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Hospital/Inpatient Bingo

Time for a bit of fun again I feel 😂. Another from the terrible trio (Js706, Lysistrata and I). How many can you tick off? No cheating and pointing at yourself! Allowed to be witnessed in A&E or on a ward!

1 point for each seen (not allowed to use yourself to cover a point... must be witnessed in another patient!)

1 The naked wanderer (genitalia/underwear on full display, walking in ‘public’ space)

2 The Escape artist (manages to escape bed fully when should be bed bound)

3 The panicker (but nothing really wrong)

4 The ostrich (complete denial that there is anything wrong)

5 The swearing staff (cause things have gone so tits up they can’t stop themselves)

6 The po-po (police as patient or chaperone... double points if they’re dishy (for RD23 😉))

7 The convict (prisoner/ankle tag)

8 The imprisoned (someone whose been admitted for 1+ month)

9 The aged (95yo+)

10 The demander (loud, sweary, unrealistic, complainer )

11 The frequent flyer (obvs someone who’s well known 😉)

12 The tourist (a foreign national/British holiday maker not in ‘their’ local)

13 The plushie (has 5+ soft toys in/around bed)

14 The conundrum (even the docs can’t work out what’s wrong)

15 The forgotten (a patient who has no visitors/phone calls during your admission time, including on release)

16 The smiler (a patient who is cheerful no matter how crap things get!)

17 The Houdini (actually manages to escape the ward)

18 The other side (healthcare practitioner as a patient)

19 The horny (patient gets in the wrong persons bed)

20 The Sweeny Todd (bleeds badly on cannula removal/blood on the floor from needles)

Updates

21 The Mistake (Docs/nurses give wrong treatment/info to/about patient)

22 Pets at Home (Therapy/Assistant animal)

23 The Overflow (Patient obvs in wrong ward but theirs is full)

24 The Talker (random stranger invades your space for hours and doesn’t stop talking despite clear signals to leave you alone) (JungleChicken)

25 The “hmmm really?” (patient too breathless to sort anything out themselves until they want a cigarette) (Js706/Lysistrata)

26 The Vanished (patients name called multiple time in a&e... never appears)(junglechicken)

27 The Technophobe (patient/medic unable to work the tea machine, the WiFi, the phone, the tv, the monitors, the iv pump etc etc) (junglechicken/echoblue)

28 The Lost One (patient unfortunately passes away)

29 The attention seeker (patient deteriorates rapidly requiring full emergency team and transfer to critcare)

30 The Oopsy-Daisy (crash/code alarm accidentally hit by patient or medic)

31 The Unaware (patient asks for minor thing/an update/timeframe for review when there’s a medical emergency going on) (Js706)

32 The Klepto (steals hosp supplies) (Lysistrata)

33 The competitive Grannies (I have 6 Grandkids... really? I have 7!) (Lysistrata)

34 The Inconsiderate (large, loud families/groups of visitors overstaying visiting hours)(Lysistrata)

35 The ‘well you’re young so’ (demands you do stuff for them cause you’re ‘young and healthy’ forgetting you are also in hosp!)(Lysistrata)

36 The Story Teller (interesting life and tells it well... great entertainment!)(Lysistrata)

37 The Sprayer (uses sprays on resp ward)(Lysistrata)

38 The one Lacking Context (thinks the admission queue is the right time to shout about their poor care/disagreement with policies etc)(Lysistrata)

39 The Drunk with Friends (cause it’s all fun and games til someone gets hurt... then it’s time for fun in a&e!)(Lysistrata)

40 The Soap Star (has an amazing/amusing/unbelievable/improbable story about how they ended up as they are)(Lysistrata)

41 The Smoker (resp patient on o2 constantly leaving for a fag)(Lysistrata)

42 The fighters/boxer (either 2 patients from same physical fight, or 2 patients constantly arguing in the bay, or 1 patient threatening to fight staff/inanimate objects)(Lysistrata/junglechicken)

43 The Helper (the patient who constant tries to help out staff/basically becomes a nurse/HCA)(junglechicken)

44 The Understater (‘yeah... this is a bit not good’ as they go blue and fall unconscious)

45 The Prepared (arrives to a&e with suitcase for admission)

46 The drama queen/king (‘I’m going to throw myself out of the window’... well that’s fine cause we’re on the ground floor’)(CPDO16)

