ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Things you should never do in a hospital

Updated on August 14, 2012

Stop being uneducated

Working in a hospital I have seen a lot of things and some I just have to shake my head at because I can't believe people do these things.

My first pet peeve is to see parents letting their children run around in the hospital in their bare feet or anyone walking around in bare feet and touching everything in sight. Hospitals have more germs and bugs running around then in a filthy crack house. Seriously stop letting your kids go in the hospital with your shoes off. Keep them with you and wash their hands often while there.

When a patient is on isolation and visitors visit and there are gown, gloves and mask on the door. PUT THEM ON. They are on isolation for something that is apparently contagious. Especially if someone has menigitis and these conditions should warrant you to leave your children home.

When your loved one wants a drink of water, for God sake give it to them. Why do people call a nurse to give their family member a drink of anything? It's not hard to actually have compassion for your sick family member and give them a drink of water.

Another thing that really gets me is how grown children, don't want to help in anyway to take care of an ailing parent. So what if they peed the bed, didn't you when you were a child and did your parents complain about changing your diapers or cleaning up your bed. Offer to help instead of walking out the door. Oh so you find it gross that your parents pee themselves or defecate on themselves. Well did they find it gross when you were peeing, pooping and vomiting all over the place? No they did it with love. If they can walk to the bathroom then help them. It's not going to kill you.

If they need help eating then help them. If a nurse has three patients to feed then someone is getting cold food. If you're sitting there watching young and the restless put a spoonful of food in their mouth. I promise you can watch tv and feed them at the same time. 

Stop bugging about how long it takes to discharge the patient. A lot goes on to get that part done. First the doctor has to write the order and they don't always do it when you want them too. Then the nurse has to chart your discharge instructions and go over them with you.

Too many people think its a healthcare workers job to do everything for their loved ones because that's what were getting paid for right? Well in all reality we are getting paid to take care of them, but helping out isn't going to kill you either. Stopping to give your mother a drink of water, denies others who really need help to get it. It's really ashame to me that a person would not want to help their parent or grandparent but so many don't want to. I don't understand that one bit. If my parent, child, or grandchild were in the hospital I would never ask for help giving them their basic needs.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)