I delt with so much incompetence in the hospital it was a bit crazy!
I found it very interesting how it can really vary nurse to nurse, in terms of their understanding.
On my second to last day in the hospital, before the end of her night shift, my nurse asked me if there was anything that she could get for me before she left. I was feeling sort of cave man by then and so I asked for a razor and shaving cream so that I could shave- she was happy to get them for me.
15 minutes later the day shift nurse arrives, confiscates the razor and scolds me. She then went on to lecture me that I must never shave with a razor from now on, as I am on warfarin, and doing so could cause a life threatening bleed. And, of course, this is nonsense.