47 The Reckless Driver (Porter/family member pushing bed/trolley/chair and hits everything/everyone, then parks and blocks the corridor)(junglechicken)

48 The Superstore (you need it they have it... fruit, squash, juice, chocolate, crisps, magazines, newspapers, pads, tissues, wet wipes, pens, paper etc etc etc)

49 The Biohazard/Quarantined (bay you’re in locked due to flu/infection (which you don’t have), or neighbour moves to side room and MASSIVE cleansing goes on after and cornered off as precaution)(Lysistrata)

50 The Can’t wait (collapses in the waiting room pre-triage)(Lysistrata)

51 The Fuss Pot (patient constantly tidying up/organising) (junglechicken)

52 The Taunted (patient told discharge, preps for home, then told ‘sorry no, you need to stay because of x)

53 The Sundowning Shouter (the unfortunate dementia patient who shouts all through the night, then sleeps all day)(Lysistrata)

54 The Bad News receiver (you can tell it’s gonna be bad despite the ‘soundproof’ curtains)(Lysistrata)

55 The Psych Patient (inappropriately placed/supported psychiatric patient and you know the team can’t really cope with them)(Lysistrata)

56 The Rarity/Soon-to-be Famous (patient gets diagnosed with something odd/rare and docs talk about writing an article about them!)

57 The Free Entertainment (plays music/films/YouTube on loud... without headphones)(golden-retriever)

58 The Resident (has in essence redecorated their area during admission)(jandm)

59 The Perfect Patient (the one who gets the ‘I wish all my patients were like you’ comments from staff)(Yashimaki)

60 The Stealthy (mishears namecall and wrongly goes to doc and is seen early... to avoid arguements)(Blue-Breeze)

61 The ‘all rights no responsibilities’ (a demander who doesn’t follow instructions)

62 The Angry Waiter (passive aggressive mutterings about how long they’ve been waiting to see someone... usually gets worse when someone who arrived after them gets seen before them... ‘so what if they’re blue, I was here first!’)

63 The Slow Learner (nurse spends 30mins teaching how to use x (inhaler/spacer etc), leaves and patient still can’t work it out)

64 The Sickly Visitor (visitor so poorly the team worry they’ll have to step in and help)

65 The family event (2 members of same family admitted at same time... bonus if they are in the same ward/bay)

66 The Role Reversal (child/young adult telling an elderly patient to just be patient as OAP moans about how long it’s taking)(junglechicken)

67 The Soundproofed (patient wearing headphones 95% of the time)

68 The Social Fox (constantly on the phone to people/being rung... usually an older patient despite stereotypes)(Lysistrata)

69 The hidden issue (no matter how much you look/hear you cannot see what’s wrong with patient... typically in A&E waiting room)

70 The Refuser (patient will not try anything offered to them... drugs, machines, referral to physio etc)

71 The TMI (patient tells you allll about their bladder/bowel/gynae problem... unasked and unwanted by you 😅)

72 the angry ranter (usually elderly and not quite with it, random loud and furious rant unrelated to the situation and probably not aimed at anyone) (Lysistrata)

Count them and post it!

Anyone completes the list and they get to cry BINGO! Who will get there first?!

If you have more to add please let me know and will add them to the master list!

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BINGO 71/71 🎉🎉🎉(tho I did help make the list 😂🤣)

Those cuddly toys (13) are stopping me getting bingo 😭😭😭. Does 3 cuddly toys count?😂😅... EDIT just remembered being on paeds ward for a different issue... 1 little girl had LOTS of cuddlies!!!! 🎉🎉🎉

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I feel at a disadvantage with that one cos I wasn't an inpatient or in A&E till age 27 lol - paeds has to be a better chance to tick it off (And then I got busy making up for lost time...). I have seen almost no plushies of any kind on a ward - I think the most is one, once. Where are they all hiding?!

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I feel like I’ve just had waaaay to many hospital trips! 😅😅

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Ok I also helped make the list but I have indeed scored a BINGOOOO 😂

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👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Gone up in the world. When we created this bingo had not been achieved 😂

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I know right 😉 the dizzy heights of completing bingo 😂

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What about- The talker (another patient who breaks into your space and just talks at you for 3 hrs)

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Only 13 - you guys are leaving me in the dust hehe!!

1 The naked wanderer (genitalia/underwear on full display, walking in ‘public’ space)

YES many times including the one who just flung off her gown mid-bay

2 The Escape artist (manages to escape bed fully when should be bed bound)

3 The panicker (but nothing really wrong)

Old ladies always get away with this and the cons still take them seriously...

4 The ostrich (complete denial that there is anything wrong)

And loudly complaining about staying

6 The po-po (police as patient or chaperone)

So many times. Police as pt during world cup last year - asked dr if TV in room...

7 The convict (prisoner/ankle tag) NO

Only in clinic so far so can't include!

8 The imprisoned (someone whose been admitted for 1+ month)

6 weeks plus I think

9 The aged (95yo+)

10 The demander (loud, sweary, unrealistic, complainer )

UGH yes

11 The frequent flyer (obvs someone who’s well known 😉)

Can't count - only me so far lol

12 The tourist (a foreign national/British holiday maker not in ‘their’ local)

A US diplomat no less!

14 The conundrum (even the docs can’t work out what’s wrong)

I feel bad for them but at the same time it passes the time overhearing the House episode

16 The smiler (a patient who is cheerful no matter how crap things get!)

17 The Houdini (actually manages to escape the ward)

And leaves a book and slippers behind to fool everyone

20 The Sweeny Todd (bleeds badly on cannula removal/blood on the floor from needles)

Only me so can't count it

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EDIT can now add 5 more, PLUS the ones from me posted below:

22 Pets at Home (Therapy/Assistant animal)

23 The Overflow (Patient obvs in wrong ward but theirs is full) - me and one other on surgical - never again! The medics forgot me and I waited all day!

24 The Talker (random stranger invades your space for hours and doesn’t stop talking despite clear signals to leave you alone) (JungleChicken)

28 The Lost One (patient unfortunately passes away) (my first time in resus, and also at least once on ward. First one was not a surprise as I heard them saying she was 80 and had out of hospital cardiac arrest)

29 The attention seeker (patient deteriorates rapidly requiring full emergency team and transfer to critcare)

37 The Sprayer (uses sprays on resp ward)(Lysistrata) - yes I know this is me but had to add that this is more often STAFF! One time got it in resus 'better use the commode...you can't get to the loo and we just sprayed air freshener - err good job I wasn't in a cubicle further down wasn't it?!', the admissions ward 'why are you shuffling around/. 'they sprayed in my bathroom' (which I was already struggling to reach), and then the resp ward.

The patient sprayer did get told off by nurse!

Ooh I also have more:

-Can't wait for triage: collapses in A&E waiting room

-The Biohazard: cue precautions (this one time, in resus ;) ...they put a suspected Ebola exposure in because he didn't seem ill but there was a cubicle free with an actual door.)

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I had the bay I was in go into full flu quarantine... I did not have the flu. All staff made to dress up (masks gloves etc), us patients... NADA! Apparently side room shortage and 2/4 patients had flu (as did all side room patients and the bay next door got same treatment). They’d have been better putting non-flu patients in the side rooms 😂

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The longest ‘prisoners’ (8) admission I knew was over a year so I met her multiple times😅. She was a very complex case with complex needs and kept bouncing between icu, resp, surgery at my hosp and 2/3 other hospitals and their wards on top. When she was finally discharged there was a newspaper article to celebrate. Unfortunately I hear she’s back in again... 3 maybe 4 months after discharge... at least 1 month so far but everyone hoping she’ll be out again soonish. 🤞🏻

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Lysistrata - are you sure it wasn’t Emma or me in the ward with you for your number 14?!! 😉😂🤣 x

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😂 I get to claim that I’m not a major unicorn... once upon I time I was even able to claim I was textbook! I’m just a demanding zebra... easy to diagnose, just difficult to treat if given ‘normal’ asthma care 😅😅😅. No conundrums here (other than a weird fainty thing once! Nobody ever go The the bottom of that to give me an answer... luckily it self resolved 😂😂😂)

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😂 I’ll take that back then Emma, must have been me in the bay with Lysistrata since I don’t think I have ever been text book anything! 😳 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

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Could have been me though! 😂

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And this is why I like to think am a zebra! 😂 you 3 are like 2-horned unicorns!

