NCLEX!!! (I found out today, so I'm a little excited...) "
Hurray for you! Wooohooo!!!! You go girl! Just think...you'll never have to do it again!
Jul 26, '02Occupation: registered nurse Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,083; Likes: 14had a good one last night ,i was in pushing with patient aftwer long diffucult labor, mother kept calling ever 5 to 10 minutes asking her how much longer and when was she going to give in and get c/s. well i unplugged the phone so my patient could concentrate on the task at hand and had nurses at desk hold all calls. 1 hour later she delivered a healty boy. and told me how thankful she was that i turned off her phone. I find things like this so anoyying. how can anyone be so inconsiderate is beyond my understanding
Jul 26, '02Occupation: L&D RN Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 75My first post...
Just be glad that you have visiting hours. We do not. I asked "WHY?!?" Because we are a "family birth center!" ARGH! How completely ridiculous can you get? The family that is is being born is the mother-child (and hopefully, father). I do not need 20 people coming to visit the new mother at 0200!
Jul 26, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,487; Likes: 70Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
mother kept calling ever 5 to 10 minutes asking her how much longer and when was she going to give in and get c/s.
Jul 26, '02Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 165; Likes: 1Originally posted by NurseyNursey
Just be glad that you have visiting hours. We do not.
I cannot imagine not having visiting hours, that would make me absolutely insane...
Jul 26, '02Occupation: registered nurse Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,083; Likes: 14I felt the same way SHAY, you can only guess how burned up i got over it, i was so mad i could hardly talk . which is an amazing feat in it self for me,