Insane visitors! - page 6

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

  1. by   mark_LD_RN
    you just got to love visitors, i went to do vag exam on my laboring patient had several of the s/o friends in room i ask them to step out. they told me" its ok WE don't mind" i promptly put them out any way. the nerve and ignorance of some people!
  2. by   mark_LD_RN
    question: what is america's number one spectator sport?

    answer: child birth!
  3. by   ADN 2002
    Well, I had my first set of visitors the other day that didn't know the name of the patient they were there to see. I came around the corner and there were these three people going from door to door reading the names and I'm like can I help you?? And they tell me they're here to see a new mom and that they don't know her last name but they know she was induced this morning and that she's there somewhere. They gave me her first name and I was like well we don't have anybody by that name here and these people just insisted that she was there somewhere! After I told them a few more times that she WAS NOT THERE, they finally gave up and went home.

    Jeez! If you're not close enough to somebody to know their last name, you're not close enough to them to be visiting them in the hospital postpartum!!
  4. by   shay
    OMG, ADN2002.......what a bunch of morons. People like that just chaffe me in all the wrong places.........
  5. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    Mark_LD RN you said spectator sport. yuck/ If my wife hadnt forced me into going thru all 7 of her labors with her. I would have much rather been out on the golf course myself.
    This stuff about bonding between the father and the newborn is highly over rated. I work the ER, even though years ago when I worked L and D... I thought watching these husbands sweat was funny.. How ever for me. I will play golf for the next one.
    Here at this hosp. after hours they all enter through the ER, and I laugh when the husb screams for a w/c, and its not for his wife, but all his video equip. Where do these weirdos come from..

    doo wah ditty
  6. by   mark_LD_RN
    yeah TOm I dont know where they come from myself. i really dont get someone want 20 people in the room for birth. I get a lot of women letting their dads and grand parents in the room. last weeek I had a girls dad holding one leg up and her grampa holding the other while she pushed, the whole time her S/O was filming and taking pictures from the bottom end while i was helping her make room and checking her, talk about awkward and strange. also had a birth last night they filmmed whole thing could hardly walk in room with all the people and cameras on tripods for the filming of the big event. they even filmed the doc using forceps
  7. by   canoehead
    Oh Mark how do you pt care in an emergency with all the people and cords to dodge? That is exactly the situation I can't stand for. I need to be able to concentrate on the patient. Plus with so many people there is sure to be someone who wants to make a "reality" documantary and ask questions as you are bagging the baby, wants to find out what every possible complication could be as you draw up the methergine, an anatomical explanation for the uterine massage, and my favorite, graphic description of blood clots/flow of a ppbleed. ugh
  8. by   at your cervix
    OK, how weird is this??? Last week, I had a pt that had her father in the room for delivery. He was the "cameraman". I thought it was really weird that he would video all of the SVE's, but OK, so they wanted documentation of how she was progressing. Although weird, I guess I can deal with that. Well, here is the really weird part. After the baby was born, instead of videoing the baby being footprinted, banded, wrapped in blankets etc, he filmed the epis being sewed up. AND, he had the nerve to ask the MD to "move a little to the left", he was in the way. Finally the MD finally said "No, I can't move, maybe you should video the baby."
    Well, if that wasn't bad enough, the very next shift I worked, I had a 16 yo that wanted pictures of the fse and iupc so, mom got the camera and she spread 'em and they got pics. I don't remember seeing a page in any baby book for something like that!!!!
    SOME PEOPLE'S KIDS!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   mark_LD_RN
    i have had dads film the same thing !

    canoehead, i have to agree with you it was miserable working in those conditions but the doc was friends with them and let them get away with it, i tripped over the camera several times, not to mention was very diffucult to avoid needle sticks walking around room with used needles. our rooms are big but it was still very diffucult
  10. by   shay
    I was forced to take a pic of my niece crowning. Yep. You read that right. My sister wanted a pic of EVERYTHANG. :chuckle Even a pic of the placenta.........mmmmmmmmm.....

    So do ya think Creative Memories has a layout for bloody birthing vagina shots???

  11. by   teeituptom
    howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    Yucky Yuck

    What ever happened to the days when the dads got to pace in the waiting room filled with smoke from cigars and cigarrettes and the the md or rn came out afterwards to let them know all was ok.

    Birth as a bonding experience, yuck. Even my wife says to do it all over again she would rather I go out golfing or to a bar or something. And I was even her L and D nurse for 2 of the births.

    doo wah ditty
  12. by   GailWHNP
    I don't mind family visitors, as long as it's okay with the patient. (I do ask, as part of the admission, who she wants with her and when so I can make sure her requests are honored.) BUT . . . I have a really hard time with doctors bringing their wives/children (female teens especially) into the delivery. (One doc even had his wife come in and watch a c/s.) They usually don't ask the patient (unless they made these arrangements at the office). One midwife who works at our hospital asked a patient during transition if her *bf* could attend the delivery! The patient said yes and he did! I am absolutely appaled at the abuse of their "power".
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    weird one here: pt had her UNCLE in the shower w/her while she labored, yes she was nekkid as the day she came.....and yes, he certainly was holding her hand while she pushed baby out. no other family but him. no way did i have THAT tight a relationship with ANY uncle o'mine! toooooooo wierd for me!:uhoh21:
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Aug 14, '02