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Imagine all of us in a bay at once. We'd give them a nervous breakdown!

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😬 what a thought! Would be hilarious to see how they react though as they couldn’t the say “I’ve never come across another case like it”!! Or “but all other asthmatics wheeze!” 😂

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😂 won’t fight you for it, though kinda relieved someone else has put in a bid too!! 😉 x

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I’ve just given up with the weirdness now 😂 my body is dumb and I just leave it to do its own thing now

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LOL same! I don't think I've had another asthmatic unicorn just some other oddities... but yes if we could count ourselves I definitely would.

I get:

Me: don't worry I'm a freak but xyz will work.

Medics: you're not a freak!

Medics a bit later: well...we didn't like to say but...

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I normally just get the “you’re...complicated” 😂

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Yup! Or “atypical” , I hate that word!! X

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'Difficult'.

Had a cons who made a Freudian slip in a letter once: 'she is so difficult at the moment'. I guess it was meant to say 'her asthma is so difficult at the moment', but I'm sure the actual phrase reflected how he really thought of me (he was annoyed because he couldn't put me in a box and I wouldn't roll over and fawn at the mighty Prof's opinions. He alternated between trying to get me on Xolair and telling me it was all in my head, interspersed with pronouncements about how I was much more trouble than his trial patients who were nice predictable people with proper peak flows.)

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Oh yes, been on the receiving end of that sort of frustration! As if we choose it?! 🤷🏼‍♀️ x

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I’ve been called difficult. I’ve been called unstable, weird, uncontrollable and brittle. I have then also been called mild as I just happened to be incredibly stable for the first time in months when I had my DAP at tertiary center. Again I’m lucky that (most of) my local disagreed with them because to them I ticked all the boxes! Hate to know what state I’d be in now if I hadn’t! Even now (we’ll pre Benra 😉) my new local struggled to deal with me if the asthma con wasn’t on duty... asthmatic maintenance issue education is severely limited I feel! 😅 that is my main oddity (and the wheeze/no wheeze and very poor ability to recognise symptoms 😅)

But sure. I know for a fact you’ve all chosen to be weirdos 😉

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Oh yep 😉 I just love the dread you can sense feel the room when I walk into clinic/a&e/the GPs room 😂

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‘The worst asthmatic I’ve ever met...’ - please tell me it’s not just I who’s heard that! (Cause I definitely know worse ones than I thank you very much!!)

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Loved💕 (no pun intended) The Horny- made me laugh so hard my chests started to hurt again. My poor lungs

I can do 6 and 10

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The smoker - goes off the ward (esp resp ward) for cig constantly or smokes inside, or asks to be taken out for a cig when can't walk.

Had this once IN RESUS. He was in for COPD and still smoking gahhh! Then he went to Majors...so did I. And smoked in the loo...I could smell it. On O2 the whole time - one of the drs eventually went over and said he'd set his face on fire. I was just worried he would blow us all up, as well as the smoke not being ideal mid attack (and I think the staff in resus weren't keen with him smoking next to me either).

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The Mystery- patient whose name is called in A&E several times and never appears.

The Technophobe- the person who has absolutely no idea how to use the tea machine (in my case usually my dad!)

The Helper- patient who wants to “help” the staff

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Not quite the same but this reminds me of the time I heard Dr Jones being paged in A&E.

As a child of the 80s/90s I then had the song stuck in my head for AGES.

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Jones, Jones, calling Dr.Jones! That song is one of my guilty pleasures

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The Klepto - nicks hospital supplies

The Big Family of Visitors Who Can't Tell The Time or Moderate the Volume (not that this is annoying or ANYTHING)

The old person with an interesting life (love chatting to them)

The rude old person/demanding person who thinks you can do things because you are young, even though they are more mobile

The competitive grannies (my entire bay last time!) One claimed to have an epic number of grandchildren (she was also the Absconder)

The one with no sense of context (if you disagree with the Trust's policies, the A&E queue is not the place to argue it...).

The drunk with friends (ok I smash this one by virtue of having to go to A&E on NYE once. The staff told me they had a book on what time the first drunk would show. I was the only one not throwing up and all the partygoers kept staring at me cos the nurse didn't let me draw the curtain across lol).

