No I Said Cough

Post operative teaching can be entertaining sometimes.

I understand when I take care of my patients in the PACU, they are in the fog of anesthesia. I understand they don’t have their wits about them.

But why is it when I ask them to, “Deep breathe and cough for me”.

I hear .. ‘UUHHH HHUMM’

No I said cough, not clear your throat. Confused

Sorry, maybe I just find this funny. Raised Eyebrow

Carpe Diem

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8 thoughts on “No I Said Cough

  1. It’s not just you; that’s funny.

    I’m in float pool but I often work on an orthopedic med/surg unit and we have to try to get the pts to turn, cough, and deep breathe all the time. This one pt last night was like, “ehuh” and it sounded like a pen hitting the floor…just awful.

    While he’s still fairly sedated, we turn him over and say, “NO! COUUUGGHH.” lol That got it done.

  2. It’s not just you; that’s funny.

    I’m in float pool but I often work on an orthopedic med/surg unit and we have to try to get the pts to turn, cough, and deep breathe all the time. This one pt last night was like, “ehuh” and it sounded like a pen hitting the floor…just awful.

    While he’s still fairly sedated, we turn him over and say, “NO! COUUUGGHH.” lol That got it done.

  3. I remember a fellow nurse in PACU telling a patient to “cough like you want to hawk one up”. Amazingly effective, if a little gross, LOL!

  4. I remember a fellow nurse in PACU telling a patient to “cough like you want to hawk one up”. Amazingly effective, if a little gross, LOL!

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