PATIENT EDUCATION.

Nurse and Patient Husband.

Foley catheter was inserted in a fifty years old female due to urinary retention based on the Emergency Room doctor’s order.Patient was having difficulty to urinate,all effort for her to urinate before placing the Foley catheter in her was impossible. Bladder scan was done and it showed that she had over one thousand, three hundred urine in her bladder.

Upon insertion of the Foley catheter, one thousand of amber colored urine was drained out.Patient said that she felt better.Then came patient husband,

he pushed the call light and the nurse walked into the room.”My wife does not need that thing inside her private part.I felt insulted and violated that you put that thing inside my wife without consulting me.”(Husband)

Nurse : Sir I understand that you do not want the Foley catheter.

But why do you feel insulted?

Husband : Kept quiet for few minutes and replied because she does not need the tube inside of her.

Nurse : You feel that her private part is your territory.

Husband : Exactly,nobody has the right to put that thing in my wife. Not even President Bush can tell me what to do with my wife.

Nurse : Mr C.S you wife is not able to urinate.

Husband : I do not like it when you guys act like you know everything.My wife can make urine.And she has been making urine for a long ,long time.

How can you say that because I brought her to the hospital. And because I wanted the doctor to change her blood pressure medication and pain medications. Now she cannot produce urine. Who the hell are you? Are you God?

Nurse : We are not God ,the doctor ordered some test on her to see what is going on with her.And she will be admitted to the Med/Surgical floor to monitor her ,give her some fluid, antibiotics and run more test.We will make her comfortable.

Husband : Okay I still need that thing out right away.Now.

Nurse : Okay sir, I will let the doctor know. Can I get you something to drink?

Husband : No I will be leaving soon. We live two hours away from the hospital.Thanks Nurse you know what you are doing.Nurses are great people.I will call you when I get home.What is your name?

Nurse : My name is Jenny.



Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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