The Sprayer NOOO not on the resp ward please!

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The one with no awareness - who asks when they’re being seen/for an update while there’s a medical emergency going on

The “hmmm really?” - who is too breathless to move during ward rounds but mysteriously able to leave the ward for a cigarette/trip to the shop

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Ooh the second one! Asked for commode/bed wash but could go out for cig...I was struggling to walk to bathroom and was v jealous when everyone vanished downstairs).

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The Soap Star - patient in an improbable scenario which you know you shouldn't be listening to but can't help hearing and wow... Resus is the place for this one hands down, they all seem to go in there.

See also: the fighters. Most commonly seen with police escort in A&E, one in one cubicle and one in another.

I saw a lot of police and fighters in a certain central London A&E I used to frequent...

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Yeah I’m not gonna lie, I do love a good soap star case 😂

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The drama queen/king - "I'm going to throw myself out of the window". Well fine, we're on the ground floor.

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The Reckless Driver- person pushing a wheelchair who manages to hit everyone and everything, then parks in the middle of a walkway (again my dad!)

He once put me in a wheelchair and didn’t put the breaks on. I was in hospital car park which was on a slope. I was hanging on to the car for dear life while he disappeared to pay the parking. This was after he had dropped a ladder on my foot (he is very accident prone) I almost ended up in the park lake at the bottom of the hill.

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OMG these are brilliant! I am now coughing from my boots from laughing 😂 “stop laughing you’ll make it worse”

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😂. It’s hard playing catch up cause no C&P function on HU phone app 😭😭. Up to 48... I *need* to see a plushie then I get BINGO! (Now racking my brains to try and remember over the years but most I can remember is 3 small teddies for 1 patient... 😭😭😭). Now no more laughing!!!

Edit: was on paeds once... 1 girl had lots of stuffies! BINGO

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The Fuss Pot- visitor who comes in and organises/ tidies the patient (eg. my mum)

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Have u the be for a patient actually getting bed with you , I was in hospital as a 13 year when a patient lost her bearings after going to the loo one night and got in my bed lol I was scared to death at the time lol

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😅. I’ve just witnessed it and it was a empty bed luckily 😅😅. Does sound scary at the receiving end!

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The Boxer- the drunk trying to pick a fight with a chair for giving him funny looks

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Linked to the fighters 😉

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How about adding something about technophobe clinician - 27 is technophobe patient. Have had more than one occasion where clinician gone to set up IV pump then it can take 2 or 3 of them together trying to work out how to set it up! Took over an hour and 2 machines later for them to fathom it whilst I continued to deteriorate..... and that was on a respiratory ward where I would imagine they would be doing it on a reasonably regular basis 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Edited 27 😉

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But IV pumps are COMPLICATED!!!

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Registrar in A&E the other day tried to set up next neb while I was having an ABG done, forgot to turn off the oxygen and got sprayed 😂 She said “see this is why the nurses do this, us doctors are useless!”

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Ha! I can remember teaching F1s how to set up a neb. Literally step by step 😂😂😂

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Lol I had an A and E Dr try to set up the magnesium himself...no idea how to work the pump! Nurse came in a bit after and said 'has he been doing it himself? Doctors! They never get it right!' When he came back she gave him a lesson on how to do it and I have to say he took it very well (he was a lovely dr, wish I had seen him again. Nurse also lovely.)

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The patient that absolutely refuses to go home because they have put up wallpaper boarders and pictures in their side room.

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Absolutely brilliant, but there’s one missing from the list.

The Entertainment (plays movies, YouTube, music out loud on a device without headphones)

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Related to the 'I either can't work out how to turn my TV off or don't care' and leaves it on all night.

See also: Phone glued to ear (rarely younger patients, despite the stereotype).

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Emma. I am sooo disappointed you have left me off the list. I am the patient who always smiles but never in a patronising way. Who only ever engages in meaningful conversation, who is constantly in tremendous pain and suffering but bears it with fortitude and courage. Who never cries out impatiently for a nurse except when it is a genuine emergency such as my pillow needs fluffing, who does not snore or get up in the night disturbing other patients except when absolutely necessary (currently about 16 times every single hour). You must remember it is not easy being pefect but us paragons of human virtue do deserve recognition for our impeccable standards and behaviour. The word patient was even named after me as I am the epitome of patience. Oh... and when you add me to the list you had better put me at number 1.

