There are some things that we want to share to others but we just keep to ourselves to avoid chaos and misunderstandings. Nurses are people with a lot of things in their minds and we too have a share of sentiments we keep inside during our day-to-day duties. Here are 20 things nurses will not tell clients, (and fellow nurses) but want to :
- I am a nurse. I am just like you, my dear colleague. Do not think that you are better than me.
- When I ask a question, I expect an honest answer. Do not lie. We can tell.
- When you buzz and I do not come immediately, it’s either I am attending to a patient at bedside, or I am with a doctor doing rounds. Do not storm into the station like you are my only client.
- That call button is for EMERGENCIES only.
- As much as possible, refrain from bringing children into the hospitals. We have tons of germs here and they could get sick.
- When your relative who is sick tells you he is in pain, believe him. You should know how it feels like to be sick.
- You DO NOT own this hospital. DO NOT act as if you do.
- We respect you, but please respect us.
- Doc, I know you are the best consultant available; but please, do not act as if you are higher than me. We are from separate departments. I look out for your client 24/7 and I am doing my job well.
- DO NOT lurk around at the nurse station trying to threaten me to attend to you immediately. I shall attend to you once I finish attending to another client complaining of intense abdominal pain accompanied by restlessness.
- It is okay if your relatives will ask us to take their blood pressures, but please, inform them that we have other patients too waiting for us.
- Smile. It costs you nothing but to us, it means everything.
- I do everything within my power to help you. Help yourself.
- Do not believe EVERYTHING doctors say. Always option for a second opinion.
- I explain all the procedures I do and all the drugs I give to you; and I expect you to listen.
- When I insert an IV and I do not get it on the first try, I feel terrible. I am sorry, but sometimes veins are very sensitive and would bulge on the first try.
- I studied this profession for four years and I was exposed to different hospitals. I know what I am doing.
- Trust us and we shall trust you.
- Doctors do not save your lives. We do. We are the ones present 24/7 attending to you in their absence while you are admitted. We are the ones who initiate CPR and we are the ones who would perform life-saving emergency procedures for you.
- I am a nurse, ma’am. I have a clear statement of my duties and responsibilities and I know them. I am not your slave. I am a professional.
There are a lot of things us ward nurses want our patients, doctors, and colleagues to know. These are only a few of the hundreds of sentiments we have. If you have something you want to say to someone, feel free to comment below. Nurses, speak up!
Originally posted 2017-02-11 22:37:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter