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8 Friends to Make at the Hospital

Nina Kim | NursingLink

November 04, 2009

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While medical professionals are trained to remain calm under pressure, you can’t always predict how incoming patients — and their caretakers — will react.

As a hospital employee, you’re probably well-equipped to handle the actual patient, but sometimes the friends and family of said patient can be frustrating to deal with. A million different thoughts and emotions are probably running through their heads as they stress about whether or not their loved one will be okay.

That’s why it’s always a good idea to get close with the security guards just in case things get out of hand.

“Just last night an 18-year-old girl was brought in by ambulance, and her husband and father almost got into a full-on brawl in the middle of the department over who got to go in and see her first,” Sino says. “She only really had a fever!”

Remember: Just keep your empathy handy, but security on speed dial.

Friend #2: ER Technicians >>


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    AngieNurse10

    over 2 years ago

    12 comments

    Ok with the security gaurd but geez..........Im remembering a couple of em to stared way too long at certain aspects of my person. Great for directions, but heebie jeebies personally

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    over 2 years ago

    52 comments

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    WiseOldOwl

    almost 3 years ago

    78 comments

    It is CRITICAL to network with the people who know what is going on and make things happen. By that I mean: the unit clerk, the PCTs, the radiology techs, the surgical scheduler, the PACU and ED nurses, the Pharmacist, and the lab/blood bank personnel.
    See a pattern? It is the folks who make up the 'woodwork' who will help you get the job done. The ones at the top of the heap are usually too out of touch with the patient bedside care personnel to be of much assistance.

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    lisap88

    almost 3 years ago

    4 comments

    hospitality are a huge help and great people!!! and housekeeping too!

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    mtnknight

    about 3 years ago

    12 comments

    I would add the houskeeping and maintanance people to the list some of us hear or pickup on things that other people miss

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    kd_aman

    over 4 years ago

    72 comments

    I've never heard of financial counselors in nursing school. Would a social worker have this job? I'm just wondering because it will be important to know who to put patients in contact with for financial help, and I want to be clear I'm contacting the right people :)

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    zagogoboy

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    i will just like to meet good friends so u call me on my fone so that we talk ok +233243972203

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    USAFlightMedic

    over 4 years ago

    86 comments

    Word to the wise forsure.

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