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Ha! Apologies! Is 59th ok?😉😂

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Stealth (the patient that goes in on your name as it's almost the same, but still gets seen because she will cause trouble) Happened to me in A&E

Love the Bingo..... Now counted 40 x

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I will most definitely be playing this next time I’m in A&E to fight the boredom! 😂

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It’s a good game! ESP the common ones cause you can call bingo each one! 😂😂 (even witnessed a few in outpatients!)

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Do we get extra points for the person who sits next to you eating and telling you their life story?!

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24/36 depending if they’re interesting 😂

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👍🏻🤣😂 EmmaF91 x

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The Role Reversal- when an elderly parent is moaning about how long it is taking and the adult child telling them to be patient.

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42. However i shall keep the list handy on my next hospital trip and see if i can't tick a few more off!

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It’s always entertaining mentally calling bingo! Irl can call it for each point achieved 😂

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Excellent. In that case a&e on a Friday would be interesting! Just a shame there is no prize money!

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😂. It’s kinda scary that I’m still on bingo... even with all the additions 😂😂. I’m blaming that on waaaayyyy to many a&e/admissions... I have used up my quota and will not be returning! 😂😂

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Don’t worry! You’re not alone 😂 we’ve spent way too much time sat around in a&e I think...

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Definitely 😂😂😂

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I’m going to join you in giving it up I think!

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New academic year's resolution? ;)

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Sounds like a plan 😉 how long do you think it’ll last? 😂

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In a&e again so time to play! 😂

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Sorry to see you’re in a&e again! But hope the bingo makes it slightly more enjoyable!! 😂

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Thank you, don’t know what is going on with my asthma! I think my windpipe is going through the terrible twos 😂 trying to distract myself so I don’t get upset again.

I’ve only scored one so far for the police accompanying a patient. Do I get double points for the fact the policeman is quite dishy? 😂

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Ditto to Jess. Sorry to hear that you’re in but hope the bingo makes things more entertaining (in the good way 😉). Hope everything calms down and starts behaving soon! (Hmm yes for dishy po-po... check out bingo 6 😂)

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Thank you. It’s quite quiet today compared to usual so not scoring high on the bingo front! 😂 thanks, there have to be some perks to being in here.

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Exactly. And refresh and check number 6 😉

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Always good to have a bit of eye candy to pass the time! 😉

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Thanks for keeping me sane ladies x

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It does help... only 1 organ allowed to go crazy at a time 😉

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Ha ha! I want a refund on my body! I think I’ve scored another point for the patient who’s bad enough to be in a&e but can’t be that bad as they still want to go out to smoke.

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2/71... 69 to go 😂😂

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3 for the dishy policeman! Who’s now gone! It’s really quiet today oddly, not that it’s my second home 🙄 I can’t score myself as a frequent flyer can I?

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Ugh nooo to the A and E trip but at least the view is good ;) hope you manage to rack up some others to pass the time and the staff are being helpful?

I was entertained back in April by a loud and furious rant about hellfire and sinners. Couldn't work out if it was aimed at a relative, staff or no one in particular. Can we add the angry ranter to the list if not on there EmmaF91 ?

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I’m back home now, it was unusually quiet then started to get busy just as they discharged me! Typical 😂 the staff were great to be fair, as they know me there they’ve got used to my asthma and what treatment I need and get how frustrating I find it.

Oh my! That sounds like an entertaining trip! I heard two comments from men today about their wives doing the housework for them and one was concerned it wouldn’t get done as she was in A&e! 🙄

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Glad to hear you’re home... and that bingo obvs helped the boredom if you wanted to stay longer just to tick some boxes 😉😂. Also glad you’re local is good for you!

Ugh to the guys tho!

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😂 thanks!

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62 55 53 42 38 10... if the angry ranger is not fulfilled by these bingos let me know 😉😂

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I mean there are elements of all, but in this case their complaint seemed unrelated to treatment or the current situation, and more about the moral turpitude of an unspecified person and how they would suffer torments in hell for an unspecified act. I wasn't sure if the sinner was actually present - very quiet if so (I didn't see them only heard them).

