I was taking care of a disoriented patient the other day, brought him his pills and he counts them all, 8 in total, and keeps repeating the number 8, 8, 8.... So later when I go to do neuro checks, I ask him, "Do you know where you are?" and he says "8," I look and "Yes, your in Room 208" and I say "Do you know what time it is?" and he says "8" I look and "Yes, your right its 8:25am!" Funny Luck!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 12:02 AM
I had a 97-year-old terminally ill patient. I walked into his room for an assessment and asked him "how do you feel?" Without even a pause, he said "with my hands, what about you?"
Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:33 PM
I had a 101 year-old patient ring her bell. When I arrived in her room she stared at me blankly for a minute and then eventually said "Am I dead yet?"
Thursday, April 01, 2010 4:05 PM
I had a patient who used the call button every 10 minutes asking for a private room. Eventually, we gave in and moved her into a single room. Then she buzzed every 10 mins asking to be returned to the other room because she was lonely on her own.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:30 PM
I heard a patient screaming at the top of his lungs from down the hall. When I got to his room he said "Ready? I can't breathe!!!” Really??
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:18 PM
I had a woman who called to report an intruder in her room -- she was right on, too! A confused little old man was trying to crawl into bed with her!
Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:28 PM
A patient said to me: “Can you go into my room and see if it's too hot or too cold? I can't tell.”
Thursday, April 01, 2010 4:00 PM
I received a request to climb in bed with a gentleman to keep him warm during the night. "That's part of your job" I was informed by him. I told him I'd bring him another blanket.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:22 PM
I once had a labor patient bring in her mucous plug… on a plastic spoon! Yuck!!!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:26 PM
I’ve been routinely asked by elderly female patients to shave their chins.
Thursday, April 01, 2010 4:02 PM
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