We use sprecta links in the hospital as our way of easiest communication. But also the hucs will come overhead when someone can’t be located. I recently had a pt after being there for 2 days ask me if a certain word was a code word. (Won’t use actually names). This nurse is notorious for not answering her phone. He simply asked me is ????? a codeword for anything? I simply stated, yes, MIA, lol. He just laughed…Luckily it wasn’t his nurse!
I had a patient recently who called me to their room asking if I could put “Monkey Butt powder” on their rear. I thought this was a joke at first until they pulled out a container that had a MONKEY BUTT POWDER label across the front. LOL She also stated that she needed her butt scratched because she was so large she couldn’t reach it. When I donned a glove and brought out the powder she said “Make sure and get way down in the crack good!” REALLY? I thought to myself, “THIS is why I spent all those years in nursing school?”
Yea lisa, i had a few of those. One told me “don’t be afraid to dig down in there” really?
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