Vital Signs Taking at ER - page 2

by nursing_problem | 5,431 Views | 25 Comments

The patient was wheeled in ER via stretcher. Normally we get the data of the patient and her vital signs. After obtaining data, our resident doctor did his history taking. While doing it in the bedside of the patient, I told him... Read More


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    And by the way, we are used in telling the doctor the VS of patients in a voice where everybody esp. The other er nurses are able to hear.
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    Don't let it get you.. I always say, if you don't have a pt complaint, you don't have a pulse.

    Especially if that lady likes to be difficult every time she comes in. Don't sweat it.
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    I wouldn't sweat it. You were doing your job. Would the family member prefer you not mention it and just let it go untreated? Some people are looking for a reason to complain.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
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    Quote from eatmysoxRN
    I wouldn't sweat it. You were doing your job. Would the family member prefer you not mention it and just let it go untreated? Some people are looking for a reason to complain.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
    Yes it's true. It makes them feel "powerful". A power they don't have no where else, especially at their little customer clerk job!

    To me your job was done. That customer is always right thing needs to stop! Slap ME? LOL! I can't believe he actually repeated that to you. Himself when the relative said that didn't say ANYTHING!? He just let her say that?! I'd slap him!
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    thanks guys.. i feel enlightened from your comments.. i talked to our chief nurse this morning.. and she said that i shouldn't mind what that relative have said.. she just admit.her relatives.in our.hospital for treatment and just to find something to complain about. with your comments as well, i feel i can really feel i can defend my actions to that woman. i just thought if we nvr communicated the bp of pt to our resident doctor we will not be able to givw het patient proper treatment at once.


    another question..based from ur experience, does stress really make your bp that high?
    Last edit by nursing_problem on Feb 25, '13
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    A lot of people have 'white coat' syndrome. Which is why cycled bp readings are a better indicator of bp. Stress, pain, anxiety can make em rise.
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    Thanks.
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    To tell you the truth, I didn't understand the point of this whole rambling post.
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    to make it short, its about a relative who was complaining why i said the bp of the patient to my colleagues esp. our resident doctor louD as well as when she asked me what is the bp. she didnt inform hat she doesn't want the patient to hear the vital signs for it may cause stress to the patient. that is a big deal for her and threatened that she will file a formal complaint to my superiors.
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    It wasn't your fault. Just take a deep breath.


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