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Fine *throws hands in the air* I’ll add the angry ranter 😉😂

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LOL thanks! I mean it's probably a niche one... can't be too many who think they're in a pulpit not a cubicle...😆

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😂😂

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A&E trip last night to my local - cue lots of drugs which help (yay) but an underlying feeling that I need to keep on top of them given some of the stuff they come out with. My nemesis reg was there - bit more civil this time, am sure she still finds me deeply annoying but was less combative than before. However, I'm still very glad she wasn't in charge from the start since I suspect the ABG was normal (they didn't wait long after O2-driven neb for a start) and she wouldn't have given the mag most likely. With her she comes out with some weird things so I always feel like I have to keep on top of it and politely refute stuff (no, my sats will not drop on walking, asthma in younger people doesn't really work like that on the whole. I'm taking a walk with you so I can see how I am and whether I can do it, and I'll let you tag that thing to my finger if you want!

So to bingo, just noticed I can tick off Slow Learner and Refuser from before.

This time I have:

Psych Patient (who may also be Frequent Flyer from the sounds of it)

Possibly a guy who is one or more of: The horny (patient gets in the wrong persons bed) - BUT it was a drunk guy with a head injury who wouldn't stay in his cubicle (so maybe also The Escape artist (manages to escape bed fully when should be bed bound) and/or The Talker? He came into my cubicle twice muttering rubbish, asking for a charger. Second time he just sat down on my chair! Was driving nurses mad wandering around asking for charger.

I would also like to propose a new Celebrity Lookalike point: staff or pts can qualify. There was a dr who looked a LOT like Freddie Mercury with a bad hairdo.

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Definitely bonus points for multiple ✅ for the same patient 😂. Must have been awful, that moment when you saw the one clinician that you didn’t want overseeing your care! Glad it turned out ok in the end. All the best for your recovery x

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Thanks! And yes I was on alert for her...she fooled me for a moment by wearing glasses. I should have a personal Aussie Bitch bingo! Though am tempted to go to the 'only slightly further away' one next time because this is the second time they have been dopey eg no obs done at all after triage until *after* mag which doesn't fill me with confidence, only one PF (in triage) - my peak flow is not that reliable as a single number and I don't want them to put too much on it, but it does help to verify if the drugs are definitely helping, or not... The first dr was nice and not hung up on the ABG, but got very confused by my hydro (tbf they always do...it's for adrenal insufficiency not asthma and that confuses them but it's such a tiny dose, just give others on top if you want! Also decided to distract me from ABG by chatting about my job...good thought but not much breath to spare lol!

Glad to be home tbh and definitely better but also have feeling like another hosp might have been more likely to keep an eye...prefer my own bed though hehe. This hosp seems to love the 'express special' - ALL the nebs, steroids, mag IV, fluids, 2 types of blood gas, home and all in under...6 hours.

Hope you're doing ok.

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Oh and first dr was like ooh you have home nebs, you can use those every 4 hours you know? tbf he may have meant just for a day or two but NO they are not meant to be used for that! I'm not even on them regularly, I only use them as needed and have plenty of days I don't use at all (except in last few weeks). Plus as I pointed out, I came in because they weren't helping, which is me being a good asthmatic and not wanting them taken off me for being silly.

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Loved the fooled by wearing glasses bit 🤓😂 can imagine the range of disguises!

Express version is always preferable provided they actually get to what’s needed ...... though many a time they could reach that point even quicker if they just asked us what should be done if we are frequent flyers 😉🤔😂😂 x

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tbf to AB I do think she now reckons her life might be easier if she does it, but I still wouldn't trust her with an ok ABG, esp not to take the neb O2 into account. And my personal sense of wanting to get it right means it drives me nuts when she talks rubbish (yes, asthma can affect HR, no sats do not have to drop). I'd have to be dead sure it was just asthma because I don't rate her chances of picking up anything else. Still laughing that she gave me fluids for mystery high HR, fluids made zero difference then she sent me home anyway. I mean I don't really care that much becuase I know my HR can play around (though usually lower post treatment with better breathing) but really? If the treatment you suggest makes no difference to the thing you're worried about this seems like an odd reaction...I don't want a dr like that in an area where I don't know stuff myself, which is most stuff outside asthma, maybe adrenals, and a random selection of rare diseases from work that I would like never to have.

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