Nurse and Patient Daughter:
Patient daughter called the Nurse to the room because her mother wanted to urinate(void)The doctor has ordered to ambulate patient three times a day(TID) So when the patient called that she wanted to urinate.The Nurse was happy because it is a great opportunity to start the ambulation.
So when the nurse came in ,she said that she will take the patient to the restroom.But Patient Daughter said,” I prefer her to use the bedpan instead of walking her to the restroom.
The Nurse explained that the Doctor wanted the patient to walk three times a day.The daughter was furious “,You nurses are so lazy and do not want to do a shit.I do not care what the doctor said.The nurse went further to explain that walking your mother is actually good for her,it will increase circulation,and make her recovery faster.Also will help to prevent DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
The Nurse decided to do patient/family education .
Patient Daughter: I am not interested in any of that ,call the doctor.
Nurse : Called the doctor and over the phone the Doctor explained the need for patient to ambulation three times a day.
Patient : Apologized to the Nurse.
Patient Daughter : Whispered to the patient,” I do not like her”.