Dear Patient ,
Yes, you have to get your arse off the couch and come and sit where I can (a) see the wound and (b) work without getting onto your filthy floor, or have your obnoxious dog crawl all over me. I know it's not what the other nurses do, that's their problem. Not sorry that you missed a whole 10 minutes of an old movie on TV. Don't expect me to want to come back again.
Dear fellow nurses,
Please consider, not booking patients who don't need daily visits on the weekend. I was asked to do other visits, but had to turn them down, as I had 10 visits and a lot of driving to do. It would also help if supplies were (a) available in the home or (b) organised so that I didn't have to dig through several bags and boxes to find the right stuff. It would also help tremendously if you could document wound size at least once in the last month, so I can do my job correctly. Reading, not measured for weeks at a time isn't helpful when I need to assess if the wound is healing. I know I'm covering for your day off, but I like to provide at least adequate care.
Get it in your head. I am not killing myself driving all over a huge area to do extra visits, when I am already overloaded with visits. Hire some more nurses. Can't find them? Well maybe it's time you raised our wages.
an almost dead nurse who you need to work tomorrow