14 years ago
Anonymous

Is It Normal For Hospital Nurses To Tickle And Touch You Upon Entering And Leaving Your Room?

I was in the hospital for a broken arm last week and when I was put to sleep I remained groggy and sleepy the next few days after the anasthetics and pain-killers were wearing off. Everytime a nurse would enter the room to check on me every half-hour or so, they would always stroke their finger across my foot and leg when coming in and leaving. Is this common for nurses to do? I don't know if they were flirting with me lol or looking for reflexes all the time.
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14 years ago
bella36
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it may have been part of their assessment, but not to one leg. and checking for your circulation, etc would have been done on your arm. was it just one nurse? it certainly isn't my practice to stroke my fingers across a patients foot unless i think he's had a stoke...and then it isn't something like a brush by and as I said, it is always done on both sides. you may want to write a note to the dept's director about your concerns, esp if this was one nurse in particular.
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5 years ago
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14 years ago
JENN
While I'm sure your are quite appealing while drooling from the drugs:)... The nurses were checking to see if you noticed they were touching your feet/legs. This is due to the anesthetics you said you received. You should always feel free to ask the nurse what he/she is doing to you and why. Good luck with the arm!
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14 years ago
not2posh
They may have just been trying to relax and assure you. You are maybe reading a bit too much into the situation. Nurses do touch you to assure you that everything is ok and give somebody a bit of comfort.
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