5 Common Practices That Piss Patients Off

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5 Common Practices That Piss Patients Off

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ChristineH
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Disrupting sleep- This was the BIGGEST annoyance during our hospital stay when I had our youngest. We were exhausted. Arrived at 5am, didn’t deliver until 9pm, didn’t get put into a room until after 1am, didn’t get to sleep until maybe 6am- woken up at 7am from someone wanting to take my blood pressure. It was an awful 2 days. Dealing with a hungry newborn who couldn’t nurse and therefore screamed 24/7 (because the nurses would not recognize that I had NO MILK and therefore kept “refusing” to give me formula) and literally every single time she dozed off and… Read more »
Anonymous
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It’s horrible to be tired and not left alone. However, women who choose to deliver in the hospital need to understand they are not at a Hilton resort no matter how pretty the facility is. Hospitals must fulfill certain policies and procedures to continue accreditation and be able to accept insurance payments. Keep in mind when the HCAP scores reflect that patients feel like they hardly saw a nurse and when they did, they felt questions weren’t answered, hospitals react with more patient check ins and in turn less rest! Ok rant over

Liz
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So true.

Liz
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What you find bothersome, is a professional nurse ensuring patient safety and that s/he doesnt lose her license. We nurses are actually responsible for our patients well being. Hourly rounding (checking on each patient) is now the norm. We often have 3-4 couplets who’ all require assessments, vital signs, medications, teaching, discharge procedures and sleep. First time moms and c-section patients require more care. Also, there are MANY patients with social issues, substance abuse issues, domestic violence issues. These all require extra care and time, which equates to more face to face time with the patient. I’ve walked in to… Read more »
K k
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As long as my pt is pink,breathing and talking I will give their pain meds! I once had pancreatitis with the flu-first time I had the flu in over 30 yrs of nursing. A new BSN told me she wasn’t “comfortable” giving me my pain med. Pancreatitis! ! I said I’m pink, upright, walking and talking~ what are your concerns? She still with held it for 30 minutes. Ah, sleep! Pregnant ladies haven’t slept well for months. Short of a code let them sleep. I even tell the MD after giving a full report how the pt can tolerate the… Read more »
thethinkingblonde
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(Warning, long post – sorry!) Thank you for writing this post. My best friend is an L&D nurse who was unfortunately out of town when I went into labor with my son (first baby, she thought sure I’d make it 39 weeks ;)). I can certainly appreciate the many constraints nurses face every day when it comes to patient care. I had a horrific birth experience (24 hours of labor, but only 12 ruptured and dilated to 8, c-section that I still don’t fully understand why I had to have other than I think the doctor may have wanted to… Read more »
K k
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I am appalled at what you endured. Who cares if the nurses might think you’re a problem pt . They won’t remember you after your discharged. The hospital is required to have adequate staffing. They can call in nurses and pay them overtime or get a registry nurse. It is your Legal right to have your pain controlled. There is no excuse. The patient is NOT responsible for staffing issues. You ever have those problems again-call your doctor’s office from your bed and tell them your problems. The doctors are always alarmed to hear from one of their patients who… Read more »
Suzanne
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Very very foolish to decline resident care. Teaching hospitals are staffed to include resident care. If you don’t want residents taking care of you, don’t go to a teaching hospital. However, the residents are deeply caring individuals who want the best for their patients. They always have access to help from an attending doc. They wouldn’t be seeing you if they weren’t competent to do the task at hand.

K. K RNC-OB
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I worked at a major California University teaching hospital for many years. I delivered all my children there. My OB was the Chief of the Maternal-Child Health department. For one of my deliveries I choose an Resident that I had worked with for 5 years. She was great!! My brother has been an MD as long as I have been a nurse, another brother is a JD, and another is a Cardiac specialty OR tech, several sister in laws (PACU and PRE-OP) and friends that are long term nurses. A family full of people in the legal and medical/nursing professions.… Read more »
how2hope
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Waiting for the doctors was a tough one for me. My son was in the NICU, and I wanted to be in there with him, but I kept having to wait in my room these indefinite periods of time for a doctor who would ‘be there any minute’. Hours of time I should have been with my baby. Very frustrating.

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