By the way... this was literally based on a real patient that I had last night who called me 5 times in a span of a minute to get me to pick up her glasses for her off the bedside table. Oh, and did I mention she could turn herself and reach them? Because she could. It was bad enough that the young man across the hall from her, who had been in the room half an hour, had already caught on. When I went into the room to start his IV, he said, "Oh, you're gonna start an IV? You better hurry up before room 6 calls you again! That lady's got you runnin!" Wow.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The prepaid plan.
Really, really. I think we need to start allocating call light calls like cellphone minute plans. You get a very large and reasonable amount for free, and after that we start to charge you an additional fee. That way you use it responsibly. And you don't call me on the call light after I was in the room literally 3 minutes ago because you refuse to take your shoes off in the bed and your sandal fell off your foot and you want me to put it back on your foot. No ma'am. That'll be 10 cents a call for that. It'll be a dollar a call if you specifically request a nurse to find you a kleenex, even though the secretary just asked you if there was something she could bring you. REALLY?